Basement, Foundation, and Crawl Space Services in Blackstone, IL

Structural Foundation Repair in Blackstone

If you've noticed your basement has excess water during heavy rains or when the snow is melting in the spring or there are cracks along the foundation, you know there may be a serious issue. Our team is here to assist when your home has any type of crawl space water, sinking foundation, or buckling basement 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 experts in Blackstone that are trained to correctly evaluate your problem to create a unique solution to that problem that will ensure your home is safe and protected. When our team installs a basement or crawl space waterproofing system or a repair solution, it is strengthened by years of experience and trusted products.

It is critical that as soon as you find an issue with your craw space, basement, or foundation that you reach out to a trusted repair company. We say this as there are quite a few potentially dangerous problems that will happen along with these issues such as mold, structural damage, and even catastrophic foundation damage. It doesn't matter if you require our basement waterproofing products to prevent water from entering your home, foundation repair services to stabilize your foundation, or crawl space services to control mold growth in the crawl space, our professionals are here to help you.

Basement Waterproofing

FlexiSpan Wall Crack Repair in Blackstone

The basement is an important area of your home regardless of if it is only being used as storage or have finished the area. Because of this, it is important that the space is free of standing water and protected from flooding and excess humidity. Because water is able to get into a basement using a variety of different paths, there needs to be a number of repair solutions and products that we can utilize to keep the area safe. The primary places that we find water leaking is through cracks in the basement walls, whether these are in concrete or at mortar joints between blocks, at the cove joint, where the basement walls and floor meet, and at windows that may be at or below the soil.

Regardless of where the problem may be, we have solutions that are designed to collect, transport, and eject the water from your basement. If there are leaky basement cracks, the first thing to do is installing a wall crack repair to stop the crack from leaking and growing. If the water is entering at the cove or even your windows, installing a custom drainage system will remove the water from your basement. In some problematic locations, occasionally with stone, brick, or block foundations on older homes, we can recommend installing an entire wall solution that is made up of a floor to ceiling liner to collect and divert water. Sometimes people already have a waterproofing system in the basement but it is unable to keep up with flooding water, 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 improve the drainage in your yard to assist with preventing water from sitting at the foundation and seeping in.

Structural Foundation Repair

Foundtion Piers in Blackstone

Your homes foundation is easily one of, if not the, most important parts. It not only supports the structure itself but it also is the basement walls. If you've got foundation problems, usually, they will manifest themselves in the form of stair stepping cracks in the brickwork, horizontal cracks that run along the foundation or along the basement walls. You may also notice that the doors and windows will get stuck or there may be cracks at the corners of them. You may also have a problem where the basement walls are pressing into the basement. You may not think these issues seem critical at first, they are all indicative of a sinking or settling foundation and it is important to have an expert evaluate the foundation for particular problems to determine if a repair needs to be in place.

It is good that many foundation problems have very similar causes and our experts are very good at spotting those problems. We can implement a repair solution intended for your specific issue to permanently repair and stabilize the foundation. If you have a sloping foundation, we can implement a system 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, there are some different 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 we mount directly against the cracks to force them back in line and control further bowing, or even carbon fiber straps to strengthen weak areas and prevent the wall from bowing. These products can straighten the buckling wall and stop it from coming out of alignment again.

Crawl Space Solutions

Crawl Space Encapsulation in Blackstone

In our area, many of the homes are built with crawl space areas instead of basements. For a long time, they were constructed with open vents which was intended to increase air flow through the space and keep it dry. Unfortunately, this is rarely what happens. The vents allow water to get in during rain and snow storms and the vents prevent proper evaporation which results in the humidity level staying too high which will eventually harbor the growth of mold and mildew. We have found that up to half of the air in your home comes up through the crawl space so ensuring the crawl space is protected from the outside and controlling excess humidity can increase the overall air quality in your home.

We have been helping customers with their crawl spaces since we opened our doors and we know the most efficient way to close them off and control excess humidity. We do this using a method called encapsulation which is the installation of a series of vapor barriers, sometimes accompanied by insulation products, and are sturdy plastic and vinyl sheeting as well as vent covers and a sturdy door that can close off the area totally and stop any unwanted moisture from entering. Closing the area will also stop rodents and animals from settling in your crawl space which will keep any items there safe and allow you to use it for storage. After the crawl space is closed off, we can install an air quality control system which is a dehumidifier and air filter. This will reduce the excess humidity to a proper level as well as remove pollutants from the air.

Additional Services

We also offer a variety of services to improve your basement area. We carry basement windows to increase the air flow or provide additional light in the area. During basement waterproofing, we can install a wall system that is both waterproof and resistant to mold or mildew growth. If you are building a new home, our new construction waterproofing solutions can prevent any water from entering the home before it can become a problem. Even if you've already got a waterproofing system 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 products above, don't hesitate to fill out the form on our contact us page, visit our FAQ page or call us directly at 630-206-1177 and schedule a meeting with one of our experts.

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