Foundation and Basement Services in Bellwood, IL
If your downstairs area floods when there are heavy rains or in the spring time when the snow melts or you have cracks in your foundation, you know this can be a real problem. We are ready to assist when there is any kind of crawl space water, sinking foundation, or buckling foundation wall problem. We use methods and products that we have thoroughly tested over the years that we stand behind. We have a team of professionals in Bellwood that are trained to properly evaluate your problem and design a unique solution to that problem that will ensure your home is safe and protected. When we install a basement waterproofing system or a repair solution, it is backed by years of industry experience and trusted products.
It is crucial that once you've found a problem with your crawl space, foundation, or basement that you contact an experienced repair company. We say this because there are a number of additional issues that can accompany these issues such as mildew, weakened structure, and even catastrophic foundation damage. No matter if you are in need of our basement waterproofing services to protect your home, foundation repair products to stop cracks from growing in the foundation, or crawl space services to prevent unnecessary damage under your home, our experts are here to help you.
The basement is a very important part of your home whether you're using it for storage or if you have a finished space down there. Because of this, it is important that the space is dry and protected from flooding and excess humidity. Due to the fact that water is able to get into a basement by a number of different places, there are a variety of repair solutions and products that we can utilize to keep the water under control. The main places that water leaks in is at cracks in the foundation walls, whether these are in concrete or at mortar joints between blocks, at the cove joint, where the foundation wall and floor connect, and finally at any windows that may be at or below grade.
No matter where you're having the problem we have solutions that are designed to collect, transport, and eject water from your basement. If you have leaky wall cracks, the first thing to do is installing a wall crack repair 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 can help remove the water from your basement. In some of the more problematic locations, usually with older block, brick, or stone foundations, we can recommend installing an entire wall solution that is a floor to ceiling liner that will collect and divert water. Occasionally there is already a waterproofing system in the basement but it struggles to keep up with demand, we can install a new, upgraded sump pump to make the system as good as new. On top of installing systems, we can also help you improve the drainage in your yard to help stop water from standing at the foundation and seeping in.
Structural Foundation Repair
The homes foundation 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. If there are foundation problems, they will generally present themselves in the form of diagonal cracks in your outside brickwork, cracks that run along the foundation or along basement walls. You may also notice that your windows or doors will not open or close easily or there may be cracks at the corners of them. There may also be a problem where your basement walls are buckling into the basement. You may not think these problems seem critical at first, each of them are indicative of a sinking or settling foundation which should be looked at by a professional for particular problems and determine if a repair needs to be in place.
Thankfully, many foundation problems have very similar causes and our team is very good at spotting these issues. We can implement a repair solution designed for your exact problem to permanently repair and stabilize the foundation. If the problem is a sinking foundation, we can implement a series of foundation piers to level the foundation. 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 help stabilize your foundation. If your basement walls are bowing, depending on how the severity of the bowing wall, it can be solved with a few different options. We can utilize a system of wall anchors, these are 2 large plates that are connected by a long, steel rod, or tall braces that we mount directly against the problem area to push the section back in line and stop further bowing, we also can apply carbon fiber straps and staples to strengthen weak areas and prevent the wall from bowing. These products can repair the buckling wall and stop it from coming out of alignment again.
Crawl Space Solutions
In the greater Chicagoland area, many of the homes were built with crawl space areas instead of basements. For many years, these were built with vents to the outside where were intended to help air flow into the space and keep it dry. Unfortunately, this is rarely what happens. Having open vents allows water to get in during rain and snow storms and the vents prevent proper evaporation which results in the humidity level staying too high which can foster the growth of mildew. We have found that up to half of the air in your home can come up through the crawl space so ensuring the crawl space is protected from the outside and keeping the humidity levels low can improve the overall air quality in your home.
Our team has been dealing with crawl spaces as long as we have been in business and we know the best way to close them off and control the humidity. We do this using a process called encapsulation which is the installation of a series of vapor barriers, occasionally installed with insulation products, and are sturdy plastic and vinyl sheets as well as vent covers and a heavy duty door that can seal 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. After your crawl space is closed off, we can install an air filter and dehumidifier to improve the indoor air quality. This will reduce the excess humidity to a proper level in addition to removing pollutants from the air.
We also provide a number of services to help improve the basement and crawl space areas of your home. We can upgrade, replace, or install new basement windows to improve the air flow or increase the amount of light in the area. After we install a waterproofing system, we can install a wall system that is waterproof and resistant to the growth of mildew. If you are building a new home, our new construction waterproofing solutions can prevent any water from entering the home before it can become a problem. If you've already got a waterproofing system in place, we can perform our preventive maintenance service to ensure it continues to work at peak efficiency.
If you would like more information about the products 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 a member of our team.
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