Foundation, Basement, and Crawl Space Waterproofing and Repair Services in Alsip, Illinois
It doesn't matter if your downstairs area experiences flooding when there are heavy rains or when the snow is melting in the spring or you've got cracks in your foundation, you already know this can be a real issue. Perma-Seal Basement Systems is here to provide assistance when you've got any type of basement water, foundation settlement, or buckling foundation wall problem. We use products that we've tested and methods that we've perfected over the years that we stand behind. We have a team of professionals in the Alsip area that are trained to properly evaluate your problem and implement a specific solution for your problem that will ensure your home is safe and protected. When our team installs a basement waterproofing system or a repair solution, it is supported by years of experience and trusted products.
It is crucial that if you see a problem with the crawl space, foundation, or basement that you contact a trusted repair company. We say this due to there are some additional problems that can happen along with these issues including mildew, reduced structural integrity, and even permanent foundation damage. No matter if you are needing our basement waterproofing products to control water entering your home, foundation repair products to stop foundation issues, or crawl space services to prevent mildew growth in the crawl space, our experts are here to help you.
Your basement is an important part of the home regardless of if it is being used as a storage area or have already finished the area. This means it is necessary that the entire area is free of standing water and any type of flooding is prevented. Due to the fact that water can get into a basement using a number of possible paths, there needs to be a variety of repair possibilities that we will install to keep the water under control. The main places that water leaks in is at cracks in the walls, which are usually in concrete or at the joints where the blocks meet, at the cove joint, which is where the wall and floor meet, and finally at the windows that are at or even below the soil.
No matter where you're having the problem there are solutions that can collect, divert, and eject water from the basement. If you've got leaking cracks, the first step is implementing a wall crack repair method to stop the crack from leaking and growing. If water is entering at the cove joint or even at your windows, having a custom drainage system installed can help remove the water from the basement. In some extreme instances, occasionally with older block, brick, or stone foundations, we will install an entire wall solution that is made up of a floor to ceiling liner that will collect and divert water. Occasionally there is already a waterproofing system in place but it struggles to keep up with flooding water, we can install a new, upgraded sump pump to help the system keep up with the demand. On top of installing systems, we can also help you evaluate the drainage in the yard to help prevent water from standing at the foundation and seeping in.
Structural Foundation Repair
Your homes foundation is quite possibly one of the most important areas of the home. It not only supports the home itself but it also is the basement walls. If there are foundation problems, they will generally show themselves in the form of diagonal cracks in your outside brickwork, cracks that run the length of the foundation or along basement walls. Sometimes, you will see that your doors will not open or close easily or there may be cracks at the corners of them. There may also be a problem where your basement walls are pressing into the area. You may not think these problems seem problematic at first, they are all indicative of a sinking or settling foundation and they should be evaluated by an expert for specific problems and determine what type of a repair needs to be in place.
It is good that the most common foundation problems are caused by similar things and our team is very good at noticing these problems. We can implement a repair product intended for your exact issue to permanently repair and stabilize the foundation or walls. If the problem is a uneven foundation, we will install a system 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 help stabilize your foundation. If you've got bowing basement walls, depending on how much the wall is buckling, we have a few possible options. We can utilize a series of wall anchors, these are 2 large plates that are connected by a long, steel rod, or tall braces that we mount vertically against the cracks to push them back in line and control further bowing, we also can apply carbon fiber straps and staples to strengthen along cracks and prevent the wall from bowing. If they are correctly installed, these products will repair the buckling wall and stop it from coming out of alignment again.
Crawl Space Solutions
In Alsip, there are many homes that were built with crawl spaces instead of basements. For a long time, they were built with vents which was intended to increase air flow into the area 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 hinder airflow which causes the humidity levels to stay high which will eventually foster the growth of mildew. We have found that up to half of the air in your home comes up through the crawl space so ensuring the crawl space is protected from the outside and keeping the humidity levels low will increase the overall air quality in your home.
Our team has been encapsulating crawl spaces since we opened our doors and we know the most efficient way to close them off and control the humidity. We do this using a method called encapsulation which is the installation of a heavy duty liner, sometimes accompanied by insulation products, which are thick plastic and vinyl sheeting as well as covers to close off existing vents and a heavy duty door that will close off the area totally and stop any unwanted moisture from entering. This will also stop critters and animals from getting in the crawl space which will help keep any equipment there safe and allow you to use it for storage. After your crawl space is protected, we will 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 carry basement windows to increase the air flow or provide additional light in the area. When waterproofing the basement, we can install a wall system that is waterproof and resistant to the growth of mildew. When you are building a new home, our new construction waterproofing solutions can prevent any potential future water problems. 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 services 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 organize a consultation with a member of our team.
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