Foundation, Basement, and Crawl Space Waterproofing and Repair Services in Aurora, IL
If you've noticed your home has excess water when there are extended rains or when the snow is melting in the spring or there are long cracks along the foundation, you already know this is a serious problem. Our experts are ready to provide assistance when your home has any kind of crawl space flooding, sinking foundation, or bowed foundation wall problem. Our team uses methods and products that we have thoroughly tested over the years that our team stands behind. We have a team of professionals in the Aurora area that are trained to correctly evaluate your problem to create a specific solution for your problem that will ensure your home is safe and protected. When our team implements a basement waterproofing system or a repair solution, it is backed by years of industry experience and trusted products.
It is critical that as soon as you've seen a problem with your foundation, crawl space or basement that you get in touch with a trusted repair company. We recommend this as there are a number of potentially dangerous issues that will accompany these issues including mold, structural damage, and even permanent foundation damage. No matter if you are in need of our basement waterproofing products to prevent water damage in your home, foundation repair services to stop cracks from growing in the foundation, or crawl space services to control humidity below the home, our team is here to help you.
Your basement is a very important area of your home whether it is only being used as storage or have finished the area. Because of this, it is necessary that the entire area is free of standing water and any flooding is prevented. Because water can get into your basement by a number of possible places, there needs to be a variety of repair possibilities that we will use to prevent damage to the area. The primary places that water is entering is through cracks in the basement walls, whether these are in concrete or at mortar joints between blocks, at the cove joint, which is where the basement wall and floor meet, and at windows that may be at or below grade.
Regardless of where the problem may be, there are solutions that can collect, transport, and remove water from your basement. If there are dripping cracks, the first thing to do is installing a wall crack repair to prevent the crack from growing and leaking. When water is leaking at the cove joint or even at the windows, having a custom drainage system installed will help remove the water from your basement. In some problematic instances, typically with older block, brick, or stone foundations, we will install an entire wall solution that is a full height liner that will collect and divert water. If you've already got a waterproofing system installed but it struggles to keep up with flooding water, we can install a new, upgraded sump pump to help the system keep up with the demand. In addition to installing systems, we can also improve the drainage in your yard to help prevent water from sitting next to the home and seeping in.
Structural Foundation Repair
Your homes foundation is quite possibly one of the most important parts. It not only supports the building itself but it also forms the basement walls. When there are foundation problems, normally they will manifest themselves in the form of stair stepping cracks in the outside brickwork, horizontal cracks that run the length of the foundation or along basement walls. Sometimes, you will see that the doors and windows will get stuck or even cracks at the corners of them. There may also be an issue where the basement walls are coming inward. You may not think these problems seem serious at first, they are all indicative of a sinking or settling foundation and they should be evaluated by an expert for particular problems to determine what type of a repair needs to be performed.
It is good that the most common foundation problems stem from similar issues and our experts are very good at tracking down those issues. We can utilize a repair solution that is for your exact problem to permanently repair and stabilize the foundation or walls. If the problem is a uneven foundation, we will install a system 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 are very strong and can help stabilize your foundation. If you've got bowing basement walls, depending on how much the wall is buckling, there are a few possible options. Our team can utilize a number of wall anchors which are 2 large plates connected by a long, steel rod, or c shaped braces that are installed directly against the problem area to push the section back in line and prevent further bowing, or even carbon fiber staples to strengthen along cracks 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 Aurora, many of the homes were built with crawl spaces and not basements. As long as there have been crawl spaces, they were created with vents which was intended to increase air flow into the area and keep it dry. Unfortunately, this is rarely what happens. The vents allow water to enter the space when it rains or snows and the vents hinder airflow which results in the humidity level staying too high which will eventually facilitate the growth of mold and mildew. Studies have shown that up to half of the air in your home comes up through the crawl space so ensuring the crawl space is protected from the elements and controlling excess humidity will improve the overall air quality in your home.
Perma-Seal has been helping customers with their crawl spaces since 1979 and we know the proper way to seal them off and control excess humidity. This is done using a process called encapsulation which is the installation of a heavy duty liner, sometimes accompanied by insulation products, which are sturdy plastic and vinyl sheeting as well as vent covers and a sturdy door that will seal the area totally and stop any unwanted 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. Once the crawl space is protected, we will install an air filter and dehumidifier to improve the indoor air quality. This will reduce the excess humidity to a proper level as well as remove pollutants from the air.
We also offer a number of services to help add features to the basement and crawl space areas of your home. We have basement windows to improve 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 both waterproof as well as resistant to the growth of mold and mildew. When you are building a new home, we can install a system of new construction waterproofing systems to stop 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 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 call us directly at 630-206-1177 and organize a meeting with a member of our team.
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