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

Interior Wall Waterproofing in Blackstone

If your basement floods during extended rains or in the spring during the snow melt or you've got cracks in the foundation, you already know there may be a serious problem. Perma-Seal Basement Systems is ready to provide assistance when your home has any kind of basement flooding, sinking foundation, or bowing foundation wall problem. We use methods and products that we have thoroughly tested over the years that we stand behind. We have a team of professionals in the Blackstone area that are trained to properly evaluate your problem and create a specialized solution for your problem that will keep your home safe and protected. When we install a basement or crawl space waterproofing system or a repair solution, it is strengthened by years of industry experience and trusted products.

It is very important that if you see a problem with your basement, foundation, or crawl space that you reach out to a trusted repair company. We say this as there are quite a few additional issues that can accompany these issues including mold, weakened structure, and even catastrophic foundation damage. If you require our basement waterproofing products to stop water damaging your home, foundation repair services to stop foundation issues, or crawl space services to prevent unnecessary damage under your home, our professionals are here to help you.

Basement Waterproofing

FlexiSpan Wall Crack Repair in Blackstone

The basement is an important part of your home regardless of if it is only being used as storage or have finished the area. Because of this, it is necessary that the entire area is dry and excess humidity is controlled. Due to the fact that water is able to get into the basement through a number of possible places, there are a number of repair possibilities that we will utilize to prevent damage to the area. The primary places that water leaks in 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 walls and floor connect, and at windows that are at or below grade.

Regardless of where the problem lies we've got solutions that can collect, transport, and remove the water from your basement. If there are leaking cracks, the first thing to do is installing a wall crack repair method to control the crack growth and leaking. If the water is coming in at the cove joint or even at the windows, installing a custom drainage system can remove the water from your basement. In some of the more extreme locations, usually with stone, brick, or block foundations on older homes, we will recommend installing an entire wall solution that is a floor to ceiling liner that will collect and divert water. Occasionally there is already a waterproofing system in place but it is unable to keep up with the water, we can install a new, more powerful sump pump to make the system as good as new. We aren't just installing systems, we can also help you improve the drainage in your yard to help prevent water from pooling at the foundation and seeping in.

Structural Foundation Repair

Bowing Basement Wall in Blackstone

The foundation of your home is quite possibly one of the most important parts. It not only holds the building itself but it also creates the basement walls. If there are foundation problems, normally they will manifest themselves as diagonal cracks in the brickwork, cracks that run along the foundation or across the basement walls. Sometimes, you will see that the windows and doors will stick when you open or close them or even cracks at the corners of them. You may also have an issue where the basement walls are buckling into the area. You may not think these issues seem critical at first, they are all indicators of a sinking or settling foundation which should be looked at by a professional for particular problems and determine what type of a repair needs to be installed.

It is good that many foundation problems are caused by similar things and our team is very good at evaluating those issues. We can offer a repair solution designed for your specific problem to permanently repair and stabilize the foundation. If there is a uneven foundation, we will install a series of foundation piers to stabilize the foundation. The location and amount of sinking will determine if we use helical or push piers. Both types of piers are very strong and are able to stabilize your foundation. If your basement walls are bowing, depending on how much the wall is buckling, we have some potential options. Our team can install a system of wall anchors which are 2 large plates and these are connected by a long, steel rod, or tall braces that we mount directly against the cracks to force the section back in line and stop further bowing, or even carbon fiber staples to strengthen weak areas and prevent the wall from bowing. If they are correctly installed, these products will correct the bowing wall and prevent it from coming out of alignment.

Crawl Space Solutions

Crawl Space Repair Solutions in Blackstone

In the greater Chicagoland area, there are many homes that are built with crawl spaces instead of basements. For a long time, they were built with vents to the outside where were intended to help air flow into the area and keep it dry. Unfortunately, the opposite is usually what happens. The vents allow water to enter the space when it rains or snows and the vents prevent proper evaporation which results in the humidity level staying too high which can foster the growth of mold and mildew. Studies have shown that up to ½ of the air in your home can come up through the crawl space so having the space closed off from the weather and controlling excess humidity will improve the overall air quality in your home.

We have been enclosing crawl spaces since we opened our doors and we know the best way to seal them off and control the humidity. We do this using a process called encapsulation which is the installation of a heavy duty liner, sometimes accompanied by insulation products, and are strong plastic and vinyl sheets as well as vent covers and a heavy duty door that will seal the area totally and prevent any unwanted moisture from entering. Encapsulation will also prevent pests and animals from getting in your crawl space which will keep any appliances 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. It will reduce the excess humidity to a proper level as well as remove pollutants from the air.

Additional Services

We also offer a number of services to add features to your basement. We can upgrade, replace, or install new basement windows to improve the air flow or increase the amount of light in the area. When waterproofing the basement, we can install a wall system that is waterproof and resistant to mold or mildew growth. When you are building a new home, we can install a system of new construction waterproofing systems to stop any potential future water problems. If you've have a waterproofing system we did not install in place, we can perform our preventive maintenance service so you know it will continue to work at peak efficiency.

Contact Us

If you would like more information about the solutions 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 schedule a meeting with a member of our team.

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