Basement, Foundation, and Crawl Space Waterproofing Services in Aroma Park, Illinois
It doesn't matter if your downstairs area experiences flooding when there are heavy rains or in the spring during the snow melt or there are long cracks in your foundation, you know this can be a real problem. Perma-Seal Basement Systems is ready to assist when you have any kind of basement flooding, sinking foundation, or bowed foundation wall problem. We use methods and products that we have thoroughly tested over the years that we stand behind. We have a team of professionals in Aroma Park that are trained to properly investigate your home and evaluate your problem and come up with a specialized solution for your problem that will ensure your home is safe and protected. When we install 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 as soon as you've seen an issue with your crawl space, foundation, or basement that you reach out to an experienced repair company. We say this because there are a number of additional issues that will accompany these issues including mildew, weakened structure, and even catastrophic foundation damage. No matter if you require our basement waterproofing services to protect your home, foundation repair services to stabilize your foundation, or crawl space services to control water in the crawl space, our professionals are here to help you.
The basement is a very important area of your home whether it is only being used for storage or have finished the area. Because of this, it is important that the space is free of standing water and any flooding is prevented. Due to the fact that water is able to get into your basement by a number of different places, that means there have to be a number of repair options that we will utilize to keep the area safe. The main places that we find water leaking is through cracks in the walls, whether these are in concrete or at mortar joints between blocks, at the cove joint, where the wall and floor meet, and at the windows that are at or below grade.
No matter where the problem may be, there are solutions that can control, divert, and remove the water from your basement. If there are dripping cracks, the first step is installing a wall crack repair method to prevent the crack from growing and leaking. When the water is leaking at the cove joint or even the windows, having a custom drainage system installed will remove the water from your basement. In some of the more extreme locations, occasionally with old homes that have stone, block, or brick 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 installed but it is unable to keep up with demand, we can install a new, more powerful sump pump to help the system keep up with the demand. In addition to installing systems, we can also evaluate the drainage in your yard to help stop water from standing next to the home and seeping in.
Structural Foundation Repair
The homes foundation is easily one of, if not the, most important areas of the home. It not only holds the building itself but it also forms the basement walls. When you have any foundation problems, usually, they will present themselves in the form of diagonal cracks in your outside brickwork, horizontal cracks that run along the foundation or along the basement walls. You may also notice that your windows or doors will stick when you open or close them or there may be cracks at the corners of them. You may also have a problem where your basement walls are coming inward. While these issues may not seem problematic when you notice them, each of them are indicators of a sinking or settling foundation and they should be evaluated by an expert for particular problems and determine what type of a repair needs to be in place.
It is good that the most common foundation problems stem from similar issues and our experts are very good at noticing those issues. We can implement a repair product intended for your particular problem to permanently repair and stabilize the foundation or walls. If the problem is a sinking foundation, we will install a system of foundation piers to level the foundation. Depending on how bad it is and where it is, we will use either helical piers or push piers. Both types of piers are very strong and can help stabilize your foundation. If you have basement walls that are bowing, depending on how much the wall is buckling, there are a few different options. Our team can utilize a series of wall anchors, these are 2 large steel plates and these are connected by a long, steel rod, or c shaped braces that we mount directly against the cracks to push the section back in line and prevent further bowing, or carbon fiber staples to strengthen weak spots and prevent the wall from bowing. When properly used, these products will 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 spaces and not basements. For many years, these were built with open vents which was intended to increase air flow through 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 results in the humidity level staying too high which can foster the growth of mildew. Studies have shown that up to 50% of the air in your home enters through the crawl space so ensuring this area is closed off from the elements and controlling excess humidity will improve the overall air quality in your home.
Perma-Seal has been encapsulating crawl spaces as long as we have been in business and we know the proper way to close them off and control excess humidity. We do this using a method called encapsulation which is the installation of a thick liner or vapor barrier, sometimes accompanied by insulation products, which are sturdy plastic and vinyl sheets as well as vent covers and a sturdy door that will close off the area totally and stop any unwanted moisture from entering. Closing the area will also stop pests and animals from settling in your crawl space which will 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. It will control any excess humidity in addition to removing pollutants from the air.
We also provide a number of services to improve your basement area. We can upgrade, replace, or install new basement windows to improve the air flow or provide additional light in the area. When waterproofing the basement, we can install a wall system that is both 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 potential future water problems. If you've have a waterproofing system we did not install in place, we can perform our preventive maintenance inspection to ensure it continues to work at peak efficiency.
If you are interested in any of the products above, feel free to fill out the form on our contact us page, visit our frequently asked questions page or call us directly at 630-206-1177 and organize a consultation with one of our experts.
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