Basement, Foundation, and Crawl Space Waterproofing and Repair Services in Blackstone, Illinois

Exterior Basement Waterproofing in Blackstone

When your home has excess water when there are heavy rains or in the spring during the snow melt or you've got long cracks along the foundation, you know this is a serious problem. Our team is here to assist when there is any type of crawl space water, sinking foundation, or bowed 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 Blackstone that are trained to properly evaluate your problem to design a unique solution to that problem that will ensure your home is properly protected. When we install 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 if you've found a problem with the craw space, basement, or foundation that you get in touch with an experienced repair company. We say this due to there are a number of potentially dangerous problems that can arise with these issues including mildew, structural damage, and even permanent foundation damage. If you are in need of our basement waterproofing products to protect your home, foundation repair products to stabilize your foundation, or crawl space services to prevent damage to your floor joists, our professionals are here to help you.

Basement Waterproofing

FlexiSpan Wall Crack Repair in Blackstone

Your basement is an important area of the home regardless of if it is only being used as a storage area or if you have a finished space down there. Due to this, it is important that the area is dry and excess humidity and flooding are controlled. Due to the fact that water can get into your basement by a number of possible paths, there are a variety of repair possibilities that we can install to keep the area safe. The primary places that we see water leaks is at cracks in the walls, whether these are in concrete or at mortar joints between blocks, at the cove joint, which is where the walls and floor connect, and finally at the windows that may be at or even below the soil.

No matter where you're having the problem we've got solutions that are designed to collect, divert, and remove water from the basement. If you've got leaky cracks, the first step is installing a wall crack repair procedure to control the crack growth and leaking. When water is entering at the cove joint or even basement windows, installing a custom drainage system can remove the water from the basement. In some extreme instances, occasionally with older block, brick, or stone foundations, we can install one of our entire wall solution that is made up of a floor to ceiling heavy duty liner to collect and divert water. Occasionally there is already a waterproofing system in the basement but it struggles to keep up with the water, we can replace it with a new, upgraded 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 the yard to help prevent water from sitting at the foundation and seeping in.

Structural Foundation Repair

Bowed Wall Repair - Wall Anchors in Blackstone

The homes foundation is quite possibly one of the most important areas of the home. It not only holds the building itself but it also forms the basement walls. When you have any foundation problems, they will generally manifest themselves as stair stepping cracks in the brickwork, horizontal cracks that run along the foundation or along basement walls. Sometimes, you will see that the windows or doors will get stuck or even cracks at the corners of them. You may also have an issue where the basement walls are buckling into the basement. You may not think these issues seem problematic at first, each of them are indicators of a sinking or settling foundation which should be looked at by a professional for particular problems to determine what type of a repair needs to be performed.

It is good that the most common foundation problems stem from similar issues and our experts are very good at noticing these problems. We can utilize a repair solution that is for your particular problem to permanently repair and stabilize the foundation or walls. If you've got a settling foundation, we can implement 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 are able to stabilize your foundation. If your basement walls are bowing, depending on how much the wall is buckling, there are some different options. Our team can utilize a series of wall anchors which are 2 large steel plates and these are connected by a long, steel rod, or tall braces that sit vertically against the cracks to push the section back in line and stop further bowing, or even carbon fiber staples to strengthen along cracks and prevent the wall from bowing. These products can repair the bowed wall and stop it from coming out of alignment again.

Crawl Space Solutions

Crawl Space Repair Solutions in Blackstone

In the greater Chicagoland area, many of the homes were built with crawl spaces instead of basements. As long as there have been crawl spaces, these were created with 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. The vents allow water to get in when it rains or snows and the vents hinder airflow which results in the humidity level staying too high which will eventually harbor the growth of mildew. We have found that up to half of the air in your home has come up through the crawl space so having the space closed off from the outside and keeping the humidity levels low can improve the overall air quality in your home.

Perma-Seal has been working with crawl spaces as long as we have been in business and we know the best way to close them off and control excess humidity. We do this 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 sheets as well as vent covers and a sturdy door that can seal the area totally and stop any unwanted moisture from entering. Closing the area will also stop pests and animals from getting in the crawl space which will keep any appliances there safe and allow you to use it for storage. Once 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 provide a number of services to add features to your basement area. We carry basement windows to improve the air flow or increase the amount of light in the area. During basement waterproofing, we can install our wall system as part of a pre-finishing service that is both waterproof and resistant to the growth of mildew. If you are building a new home, our new construction waterproofing solutions can stop any potential future water problems. If you've already got a waterproofing system in place, we can perform our preventive maintenance service to ensure it continues to work at peak efficiency.

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If you are interested in any of the products above, please 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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