Foundation, Basement, and Crawl Space Waterproofing Services in Bloomingdale, IL
It doesn't matter if your downstairs area floods when there are extended rains or when the snow is melting in the spring or there are cracks along your foundation, you already know there may be a serious issue. We are here to help when you have any kind of basement or crawl space flooding, sinking foundation, or buckling foundation 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 experts in Bloomingdale that are trained to properly evaluate your problem and implement a specialized solution to that problem that will keep your home properly protected. When we install a 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 an issue with your craw space, basement, or foundation that you contact an experienced repair company. We say this as there are a number of additional problems that can happen along with these issues including mildew, reduced structural integrity, and even catastrophic foundation damage. If you are needing our basement waterproofing products to prevent water damage in your home, foundation repair products to prevent your home from sinking, or crawl space services to control water in the crawl space, our professionals are here to help you.
Your basement is an important part of your home whether it is being used for storage or if you have a finished space down there. Due to this, it is necessary that the space is free of standing water and excess humidity is controlled. Because water is able to get into a basement by a variety of different paths, there needs to be a number of repair possibilities that we can utilize to keep the area safe. The most common places that we find water leaking is at cracks in the foundation walls, whether these are in concrete or at the joints where the blocks meet, at the cove joint, where the foundation wall and floor connect, and finally at any windows that are at or even below the soil.
No matter where the problem lies there are solutions that can collect, transport, and eject the water from your basement. If you have leaky cracks, the first step is implementing a wall crack repair to control the crack growth and leaking. If the water is coming in at the cove joint or even your windows, installing a custom drainage system can help remove the water from your basement. In some of the more problematic cases, usually with old homes that have stone, block, or brick foundations, we can install one of our entire wall solution that is a full height 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 the water, we can install a new, more powerful sump pump to make the system as good as new. On top of installing systems, we can also evaluate the drainage in your yard to help keep water from sitting next to the home and seeping in.
Structural Foundation Repair
The homes foundation is quite possibly one of, if not the, most important areas of the home. It not only supports the building itself but it also forms the basement walls. If you've got foundation problems, usually, they will present themselves in the form of stair-step cracks in your outside brickwork, cracks that run the length of the foundation or along the basement walls. You may also notice that your doors or windows will not open or close easily or there may be cracks at the corners of them. You may also have an issue where your basement walls are coming into the area. You may not think these problems seem serious when you notice them, each of them are indicators of a sinking or settling foundation and they should be evaluated by an expert for problems and determine if a repair needs to be performed.
It is good that the most common foundation problems have very similar causes and our team is very good at evaluating these problems. We can offer a repair product intended for your particular issue to permanently repair and stabilize the foundation. If you've got a sloping foundation, we can implement a system of foundation piers to stabilize the foundation. We will install either push piers or helical piers, depending on where and how bad the sinking is. Both types of piers are very strong and can stabilize your foundation. If you've got bowing basement walls, depending on how much the wall is buckling, it can be solved with a few potential options. We can install a system of wall anchors which are 2 large plates and these are connected by a long, steel rod, or c shaped braces that are installed directly against the cracks to force them back in line and control further bowing, we also can apply carbon fiber staples to strengthen weak spots and prevent the wall from bowing. These products can correct the buckling wall and prevent it from coming out of alignment.
Crawl Space Solutions
In our area, many of the homes are built with crawl space areas instead of basements. As long as there have been crawl spaces, they were built with open vents to the outside where were intended to help fresh air flow through the space 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 the vents hinder airflow which results in the humidity level staying too high which will eventually harbor the growth of mildew. Up to 50% of the air in your home can come up through the crawl space so having the space protected from the elements and controlling excess humidity can increase the overall air quality in your home.
Our team has been working on crawl spaces since we opened our doors and we know the most efficient way to close them off and control high humidity. We do this using a method called encapsulation which is the installation of a thick liner or vapor barrier, occasionally installed with insulation products, and are sturdy plastic and vinyl sheets as well as covers to close off existing vents and a sturdy door that can seal the area completely and prevent any excess moisture from entering. Closing the area will also prevent critters and animals from settling in your crawl space which will help keep any items there safe and allow you to use it for storage. Once your crawl space is encapsulated, we can install a combination dehumidifier and air filter. It will control any excess humidity as well as remove pollutants from the air.
We also provide a variety of services to help improve the basement and crawl space areas of your home. We carry 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 waterproof as well as resistant to mildew growth. If you are building a new home, we can install a system of new construction waterproofing systems to stop any potential future water problems. Even if you've already got a waterproofing system in place, we can perform our preventive maintenance testing so you know it will continue to work at peak efficiency.
If you would like more information about 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 meeting with one of our experts.
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