Basement, Foundation, and Crawl Space Waterproofing and Repair Services in Bedford Park, Illinois

Structural Foundation Repair in Bedford Park

If your home floods during heavy rains or when the snow is melting in the spring or there are large cracks in the foundation, you know there could be a real problem. We are ready to help when you have any type of basement flooding, foundation settlement, or buckling foundation wall problem. Our team uses time tested products and methods that our team stands behind. We have a team of professionals in Bedford Park that are trained to correctly evaluate your problem to design a unique solution to that problem that will ensure your home is safe and protected. When our team installs a crawl space or basement waterproofing system or a repair solution, it is backed by years of experience and trusted products.

It is crucial that once you find a problem with the crawl space, foundation, or basement that you contact an experienced repair company. We say this because there are some potentially dangerous problems that can arise with these issues including mildew, reduced structural integrity, and even catastrophic foundation damage. It doesn't matter if you're in need of our basement waterproofing services to protect your home, foundation repair products to stop foundation issues, or crawl space services to control mildew growth in the crawl space, our team is here to help you.

Basement Waterproofing

New Construction Drainage System in Bedford Park

The basement is an important part of the home regardless of if it is only being used as storage or if you have a finished space down there. Because of this, it is important that the entire space is free of standing water and any type of flooding is prevented. Due to the fact that water is able to get into a basement by a number of possible places, that means there have to be a variety of repair solutions and products that we will use to keep the area safe. The most common places that water leaks in is at cracks in the basement walls, whether these are in concrete or at the joints where the blocks meet, at the cove joint, which is where the basement walls and floor meet, and finally at windows that are at or below the soil.

Regardless of where the problem may be, there are solutions that will collect, divert, and remove water from the basement. If there are leaking wall cracks, the first thing to do is installing a wall crack repair to control the crack growth and leaking. If water is coming in at the cove joint or even your windows, installing a custom drainage system can help remove the water from the basement. In some problematic locations, usually with older block, brick, or stone foundations, we will install one of our entire wall solution that is made up of a full height 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 breathe new life into the system. In addition to installing systems, we can also help you improve the drainage in the yard to assist with preventing water from sitting next to the home and seeping in.

Structural Foundation Repair

Foundtion Piers in Bedford Park

The foundation of your home is easily one of the most important parts. It not only holds the home itself but it also is the basement walls. If there are foundation problems, they will generally manifest themselves as diagonal cracks in the outside brickwork, horizontal cracks that run the length of the foundation or across basement walls. Sometimes, you will see that the windows or doors will stick when you open or close them or there may be cracks at the corners of them. There may also be a problem where the basement walls are bowing into the basement. You may not think these issues seem problematic when you notice them, they are all indicative of a sinking or settling foundation and they should be evaluated by an expert for particular problems to determine if a repair needs to be performed.

Thankfully, the most common foundation problems have very similar causes and our professionals are very good at evaluating those problems. We can utilize a repair product designed for your particular problem to permanently repair and stabilize the foundation or walls. If there is a sinking foundation, we will implement 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 types of piers are very strong and can stabilize your foundation. If your basement walls are bowing, depending on how the severity of the bowing wall, we have a few potential options. Our team can install a series of wall anchors which are 2 large steel plates connected by a long, steel rod, or tall braces that sit directly against the cracks to push them back in line and control further bowing, or carbon fiber straps to strengthen along cracks and prevent the wall from bowing. These products will repair the buckling wall and prevent it from coming out of alignment.

Crawl Space Solutions

Crawl Space Encapsulation in Bedford Park

In our area, many of the homes are built with crawl space areas in addition to basements. As long as there have been crawl spaces, they were built with open vents which was intended to increase air flow into 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 causes the humidity levels to stay high which can foster the growth of mildew. We have found that up to half of the air in your home comes up through the crawl space so having the space protected from the elements and keeping the humidity levels low will improve the overall air quality in your home.

We have been encapsulating crawl spaces since we opened our doors and we know the proper way to close them off and control high humidity. We do this using a process known as encapsulation which is the installation of a thick liner or vapor barrier, sometimes accompanied by insulation products, and are strong plastic and vinyl sheets as well as covers to close off existing vents and a heavy duty door that will seal the area completely and prevent any unwanted moisture from entering. This will also prevent pests and animals from moving in the crawl space which will help keep any appliances 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. This will control any excess humidity in addition to removing pollutants from the air.

Additional Services

We also provide a number of services to help improve the basement and crawl space areas of your home. We carry basement windows to improve the air flow or increase the amount of light in the area. When waterproofing the basement, we can install our wall system as part of a pre-finishing service that is waterproof as well as resistant to the growth of mildew. When you are building a new home, we can install a system of new construction waterproofing systems to prevent any potential future water problems. 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.

Contact Us

If you are interested in any of the products above, please fill out the form on our contact us page, visit our FAQ page or call us directly at 630-206-1177 and set up a meeting with a member of our team.

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