Foundation and Basement Waterproofing and Repair Services in Big Rock, Illinois

Interior Wall Waterproofing in Big Rock

When your downstairs area floods during heavy rains or as the snow melts in the spring time or there are cracks in the foundation, you already know this can be a real issue. Perma-Seal Basement Systems is ready to assist when you've got any type of crawl space flooding, foundation settlement, or bowed basement wall problem. We use products that we've tested and methods that we've perfected over the years that we stand behind. We have a team of professionals in the Big Rock area that are trained to correctly evaluate your problem and design a unique solution for your problem that will ensure your home is properly repaired. When our team implements a waterproofing system or a repair solution, it is strengthened by years of experience and trusted products.

It is very important that if you've seen an issue with your crawl space, foundation, or basement that you reach out to a trusted repair company. We recommend this as there are a number of additional issues that will arise with these issues including mildew, structural damage, and even catastrophic foundation damage. If you're needing our basement waterproofing services to protect your home, foundation repair services to stop foundation issues, or crawl space services to control water in the crawl space, our team is here to help you.

Basement Waterproofing

Basement Wall Crack Repair in Big Rock

Your basement is an important part of your home regardless of if it is only being used as a storage area or have finished the area. This means it is necessary that the entire space is dry and excess humidity is controlled. Due to the fact that water is able to get into the basement using a variety of possible paths, there needs to be a variety of repair options that we will use to keep the water under control. The main places that we see water leaks is through 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 meet, and finally at the windows that may be at or even below the soil.

Regardless of where the problem may be, we have solutions that will control, divert, and remove the water from your basement. If there are leaking cracks, the first step is installing a wall crack repair to stop the crack from leaking and growing. If the water is leaking at the cove joint or even your windows, installing a custom drainage system will help remove the water from your basement. In some of the more extreme instances, typically with older block, brick, or stone foundations, we will recommend installing 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 installed but it cannot keep up with flooding water, we can replace it with a new, more powerful sump pump to breathe new life into the system. We aren't just installing systems, we can also help you upgrade the drainage in your yard to assist with preventing water from standing at the foundation and seeping in.

Structural Foundation Repair

Bowed Wall Repair - Wall Anchors in Big Rock

The homes foundation is quite possibly one of the most important areas of the home. It not only holds the home itself but it also is the basement walls. If there are foundation problems, usually, they will show themselves in the form of stair-step cracks in the brickwork, horizontal cracks that run the length of the foundation or across the basement walls. You may also notice that the windows will stick when you open or close them or even cracks at the corners of them. There may also be an issue where the basement walls are coming 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 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 noticing those issues. We can utilize a repair product intended for your exact issue to permanently repair and stabilize the foundation. If you have a sloping foundation, we will install a series of foundation piers to level the foundation. The location and amount of sinking will determine if we use helical or push piers. Both are very strong and can help stabilize your foundation. If you've got bowing basement walls, depending on how much the wall is buckling, there are a few different options. We can utilize a system of wall anchors which are 2 large plates that are connected by a long, steel rod, or tall braces that we mount directly against the problem area to force them back in line and control further bowing, or even carbon fiber staples to strengthen along cracks and prevent the wall from bowing. If they are correctly installed, these products will straighten the bowed wall and stop it from coming out of alignment.

Crawl Space Solutions

Crawl Space Encapsulation in Big Rock

In the greater Chicagoland area, there are many homes that were built with crawl space areas and not basements. As long as there have been crawl spaces, these were constructed with vents which was intended to increase 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 the vents prevent proper evaporation which causes the humidity levels to stay high which will eventually facilitate the growth of mildew. We have found that up to half of the air in your home comes up through the crawl space so having the space protected from the elements and controlling excess humidity will improve the overall air quality in your home.

Our team has been encapsulating crawl spaces since we opened our doors and we know the proper way to close them off and control the humidity. We do this using a process called encapsulation which is the installation of a thick liner or vapor barrier, occasionally installed with insulation products, and are thick plastic and vinyl sheets as well as vent covers and a heavy duty door that will close off the area completely and stop any excess moisture from entering. Closing the area will also stop critters and animals from settling in your crawl space which will help keep any items there safe and allow you to use it for storage. Once the crawl space is encapsulated, we will install an air filter and dehumidifier to improve the indoor air quality. This will prevent high levels of humidity in addition to removing pollutants from the air.

Additional Services

We also provide a variety of services to help upgrade your basement area. We carry 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 as well as resistant to mildew growth. If you are building a new home, we can install a system of new construction waterproofing systems to prevent any potential future water problems. 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.

Contact Us

If you are interested in any of the products above, feel free 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 one of our experts.

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