Foundation, Basement, and Crawl Space Repair Services in Bellwood, Illinois
If your home floods during extended rains or as the snow melts in the spring time or you have long cracks in the foundation, you already know there may be a serious problem. Perma-Seal Basement Systems is ready to provide assistance when your home has any kind of crawl space water, sinking foundation, or buckling basement wall problem. We use methods and products that we have thoroughly tested over the years that we stand behind. We have a team of experts in Bellwood that are trained to properly investigate your home and evaluate your problem and come up with a unique solution to that problem that will keep your home safe and protected. When our team implements a basement or crawl space waterproofing system or a repair solution, it is supported by years of industry experience and trusted products.
It is crucial that as soon as you find an issue with your foundation, crawl space or basement that you reach out to a trusted repair company. We recommend this due to there are some potentially dangerous problems that will arise with these issues including mildew, reduced structural integrity, and even permanent foundation damage. It doesn't matter if you are needing our basement waterproofing products to stop water damaging your home, foundation repair services to stop foundation issues, or crawl space services to control mildew growth in the crawl space, our experts are here to help you.
The basement is a very important area 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 necessary that the area is dry and any flooding is prevented. Due to the fact that water is able to get into the basement using a number of different paths, that means there have to be a variety of repair options that we can utilize to prevent damage to the area. The main places that water leaks in is through cracks in the walls, whether these are in concrete or at the joints where the blocks meet, at the cove joint, which is where the walls and floor meet, and finally at any windows that may be at or even below the soil.
No matter where the problem lies we've got solutions that are designed to collect, divert, and remove water from your basement. If there are dripping wall 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 or even your windows, having a custom drainage system installed will help remove the water from your basement. In some of the more extreme instances, occasionally with older block, brick, or stone foundations, we can recommend installing one of our entire wall solution that is made up of a full height heavy duty liner that will collect and divert water. Occasionally there is already a waterproofing system in place but it struggles to keep up with demand, we can install a new, more powerful sump pump to make the system as good as new. We aren't just installing systems, we can also improve the drainage in your yard to help prevent water from standing at the foundation and seeping in.
Structural Foundation Repair
The foundation of your home is quite possibly one of the most important parts. It not only holds the structure itself but it also forms the basement walls. When you've got foundation problems, usually, they will show themselves in the form of diagonal cracks in the outside brickwork, horizontal cracks that run along the foundation or along basement walls. Sometimes, you will see that the windows will get stuck or even cracks at the corners of them. There may also be a problem where the basement walls are buckling inward. You may not think these problems seem critical when you notice them, each of them are indicative of a sinking or settling foundation and it is important to have an expert evaluate the foundation for particular problems and determine if a repair needs to be in place.
It is good that the most common foundation problems are caused by similar things and our experts are very good at tracking down these problems. We can utilize a repair product designed for your particular problem to permanently repair and stabilize the foundation. If you've got a settling foundation, we can implement 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 of piers are very strong and can help stabilize your foundation. If your basement walls are bowing, depending on how much the wall is buckling, there are some potential options. Our team can install a series of wall anchors which are 2 large plates connected by a long, steel rod, or c shaped braces that sit vertically against the problem area to push the section back in line and stop further bowing, or carbon fiber staples to strengthen weak areas and prevent the wall from bowing. These products can correct the buckling wall and prevent it from coming out of alignment again.
Crawl Space Solutions
In our area, there are many homes that were built with crawl space areas instead of basements. As long as there have been crawl spaces, these were built with open vents to the outside where were intended to help air flow into the area and keep it dry. Unfortunately, this is rarely what happens. The vents allow water to get in when it rains or snows and the vents prevent proper evaporation which results in the humidity level staying too high which will eventually facilitate the growth of mildew. We have found that up to half of the air in your home enters through the crawl space so ensuring this area is closed off from the outside and controlling excess humidity can increase the overall air quality in your home.
Our team has been working on crawl spaces since we opened our doors and we know the most efficient way to seal them off and control excess humidity. This is done using a method known as encapsulation which is the installation of a thick liner or vapor barrier, sometimes accompanied by insulation products, and are thick plastic and vinyl sheeting as well as covers to close off existing vents and a heavy duty door that can seal the area totally and prevent any unwanted moisture from entering. Closing the area will also prevent bugs and animals from moving in your crawl space which will help keep any items there safe and allow you to use it for storage. After the crawl space is closed off, we can install a combination dehumidifier and air filter. It will control any excess humidity as well as remove pollutants from the air.
We also offer a number of services to help add features to your basement area. We can upgrade your basement windows to increase the air flow or increase the amount of light in the area. After we install a waterproofing system, we can help with pre-finishing the area by installing a wall system that is waterproof and resistant to mildew growth. When you are building a new home, our new construction waterproofing solutions can stop 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 testing so you know it will continue to work at peak efficiency.
If you are interested in any of 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 schedule a meeting with one of our experts.
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