Perma-Seal Repair Services in Bloomingdale, IL
Whether your basement floods during heavy rains or when the snow is melting in the spring or you've got long cracks in your foundation, you know there may be a serious problem. Perma-Seal Basement Systems is ready to provide assistance when your home has any kind of basement or 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 our team stands behind. We have a team of professionals in Bloomingdale that are trained to properly investigate your home and evaluate your problem and implement a specialized solution for your problem that will keep your home safe and protected. When our team installs a basement waterproofing system or a repair solution, it is strengthened by years of experience and trusted products.
It is crucial that once you've found a problem with your basement, foundation, or crawl space that you contact a trusted repair company. We recommend this because there are a number of potentially dangerous issues that will arise with these issues such as mildew, structural damage, and even permanent foundation damage. If you're in need of our basement waterproofing products to stop water damaging your home, foundation repair products to stabilize your foundation, or crawl space services to control mold growth in the crawl space, our team is here to help you.
The basement is an important area 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 area is free of standing water and protected from flooding and excess humidity. Due to the fact that water can get into a basement using a variety of possible places, there are a variety of repair options that we will use to keep the area safe. The main places that we find water leaking is through cracks in the basement walls, which are usually in concrete or at mortar joints between blocks, at the cove joint, where the basement walls and floor connect, and at windows that may be at or even below grade.
Regardless of where you're having the problem we've got solutions that are designed to collect, divert, and remove the water from your basement. If there are dripping basement cracks, the first thing to do is installing a wall crack repair procedure to stop the crack from leaking and growing. If the water is leaking at the cove or even the windows, having a custom drainage system installed will help remove the water from your basement. In some problematic instances, typically with old homes that have stone, block, or brick foundations, we will install one of our entire wall solution that is comprised of a floor to ceiling heavy duty liner that will collect and divert water. If you've already got a waterproofing system in the basement but it is unable to keep up with flooding water, we can replace it with a new, more powerful 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 stop water from sitting next to the home and seeping in.
Structural Foundation Repair
Your homes foundation is easily one of the most important parts. It not only supports the building itself but it also creates the basement walls. If you've got foundation problems, usually, they will present themselves as diagonal cracks in your brickwork, horizontal cracks that run along the foundation or across the basement walls. Sometimes, you will see that your doors will stick when you open or close them or there may be cracks at the corners of them. There may also be a problem where your basement walls are pressing into the basement. While these issues may not seem problematic when you notice them, they are all indicative of a sinking or settling foundation and it is important to have an expert evaluate the foundation for problems and determine if a repair needs to be in place.
Thankfully, the most common foundation problems have very similar causes and our experts are very good at spotting those issues. We can offer a repair product intended for your exact problem to permanently repair and stabilize the foundation or walls. If you've got a settling foundation, we will install a system of foundation piers to level the foundation. We will install either push piers or helical piers, depending on where and how bad the sinking is. Both types are very strong and are able to stabilize your foundation. If you have basement walls that are bowing, depending on how much the wall is buckling, it can be solved with a few different options. Our team can install a series of wall anchors which are 2 large plates that are connected by a long, steel rod, or tall braces that are installed directly against the problem area to force them back in line and prevent further bowing, or even carbon fiber straps and staples to strengthen weak areas and prevent the wall from bowing. If they are correctly installed, these products will correct the bowed wall and prevent it from coming out of alignment.
Crawl Space Solutions
In our area, there are many homes that are built with crawl space areas and not basements. For many years, these were created with open vents to the outside where were intended to help air flow through the area and keep it dry. Unfortunately, this is rarely what happens. Having open vents allows water to enter the space when it rains or snows and then it never leaves which results in the humidity level staying too high which can facilitate the growth of mold and mildew. Up to 50% of the air in your home comes up through the crawl space so having the space closed off from the elements and controlling excess humidity will increase the overall air quality in your home.
Our team has been encapsulating crawl spaces as long as we have been in business and we know the most efficient 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, and are sturdy plastic and vinyl sheets as well as covers to close off existing vents and a heavy duty door that will close off the area totally and prevent any unwanted moisture from entering. Encapsulation will also prevent pests and animals from settling in your crawl space which will help keep any equipment there safe and allow you to use it for storage. Once your crawl space is encapsulated, we will install an air quality control system which is a dehumidifier and air filter. This will prevent high levels of humidity in addition to removing pollutants from the air.
We also offer a variety of services to help improve the basement and crawl space areas of your home. We can upgrade your basement windows to increase the air flow or provide additional 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 mold or mildew growth. When you are building a new home, our new construction waterproofing solutions can prevent any potential future water problems. Even if you've have a competitors waterproofing system in place, we can perform our preventive maintenance testing to ensure it continues to work at peak efficiency.
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 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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