Foundation and Basement Waterproofing Services in Aroma Park, IL
It doesn't matter if your downstairs area experiences flooding when there are heavy rains or as the snow melts in the spring time or you have long cracks in your foundation, you already know this is a serious problem. Our team is here to assist when your home has any type of crawl space water, foundation settlement, or bowed basement wall problem. Our team uses 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 correctly investigate your home and evaluate your problem to come up with a specific solution for your problem that will keep your home safe and protected. When our team implements a crawl space or basement waterproofing system or a repair solution, it is backed by years of experience and trusted products.
It is crucial that if you see an issue with your craw space, basement, or foundation that you reach out to a trusted repair company. We recommend this due to there are some potentially dangerous problems that will happen along with these issues including black mold, weakened structure, and even permanent foundation damage. No matter if you require our basement waterproofing services to prevent water from entering your home, foundation repair services to stop cracks from growing in the foundation, or crawl space services to control humidity below the home, our team is here to help you.
The basement is an important part of your home regardless of if you're using it as storage or have finished the area. Because of this, it is necessary that the entire area is dry and protected from flooding and excess humidity. Due to the fact that water is able to get into your basement using a variety of possible places, there needs to be a number of repair options that we will utilize to keep the water under control. The main places that we find water leaking is at cracks in the walls, which are usually in concrete or at the joints where the blocks meet, at the cove joint, which is where the walls and floor meet, and at the windows that are at or below grade.
No matter where the problem may be, we have solutions that will collect, transport, and remove the water from your basement. If you have leaking wall cracks, the first thing to do is implementing a wall crack repair to prevent the crack from growing and leaking. If the water is leaking at the cove or even at your windows, having a custom drainage system installed will remove the water from your basement. In some of the more extreme instances, occasionally with stone, brick, or block foundations on older homes, we will install one of our entire wall solution that is made up of a floor to ceiling heavy duty liner that will collect and divert water. Sometimes people already have a waterproofing system in place 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 help you upgrade the drainage in your yard to help stop water from sitting next to the home and seeping in.
Structural Foundation Repair
The foundation of your home is quite possibly one of, if not the, most important parts. It not only holds the building itself but it also creates the basement walls. If you've got foundation problems, they will generally manifest themselves in the form of diagonal cracks in your outside brickwork, horizontal cracks that run along the foundation or across the basement walls. Sometimes, you will see that your doors will stick when you open or close them or there may be cracks at the corners of them. You may also have an issue where your basement walls are buckling into the basement. You may not think these problems seem problematic when you notice them, each of them are indicative of a sinking or settling foundation and they should be evaluated by an expert for problems to determine if a repair needs to be installed.
Thankfully, the most common foundation problems are caused by similar things and our team is very good at spotting these problems. We can offer a repair solution designed for your particular problem to permanently repair and stabilize the foundation. If you've got a settling foundation, we will install a series of foundation piers to level the foundation. 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've got bowing basement walls, depending on how badly the wall is bowing, we have a few potential options. Our team can utilize a series of wall anchors which are 2 large plates that are connected by a long, steel rod, or tall braces that we mount vertically against the cracks to push them back in line and control further bowing, we also can apply carbon fiber staples to strengthen weak spots and prevent the wall from bowing. If they are correctly installed, these products will straighten the bowed wall and prevent it from coming out of alignment.
Crawl Space Solutions
In Aroma Park, many of the homes were built with crawl spaces and not basements. As long as there have been crawl spaces, they were created with open vents to the outside where were intended to help fresh air flow through the area and keep it dry. Unfortunately, the opposite is usually what happens. The vents allow water to get in during rain and snow storms and the vents prevent proper evaporation which causes the humidity levels to stay high which can facilitate the growth of mold and mildew. Up to half of the air in your home can come up through the crawl space so ensuring the crawl space is closed off from the outside and controlling excess humidity will increase the overall air quality in your home.
Our team has been dealing with crawl spaces since 1979 and we know the best way to close them off and control the humidity. This is done using a method called encapsulation which is the installation of a thick liner or vapor barrier, sometimes accompanied by insulation products, and are heavy duty plastic and vinyl sheeting as well as vent covers and a sturdy door that will seal the area totally and prevent any excess moisture from entering. This will also prevent rodents and animals from settling in your crawl space which will keep any appliances there safe and allow you to use it for storage. After your crawl space is closed off, we will install a combination dehumidifier and air filter. This will prevent high levels of humidity as well as remove pollutants from the air.
We also offer a variety of services to upgrade your basement area. We carry basement windows to increase the air flow or provide additional light in the area. After we install a waterproofing system, we can install a wall system that is both waterproof and resistant to mold or mildew growth. If 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 testing to ensure it continues to work at peak efficiency.
If you would like to talk to someone about the services above, don't hesitate 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 consultation with a member of our team.
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