Foundation, Basement, and Crawl Space Repair Services in Aurora, IL
Whether your basement has excess water when there are extended rains or in the spring time when the snow melts or you've got long cracks along the foundation, you already know this is a serious problem. Our experts are here to assist when you've got any kind of basement or crawl space flooding, sinking foundation, or bowed foundation 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 to design a unique solution to that problem that will keep your home properly protected. When our team installs a basement or crawl space waterproofing system or a repair solution, it is supported by years of experience and trusted products.
It is very important that once you've seen a problem with your foundation, crawl space or basement that you reach out to an experienced repair company. We recommend this as there are some additional problems that can happen along with these issues including black mold, structural damage, and even permanent foundation damage. If you need our basement waterproofing products to control water entering your home, foundation repair services to stabilize your foundation, or crawl space services to prevent damage to your floor joists, our team is here to help you.
The basement is a very important part of your home regardless of if you're using it for storage or have already finished the area. Due to this, it is necessary that the entire area is dry and protected from flooding and excess humidity. Because water can get into a basement using a number of different paths, there are a variety of repair solutions and products that we will utilize to keep the area safe. The main places that water leaks in is at cracks in the basement walls, which are usually in concrete or at the joints where the blocks meet, at the cove joint, which is where the basement walls and floor connect, and at the windows that may be at or even below grade.
Regardless of where the problem lies there are solutions that will collect, transport, and eject the water from your basement. If you have dripping basement cracks, the first step is implementing a wall crack repair procedure to control the crack growth and leaking. If the water is coming in at the cove joint or even the windows, having a custom drainage system installed can help remove the water from your basement. In some of the more extreme cases, usually with older block, brick, or stone foundations, we will install one of our entire wall solution that is a full height heavy duty liner to collect and divert water. If you've already got 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 evaluate the drainage in your yard to help prevent water from pooling at the foundation 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 home itself but it also creates the basement walls. If you have any foundation problems, normally they will present themselves as stair-step cracks in the brickwork, long cracks that run along the foundation or across the basement walls. You may also notice that the doors will not open or close easily or there may be cracks at the corners of them. You may also have an issue where the basement walls are bowing into the basement. You may not think these problems seem critical at first, they are all indicative of a sinking or settling foundation and they should be evaluated by an expert for specific problems to determine what type of a repair needs to be in place.
Thankfully, many foundation problems stem from similar issues and our team is very good at spotting those problems. We can offer a repair product intended for your exact problem to permanently repair and stabilize the foundation. If there is a sloping foundation, we will 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 can stabilize your foundation. If your basement walls are bowing, depending on how much the wall is buckling, it can be solved with some different options. We can install a series of wall anchors which are 2 large steel plates that are connected by a long, steel rod, or c shaped braces that we mount vertically against the problem area to push them back in line and stop further bowing, we also can apply carbon fiber staples to strengthen weak areas and prevent the wall from bowing. When properly used, these products will repair the bowed wall and stop it from coming out of alignment.
Crawl Space Solutions
In Aurora, there are many homes that are built with crawl space areas and not basements. For a long time, they were built with vents which was intended to increase fresh air flow through the area and keep it dry. Unfortunately, this is rarely what happens. Having open vents allows water to enter the space during rain and snow storms and the vents hinder airflow which causes the humidity levels to stay high which can foster the growth of mold and mildew. Studies have shown that up to 50% of the air in your home can come up through the crawl space so having the space protected from the elements and keeping the humidity levels low will increase the overall air quality in your home.
We have been working with crawl spaces since 1979 and we know the most efficient way to seal 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, which are strong plastic and vinyl sheeting as well as vent covers and a sturdy door that will seal the area completely and stop any excess moisture from entering. This will also stop pests and animals from settling in your crawl space which will help keep any equipment there safe and allow you to use it for storage. After the crawl space is encapsulated, we will install an air filter and dehumidifier to improve the indoor air quality. It will prevent high levels of humidity as well as remove pollutants from the air.
We also provide a number of services to help improve the basement and crawl space areas of your home. 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 help with pre-finishing the area by installing a wall system that is waterproof as well as resistant to mold or mildew growth. 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. Even if you've already got a waterproofing system in place, we can perform our preventive maintenance service so you know it will continue to work at peak efficiency.
If you would like more information about the services 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 set up a meeting with one of our experts.
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