Perma-Seal Repair Services in Antioch, Illinois
When your home floods during heavy rains or as the snow melts in the spring time or there are large cracks along your foundation, you know there may be a serious issue. Our experts are ready to assist when there is any kind of crawl space flooding, sinking foundation, or buckling foundation wall problem. Our team uses methods and products that we have thoroughly tested over the years that we stand behind. We have a team of professionals in Antioch that are trained to properly investigate your home and evaluate your problem and design a unique solution for your problem that will ensure your home is properly protected. 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 crucial that once you find an issue with the crawl space, foundation, or basement that you reach out to an experienced repair company. We say this due to there are quite a few potentially dangerous problems that will accompany these issues including mildew, weakened structure, and even catastrophic foundation damage. It doesn't matter if you are in need of our basement waterproofing products to prevent water from entering your home, foundation repair products to stop cracks from growing in the foundation, or crawl space services to control humidity below the home, 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 storage or if you have a finished space down there. Because of this, it is important that the entire space is dry and excess humidity is controlled. Due to the fact that water is able to get into the basement using a number of possible places, there are a variety of repair possibilities that we will install to keep the area safe. The primary places that we see water leaks is through cracks in the walls, which are usually in concrete or at mortar joints between blocks, at the cove joint, where the wall and floor meet, and finally at the windows that may be at or even below grade.
Regardless of where the problem may be, we have solutions that can control, divert, and remove water from the basement. If there are leaky basement cracks, the first step is implementing a wall crack repair procedure to control the crack growth and leaking. When water is entering at the cove or even your windows, having a custom drainage system installed will help remove the water from the basement. In some extreme instances, usually with stone, brick, or block foundations on older homes, we will install one of our entire wall solution that is a full height liner to collect and divert water. Sometimes people already have a waterproofing system installed but it cannot keep up with demand, we can install a new, more powerful sump pump to help the system keep up with the demand. On top of installing systems, we can also upgrade the drainage in the yard to assist with preventing water from sitting at the foundation and seeping in.
Structural Foundation Repair
Your homes foundation is easily one of the most important areas of the home. It not only holds the building itself but it also forms the basement walls. When you've got foundation problems, usually, they will manifest themselves as diagonal cracks in your brickwork, cracks that run along the foundation or across basement walls. Sometimes, you will see that your windows and doors will not open or close easily or there may be cracks at the corners of them. You may also have an issue where your basement walls are pressing into the basement. You may not think these issues seem critical when you notice them, they are all indicators of a sinking or settling foundation and it is important to have an expert evaluate the foundation for problems and determine what type of a repair needs to be performed.
It is good that many foundation problems have very similar causes and our experts are very good at tracking down those problems. We can implement a repair solution intended for your particular issue to permanently repair and stabilize the foundation or walls. If the problem is a sinking foundation, we will install a system of foundation piers to level the foundation. We will install either push piers or helical piers, depending on where and how bad the sinking is. Both are very strong and are able to stabilize your foundation. If you've got bowing basement walls, depending on how much the wall is buckling, it can be solved with some different options. Our team can install a number of wall anchors which are 2 large plates and these are connected by a long, steel rod, or c shaped braces that are installed directly against the cracks to force 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 will repair the buckling wall and prevent it from coming out of alignment.
Crawl Space Solutions
In Antioch, many of the homes are built with crawl space areas in addition to basements. For a long time, 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 facilitate the growth of mildew. We have found that up to ½ of the air in your home enters through the crawl space so ensuring this area is protected from the weather and keeping the humidity levels low will increase the overall air quality in your home.
Our team has been enclosing crawl spaces since 1979 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 heavy duty liner, sometimes accompanied by insulation products, which are sturdy plastic and vinyl sheeting as well as covers to close off existing vents and a sturdy door that will close off the area totally and prevent any unwanted moisture from entering. Closing the area will also prevent bugs and animals from moving in the crawl space which will help keep any equipment there safe and allow you to use it for storage. Once your crawl space is closed off, we will install a combination dehumidifier and air filter. It will control any excess humidity in addition to removing pollutants from the air.
We also offer a number of services to help improve the basement and crawl space areas of your home. We can upgrade your basement windows to increase the air flow or provide additional light in the area. During basement waterproofing, we can install our wall system as part of a pre-finishing service that is both waterproof and resistant to the growth of mildew. When you are building a new home, our new construction waterproofing solutions can stop any water from entering the home before it can become a problem. If you've have a waterproofing system we did not install in place, we can perform our preventive maintenance service so you know it will continue to work at peak efficiency.
If you would like to talk to someone about the services above, feel free to fill out the form on our contact us page, visit our FAQ page or give us a call at 630-206-1177 and organize a meeting with one of our experts.