Foundation and Basement Waterproofing and Repair Services in Beecher, IL
If you've noticed your home experiences flooding when there are extended rains or in the spring time when the snow melts or you have cracks in the foundation, you already know this is a serious problem. Perma-Seal Basement Systems is ready to provide assistance when your home has any type of crawl space water, foundation settlement, or bowing basement wall problem. We use products that we've tested and methods that we've perfected over the years that we stand behind. We have a team of professionals in the Beecher area that are trained to properly evaluate your problem and design a specialized solution to that problem that will ensure your home is properly protected. When our team installs a basement or crawl space waterproofing system or a repair solution, it is supported by years of experience and trusted products.
It is crucial that as soon as you find a problem with your foundation, crawl space or basement that you contact a trusted repair company. We say this due to there are some potentially dangerous problems that can accompany these issues including mildew, weakened structure, and even catastrophic foundation damage. If you need our basement waterproofing services to protect your home, foundation repair services to stop foundation issues, or crawl space services to control mildew growth in the crawl space, our team is here to help you.
The basement is an important area of your home whether you're using it as storage or have already finished the area. Due to this, it is important that the entire area is dry and any flooding is prevented. Since water can get into the basement by a number of possible places, there needs to be a variety of repair solutions and products that we can utilize to keep the area safe. The main places that water leaks in is at cracks in the walls, which are usually in concrete or at the joints where the blocks meet, at the cove joint, where the wall and floor connect, and finally at any windows that are at or below the soil.
Regardless of where the problem may be, there are solutions that can control, transport, and remove water from your basement. If there are leaky cracks, the first step is installing a wall crack repair method to stop the crack from leaking and growing. If water is leaking at the cove or even basement windows, having a custom drainage system installed can remove the water from your basement. In some of the more problematic instances, occasionally with old homes that have stone, block, or brick foundations, we can recommend installing an entire wall solution that is comprised of a full height liner that will collect and divert water. Occasionally there is already a waterproofing system installed but it cannot keep up with flooding water, we can install a new, upgraded sump pump to make the system as good as new. On top of installing systems, we can also improve the drainage in your yard to help stop water from pooling at the foundation and seeping in.
Structural Foundation Repair
The homes foundation is easily one of the most important parts. It not only holds the building itself but it also forms the basement walls. If there are foundation problems, normally they will present themselves as stair stepping cracks in the brickwork, cracks that run the length of 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. There may also be a problem where the basement walls are coming into the area. You may not think these problems seem serious when you notice them, 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 performed.
It is good that many foundation problems stem from similar issues and our professionals are very good at tracking down those problems. We can offer a repair product designed for your particular problem to permanently repair and stabilize the foundation or walls. If you've got a sinking foundation, we can install a system 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 are very strong and can help stabilize your foundation. If you have basement walls that are bowing, depending on how the severity of the bowing wall, there are some different options. Our team can install a series of wall anchors, these are 2 large plates and these are connected by a long, steel rod, or tall braces that are installed vertically against the cracks to force them back in line and stop further bowing, we also can apply carbon fiber staples to strengthen along cracks and prevent the wall from bowing. These products can straighten the bowing wall and stop it from coming out of alignment.
Crawl Space Solutions
In Beecher, many of the homes were built with crawl space areas in addition to basements. For a long time, they were built with open vents to the outside where were intended to help fresh air flow into the area and keep it dry. Unfortunately, this is rarely what happens. The vents allow water to enter the space during rain and snow storms and the vents hinder airflow which causes the humidity levels to stay high which will eventually foster the growth of mildew. Up to 50% of the air in your home enters through the crawl space so ensuring the crawl space is closed off from the weather and keeping the humidity levels low can increase the overall air quality in your home.
Our team has been enclosing crawl spaces as long as we have been in business and we know the most efficient way to seal them off and control excess humidity. We do this using a method known as encapsulation which is the installation of a series of vapor barriers, sometimes accompanied by insulation products, and are sturdy plastic and vinyl sheets as well as covers to close off existing vents and a sturdy door that can close off the area completely and stop any excess moisture from entering. This will also stop bugs and animals from settling in your crawl space which will keep any appliances there safe and allow you to use it for storage. After the crawl space is encapsulated, 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 provide a number of services to improve your basement area. We can upgrade, replace, or install new basement windows to increase the air flow or provide additional light in the area. After we install a waterproofing system, we can install a wall system that is both waterproof and resistant to mildew growth. When you are building a new home, we can install a system of new construction waterproofing systems to prevent any potential future water problems. If you've have a waterproofing system we did not install in place, we can perform our preventive maintenance service so you know it will continue to work at peak efficiency.
If you are interested in any of the products 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 schedule a meeting with one of our experts.
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