Basement, Foundation, and Crawl Space Repair Services in Aroma Park, Illinois
If you've noticed your basement experiences flooding when there are extended rains or in the spring during the snow melt or you've got cracks in your foundation, you already know there may be a serious problem. Our team is here to assist when your home has any type of crawl space water, sinking foundation, or bowed basement wall problem. We use methods and products that we have thoroughly tested over the years that our team stands behind. We have a team of experts in Aroma Park that are trained to properly evaluate your problem to create a unique solution to that 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 industry experience and trusted products.
It is crucial that once you've seen a problem with your crawl space, foundation, or basement that you contact a trusted repair company. We recommend this as there are some potentially dangerous issues that will accompany these issues such as mildew, structural damage, and even permanent foundation damage. If you're needing our basement waterproofing products to prevent water from entering your home, foundation repair services to stop cracks from growing in the foundation, or crawl space services to prevent damage to your floor joists, our professionals are here to help you.
Your basement is a very important part of your home whether it is being used as storage or have finished the area. This means it is important that the entire area is dry and excess humidity and flooding are controlled. Because water can get into a basement by a variety of different paths, there needs to be a variety of repair possibilities that we can use to prevent damage to the area. The primary places that water is entering is through cracks in the foundation walls, which are usually in concrete or at the joints where the blocks meet, at the cove joint, where the foundation walls and floor meet, and finally at any windows that are at or even below grade.
Regardless of where you're having the problem we've got solutions that can collect, transport, and eject water from your basement. If you have dripping wall cracks, the first step is installing a wall crack repair procedure to stop the crack from leaking and growing. When water is entering at the cove joint or even at basement windows, having a custom drainage system installed will remove the water from your basement. In some extreme cases, usually with old homes that have stone, block, or brick foundations, we can recommend installing one of our entire wall solution that is a floor to ceiling liner that will collect and divert water. Sometimes people already have a waterproofing system in the basement but it is unable to keep up with the water, we can install a new, upgraded sump pump to make the system as good as new. On top of installing systems, we can also evaluate the drainage in your yard to assist with preventing water from pooling next to the home and seeping in.
Structural Foundation Repair
The homes foundation is easily one of the most important areas of the home. It not only holds the home itself but it also is the basement walls. When you've got foundation problems, normally they will present themselves in the form of stair-step cracks in your brickwork, long cracks that run along the foundation or across basement walls. Sometimes, you will see that your doors or windows will not open or close easily or even cracks at the corners of them. You may also see a problem where your basement walls are coming into the area. While these problems may not seem problematic at first, they are all indicative of a sinking or settling foundation which should be looked at by a professional for specific problems to determine if a repair needs to be performed.
It is good that the most common foundation problems are caused by similar things and our experts are very good at spotting those issues. We can implement a repair solution that is for your specific problem to permanently repair and stabilize the foundation or walls. If you have a settling foundation, we can implement a system of foundation piers to stabilize 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 are able to stabilize your foundation. If your basement walls are bowing, depending on how the severity of the bowing wall, there are some potential options. Our team can utilize a number of wall anchors which are 2 large plates connected by a long, steel rod, or c shaped braces that we mount vertically against the cracks to push them back in line and stop further bowing, we also can apply carbon fiber straps to strengthen along cracks and prevent the wall from bowing. If they are correctly installed, these products can correct the bowed wall and stop it from coming out of alignment again.
Crawl Space Solutions
In our area, many of the homes are built with crawl space areas in addition to basements. For many years, they were constructed with open vents which was intended to increase air flow through the area and keep it dry. Unfortunately, the opposite is usually what happens. Having open vents allows water to enter the space when it rains or snows and the vents prevent proper evaporation which results in the humidity level staying too high which will eventually facilitate the growth of mildew. We have found that up to half of the air in your home has come up through the crawl space so ensuring this area is protected from the elements and controlling excess humidity can increase the overall air quality in your home.
Perma-Seal has been enclosing crawl spaces since we opened our doors and we know the most efficient way to seal them off and control high humidity. This is done using a method known as encapsulation which is the installation of a thick liner or vapor barrier, sometimes accompanied by insulation products, and are thick 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 critters and animals from settling in your crawl space which will keep any appliances there safe and allow you to use it for storage. Once your crawl space is encapsulated, 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 variety of services to upgrade your basement area. We carry basement windows to increase the air flow or increase the amount of light in the area. During basement waterproofing, we can install a wall system that is both waterproof and resistant to mildew growth. If you are building a new home, we can install a system of new construction waterproofing systems to stop any potential future water problems. Even if you've have a waterproofing system we did not install in place, we can perform our preventive maintenance inspection so you know it will continue to work at peak efficiency.
If you would like more information about the products 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 schedule a meeting with a member of our team.
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