Perma-Seal Repair Services in Alsip, IL
If your home has excess water during extended rains or in the spring during the snow melt or there are cracks in the foundation, you already know this can be a real issue. Our team is ready to assist when there is any kind of basement water, sinking foundation, or bowing foundation wall problem. Our team uses 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 correctly investigate your home and evaluate your problem to implement a unique solution for your problem that will ensure your home is safe and protected. When we install a waterproofing system or a repair solution, it is supported by years of experience and trusted products.
It is critical that as soon as you see a problem with the craw space, basement, or foundation that you get in touch with a trusted repair company. We recommend this as there are a number of potentially dangerous issues that will arise with these issues such as black mold, weakened structure, and even catastrophic foundation damage. It doesn't matter if you're in need of our basement waterproofing services to control water entering your home, foundation repair products to stabilize your foundation, or crawl space services to control water in the crawl space, our experts are here to help you.
Your basement is an important part of the home whether you're using it for storage or if you have a finished space down there. Because of this, it is necessary that the space is free of standing water and any type of flooding is prevented. Because water can get into a basement using a number of possible paths, that means there have to be a number of repair options that we will utilize to keep the area safe. The main places that we find water leaking is at cracks in the foundation walls, which are usually in concrete or at mortar joints between blocks, at the cove joint, where the foundation walls and floor connect, and at the windows that may be at or even below the soil.
No matter where you're having the problem we've got solutions that are designed to control, divert, and eject the water from the basement. If there are leaky cracks, the first step is implementing a wall crack repair to stop the crack from leaking and growing. When the water is coming in at the cove joint or even your windows, installing a custom drainage system will remove the water from the basement. In some problematic locations, occasionally with stone, brick, or block foundations on older homes, we will install one of our entire wall solution that is made up of a full height heavy duty liner that will collect and divert water. Sometimes people already have a waterproofing system in place 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 evaluate the drainage in the yard to help prevent water from sitting next to the home and seeping in.
Structural Foundation Repair
Your homes foundation is quite possibly one of, if not the, most important areas of the home. It not only holds the home itself but it also forms the basement walls. When you've got foundation problems, normally they will show themselves as diagonal cracks in the outside brickwork, horizontal cracks that run along the foundation or across the basement walls. Sometimes, you will see that the windows or doors will not open or close easily or there may be cracks at the corners of them. You may also have an issue where the basement walls are pressing into the area. You may not think these issues seem problematic when you notice them, each of them are indicators of a sinking or settling foundation which should be looked at by a professional for problems to determine what type of a repair needs to be performed.
Thankfully, many foundation problems are caused by similar things and our professionals are very good at tracking down these issues. We can utilize a repair solution that is for your particular issue to permanently repair and stabilize the foundation. If you've got a settling foundation, we will implement a series of foundation piers to correct the problem. The location and amount of sinking will determine if we use helical or push piers. Both are very strong and are able to stabilize your foundation. If your basement walls are bowing, depending on how the severity of the bowing wall, we have a few possible options. We can utilize a number of wall anchors, these are 2 large steel plates and these are connected by a long, steel rod, or tall braces that sit directly against the cracks to force them back in line and stop further bowing, or even carbon fiber straps and staples to strengthen weak areas and prevent the wall from bowing. When properly used, these products will correct the bowing wall and prevent it from coming out of alignment.
Crawl Space Solutions
In our area, there are many homes that were built with crawl spaces and not basements. For a long time, they were constructed with vents to the outside where were intended to help air flow through the space and keep it dry. Unfortunately, this is rarely what happens. Having open vents allows 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 harbor the growth of mold and mildew. Studies have shown that up to ½ of the air in your home enters through the crawl space so ensuring this area is protected from the outside and controlling excess humidity will improve the overall air quality in your home.
We have been helping customers with their crawl spaces as long as we have been in business and we know the proper way to seal 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 heavy duty plastic and vinyl sheeting as well as covers to close off existing vents and a heavy duty door that will close off the area completely and prevent any unwanted moisture from entering. This will also prevent critters and animals from moving in the crawl space which will keep any items there safe and allow you to use it for storage. After the crawl space is closed off, we will install an air quality control system which is a dehumidifier and air filter. It will reduce the excess humidity to a proper level in addition to removing pollutants from the air.
We also offer a number of services to upgrade your basement. We can upgrade, replace, or install new basement windows to improve the air flow or increase the amount of light in the area. During basement waterproofing, we can help with pre-finishing the area by installing a wall system that is waterproof and resistant to the growth of mold and mildew. If 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 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 to talk to someone about the solutions above, feel free to fill out the form on our contact us page, visit our frequently asked questions page or give us a call at 630-206-1177 and organize a meeting with one of our experts.
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