Foundation and Basement Repair Services in Arlington Heights, Illinois
When your home floods during heavy rains or when the snow is melting in the spring or you've got cracks along your foundation, you know there may be a serious problem. Perma-Seal Basement Systems is ready to assist when you have any kind of basement water, sinking foundation, or bowing basement wall problem. Our team uses products that we've tested and methods that we've perfected over the years that our team stands behind. We have a team of experts in the Arlington Heights area that are trained to properly investigate your home and evaluate your problem and come up with a specific solution to that problem that will keep your home properly protected. When our team installs a crawl space or basement waterproofing system or a repair solution, it is supported by years of industry experience and trusted products.
It is very important that as soon as you see an issue with the basement, foundation, or crawl space that you get in touch with a trusted repair company. We recommend this due to there are quite a few additional problems that can happen along with these issues such as mildew, weakened structure, and even catastrophic foundation damage. It doesn't matter if you're needing our basement waterproofing services to protect your home, foundation repair products to stabilize your foundation, or crawl space services to prevent mildew growth in the crawl space, our professionals are here to help you.
Your basement is a very important area of the home regardless of if you're using it as storage or have already finished the area. This means it is necessary that the area is dry and any type of flooding is prevented. Due to the fact that water is able to get into your basement using a variety of possible places, there are a number of repair possibilities that we will utilize to keep the area safe. The primary places that we see water leaks is through cracks in the foundation walls, whether these are in concrete or at the joints where the blocks meet, at the cove joint, where the foundation walls and floor meet, and at the windows that may be at or below the soil.
Regardless of where the problem lies we've got solutions that can collect, transport, and remove the water from the basement. If you have leaking cracks, the first thing to do is installing a wall crack repair procedure to prevent the crack from growing and leaking. When the water is coming in at the cove or even basement windows, installing a custom drainage system can help remove the water from the basement. In some extreme instances, usually with older block, brick, or stone foundations, we will install an entire wall solution that is comprised of a full height liner to collect and divert water. Occasionally there is already a waterproofing system in the basement but it is unable to keep up with the water, we can replace it with a new, more powerful sump pump to make the system as good as new. On top of installing systems, we can also help you upgrade the drainage in the yard to assist with preventing 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 holds the home itself but it also is the basement walls. When there are foundation problems, they will generally manifest themselves in the form of stair stepping cracks in your outside brickwork, long cracks that run along the foundation or along the basement walls. You may also notice that your doors or windows will stick when you open or close them or there may be cracks at the corners of them. There may also be an issue where your basement walls are coming into the area. While these problems may not seem critical when you notice them, they are all indicators of a sinking or settling foundation which should be looked at by a professional for particular problems and determine if a repair needs to be performed.
It is good that many foundation problems stem from similar issues and our team is very good at spotting these problems. We can utilize a repair product intended for your specific problem to permanently repair and stabilize the foundation or walls. If you have a sloping foundation, we will install a series of foundation piers to stabilize the foundation. The location and amount of sinking will determine if we use helical or push piers. Both types of piers are very strong and can stabilize your foundation. If you have basement walls that are bowing, depending on how much the wall is buckling, it can be solved with a few possible options. Our team can install a system of wall anchors which are 2 large steel plates that are connected by a long, steel rod, or c shaped braces that we mount directly against the cracks to push them back in line and stop further bowing, or even carbon fiber straps and staples to strengthen weak spots and prevent the wall from bowing. These products will correct the bowing wall and stop it from coming out of alignment.
Crawl Space Solutions
In the greater Chicagoland area, many of the homes were built with crawl space areas instead of basements. As long as there have been crawl spaces, these were created with vents which was intended to increase air flow through the area and keep it dry. Unfortunately, this is rarely 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 can facilitate the growth of mildew. Up to half of the air in your home has come up through the crawl space so having the space closed off from the elements and keeping the humidity levels low will improve the overall air quality in your home.
Perma-Seal has been helping customers with their crawl spaces since we opened our doors and we know the proper way to seal them off and control high humidity. We do this using a method known as encapsulation which is the installation of a heavy duty liner, sometimes accompanied by insulation products, which are thick plastic and vinyl sheets as well as vent covers and a sturdy door that will seal the area totally and stop any unwanted moisture from entering. This will also stop pests 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 protected, we will install an air filter and dehumidifier to improve the indoor air quality. This will reduce the excess humidity to a proper level as well as remove pollutants from the air.
We also provide a variety of services to help add features to your basement area. We have basement windows to improve the air flow or increase the amount of light in the area. After we install a waterproofing system, we can help with pre-finishing the area by installing a wall system that is waterproof as well as resistant to the growth of mildew. When 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 already got a waterproofing system 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 solutions above, please 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 consultation with one of our experts.
Customer Reviews in Arlington Heights
Plumbing And Foundation Repair in Arlington Heights, IL
Foundation Repair in Arlington Heights, IL
Excellent service and professionalism from start to finish, not to mention the lifetime guarantee! Will continue to recommend this company to friends!