Perma-Seal Repair Services in Big Rock, Illinois
If you've noticed your downstairs area floods when there are extended rains or in the spring during the snow melt or there are long cracks in the foundation, you already know this is a serious problem. Perma-Seal Basement Systems is ready to help when you have any type of crawl space flooding, sinking foundation, or bowed 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 the Big Rock area that are trained to properly evaluate your problem and create a specialized solution for your problem that will ensure your home is safe and protected. When our team installs a crawl space or basement waterproofing system or a repair solution, it is backed by years of experience and trusted products.
It is very important that once you've seen an issue with your basement, foundation, or crawl space that you contact an experienced repair company. We recommend this due to there are a number of additional problems that can accompany these issues including mildew, structural damage, and even permanent foundation damage. If you're 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 control mildew growth in the crawl space, our professionals are here to help you.
The basement is a very important part of your home regardless of if it is being used as a storage area or have finished the area. This means it is important that the space is free of standing water and protected from flooding and excess humidity. Due to the fact that water can get into your basement using a variety of different paths, there needs to be a number of repair solutions and products that we can install to keep the area safe. The most common places that we see water leaks is at cracks in the walls, which are usually in concrete or at mortar joints between blocks, at the cove joint, which is where the wall and floor meet, and at windows that may be at or below the soil.
No matter where the problem lies we have solutions that will collect, transport, and remove water from your basement. If there are leaking basement cracks, the first thing to do is installing a wall crack repair to stop the crack from leaking and growing. When water is entering at the cove joint or even the windows, having a custom drainage system installed can help remove the water from your basement. In some of the more extreme instances, occasionally with old homes that have stone, block, or brick foundations, we can install one of our entire wall solution that is comprised of a floor to ceiling heavy duty liner that will collect and divert water. Occasionally there is already a waterproofing system in the basement but it struggles to keep up with flooding water, 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 improve the drainage in your yard to help keep water from pooling at the foundation and seeping in.
Structural Foundation Repair
Your homes foundation is quite possibly one of the most important areas of the home. It not only holds the structure itself but it also creates the basement walls. When you've got foundation problems, usually, they will show themselves in the form of stair stepping cracks in the brickwork, long cracks that run the length of the foundation or across basement walls. You may also notice that the doors will get stuck or even cracks at the corners of them. You may also see a problem where the basement walls are coming into the basement. You may not think these problems seem critical at first, each of them are indicators 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 performed.
Thankfully, the most common foundation problems stem from similar issues and our experts are very good at noticing these problems. We can utilize a repair product designed for your particular problem to permanently repair and stabilize the foundation or walls. If you have a uneven foundation, we can implement a series of foundation piers to correct the problem. Depending on how bad it is and where it is, we will use either helical piers or push piers. Both types are very strong and are able to stabilize your foundation. If you've got bowing basement walls, depending on how the severity of the bowing wall, we have a few possible options. We can install a series of wall anchors which are 2 large steel plates that are connected by a long, steel rod, or tall braces that sit vertically against the problem area to force them back in line and control further bowing, or even carbon fiber straps to strengthen along cracks and prevent the wall from bowing. These products can repair the bowed 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 spaces instead of basements. As long as there have been crawl spaces, they were built with open vents which was intended to increase air flow through the space and keep it dry. Unfortunately, the opposite is usually what happens. The vents allow water to get in when it rains or snows and then it never leaves which results in the humidity level staying too high which can foster the growth of mildew. Studies have shown that up to 50% of the air in your home comes up through the crawl space so ensuring this area is protected from the elements and keeping the humidity levels low can improve the overall air quality in your home.
We have been helping customers with their crawl spaces as long as we have been in business and we know the best way to seal them off and control the humidity. This is done using a process called encapsulation which is the installation of a thick liner or vapor barrier, sometimes accompanied by insulation products, which are heavy duty plastic and vinyl sheeting as well as covers to close off existing vents and a heavy duty door that can close off the area completely and prevent any excess moisture from entering. Encapsulation will also prevent pests and animals from settling 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 protected, we can install an air quality control system which is a dehumidifier and air filter. It will reduce the excess humidity to a proper level as well as remove pollutants from the air.
We also offer a variety of services to help improve your basement area. We can upgrade your basement windows to improve 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 both waterproof as well as resistant to mildew growth. When you are building a new home, we can install a system of new construction waterproofing systems to 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 inspection so you know it will continue to work at peak efficiency.
If you would like more information about the products above, feel free to fill out the form on our contact us page, visit our frequently asked questions page or call us directly at 630-206-1177 and set up a meeting with a member of our team.
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