Perma-Seal Repair Services in Beecher, IL
If you've noticed your home experiences flooding during extended rains or when the snow is melting in the spring or you've got large cracks in the foundation, you already know there could be a real issue. We are ready to help when there is any kind of basement water, foundation settlement, or buckling 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 Beecher area that are trained to properly investigate your home and evaluate your problem to design a specific solution to that problem that will keep your home properly protected. When our team installs a waterproofing system or a repair solution, it is strengthened by years of experience and trusted products.
It is crucial that as soon as you've seen an issue with your foundation, crawl space or basement that you reach out to an experienced repair company. We recommend this due to there are a number of potentially dangerous issues that can happen along with these issues including mildew, structural damage, and even permanent foundation damage. If you're needing our basement waterproofing products to prevent water from entering your home, foundation repair services to prevent your home from sinking, or crawl space services to control mold growth in the crawl space, our team is here to help you.
Your basement is an important part of your home regardless of if it is being used as a storage area or have already finished the area. Due to this, it is important that the entire area is free of standing water and excess humidity is controlled. Because water is able to get into a basement by a variety of possible places, that means there have to be a number of repair possibilities that we can utilize to keep the water under control. The main places that we find water leaking is through cracks in the walls, which are usually in concrete or at mortar joints between blocks, at the cove joint, which is where the walls and floor connect, and at any windows that are at or even below the soil.
Regardless of where the problem may be, we have solutions that are designed to control, transport, and remove water from your basement. If you have leaking cracks, the first step is installing a wall crack repair to control the crack growth and leaking. When water is coming in at the cove joint or even at basement windows, having a custom drainage system installed can help remove the water from your basement. In some extreme locations, usually with older block, brick, or stone foundations, we can install one of our entire wall solution that is comprised of 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 the water, we can replace it with a new, more powerful sump pump to help the system keep up with the demand. On top of installing systems, we can also upgrade the drainage in your 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 parts. It not only supports the building itself but it also is the basement walls. When you have any foundation problems, usually, they will present themselves as stair-step cracks in the outside brickwork, cracks that run along the foundation or along basement walls. You may also notice that the windows or doors will not open or close easily or even cracks at the corners of them. You may also see a problem where the basement walls are pressing into the basement. You may not think these problems seem problematic when you notice them, each of them are indicators of a sinking or settling foundation and they should be evaluated by an expert for specific problems to determine if a repair needs to be performed.
Thankfully, the most common foundation problems have very similar causes and our team is very good at noticing these issues. We can offer a repair solution intended for your specific issue to permanently repair and stabilize the foundation or walls. If the problem is a settling foundation, we can install a series of foundation piers to stabilize the foundation. Depending on how bad it is and where it is, we will use either helical piers or push piers. Both types are very strong and can help stabilize your foundation. If you've got bowing basement walls, depending on how much the wall is buckling, it can be solved with some different options. We can utilize a system of wall anchors which are 2 large plates and these are connected by a long, steel rod, or tall braces that are installed directly against the cracks to force 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. When properly used, these products can correct the buckling wall and stop it from coming out of alignment.
Crawl Space Solutions
In Beecher, many of the homes were built with crawl spaces and not basements. For a long time, these were constructed with open vents which was intended to increase fresh air flow through the area and keep it dry. Unfortunately, the opposite is usually what happens. Having open vents allows water to enter the space when it rains or snows and then it never leaves which causes the humidity levels to stay high which can foster the growth of mold and mildew. Studies have shown that up to ½ of the air in your home can come up through the crawl space so having the space closed off from the outside and keeping the humidity levels low can improve the overall air quality in your home.
Perma-Seal has been encapsulating crawl spaces as long as we have been in business and we know the most efficient way to seal 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, occasionally installed with insulation products, which are thick plastic and vinyl sheets as well as covers to close off existing vents and a heavy duty door that can close off the area totally and stop any excess 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 closed off, we can install an air quality control system which is a dehumidifier and air filter. This will prevent high levels of humidity as well as remove pollutants from the air.
We also offer a variety of services to help improve your basement area. We have 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 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 prevent any water from entering the home before it can become a problem. Even if you've have a waterproofing system we did not install in place, we can perform our preventive maintenance testing so you know it will continue to work at peak efficiency.
If you would like more information about the solutions above, don't hesitate 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.
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