Perma-Seal Waterproofing and Repair Services in Beecher, Illinois
If your basement experiences flooding during extended rains or in the spring time when the snow melts or there are long cracks in your foundation, you already know there may be a serious problem. Our team is here to provide assistance when your home has any kind of basement water, foundation settlement, or buckling foundation wall problem. Our team uses time tested products and methods that we stand behind. We have a team of experts in the Beecher area that are trained to properly evaluate your problem and create a unique solution to that problem that will ensure your home is properly 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 crucial that as soon as you see a problem with your foundation, crawl space or basement that you contact an experienced repair company. We say this because there are some potentially dangerous issues that will accompany these issues such as mildew, weakened structure, and even catastrophic foundation damage. If you are in need of 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 experts are here to help you.
Your basement is a very important area of your home regardless of if you're using it as a storage area or have finished the area. This means it is important that the area is dry and excess humidity is controlled. Because water can get into a basement using a variety of possible paths, there needs to be a variety of repair solutions and products that we will utilize to keep the area safe. The primary places that we find water leaking is through cracks in the basement walls, which are usually in concrete or at mortar joints between blocks, at the cove joint, where the basement wall and floor meet, and finally at windows that are at or below grade.
No matter where the problem may be, there are solutions that can collect, transport, and eject water from your basement. If there are leaking wall cracks, the first thing to do is implementing a wall crack repair method to prevent the crack from growing and leaking. If water is entering at the cove or even at basement windows, having a custom drainage system installed will help remove the water from your basement. In some of the more problematic instances, usually with older block, brick, or stone foundations, we will install an entire wall solution that is made up of a floor to ceiling liner that will collect and divert water. Sometimes people already have a waterproofing system installed but it is unable to keep up with flooding water, we can install a new, upgraded sump pump to help the system keep up with the demand. In addition to installing systems, we can also improve the drainage in your yard to help keep water from standing next to the home and seeping in.
Structural Foundation Repair
The homes foundation is quite possibly one of the most important areas of the home. It not only supports the structure itself but it also is the basement walls. If you have any foundation problems, normally they will show themselves as diagonal cracks in your outside brickwork, cracks that run along the foundation or across basement walls. Sometimes, you will see that your windows and doors will get stuck or there may be cracks at the corners of them. You may also have an issue where your basement walls are pressing inward. You may not think these problems seem critical at first, they are all indicative of a sinking or settling foundation and they should be evaluated by an expert for specific problems and determine what type of a repair needs to be installed.
It is good that the most common foundation problems are caused by similar things and our experts are very good at noticing these issues. We can implement a repair solution intended for your specific problem to permanently repair and stabilize the foundation. If there is a sinking foundation, we will implement a series of foundation piers to level the foundation. We will install either push piers or helical piers, depending on where and how bad the sinking is. Both types of piers are very strong and are able to 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 number of wall anchors which are 2 large plates and these are connected by a long, steel rod, or c shaped braces that are installed vertically against the problem area to push the section back in line and control further bowing, or carbon fiber staples to strengthen weak spots and prevent the wall from bowing. If they are correctly installed, these products will straighten the buckling wall and stop it from coming out of alignment.
Crawl Space Solutions
In Beecher, there are many homes that are built with crawl spaces in addition to basements. As long as there have been crawl spaces, these were created with open vents which was intended to increase air flow into the area and keep it dry. Unfortunately, the opposite is usually what happens. Having open vents allows water to get in when it rains or snows and then it never leaves which causes the humidity levels to stay high which will eventually facilitate the growth of mildew. We have found that up to half of the air in your home comes up through the crawl space so ensuring the crawl space is closed off from the weather and keeping the humidity levels low will increase the overall air quality in your home.
Our team has been encapsulating crawl spaces since we opened our doors and we know the best way to seal them off and control the humidity. This is done using a process known as encapsulation which is the installation of a thick liner or vapor barrier, occasionally installed with insulation products, which are heavy duty plastic and vinyl sheets as well as covers to close off existing vents and a sturdy door that will close off the area completely and stop any excess moisture from entering. This will also stop critters and animals from getting in your crawl space which will help keep any equipment there safe and allow you to use it for storage. Once your crawl space is encapsulated, we will install an air filter and dehumidifier to improve the indoor air quality. It will prevent high levels of humidity in addition to removing pollutants from the air.
We also offer a variety of services to help add features to your basement area. We have basement windows to increase the air flow or increase the amount of light in the area. During basement waterproofing, we can help with pre-finishing the area by installing a wall system that is waterproof as well as resistant to mildew growth. If 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. If you've have a competitors waterproofing system in place, we can perform our preventive maintenance inspection to ensure it continues to work at peak efficiency.
If you would like to talk to someone about the services above, don't hesitate to 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 organize a consultation with a member of our team.
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