Perma-Seal Services in Addison, Illinois
If you've noticed your basement floods during heavy rains or as the snow melts in the spring time or you have long cracks along your foundation, you know there may be a serious problem. Perma-Seal Basement Systems is ready to provide assistance when there is any kind of basement flooding, foundation settlement, or bowed foundation wall problem. Our team uses time tested products and methods that our team stands behind. We have a team of experts in the Addison area that are trained to correctly evaluate your problem and design a unique solution to that problem that will ensure your home is properly repaired. When our team implements a waterproofing system or a repair solution, it is backed by years of experience and trusted products.
It is crucial that as soon as you find an issue with the foundation, crawl space or basement that you reach out to an experienced repair company. We recommend this as there are some additional issues that can arise with these issues including mildew, reduced structural integrity, and even catastrophic foundation damage. No matter if you are in need of our basement waterproofing services to prevent water from entering your home, foundation repair products to stabilize your foundation, or crawl space services to prevent mildew growth in the crawl space, our experts are here to help you.
The basement is an important area of the home regardless of if it is only being used as a storage area or if you have a finished space down there. Due to this, it is important that the space is free of standing water and excess humidity and flooding are controlled. Due to the fact that water can get into your basement using a number of different places, that means there have to be a variety of repair solutions and products that we can use to prevent damage to the area. The most common places that water is entering is at cracks in the foundation walls, which are usually in concrete or at the joints where the blocks meet, at the cove joint, which is where the foundation walls and floor meet, and finally at windows that may be at or even below the soil.
No matter where you're having the problem we have solutions that will collect, transport, and eject water from the basement. If you have leaking cracks, the first thing to do is installing a wall crack repair to control the crack growth and leaking. When water is coming in at the cove joint or even basement windows, installing a custom drainage system can help remove the water from the basement. In some extreme cases, occasionally with older block, brick, or stone foundations, we can install one of our entire wall solution that is a floor to ceiling heavy duty liner that will collect and divert water. Sometimes people already have a waterproofing system in the basement but it is unable to keep up with demand, we can replace it with a new, upgraded sump pump to make the system as good as new. On top of installing systems, we can also upgrade the drainage in the yard to help prevent water from standing at the foundation and seeping in.
Structural Foundation Repair
The homes foundation is quite possibly one of the most important areas of the home. It not only holds the home itself but it also forms the basement walls. When there are foundation problems, they will generally present themselves in the form of stair-step cracks in your brickwork, long cracks that run along the foundation or along basement walls. You may also notice that your windows will not open or close easily or even cracks at the corners of them. You may also have an issue where your basement walls are coming into the area. While these issues may not seem serious at first, they are all indicators of a sinking or settling foundation which should be looked at by a professional for problems and determine what type of a repair needs to be performed.
It is good that many foundation problems stem from similar issues and our experts are very good at spotting these issues. We can offer a repair product designed for your particular problem to permanently repair and stabilize the foundation or walls. If there is a sinking foundation, we can implement a system of foundation piers to correct the problem. The location and amount of sinking will determine if we use helical or push piers. Both types are very strong and can help stabilize your foundation. If your basement walls are bowing, depending on how the severity of the bowing wall, there are some potential options. Our team can install a system of wall anchors, these are 2 large plates and these are connected by a long, steel rod, or c shaped braces that we mount directly against the cracks to force them back in line and prevent further bowing, or carbon fiber staples to strengthen along cracks and prevent the wall from bowing. When properly used, these products can correct the bowed wall and stop it from coming out of alignment.
Crawl Space Solutions
In our area, there are many homes that were built with crawl space areas in addition to basements. For many years, they were created with vents to the outside where were intended to help air flow through 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 then it never leaves which causes the humidity levels to stay high which will eventually harbor the growth of mildew. Up to ½ of the air in your home enters through the crawl space so having the space closed off from the outside and controlling excess humidity can improve the overall air quality in your home.
Perma-Seal has been enclosing crawl spaces since 1979 and we know the best way to close them off and control excess humidity. We do this using a process called encapsulation which is the installation of a series of vapor barriers, sometimes accompanied by insulation products, which are strong plastic and vinyl sheets as well as covers to close off existing vents and a sturdy door that can close off the area totally and stop any excess moisture from entering. Closing the area will also stop bugs and animals from moving in the crawl space which will help keep any appliances there safe and allow you to use it for storage. Once your crawl space is encapsulated, we can install a combination dehumidifier and air filter. It will control any excess humidity as well as remove pollutants from the air.
We also provide a number of services to help improve the basement and crawl space areas of your home. We have basement windows to improve the air flow or provide additional light in the area. After we install a waterproofing system, we can install a wall system that is both waterproof and resistant to mildew growth. When you are building a new home, we can install a system of new construction waterproofing systems to prevent any water from entering the home before it can become a problem. If you've already got a 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, please fill out the form on our contact us page, visit our FAQ page or give us a call at 630-206-1177 and schedule a meeting with one of our experts.
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