Foundation and Basement Waterproofing Services in Ancona, IL
Whether your basement has excess water during extended rains or in the spring during the snow melt or you've got cracks in the foundation, you already know there could be a real issue. Perma-Seal Basement Systems is ready to provide assistance when there is any kind of crawl space water, sinking foundation, or buckling foundation wall problem. We use time tested products and methods that we stand behind. We have a team of professionals in Ancona that are trained to correctly investigate your home and evaluate your problem to create a unique solution for your problem that will keep your home properly repaired. When our team installs a basement or crawl space waterproofing system or a repair solution, it is supported by years of experience and trusted products.
It is very important that as soon as you see an issue with the crawl space, foundation, or basement that you contact an experienced repair company. We say this due to there are quite a few potentially dangerous issues that will arise with these issues such as black mold, reduced structural integrity, and even catastrophic foundation damage. If you're needing our basement waterproofing products to control water entering your home, foundation repair products to stop foundation issues, or crawl space services to control mold growth in the crawl space, our experts are here to help you.
The basement is an important part of the home whether it is only being used as a storage area or have already finished the area. Due to this, it is necessary that the area is dry and excess humidity is controlled. Due to the fact that water can get into your basement through a variety of possible places, there are a variety of repair options that we can install to prevent damage to the area. The primary places that we see water leaks is at cracks in the foundation walls, whether these are in concrete or at mortar joints between blocks, at the cove joint, which is where the foundation wall and floor meet, and at any windows that are at or even below grade.
Regardless of where the problem lies we've got solutions that can control, divert, and remove water from the basement. If you've got leaky basement cracks, the first thing to do is installing a wall crack repair method to prevent the crack from growing and leaking. When water is coming in at the cove or even your windows, installing a custom drainage system will help remove the water from the basement. In some extreme instances, usually with old homes that have stone, block, or brick foundations, we can install an entire wall solution that is comprised of a floor to ceiling liner to collect and divert water. If you've already got a waterproofing system in the basement but it cannot keep up with the water, we can replace it with a new, more powerful sump pump to breathe new life into the system. In addition to installing systems, we can also evaluate the drainage in the yard to help keep water from standing at the foundation and seeping in.
Structural Foundation Repair
The homes foundation is quite possibly one of, if not the, most important parts. It not only supports the home itself but it also is the basement walls. When you've got foundation problems, usually, they will show themselves in the form of stair stepping cracks in the outside brickwork, cracks that run the length of the foundation or along basement walls. Sometimes, you will see that the windows and doors will get stuck or even cracks at the corners of them. You may also see an issue where the basement walls are buckling inward. While these issues may not seem serious when you notice them, they are all indicators of a sinking or settling foundation and they should be evaluated by an expert for problems to determine what type of a repair needs to be in place.
It is good that the most common foundation problems have very similar causes and our experts are very good at noticing these issues. We can offer a repair product designed for your exact issue to permanently repair and stabilize the foundation. If you've got a sloping foundation, we can install a series of foundation piers to stabilize the foundation. We will install either push piers or helical piers, depending on where and how bad the sinking is. Both types of piers 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 install a system of wall anchors which are 2 large steel plates connected by a long, steel rod, or tall braces that are installed directly against the cracks to push them back in line and control further bowing, we also can apply carbon fiber straps to strengthen weak spots and prevent the wall from bowing. If they are correctly installed, these products can correct the buckling wall and stop it from coming out of alignment.
Crawl Space Solutions
In our area, many of the homes are built with crawl spaces and not basements. As long as there have been crawl spaces, these were created with vents which was intended to increase fresh air flow through the area and keep it dry. Unfortunately, the opposite is usually what happens. The vents allow water to get in when it rains or snows and then it never leaves which results in the humidity level staying too high which will eventually facilitate the growth of mold and mildew. Studies have shown that up to 50% of the air in your home comes up through the crawl space so ensuring this area is closed off from the outside and keeping the humidity levels low can increase the overall air quality in your home.
Perma-Seal has been helping customers with their crawl spaces since 1979 and we know the best way to close them off and control the humidity. We do this using a process known as encapsulation which is the installation of a series of vapor barriers, occasionally installed with insulation products, and are strong plastic and vinyl sheeting as well as vent covers and a sturdy door that can close off the area completely and stop any unwanted moisture from entering. Closing the area will also stop pests and animals from settling in the crawl space which will help keep any appliances there safe and allow you to use it for storage. Once the crawl space is protected, we can install an air filter and dehumidifier to improve the indoor air quality. It will reduce the excess humidity to a proper level in addition to removing pollutants from the air.
We also provide a variety of services to help add features to your basement. We can upgrade your basement windows to increase the air flow or provide additional light in the area. When waterproofing the basement, we can help with pre-finishing the area by installing a wall system that is waterproof as well as resistant to the growth of mold and 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 service to ensure it continues to work at peak efficiency.
If you would like more information about the products above, don't hesitate 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 set up a meeting with a member of our team.
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