Basement, Foundation, and Crawl Space Waterproofing Services in Bartlett, IL
Whether your home experiences flooding when there are extended rains or when the snow is melting in the spring or there are cracks along your foundation, you know there could be a real issue. We are here to provide assistance when there is any type of crawl space flooding, sinking foundation, or buckling foundation wall problem. We use time tested products and methods that we stand behind. We have a team of experts in Bartlett that are trained to properly evaluate your problem and come up with a specialized solution for your problem that will ensure your home is safe and protected. When our team installs a basement waterproofing system or a repair solution, it is backed by years of industry experience and trusted products.
It is critical that once you've found a problem with the craw space, basement, or foundation that you reach out to a trusted repair company. We say this as there are quite a few potentially dangerous issues that can arise with these issues including black mold, reduced structural integrity, and even catastrophic foundation damage. It doesn't matter if you are needing our basement waterproofing services to prevent water damage in your home, foundation repair products to stabilize your foundation, or crawl space services to control humidity below the home, our professionals are here to help you.
Your basement is a very important area of the home whether you're using it as a storage area or have already finished the area. Because of this, it is necessary that the space is dry and any flooding is prevented. Because water is able to get into a basement using a number of different paths, that means there have to be a variety of repair options that we can utilize to prevent damage to the area. The most common places that we see water leaks is through cracks in the foundation walls, which are usually in concrete or at mortar joints between blocks, at the cove joint, where the foundation walls and floor meet, and finally at any windows that are at or below the soil.
Regardless of where you're having the problem we have solutions that are designed to collect, transport, and remove the water from the basement. If you've got leaking basement cracks, the first thing to do is implementing a wall crack repair procedure to control the crack growth and leaking. When the water is leaking at the cove joint or even the windows, installing a custom drainage system can remove the water from the basement. In some of the more extreme locations, typically with old homes that have stone, block, or brick foundations, we can install an entire wall solution that is made up of a full height liner that will collect and divert water. Sometimes people already have a waterproofing system in place but it cannot keep up with the water, we can replace it with a new, upgraded sump pump to help the system keep up with the demand. In addition to installing systems, we can also evaluate the drainage in the yard to assist with preventing water from standing next to the home and seeping in.
Structural Foundation Repair
The homes foundation is easily one of the most important parts. It not only holds the structure itself but it also forms the basement walls. When you've got foundation problems, normally they will present themselves as diagonal cracks in your outside brickwork, long cracks that run along the foundation or across the basement walls. You may also notice that your doors or windows will get stuck or there may be cracks at the corners of them. There may also be a problem where your basement walls are bowing inward. While these issues may not seem serious at first, they are all indicators of a sinking or settling foundation and it is important to have an expert evaluate the foundation for specific problems and determine if 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 noticing these issues. We can offer a repair product that is for your exact issue to permanently repair and stabilize the foundation or walls. If you have a sloping foundation, we can implement 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 types of piers 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, there are a few different options. We can utilize a number of wall anchors, these are 2 large steel plates and these are connected by a long, steel rod, or tall braces that sit vertically against the cracks to push them back in line and prevent further bowing, we also can apply carbon fiber straps and staples to strengthen along cracks 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 Bartlett, many of the homes were built with crawl space areas and not basements. For many years, they were created with vents which was intended to increase air flow through the space and keep it dry. Unfortunately, the opposite is usually what happens. Having open vents allows water to enter the space during rain and snow storms and the vents hinder airflow which results in the humidity level staying too high which can foster the growth of mold and mildew. Up to ½ of the air in your home can come up through the crawl space so ensuring the crawl space is protected from the elements and controlling excess humidity can increase the overall air quality in your home.
Our team has been helping customers with their crawl spaces as long as we have been in business and we know the most efficient way to close them off and control high humidity. We do this using a process called encapsulation which is the installation of a heavy duty liner, occasionally installed with insulation products, which are thick plastic and vinyl sheets as well as covers to close off existing vents and a sturdy door that can close off the area totally and prevent any excess moisture from entering. Encapsulation will also prevent critters and animals from settling in the crawl space which will keep any appliances there safe and allow you to use it for storage. Once your crawl space is protected, we can install an air quality control system which is a dehumidifier and air filter. It will control any excess humidity in addition to removing pollutants from the air.
We also offer a number of services to improve your basement area. We can upgrade, replace, or install new basement windows to increase the air flow or increase the amount of light in the area. After we install a waterproofing system, we can install a wall system that is waterproof and resistant to mold or mildew growth. When you are building a new home, we can install a system of new construction waterproofing systems to stop any water from entering the home before it can become a problem. If you've already got a waterproofing system in place, we can perform our preventive maintenance testing so you know it will continue to work at peak efficiency.
If you would like to talk to someone about 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 organize a consultation with one of our experts.