Basement, Foundation, and Crawl Space Waterproofing Services in Batavia, IL
If your home floods when there are heavy rains or as the snow melts in the spring time or you've got large cracks in the foundation, you already know this is a serious issue. Perma-Seal Basement Systems is ready to assist when your home has any kind of basement flooding, foundation settlement, or bowing foundation wall problem. Our team uses methods and products that we have thoroughly tested over the years that we stand behind. We have a team of experts in the Batavia area that are trained to properly investigate your home and evaluate your problem to create a specific solution for your problem that will keep your home safe and protected. When our team installs a basement waterproofing system or a repair solution, it is strengthened by years of experience and trusted products.
It is very important that if you've found an issue with the basement, foundation, or crawl space that you get in touch with a trusted repair company. We say this as there are a number of potentially dangerous problems that can happen along with these issues including mildew, structural damage, and even catastrophic foundation damage. No matter if you are in need of our basement waterproofing services to prevent water from entering your home, foundation repair services to stop cracks from growing in the foundation, or crawl space services to control water in the crawl space, our professionals are here to help you.
Your basement is a very important part of the home whether it is being used as storage or have already finished the area. Due to this, it is necessary that the entire area is dry and excess humidity is controlled. Because water can get into a basement using a variety of possible paths, that means there have to be a variety of repair possibilities that we will install to prevent damage to the area. The main places that water is entering is through cracks in the foundation walls, whether these are in concrete or at mortar joints between blocks, at the cove joint, which is where the foundation wall and floor connect, and finally at any windows that may be at or even below the soil.
No matter where the problem may be, we have solutions that will control, transport, and eject the water from the basement. If you have leaking basement cracks, the first step is installing a wall crack repair method to control the crack growth and leaking. When the water is entering at the cove joint or even the windows, having a custom drainage system installed can remove the water from the basement. In some of the more extreme cases, occasionally with old homes that have stone, block, or brick foundations, we will install an entire wall solution that is comprised of a floor to ceiling heavy duty liner to collect and divert water. Occasionally there is already a waterproofing system in place but it cannot keep up with demand, we can install a new, more powerful sump pump to make the system as good as new. On top of installing systems, we can also help you upgrade the drainage in the yard to help stop water from pooling next to the home and seeping in.
Structural Foundation Repair
The foundation of your home is easily one of, if not the, most important areas of the home. It not only supports the building itself but it also forms the basement walls. When you've got foundation problems, they will generally present themselves as stair stepping cracks in the brickwork, horizontal cracks that run along the foundation or along the basement walls. You may also notice that the windows will stick when you open or close them or there may be cracks at the corners of them. You may also see a problem where the basement walls are bowing into the basement. You may not think these issues seem serious at first, they are all indicators 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 in place.
It is good that the most common foundation problems stem from similar issues and our professionals are very good at spotting these problems. We can implement a repair product that is for your particular issue to permanently repair and stabilize the foundation. If you have a sloping foundation, we will install a system of foundation piers to stabilize the foundation. We will install either push piers or helical piers, depending on where and how bad the sinking is. Both types 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 different options. Our team can utilize a number of wall anchors, these are 2 large steel plates connected by a long, steel rod, or tall braces that are installed vertically against the cracks to force the section back in line and prevent further bowing, or even carbon fiber straps to strengthen weak spots and prevent the wall from bowing. If they are correctly installed, these products will straighten the bowing wall and stop it from coming out of alignment.
Crawl Space Solutions
In Batavia, many of the homes 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. The vents allow water to get in during rain and snow storms and the vents prevent proper evaporation which causes the humidity levels to stay high which will eventually foster the growth of mold and 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 keeping the humidity levels low will improve the overall air quality in your home.
Perma-Seal has been working with crawl spaces since 1979 and we know the most efficient way to close them off and control the humidity. We do this using a method known as encapsulation which is the installation of a thick liner or vapor barrier, occasionally installed with insulation products, and are heavy duty plastic and vinyl sheeting as well as vent covers and a heavy duty door that will close off the area completely and stop any excess moisture from entering. Closing the area will also stop critters and animals from moving in the crawl space which will 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 prevent high levels of humidity in addition to removing pollutants from the air.
We also offer a variety of services to improve your basement area. We can upgrade your basement windows to improve the air flow or provide additional light in the area. During basement waterproofing, we can install our wall system as part of a pre-finishing service that is both waterproof as well as 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 potential future water problems. Even if you've have a competitors waterproofing system in place, we can perform our preventive maintenance testing so you know it will continue to work at peak efficiency.
If you are interested in any of 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 set up a meeting with a member of our team.
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