Perma-Seal Services in Aurora, IL
Whether your basement experiences flooding when there are extended rains or as the snow melts in the spring time or you have cracks along your foundation, you already know there may be a serious problem. Our team is ready to help when there is any kind of basement flooding, sinking foundation, or buckling basement 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 Aurora that are trained to correctly evaluate your problem to create a specialized solution to that problem that will ensure your home is properly protected. When our team installs a waterproofing system or a repair solution, it is strengthened by years of industry experience and trusted products.
It is crucial that once you've seen a problem with the craw space, basement, or foundation that you reach out to a trusted repair company. We recommend this as there are quite a few additional issues that will arise with these issues such as mildew, reduced structural integrity, and even permanent foundation damage. If you are needing our basement waterproofing products to prevent water damage in your home, foundation repair products to stop cracks from growing in the foundation, or crawl space services to prevent unnecessary damage under your home, our team is here to help you.
The basement is a very important area of the home whether it is only being used for storage or have already finished the area. Due to this, it is important that the space is dry and any type of flooding is prevented. Because water is able to get into your basement using a number of different paths, there needs to be a variety of repair solutions and products that we can use to prevent damage to the area. The primary places that we see water leaks is at cracks in the foundation walls, which are usually in concrete or at mortar joints between blocks, at the cove joint, which is where the foundation walls and floor connect, and at windows that may be at or below the soil.
No matter where the problem may be, there are solutions that will control, transport, and eject water from the basement. If you have leaking wall cracks, the first thing to do is installing a wall crack repair procedure to prevent the crack from growing and leaking. When water is leaking at the cove joint or even at basement windows, having a custom drainage system installed will remove the water from the basement. In some extreme cases, typically with older block, brick, or stone foundations, we can install one of our entire wall solution that is comprised of a full height heavy duty liner to collect and divert water. Sometimes people already have a waterproofing system installed but it struggles to keep up with the water, we can replace it with a new, more powerful sump pump to make the system as good as new. In addition to installing systems, we can also help you improve the drainage in the yard to help stop water from pooling next to the home and seeping in.
Structural Foundation Repair
The homes foundation is easily one of the most important areas of the home. It not only holds the home itself but it also creates the basement walls. When there are foundation problems, normally they will present themselves as stair-step cracks in your outside brickwork, horizontal cracks that run along the foundation or along basement walls. Sometimes, you will see that your windows or doors will not open or close easily or even cracks at the corners of them. You may also have an issue where your basement walls are coming into the area. While these problems may not seem critical at first, they are all indicative of a sinking or settling foundation and it is important to have an expert evaluate the foundation for problems to determine what type of a repair needs to be installed.
It is good that the most common foundation problems are caused by similar things and our professionals are very good at spotting those issues. We can offer a repair product designed for your exact problem to permanently repair and stabilize the foundation. If you have a settling foundation, we can install a series of foundation piers to stabilize 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 stabilize your foundation. If you have basement walls that are bowing, depending on how badly the wall is bowing, we have some potential options. Our team can install a system 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 push them back in line and stop further bowing, we also can apply carbon fiber straps to strengthen weak areas and prevent the wall from bowing. When properly used, these products can correct the buckling wall and stop it from coming out of alignment.
Crawl Space Solutions
In our area, there are many homes that are built with crawl spaces in addition to basements. For a long time, these were created with vents which was intended to increase air flow into the space and keep it dry. Unfortunately, this is rarely what happens. The vents allow water to enter the space during rain and snow storms and then it never leaves which causes the humidity levels to stay high which will eventually foster the growth of mildew. We have found that up to ½ of the air in your home has come up through the crawl space so ensuring this area is closed off from the outside and controlling excess humidity can increase the overall air quality in your home.
Our team has been encapsulating crawl spaces since 1979 and we know the best way to seal them off and control high humidity. We do this using a process known as encapsulation which is the installation of a heavy duty liner, sometimes accompanied by insulation products, and are sturdy plastic and vinyl sheeting as well as covers to close off existing vents and a sturdy door that can seal the area completely and stop any excess moisture from entering. This will also stop critters and animals from getting in the crawl space which will keep any appliances there safe and allow you to use it for storage. Once your crawl space is closed off, we can install an air quality control system which is a dehumidifier and air filter. This will control any excess humidity as well as remove pollutants from the air.
We also provide a number of services to improve your basement area. We can upgrade your basement windows to increase the air flow or provide additional light in the area. After we install a waterproofing system, we can install our wall system as part of a pre-finishing service that is both waterproof as well as resistant to the growth of 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. If you've have a waterproofing system we did not install in place, we can perform our preventive maintenance service so you know it will continue to work at peak efficiency.
If you are interested in any of the services above, feel free to fill out the form on our contact us page, visit our FAQ page or give us a call at 630-206-1177 and schedule a consultation with a member of our team.
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