Basement, Foundation, and Crawl Space Waterproofing and Repair Services in Crown Point, Indiana
It doesn’t matter if your downstairs area floods when there are extended rains or when the snow is melting in the spring or you have long cracks in the foundation, you know this can be a real problem. Our experts are ready to assist when you have any kind of basement or crawl space flooding, foundation settlement, or buckling basement wall problem. Our team uses methods and products that we have thoroughly tested over the years that we stand behind. We have a team of professionals in the Crown Point area that are trained to correctly investigate your home and evaluate your problem to implement a unique solution for your problem that will ensure your home is properly repaired. When we install a basement waterproofing system or a repair solution, it is supported by years of industry experience and trusted products.
It is very important that once you find an issue with your crawl space, foundation, or basement that you get in touch with an experienced repair company. We say this as there are a number of potentially dangerous problems that can accompany these issues such as mildew, reduced structural integrity, and even catastrophic foundation damage. No matter if you require our basement waterproofing services to protect your home, foundation repair products to stabilize your foundation, or crawl space services to control mildew growth in the crawl space, our experts are here to help you.
Your basement is an important part of your home whether you’re using it as storage or have finished the area. Due to this, it is necessary that the space is dry and excess humidity is controlled. Since water can get into the basement through a variety of possible paths, there are a variety of repair solutions and products that we can install to keep the area safe. The most common places that we find water leaking is at cracks in the walls, which are usually in concrete or at mortar joints between blocks, at the cove joint, where the walls and floor connect, and at any windows that are at or even below grade.
No matter where you’re having the problem there are solutions that will control, transport, and eject water from your basement. If you’ve got leaking cracks, the first step is implementing a wall crack repair procedure to control the crack growth and leaking. If water is leaking at the cove joint or even at basement windows, installing a custom drainage system can remove the water from your basement. In some problematic instances, usually with old homes that have stone, block, or brick foundations, we can recommend installing one of our entire wall solution that is comprised of a full height heavy duty liner that will collect and divert water. If you’ve already got a waterproofing system in the basement but it cannot keep up with demand, we can replace it with a new, more powerful sump pump to help the system keep up with the demand. We aren’t just installing systems, we can also help you upgrade the drainage in your yard to help stop water from sitting at the foundation and seeping in.
Structural Foundation Repair
Your homes foundation is quite possibly one of the most important parts. It not only supports the building itself but it also creates the basement walls. If you’ve got foundation problems, they will generally manifest themselves as stair-step cracks in the outside brickwork, horizontal cracks that run along the foundation or along basement walls. You may also notice that the doors or windows will get stuck or there may be cracks at the corners of them. You may also have a problem where the basement walls are bowing into the basement. You may not think these problems seem critical at first, each of them are indicators of a sinking or settling foundation and they should be evaluated by an expert for specific problems to determine what type of a repair needs to be installed.
Thankfully, the most common foundation problems have very similar causes and our professionals are very good at noticing these problems. We can implement a repair solution designed for your particular problem to permanently repair and stabilize the foundation. If there is a settling foundation, we can install a series of foundation piers to correct the problem. We will install either push piers or helical piers, depending on where and how bad the sinking is. Both are very strong and can stabilize your foundation. If you’ve got bowing basement walls, depending on how the severity of the bowing wall, there are a few possible options. Our team can utilize a series of wall anchors which are 2 large plates connected by a long, steel rod, or c shaped braces that sit directly against the problem area to push them back in line and stop further bowing, we also can apply carbon fiber straps and staples to strengthen weak spots and prevent the wall from bowing. These products can straighten the buckling wall and prevent it from coming out of alignment.
Crawl Space Solutions
In our area, many of the homes are built with crawl spaces in addition to basements. For many years, they were built with vents to the outside where were intended to help air flow into the space and keep it dry. Unfortunately, the opposite is usually what happens. The vents allow water to enter the space when it rains or snows and the vents prevent proper evaporation which causes the humidity levels to stay high which will eventually foster the growth of mildew. Up to ½ of the air in your home comes up through the crawl space so ensuring this area is protected from the outside and controlling excess humidity can improve the overall air quality in your home.
We have been dealing with crawl spaces as long as we have been in business and we know the most efficient way to close them off and control excess humidity. This is done using a process called encapsulation which is the installation of a thick liner or vapor barrier, sometimes accompanied by insulation products, which are heavy duty plastic and vinyl sheets as well as covers to close off existing vents and a heavy duty door that can close off the area completely and prevent any unwanted moisture from entering. Closing the area will also prevent critters and animals from moving in your crawl space which will keep any equipment there safe and allow you to use it for storage. Once the crawl space is encapsulated, we can install a combination dehumidifier and air filter. It will prevent high levels of humidity in addition to removing pollutants from the air.
We also offer a variety of services to upgrade your basement. We have basement windows to improve the air flow or increase the amount of light in the area. After we install a waterproofing system, we can install a wall system that is waterproof as well as resistant to mildew growth. When you are building a new home, we can install a system of new construction waterproofing systems to stop any water from entering the home before it can become a problem. Even if you’ve have a competitors waterproofing system in place, we can perform our preventive maintenance inspection so you know it will continue to work at peak efficiency.
If you would like more information about the solutions above, don’t hesitate to fill out the form on our contact us page, visit our frequently asked questions page or call us directly at 630-206-1177 and set up a meeting with one of our experts.