Perma-Seal Services in Antioch, IL
If your home has excess water when there are extended rains or in the spring during the snow melt or you've got large cracks in the foundation, you know there may be a serious issue. Our experts are ready to help when you've got any type of crawl space water, 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 Antioch that are trained to properly investigate your home and evaluate your problem to design a specialized solution for your problem that will ensure your home is properly repaired. When our team implements a basement waterproofing system or a repair solution, it is backed by years of experience and trusted products.
It is very important that as soon as you see a problem with your craw space, basement, or foundation that you reach out to an experienced repair company. We say this as there are a number of additional issues that will happen along with these issues such as mold, structural damage, and even catastrophic foundation damage. No matter if you're in need of our basement waterproofing services to control water entering your home, foundation repair services 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 your home whether it is only being used as storage or have finished the area. Due to this, it is necessary that the entire area is dry and any flooding is prevented. Since water can get into your basement using a number of different places, there needs to be a number of repair options that we can utilize to keep the water under control. The main places that water leaks in is at cracks in the basement walls, whether these are in concrete or at the joints where the blocks meet, at the cove joint, where the basement walls and floor connect, and finally at the windows that are at or even below the soil.
No matter where the problem lies we have solutions that are designed to collect, divert, and remove the water from your basement. If you've got dripping basement cracks, the first thing to do is installing a wall crack repair method to stop the crack from leaking and growing. If the water is entering at the cove or even basement windows, having a custom drainage system installed will help remove the water from your basement. In some extreme cases, usually with stone, brick, or block foundations on older homes, we can recommend installing an entire wall solution that is made up 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 flooding water, we can replace it with a new, more powerful sump pump to breathe new life into the system. We aren't just installing systems, we can also evaluate the drainage in your yard to help stop water from sitting next to the home 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 structure itself but it also forms the basement walls. If you have any foundation problems, they will generally show themselves as stair-step cracks in the brickwork, cracks that run along the foundation or across the basement walls. You may also notice that the doors and windows will stick when you open or close them or even cracks at the corners of them. You may also see an issue where the basement walls are coming inward. You may not think these issues seem problematic at first, they are all indicative of a sinking or settling foundation and they should be evaluated by an expert for particular problems to determine what type of a repair needs to be installed.
It is good that the most common foundation problems are caused by similar things and our experts are very good at noticing those issues. We can utilize a repair solution that is for your particular issue to permanently repair and stabilize the foundation or walls. If you've got a uneven foundation, we can install a system of foundation piers to level the foundation. Depending on how bad it is and where it is, we will use either helical piers or push piers. Both are very strong and can help stabilize your foundation. If your basement walls are bowing, depending on how the severity of the bowing wall, we have a few possible options. Our team can utilize a system of wall anchors which are 2 large steel plates and these are connected by a long, steel rod, or c shaped braces that we mount directly against the problem area to force them back in line and stop further bowing, we also can apply carbon fiber straps to strengthen weak areas and prevent the wall from bowing. These products can straighten the bowed wall and stop it from coming out of alignment again.
Crawl Space Solutions
In our area, there are many homes that were built with crawl spaces and not basements. For many years, these were constructed with vents which was intended to increase fresh air flow into the area and keep it dry. Unfortunately, this is rarely what happens. Having open vents allows water to get in during rain and snow storms and then it never leaves which causes the humidity levels to stay high which can facilitate the growth of mold and mildew. Up to 50% of the air in your home comes up through the crawl space so ensuring the crawl space is closed off from the weather and controlling excess humidity can 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 seal them off and control excess humidity. We do this using a process known as 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 seal the area totally and stop any unwanted moisture from entering. Encapsulation will also stop pests and animals from moving in your crawl space which will help keep any equipment there safe and allow you to use it for storage. After the crawl space is closed off, we can install a combination dehumidifier and air filter. It will control any excess humidity in addition to removing pollutants from the air.
We also provide a number of services to help improve your basement. We can upgrade, replace, or install new basement windows to increase the air flow or provide additional light in the area. During basement waterproofing, we can help with pre-finishing the area by installing a wall system that is both 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 already got a waterproofing system in place, we can perform our preventive maintenance inspection to ensure it continues to work at peak efficiency.
If you would like to talk to someone about the services above, please 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 one of our experts.