Foundation and Basement Waterproofing Services in Belvidere, Illinois

Interior Wall Waterproofing in Belvidere

It doesn't matter if your downstairs area experiences flooding when there are extended rains or when the snow is melting in the spring or you've got large cracks in the foundation, you know there could be a real issue. Our team is here to provide assistance when you have any type of crawl space water, sinking foundation, or bowed basement wall problem. Our team uses time tested products and methods that our team stands behind. We have a team of professionals in the Belvidere area that are trained to correctly evaluate your problem to come up with a specialized solution to that problem that will ensure your home is safe and protected. When our team implements a basement waterproofing system or a repair solution, it is strengthened by years of experience and trusted products.

It is very important that once you've found an issue with your crawl space, foundation, or basement that you contact a trusted repair company. We say this because there are some additional problems that can happen along with these issues including mildew, reduced structural integrity, and even permanent foundation damage. If you need our basement waterproofing services to stop water damaging your home, foundation repair products to stop foundation issues, or crawl space services to control mildew growth in the crawl space, our team is here to help you.

Basement Waterproofing

Interior Basement Wall Crack Repair in Belvidere

The basement is a very important area of your home regardless of if it is only being used for storage or have already finished the area. This means it is necessary that the entire space is dry and protected from flooding and excess humidity. Because water can get into a basement through a variety of possible paths, that means there have to be a number of repair options that we can use to keep the area safe. The primary places that water is entering is through cracks in the foundation walls, which are usually in concrete or at mortar joints between blocks, at the cove joint, where the foundation wall and floor connect, and at the windows that are at or below the soil.

Regardless of where the problem lies we have solutions that can control, divert, and eject the water from your basement. If you've got dripping wall cracks, the first step is installing a wall crack repair method to stop the crack from leaking and growing. When the water is entering at the cove or even the windows, installing a custom drainage system can help remove the water from your basement. In some of the more problematic locations, occasionally with old homes that have stone, block, or brick foundations, we can install one of our entire wall solution that is a full height liner that will collect and divert water. Occasionally there is already a waterproofing system installed but it struggles to keep up with demand, we can replace it with a new, upgraded sump pump to breathe new life into the system. In addition to installing systems, we can also help you upgrade the drainage in your yard to assist with preventing water from pooling at the foundation and seeping in.

Structural Foundation Repair

Foundtion Piers in Belvidere

Your homes foundation is easily one of the most important areas of the home. It not only holds the building itself but it also creates the basement walls. When there are foundation problems, usually, they will manifest themselves in the form of stair stepping cracks in the outside brickwork, long cracks that run along the foundation or across the basement walls. You may also notice that the windows will get stuck or there may be cracks at the corners of them. You may also see a problem where the basement walls are bowing into the area. You may not think these problems seem serious at first, they are all indicators of a sinking or settling foundation and they should be evaluated by an expert for problems to determine if a repair needs to be installed.

It is good that the most common foundation problems stem from similar issues and our team is very good at tracking down those problems. We can implement a repair product intended for your particular issue to permanently repair and stabilize the foundation. If you've got a sloping foundation, we can 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 can help stabilize your foundation. If your basement walls are bowing, depending on how badly the wall is bowing, we have some possible options. Our team can utilize a series of wall anchors which are 2 large steel plates that are connected by a long, steel rod, or c shaped braces that sit vertically against the problem area to force them back in line and control further bowing, or carbon fiber staples to strengthen along cracks and prevent the wall from bowing. When properly used, these products can correct the bowed wall and stop it from coming out of alignment again.

Crawl Space Solutions

Crawl Space Repair Solutions in Belvidere

In Belvidere, many of the homes are built with crawl space areas instead of basements. As long as there have been crawl spaces, these were created with open vents to the outside where were intended to help fresh air flow into the space and keep it dry. Unfortunately, this is rarely what happens. The vents allow water to enter the space when it rains or snows and then it never leaves which results in the humidity level staying too high which can harbor the growth of mildew. We have found that up to ½ of the air in your home has come up through the crawl space so having the space closed off from the weather and controlling excess humidity can improve the overall air quality in your home.

Our team has been encapsulating crawl spaces as long as we have been in business and we know the proper way to close them off and control the humidity. We do this using a method called encapsulation which is the installation of a thick liner or vapor barrier, sometimes accompanied by insulation products, and are heavy duty plastic and vinyl sheeting as well as vent covers and a sturdy door that can close off the area completely and stop any unwanted moisture from entering. Encapsulation will also stop bugs and animals from moving in your crawl space which will help keep any appliances there safe and allow you to use it for storage. Once the crawl space is protected, we can install an air filter and dehumidifier to improve the indoor air quality. This will prevent high levels of humidity as well as remove pollutants from the air.

Additional Services

We also provide a variety of services to help upgrade the basement and crawl space areas of your home. We can upgrade your 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 as well as resistant to mildew growth. If you are building a new home, our new construction waterproofing solutions can prevent any potential future water problems. Even if you've have a waterproofing system we did not install in place, we can perform our preventive maintenance inspection to ensure it continues to work at peak efficiency.

Contact Us

If you are interested in any of the services above, feel free 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 schedule a consultation with one of our experts.

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