Basement and Foundation Waterproofing and Repair Services in Bensenville, IL
When your basement experiences flooding during extended rains or in the spring during the snow melt or you've got cracks in your foundation, you already know this is a serious issue. Perma-Seal Basement Systems is here to help when your home has any type of crawl space water, foundation settlement, or bowing foundation wall problem. Our team uses methods and products that we have thoroughly tested over the years that our team stands behind. We have a team of professionals in Bensenville that are trained to correctly investigate your home and evaluate your problem to implement a specialized solution for your problem that will ensure your home is properly protected. When our team installs a waterproofing system or a repair solution, it is backed by years of industry experience and trusted products.
It is crucial that if you've seen an issue with your basement, foundation, or crawl space that you reach out to a trusted repair company. We recommend this as there are a number of additional problems that will arise with these issues including mildew, structural damage, and even permanent foundation damage. If you require our basement waterproofing services to protect your home, foundation repair products to stop cracks from growing in the foundation, or crawl space services to control water in the crawl space, our team is here to help you.
The basement is a very important part of your home whether it is only being used as a storage area or have already finished the area. This means it is necessary that the area is dry and excess humidity is controlled. Since water is able to get into a basement using a number of possible paths, there are a variety of repair options that we can use to keep the water under control. The most common places that we see water leaks is through cracks in the basement walls, which are usually in concrete or at the joints where the blocks meet, at the cove joint, where the basement walls and floor connect, and at the windows that are at or below grade.
Regardless of where you're having the problem there are solutions that can collect, divert, and eject the water from your basement. If you have dripping basement cracks, the first thing to do is implementing a wall crack repair procedure to prevent the crack from growing and leaking. If the water is coming in at the cove joint or even the windows, having a custom drainage system installed will help remove the water from your basement. In some problematic locations, occasionally with older block, brick, or stone foundations, we can recommend installing one of our entire wall solution that is comprised of a full height liner that will collect and divert water. If you've already got a waterproofing system in the basement but it struggles to keep up with demand, we can install a new, more powerful sump pump to help the system keep up with the demand. On top of installing systems, we can also help you evaluate the drainage in your yard to help prevent water from sitting at the foundation and seeping in.
Structural Foundation Repair
The foundation of your home is easily one of, if not the, most important areas of the home. It not only holds the structure itself but it also creates the basement walls. If you have any foundation problems, normally they will present themselves in the form of stair stepping cracks in your outside brickwork, horizontal cracks that run the length of the foundation or along the basement walls. Sometimes, you will see that your doors will not open or close easily or there may be cracks at the corners of them. You may also see an issue where your basement walls are pressing into the area. While these problems may not seem critical when you notice them, they are all indicators of a sinking or settling foundation which should be looked at by a professional for specific problems to determine what type of a repair needs to be installed.
Thankfully, many foundation problems are caused by similar things and our team is very good at noticing those problems. We can utilize a repair product designed for your exact issue to permanently repair and stabilize the foundation or walls. If you've got a uneven foundation, we can implement 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 much the wall is buckling, it can be solved with some possible options. Our team can install a series of wall anchors which are 2 large steel plates connected by a long, steel rod, or tall braces that we mount vertically against the problem area to force the section back in line and control further bowing, or even carbon fiber straps and staples to strengthen weak spots and prevent the wall from bowing. When properly used, these products can straighten the bowing wall and stop it from coming out of alignment again.
Crawl Space Solutions
In Bensenville, many of the homes were built with crawl space areas in addition to basements. For many years, they were built with open vents to the outside where were intended to help fresh air flow through the area and keep it dry. Unfortunately, the opposite is usually what happens. Having open vents allows water to get in during rain and snow storms and then it never leaves which causes the humidity levels to stay high which can harbor the growth of mold and mildew. Studies have shown that up to ½ of the air in your home enters through the crawl space so ensuring the crawl space is closed off from the elements and keeping the humidity levels low can improve the overall air quality in your home.
Our team has been helping customers with their crawl spaces since 1979 and we know the proper way to seal them off and control excess humidity. We do this using a method known as 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 seal the area totally and stop any excess moisture from entering. Encapsulation will also stop pests and animals from getting in your crawl space which will help keep any items there safe and allow you to use it for storage. Once your crawl space is encapsulated, we can install a combination dehumidifier and air filter. It will prevent high levels of humidity as well as remove pollutants from the air.
We also offer a number of services to help improve your basement area. We can upgrade, replace, or install new basement windows to improve the air flow or provide additional light in the area. During basement waterproofing, we can install our wall system as part of a pre-finishing service that is waterproof and resistant to the growth of mold and mildew. 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. Even if you've have a competitors waterproofing system 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 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 set up a consultation with a member of our team.
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