Foundation, Basement, and Crawl Space Waterproofing Services in Arlington Heights, IL
Whether your basement floods when there are extended rains or in the spring time when the snow melts or you've got large cracks in your foundation, you already know this can be a real problem. Perma-Seal Basement Systems is here to provide assistance when you've got any type of basement water, sinking foundation, or bowing 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 experts in the Arlington Heights area that are trained to correctly evaluate your problem and create a specific solution for your problem that will keep your home properly repaired. When our team implements a basement or crawl space waterproofing system or a repair solution, it is supported by years of industry experience and trusted products.
It is critical that if you see a problem with your crawl space, foundation, or basement that you reach out to an experienced repair company. We say this as there are some additional issues that can happen along with these issues including mildew, structural damage, and even permanent foundation damage. No matter if you require our basement waterproofing products to prevent water from entering your home, foundation repair products to prevent your home from sinking, or crawl space services to control mold growth in the crawl space, our professionals are here to help you.
The basement is a very important part of your home regardless of if it is only being used for storage or have finished the area. This means it is important that the space is dry and any flooding is prevented. Because water is able to get into the basement using a number of different places, there are a variety of repair options that we can use to keep the water under control. The primary places that water is entering is at cracks in the foundation walls, whether these are in concrete or at mortar joints between blocks, at the cove joint, where the foundation walls and floor connect, and at the windows that are at or even below the soil.
Regardless of where the problem may be, we've got solutions that will control, divert, and remove water from your basement. If you've got dripping wall cracks, the first thing to do is installing a wall crack repair procedure to prevent the crack from growing and leaking. If water is coming in at the cove or even the windows, installing a custom drainage system can remove the water from your basement. In some problematic cases, occasionally with older block, brick, or stone foundations, we can install one of our entire wall solution that is comprised of a full height liner that will collect and divert water. Occasionally there is already a waterproofing system in place but it cannot keep up with demand, we can install a new, upgraded sump pump to breathe new life into the system. In addition to installing systems, we can also improve the drainage in your yard to help prevent water from pooling next to the home and seeping in.
Structural Foundation Repair
The homes foundation is quite possibly one of, if not the, most important areas of the home. It not only supports the structure itself but it also is the basement walls. If you've got foundation problems, they will generally manifest themselves as stair stepping cracks in your outside brickwork, long cracks that run along the foundation or across basement walls. Sometimes, you will see that your doors and windows will get stuck or there may be cracks at the corners of them. You may also see an issue where your basement walls are bowing inward. While these problems may not seem critical at first, they are all indicators of a sinking or settling foundation and they should be evaluated by an expert for specific problems and determine what type of a repair needs to be installed.
Thankfully, the most common foundation problems are caused by similar things and our experts are very good at tracking down those issues. We can utilize a repair product that is for your particular problem to permanently repair and stabilize the foundation. If you've got a sinking foundation, we can install 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 can help stabilize your foundation. If you have basement walls that are bowing, depending on how the severity of the bowing wall, there are some possible options. Our team can utilize a system of wall anchors, these are 2 large plates connected by a long, steel rod, or tall braces that we mount vertically against the problem area to force the section back in line and control further bowing, or carbon fiber straps to strengthen weak spots and prevent the wall from bowing. If they are correctly installed, these products can correct the bowing wall and stop it from coming out of alignment again.
Crawl Space Solutions
In Arlington Heights, there are many homes that were built with crawl spaces in addition to basements. For a long time, these were created with vents which was intended to increase air flow into the space and keep it dry. Unfortunately, the opposite is usually what happens. Having open vents allows 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 mold and mildew. Studies have shown that up to half of the air in your home comes up through the crawl space so having the space protected from the outside and controlling excess humidity can improve the overall air quality in your home.
We have been dealing with crawl spaces since we opened our doors and we know the best way to seal them off and control high humidity. We do this using a method known as encapsulation which is the installation of a series of vapor barriers, occasionally installed with insulation products, which are strong plastic and vinyl sheeting as well as vent covers and a sturdy door that can seal the area completely and stop any unwanted moisture from entering. This will also stop bugs and animals from settling in your crawl space which will keep any equipment there safe and allow you to use it for storage. After your crawl space is encapsulated, we can install an air filter and dehumidifier to improve the indoor air quality. This will prevent high levels of humidity in addition to removing pollutants from the air.
We also provide a number of services to add features to the basement and crawl space areas of your home. We carry basement windows to improve the air flow or provide additional light in the area. When waterproofing the basement, we can install our wall system as part of a pre-finishing service that is both waterproof and resistant to the growth of mold and mildew. When you are building a new home, our new construction waterproofing solutions can stop any potential future water problems. If you've have a competitors waterproofing system in place, we can perform our preventive maintenance testing so you know it will continue to work at peak efficiency.
If you are interested in any of the solutions above, feel free to fill out the form on our contact us page, visit our FAQ page or call us directly at 630-206-1177 and set up a meeting with one of our experts.