Foundation, Basement, and Crawl Space Waterproofing Services in Aroma Park, IL
It doesn't matter if your home experiences flooding during extended rains or as the snow melts in the spring time or you have long cracks along the foundation, you know this is a serious problem. Our team is ready to provide assistance when there is any type of basement water, foundation settlement, or buckling foundation wall problem. We use products that we've tested and methods that we've perfected over the years that we stand behind. We have a team of experts in the Aroma Park area that are trained to properly investigate your home and evaluate your problem and create a specific solution for your problem that will keep your home properly repaired. When we install a basement waterproofing system or a repair solution, it is supported by years of experience and trusted products.
It is crucial that as soon as you find an issue with your crawl space, foundation, or basement that you contact a trusted repair company. We recommend this because there are some potentially dangerous issues that will arise with these issues including mildew, reduced structural integrity, and even catastrophic foundation damage. If you are needing our basement waterproofing products to prevent water damage in your home, foundation repair products to stabilize your foundation, or crawl space services to control mildew growth in the crawl space, our team is here to help you.
Your basement is an important area of your home regardless of if you're using it as storage or if you have a finished space down there. This means it is important that the space is dry and excess humidity and flooding are controlled. Because water can get into your basement by a number of different paths, that means there have to be a number of repair options that we can install to keep the water under control. The main places that water leaks in 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 any windows that may be at or below grade.
Regardless of where you're having the problem we have solutions that will control, transport, and eject water from your basement. If you've got leaking basement cracks, the first step is installing a wall crack repair to control the crack growth and leaking. If water is entering at the cove joint or even the windows, having a custom drainage system installed will remove the water from your basement. In some extreme locations, typically with stone, brick, or block foundations on older homes, we can install an entire wall solution that is a floor to ceiling liner that will collect and divert water. Sometimes people already have a waterproofing system installed but it struggles to keep up with flooding 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 help prevent water from pooling next to the home and seeping in.
Structural Foundation Repair
The foundation of your home is easily one of, if not the, most important parts. It not only holds the structure itself but it also creates the basement walls. If there are foundation problems, normally they will manifest themselves as stair stepping cracks in the brickwork, cracks that run along the foundation or along basement walls. Sometimes, you will see that the windows and doors will stick when you open or close them or even cracks at the corners of them. There may also be a problem where the basement walls are bowing inward. You may not think these problems seem serious at first, they are all indicators of a sinking or settling foundation and it is important to have an expert evaluate the foundation for specific problems and determine if a repair needs to be in place.
Thankfully, the most common foundation problems have very similar causes and our team is very good at tracking down these issues. We can implement a repair product designed for your specific problem to permanently repair and stabilize the foundation. If there is a settling foundation, we can implement 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 are very strong and can stabilize your foundation. If you've got bowing basement walls, depending on how the severity of the bowing wall, there are a few possible options. We can install a number of wall anchors which are 2 large steel plates and these are connected by a long, steel rod, or tall braces that are installed vertically against the cracks to force them back in line and stop further bowing, or carbon fiber straps to strengthen weak spots and prevent the wall from bowing. These products can repair the buckling wall and prevent it from coming out of alignment again.
Crawl Space Solutions
In Aroma Park, there are many homes that are built with crawl space areas in addition to basements. For a long time, they were built with vents which was intended to increase air flow into the space and keep it dry. Unfortunately, the opposite is usually what happens. The vents allow water to get in when it rains or snows and then it never leaves which causes the humidity levels to stay high which can harbor the growth of mildew. We have found that up to 50% of the air in your home comes up through the crawl space so having the space closed off from the outside and keeping the humidity levels low can improve the overall air quality in your home.
We have been encapsulating crawl spaces since we opened our doors and we know the best way to seal them off and control the humidity. We do this using a method called encapsulation which is the installation of a series of vapor barriers, sometimes accompanied by insulation products, which are heavy duty plastic and vinyl sheeting as well as covers to close off existing vents and a sturdy door that can close off the area totally and prevent any unwanted moisture from entering. Encapsulation will also prevent rodents and animals from settling in your crawl space which will keep any equipment there safe and allow you to use it for storage. After the crawl space is encapsulated, we can install an air filter and dehumidifier to improve the indoor air quality. It will prevent high levels of humidity in addition to removing pollutants from the air.
We also offer a number of services to upgrade the basement and crawl space areas of your home. We can upgrade, replace, or install new basement windows to improve the air flow or increase the amount of light in the area. During basement waterproofing, we can help with pre-finishing the area by installing 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 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 more information about the products above, please fill out the form on our contact us page, visit our FAQ page or call us directly at 630-206-1177 and organize a meeting with a member of our team.
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