Basement, Foundation, and Crawl Space Waterproofing and Repair Services in Aroma Park, IL
If you've noticed your basement floods during heavy rains or when the snow is melting in the spring or you have cracks in your foundation, you already know this can be a real problem. We are here to assist when you've got any kind of basement water, sinking foundation, or buckling foundation wall problem. Our team uses time tested products and methods that we stand behind. We have a team of experts in Aroma Park that are trained to properly investigate your home and evaluate your problem and design a specialized solution to that problem that will ensure your home is properly protected. When our team installs a crawl space or basement waterproofing system or a repair solution, it is strengthened by years of industry experience and trusted products.
It is crucial that as soon as you find an issue with your crawl space, foundation, or basement that you reach out to a trusted repair company. We recommend this because there are quite a few additional problems that will accompany these issues including black mold, structural damage, and even catastrophic foundation damage. It doesn't matter if you require our basement waterproofing services to prevent water damage in your home, foundation repair services to stop cracks from growing in the foundation, or crawl space services to control water in the crawl space, our team is here to help you.
Your basement is an important part of your home whether it is only being used as storage or if you have a finished space down there. Due to this, it is necessary that the entire space is dry and any flooding is prevented. Since water is able to get into the basement by a number of possible paths, that means there have to be a number of repair solutions and products that we can utilize to keep the area safe. The most common places that we find water leaking is through cracks in the basement walls, whether these are in concrete or at the joints where the blocks meet, at the cove joint, where the basement walls and floor connect, and at the windows that are at or even below the soil.
Regardless of where the problem lies there are solutions that can control, divert, and remove water from your basement. If you've got leaking wall cracks, the first thing to do is installing a wall crack repair method to control the crack growth and leaking. When water is leaking at the cove or even at basement windows, installing a custom drainage system will remove the water from your basement. In some of the more extreme locations, typically with older block, brick, or stone foundations, we can recommend installing an entire wall solution that is a floor to ceiling liner that will collect and divert water. Occasionally there is already a waterproofing system in place but it is unable to keep up with the water, we can replace it with a new, upgraded sump pump to breathe new life into the system. We aren't just installing systems, we can also evaluate the drainage in your yard to help prevent water from standing next to the home and seeping in.
Structural Foundation Repair
The foundation of your home is easily one of the most important parts. It not only supports the structure itself but it also forms the basement walls. When you have any foundation problems, normally they will present themselves in the form of stair stepping cracks in your brickwork, horizontal cracks that run along the foundation or along basement walls. You may also notice that your doors or windows will not open or close easily or even cracks at the corners of them. There may also be a problem where your basement walls are buckling inward. While these issues may not seem serious at first, each of them are indicators of a sinking or settling foundation and they should be evaluated by an expert for problems and determine what type of a repair needs to be performed.
Thankfully, many foundation problems are caused by similar things and our professionals are very good at spotting these problems. We can implement a repair solution that is for your specific problem to permanently repair and stabilize the foundation. If the problem is a settling foundation, we can implement a series of foundation piers to correct the problem. 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 are able to stabilize your foundation. If you have basement walls that are bowing, depending on how badly the wall is bowing, we have a few different options. We can utilize a number of wall anchors which are 2 large plates that are connected by a long, steel rod, or c shaped braces that are installed vertically against the problem area to force the section back in line and prevent further bowing, or carbon fiber straps and staples to strengthen along cracks and prevent the wall from bowing. If they are correctly installed, these products can correct the buckling wall and prevent it from coming out of alignment.
Crawl Space Solutions
In the greater Chicagoland area, many of the homes are built with crawl spaces in addition to basements. For a long time, these were constructed with vents to the outside where were intended to help air flow through the space and keep it dry. Unfortunately, this is rarely what happens. Having open vents allows water to get in during rain and snow storms and the vents prevent proper evaporation which results in the humidity level staying too high which can facilitate the growth of mold and mildew. Up to 50% of the air in your home can come up through the crawl space so ensuring the crawl space is closed off from the elements and keeping the humidity levels low can improve the overall air quality in your home.
We have been helping customers with their crawl spaces as long as we have been in business and we know the best way to seal them off and control excess humidity. We do this using a process called encapsulation which is the installation of a heavy duty liner, occasionally installed with insulation products, which are sturdy plastic and vinyl sheeting as well as covers to close off existing vents and a heavy duty door that can seal the area completely and prevent any excess moisture from entering. Closing the area will also prevent critters and animals from getting in your crawl space which will keep any items there safe and allow you to use it for storage. After your crawl space is protected, we can install a combination dehumidifier and air filter. It will reduce the excess humidity to a proper level in addition to removing pollutants from the air.
We also offer a number of services to improve your basement. We can upgrade, replace, or install new basement windows to improve the air flow or increase the amount of light in the area. When waterproofing the basement, we can install our wall system as part of a pre-finishing service that is waterproof as well as resistant to the growth of mold and mildew. If you are building a new home, we can install a system of new construction waterproofing systems to prevent any water from entering the home before it can become a problem. Even if you've have a waterproofing system we did not install 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 products 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 set up a consultation with a member of our team.
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