Foundation, Basement, and Crawl Space Waterproofing Services in Bloomingdale, Illinois

Exterior Basement Waterproofing in Bloomingdale

It doesn't matter if your home experiences flooding during extended rains or in the spring time when the snow melts or you have cracks along your foundation, you already know there could be a real problem. Our team is ready to assist when you've got any type of basement flooding, foundation settlement, or bowing foundation 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 experts in Bloomingdale that are trained to properly evaluate your problem to implement a unique solution for your 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 supported by years of industry experience and trusted products.

It is very important that if you've seen an issue with your craw space, basement, or foundation that you contact a trusted repair company. We recommend this as there are quite a few potentially dangerous issues that will accompany these issues such as mildew, weakened structure, and even catastrophic foundation damage. If you're in need of our basement waterproofing services to control water entering your home, foundation repair products to prevent your home from sinking, or crawl space services to control mildew growth in the crawl space, our professionals are here to help you.

Basement Waterproofing

Interior Basement Wall Crack Repair in Bloomingdale

Your basement is a very important part of your home whether it is being used as storage or if you have a finished space down there. This means it is necessary that the entire area is dry and any flooding is prevented. Since water can get into a basement by a number of different paths, there needs to be a variety of repair possibilities that we will use to keep the water under control. The most common places that water is entering is through 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 any windows that are at or even below the soil.

Regardless of where the problem lies we've got solutions that are designed to control, transport, and remove the water from your basement. If you've got leaky cracks, the first step is installing a wall crack repair method to stop the crack from leaking and growing. When the water is coming in at the cove joint or even basement windows, installing a custom drainage system will help remove the water from your basement. In some extreme cases, typically with stone, brick, or block foundations on older homes, we will install an entire wall solution that is made up of a full height heavy duty liner that will collect and divert water. Sometimes people already have a waterproofing system in place but it cannot keep up with demand, we can replace it with 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 evaluate the drainage in your yard to help stop water from sitting at the foundation and seeping in.

Structural Foundation Repair

Bowed Wall Repair - Carbon Fiber Straps in Bloomingdale

Your foundation is easily one of the most important parts. It not only supports the home itself but it also is the basement walls. When you have any foundation problems, they will generally present themselves as stair-step cracks in your brickwork, long cracks that run along the foundation or along the basement walls. You may also notice that your windows and doors will not open or close easily or there may be cracks at the corners of them. You may also see a problem where your basement walls are buckling into the area. While these issues may not seem serious at first, each of them are indicative 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 installed.

It is good that the most common foundation problems stem from similar issues and our experts are very good at noticing these issues. We can utilize a repair product that is for your exact problem to permanently repair and stabilize the foundation or walls. If there is a sloping foundation, we will install a system of foundation piers to correct the problem. 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 your basement walls are bowing, depending on how much the wall is buckling, we have a few possible options. We can utilize a number of wall anchors which are 2 large steel plates that are connected by a long, steel rod, or tall braces that we mount vertically against the problem area to push them back in line and prevent further bowing, or carbon fiber straps and staples to strengthen along cracks and prevent the wall from bowing. If they are correctly installed, these products will repair the bowing wall and stop it from coming out of alignment again.

Crawl Space Solutions

Crawl Space Encapsulation in Bloomingdale

In our area, there are many homes that were built with crawl spaces instead of basements. As long as there have been crawl spaces, they were constructed with open vents which was intended to increase fresh air flow through the area and keep it dry. Unfortunately, the opposite is usually what happens. Having open vents allows water to enter the space during rain and snow storms and the vents prevent proper evaporation which causes the humidity levels to stay high which can foster the growth of mildew. We have found that up to 50% of the air in your home comes up through the crawl space so having the space closed off from the weather and keeping the humidity levels low will improve the overall air quality in your home.

Perma-Seal has been encapsulating crawl spaces since we opened our doors and we know the best way to seal them off and control excess humidity. This is done using a method known as encapsulation which is the installation of a heavy duty liner, occasionally installed with insulation products, and are heavy duty plastic and vinyl sheeting as well as vent covers and a sturdy 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 moving in your crawl space which will help keep any items there safe and allow you to use it for storage. After your crawl space is encapsulated, we will install a combination dehumidifier and air filter. It will control any excess humidity as well as remove pollutants from the air.

Additional Services

We also provide a number of services to help add features to the basement and crawl space areas of your home. We can upgrade your basement windows to improve the air flow or provide additional light in the area. When waterproofing the basement, we can install a wall system that is waterproof and resistant to mildew growth. If you are building a new home, we can install a system of new construction waterproofing systems to stop any water from entering the home before it can become a problem. If you've already got a waterproofing system in place, we can perform our preventive maintenance inspection so you know it will continue to work at peak efficiency.

Contact Us

If you are interested in any of the products above, please fill out the form on our contact us page, visit our frequently asked questions page or call us directly at 630-206-1177 and organize a meeting with one of our experts.

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