Basement, Foundation, and Crawl Space Repair Services in Aurora, Illinois
If your downstairs area floods during heavy rains or in the spring time when the snow melts or there are cracks along your foundation, you already know there could be a real problem. Our team is here to help when there is any kind of crawl space flooding, sinking foundation, or bowed basement wall problem. We use products that we've tested and methods that we've perfected over the years that our team stands behind. We have a team of experts in the Aurora area that are trained to correctly evaluate your problem and create a unique solution for your problem that will keep your home properly repaired. When our team implements a basement waterproofing system or a repair solution, it is strengthened by years of industry experience and trusted products.
It is very important that once you've found an issue with the craw space, basement, or foundation that you reach out to a trusted repair company. We say this due to there are quite a few additional issues that can arise with these issues including mildew, reduced structural integrity, and even catastrophic foundation damage. No matter if you are in need of our basement waterproofing services to prevent water damage in your home, foundation repair services to stop foundation issues, or crawl space services to control water in the crawl space, our experts are here to help you.
The basement is an important area of the home regardless of if it is only being used as a storage area or have already finished the area. Due to this, it is necessary that the space is dry and any flooding is prevented. Because water is able to get into your basement through a variety of possible paths, that means there have to be a variety of repair solutions and products that we can use to prevent damage to the area. The most common places that water leaks in is at 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 wall and floor connect, and finally at any windows that are at or below grade.
Regardless of where the problem lies we've got solutions that can control, transport, and remove water from the basement. If you've got leaking wall cracks, the first thing to do is implementing a wall crack repair method to stop the crack from leaking and growing. When water is entering at the cove joint or even at your windows, installing a custom drainage system can help remove the water from the basement. In some problematic locations, occasionally with older block, brick, or stone foundations, we can recommend installing one of our entire wall solution that is comprised of a full height heavy duty liner that will collect and divert water. If you've already got a waterproofing system installed but it is unable to keep up with flooding water, we can install a new, upgraded sump pump to help the system keep up with the demand. On top of installing systems, we can also help you improve the drainage in the yard to help prevent water from sitting 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 holds the structure itself but it also creates the basement walls. When you've got foundation problems, usually, they will manifest themselves as stair stepping cracks in your brickwork, horizontal cracks that run the length of the foundation or across basement walls. You may also notice that your windows and doors will get stuck or there may be cracks at the corners of them. You may also have a problem where your basement walls are bowing into the basement. You may not think these issues seem problematic when you notice them, they are all indicators of a sinking or settling foundation and they should be evaluated by an expert for particular problems and determine if a repair needs to be performed.
It is good that many foundation problems are caused by similar things and our experts are very good at tracking down those issues. We can implement a repair product that is for your exact problem to permanently repair and stabilize the foundation or walls. If there is a uneven foundation, we can install a system of foundation piers to correct the problem. The location and amount of sinking will determine if we use helical or push piers. Both are very strong and are able to stabilize your foundation. If you have basement walls that are bowing, depending on how the severity of the bowing wall, we have a few different options. Our team can utilize a system of wall anchors, these are 2 large steel plates and these are connected by a long, steel rod, or tall braces that we mount vertically against the cracks to push the section back in line and stop further bowing, or even carbon fiber straps and staples to strengthen weak areas and prevent the wall from bowing. If they are correctly installed, these products can repair the bowed wall and stop it from coming out of alignment again.
Crawl Space Solutions
In our area, many of the homes were built with crawl space areas and not basements. As long as there have been crawl spaces, they were built with open 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 the vents hinder airflow which results in the humidity level staying too high which will eventually harbor the growth of mildew. Up to half of the air in your home can come up through the crawl space so ensuring the crawl space is protected from the weather and keeping the humidity levels low can increase the overall air quality in your home.
Our team has been working with crawl spaces since 1979 and we know the proper way to close them off and control excess humidity. We do this using a method known as encapsulation which is the installation of a thick liner or vapor barrier, occasionally installed with insulation products, and are sturdy plastic and vinyl sheets as well as vent covers and a heavy duty door that can close off the area completely and stop any excess moisture from entering. Encapsulation will also stop bugs and animals from settling in the crawl space which will help keep any items there safe and allow you to use it for storage. After your crawl space is protected, we can install an air quality control system which is a dehumidifier and air filter. This will control any excess humidity in addition to removing pollutants from the air.
We also provide a variety of services to help improve 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 help with pre-finishing the area by installing a wall system that is both waterproof and resistant to the growth of mildew. When you are building a new home, our new construction waterproofing solutions can prevent 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 service to ensure it continues to work at peak efficiency.
If you would like more information about the products above, don't hesitate to fill out the form on our contact us page, visit our frequently asked questions page or give us a call at 630-206-1177 and organize a consultation with a member of our team.
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