Basement and Foundation Waterproofing Services in Bartlett, Illinois
If you've noticed your home experiences flooding when there are extended rains or when the snow is melting in the spring or you've got cracks along your foundation, you already know there could be a real issue. Our experts are ready to assist when your home has any type of basement flooding, sinking foundation, or buckling basement wall problem. We use methods and products that we have thoroughly tested over the years that our team stands behind. We have a team of professionals in Bartlett that are trained to correctly evaluate your problem and come up with a specific solution to that problem that will ensure your home is properly protected. When our team implements a crawl space or basement waterproofing system or a repair solution, it is strengthened by years of industry experience and trusted products.
It is very important that as soon as you've seen a problem with the crawl space, foundation, or basement that you contact a trusted repair company. We say this due to there are a number of potentially dangerous issues that will accompany these issues including mildew, structural damage, and even permanent foundation damage. It doesn't matter if you're needing our basement waterproofing services to control water entering your home, foundation repair products to stop cracks from growing in the foundation, or crawl space services to control water in the crawl space, our experts are here to help you.
The basement is a very important area of the home whether it is being used as a storage area or if you have a finished space down there. Due to this, it is necessary that the space is dry and excess humidity and flooding are controlled. Due to the fact that water can get into a basement by a variety of possible paths, there needs to be a number of repair options that we can use to prevent damage to the area. The most common places that we find water leaking is at cracks in the basement walls, which are usually in concrete or at mortar joints between blocks, at the cove joint, which is where the basement walls and floor meet, and at the windows that may be at or even below grade.
Regardless of where you're having the problem we have solutions that will control, transport, and eject water from the basement. If there are leaking wall cracks, the first step is installing a wall crack repair procedure to control the crack growth and leaking. If water is entering at the cove joint or even basement windows, having a custom drainage system installed will remove the water from the basement. In some of the more extreme locations, usually with old homes that have stone, block, or brick foundations, we can install an entire wall solution that is comprised of a floor to ceiling liner that will collect and divert water. Sometimes people already have a waterproofing system installed but it cannot keep up with demand, 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 help you improve the drainage in the yard to help prevent water from pooling at the foundation and seeping in.
Structural Foundation Repair
Your homes foundation is easily one of the most important areas of the home. It not only supports the structure itself but it also creates the basement walls. If you've got foundation problems, they will generally present themselves in the form of diagonal cracks in your outside brickwork, long cracks that run the length of the foundation or across basement walls. Sometimes, you will see that your doors will not open or close easily or there may be cracks at the corners of them. You may also see an issue where your basement walls are bowing into the area. While these problems may not seem critical when you notice them, they are all indicative of a sinking or settling foundation and it is important to have an expert evaluate the foundation for particular problems and determine what type of a repair needs to be installed.
It is good that many foundation problems are caused by similar things and our experts are very good at tracking down these issues. We can utilize a repair solution designed for your exact issue to permanently repair and stabilize the foundation. If the problem is a uneven foundation, we can implement a series of foundation piers to correct the problem. We will install either push piers or helical piers, depending on where and how bad the sinking is. Both types of piers are very strong and can help stabilize your foundation. If you've got bowing basement walls, depending on how much the wall is buckling, we have a few possible options. Our team can utilize a series of wall anchors, these are 2 large steel plates that are connected by a long, steel rod, or tall braces that we mount directly against the cracks to push them back in line and prevent further bowing, or carbon fiber straps and staples to strengthen weak areas and prevent the wall from bowing. These products can correct the buckling wall and prevent it from coming out of alignment again.
Crawl Space Solutions
In our area, many of the homes were built with crawl spaces and not basements. For a long time, they were constructed with open vents to the outside where were intended to help air flow into the space and keep it dry. Unfortunately, this is rarely what happens. Having open vents allows water to get in when it rains or snows and the vents prevent proper evaporation which causes the humidity levels to stay high which will eventually facilitate the growth of mildew. Up to 50% of the air in your home comes up through the crawl space so ensuring the crawl space is protected from the weather and controlling excess humidity can increase the overall air quality in your home.
Our team has been dealing with crawl spaces since 1979 and we know the best way to close them off and control excess humidity. We do this using a process known as encapsulation which is the installation of a series of vapor barriers, sometimes accompanied by insulation products, which are strong plastic and vinyl sheeting as well as covers to close off existing vents and a heavy duty door that can close off the area completely and prevent any unwanted moisture from entering. This will also prevent pests and animals from getting in the crawl space which will keep any items there safe and allow you to use it for storage. After your crawl space is closed off, we can install an air quality control system which is a dehumidifier and air filter. It will prevent high levels of humidity in addition to removing pollutants from the air.
We also offer a variety of services to add features to the basement and crawl space areas of your home. We have 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 and resistant to mildew growth. 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 competitors waterproofing system in place, we can perform our preventive maintenance inspection so you know it will continue to work at peak efficiency.
If you would like more information about the products above, please 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 meeting with one of our experts.