Foundation, Basement, and Crawl Space Waterproofing Services in Bloomingdale, IL
It doesn't matter if your home floods when there are heavy rains or as the snow melts in the spring time or there are large cracks along the foundation, you already know there could be a real issue. Perma-Seal Basement Systems is here to help when you have any kind of crawl space water, foundation settlement, or buckling basement wall problem. Our team uses time tested products and methods that our team stands behind. We have a team of experts in the Bloomingdale area that are trained to correctly investigate your home and evaluate your problem to implement a unique solution to that problem that will keep your home safe and protected. When our team implements a waterproofing system or a repair solution, it is supported by years of experience and trusted products.
It is very important that once you've found a problem with your foundation, crawl space or basement that you reach out to an experienced repair company. We say this as there are quite a few potentially dangerous problems that can accompany these issues including black mold, structural damage, and even permanent foundation damage. No matter if you require our basement waterproofing services to prevent water from entering your home, foundation repair services to stop cracks from growing in the foundation, or crawl space services to prevent unnecessary damage under your home, our professionals are here to help you.
The basement is an important part of your home whether you're using it for storage or have finished the area. Due to this, it is necessary that the area is free of standing water and protected from flooding and excess humidity. Due to the fact that water is able to get into your basement using a variety of possible places, there needs to be a variety of repair options that we can install to keep the area safe. The main places that water is entering is at cracks in the foundation walls, whether these are in concrete or at mortar joints between blocks, at the cove joint, where the foundation wall and floor meet, and finally at windows that are at or below grade.
Regardless of where the problem may be, we have solutions that can control, divert, and remove water from your basement. If you have leaking cracks, the first step is implementing a wall crack repair method to control the crack growth and leaking. If water is coming in at the cove or even at the windows, having a custom drainage system installed can remove the water from your basement. In some of the more extreme locations, occasionally with stone, brick, or block foundations on older homes, we can recommend installing one of our 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 the basement but it is unable to keep up with demand, we can replace it with a new, upgraded sump pump to breathe new life into the system. On top of installing systems, we can also help you upgrade the drainage in your yard to help keep water from standing next to the home and seeping in.
Structural Foundation Repair
Your foundation is easily one of the most important parts. It not only holds the structure itself but it also creates the basement walls. If you have any foundation problems, they will generally present themselves in the form of diagonal cracks in the outside brickwork, horizontal cracks that run the length of the foundation or across basement walls. Sometimes, you will see that the windows or doors will stick when you open or close them or even cracks at the corners of them. There may also be a problem where the basement walls are bowing into the basement. You may not think these issues seem serious when you notice them, they are all indicative of a sinking or settling foundation and they should be evaluated by an expert for specific problems to determine if a repair needs to be in place.
It is good that the most common foundation problems have very similar causes and our professionals are very good at spotting these problems. We can offer a repair solution intended for your particular issue to permanently repair and stabilize the foundation or walls. If you've got a uneven foundation, we can implement a system of foundation piers to level the foundation. The location and amount of sinking will determine if we use helical or push piers. Both types are very strong and are able to stabilize your foundation. If you have basement walls that are bowing, depending on how the severity of the bowing wall, we have a few different options. Our team can utilize a number of wall anchors which are 2 large plates that are connected by a long, steel rod, or c shaped braces that sit vertically against the cracks to force them back in line and control further bowing, we also can apply carbon fiber straps and staples to strengthen along cracks and prevent the wall from bowing. If they are correctly installed, these products can correct the buckling wall and stop it from coming out of alignment again.
Crawl Space Solutions
In Bloomingdale, there are many homes that are built with crawl spaces and not basements. As long as there have been crawl spaces, they were created with vents which was intended to increase fresh air flow into the area and keep it dry. Unfortunately, the opposite is usually what happens. The vents allow water to get in during rain and snow storms and then it never leaves which causes the humidity levels to stay high which will eventually facilitate the growth of mold and mildew. We have found 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 outside and controlling excess humidity can increase the overall air quality in your home.
Perma-Seal has been dealing with crawl spaces since 1979 and we know the most efficient way to seal them off and control the humidity. We do this using a method known as encapsulation which is the installation of a thick liner or vapor barrier, occasionally installed with insulation products, and are sturdy plastic and vinyl sheeting as well as vent covers and a heavy duty door that can seal the area completely and stop any excess moisture from entering. This will also stop critters and animals from settling in your crawl space which will keep any items there safe and allow you to use it for storage. After the crawl space is protected, we can install an air filter and dehumidifier to improve the indoor air quality. This will control any excess humidity in addition to removing pollutants from the air.
We also offer a variety of services to improve the basement and crawl space areas of your home. We carry basement windows to increase the air flow or increase the amount of light in the area. After we install a waterproofing system, we can help with pre-finishing the area by installing a wall system that is waterproof and resistant to mold or mildew growth. If you are building a new home, our new construction waterproofing solutions can prevent any potential future water problems. If you've have a competitors waterproofing system in place, we can perform our preventive maintenance service to ensure it continues to work at peak efficiency.
If you would like more information about the services above, feel free to fill out the form on our contact us page, visit our frequently asked questions page or call us directly at 630-206-1177 and set up a consultation with a member of our team.
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