Basement, Foundation, and Crawl Space Waterproofing and Repair Services in Bolingbrook, IL
If you've noticed your home has excess water during heavy rains or as the snow melts in the spring time or you have cracks in your foundation, you know there may be a serious issue. Our team is here to provide assistance when you have any kind of crawl space flooding, foundation settlement, or bowed foundation wall problem. Our team uses methods and products that we have thoroughly tested over the years that our team stands behind. We have a team of experts in Bolingbrook that are trained to correctly evaluate your problem to implement a unique solution to that problem that will keep your home safe and 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 as soon as you've seen an issue with your craw space, basement, or foundation that you contact a trusted repair company. We say this as there are a number of additional issues that will accompany these issues including mildew, weakened structure, and even permanent foundation damage. If you're needing our basement waterproofing services to control water entering your home, foundation repair products to stop foundation issues, or crawl space services to control water in the crawl space, our team is here to help you.
Your 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. Because of this, it is important that the space 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 by a number of different places, that means there have to be a number of repair solutions and products that we will utilize to keep the area safe. The most common places that we find water leaking is through cracks in the basement walls, whether these are in concrete or at the joints where the blocks meet, at the cove joint, which is where the basement wall and floor connect, and finally at any windows that may be at or below the soil.
No matter where the problem lies we have solutions that will control, divert, and eject water from your basement. If you've got leaky cracks, the first step is installing a wall crack repair to prevent the crack from growing and leaking. When water is coming in at the cove or even at the windows, having a custom drainage system installed will help remove the water from your basement. In some extreme locations, occasionally with older block, brick, or stone foundations, we will recommend installing one of our entire wall solution that is a full height heavy duty liner to collect and divert water. If you've already got a waterproofing system installed but it cannot keep up with flooding water, we can install a new, more powerful sump pump to help the system keep up with the demand. We aren't just installing systems, we can also evaluate the drainage in your yard to help keep water from pooling next to the home and seeping in.
Structural Foundation Repair
The homes foundation is easily one of, if not the, most important parts. It not only holds the structure itself but it also forms the basement walls. When you've got foundation problems, they will generally present themselves as diagonal cracks in your brickwork, long cracks that run along the foundation or across basement walls. Sometimes, you will see that your doors and windows will get stuck or even cracks at the corners of them. There may also be an issue where your basement walls are buckling inward. While these problems may not seem serious when you notice them, each of them are indicators of a sinking or settling foundation and it is important to have an expert evaluate the foundation for specific problems to determine what type of a repair needs to be installed.
It is good that many foundation problems have very similar causes and our professionals are very good at evaluating these issues. We can offer a repair solution that is for your particular issue to permanently repair and stabilize the foundation. If the problem is a sinking foundation, we will 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 of piers are very strong and are able to stabilize your foundation. If your basement walls are bowing, depending on how badly the wall is bowing, we have a few different options. Our team can install a system of wall anchors, these are 2 large plates that are connected by a long, steel rod, or tall braces that are installed vertically against the cracks to push them back in line and prevent further bowing, or carbon fiber staples to strengthen along cracks and prevent the wall from bowing. If they are correctly installed, these products will correct the bowed wall and stop it from coming out of alignment again.
Crawl Space Solutions
In our area, there are many homes that are built with crawl space areas in addition to basements. As long as there have been crawl spaces, they were created with vents to the outside where were intended to help air flow into the space 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 hinder airflow which causes the humidity levels to stay high which can harbor the growth of mildew. Studies have shown that up to 50% of the air in your home can come up through the crawl space so having the space protected from the outside and keeping the humidity levels low will increase the overall air quality in your home.
Perma-Seal has been dealing with crawl spaces since 1979 and we know the proper way to seal them off and control high humidity. This is done using a process called encapsulation which is the installation of a heavy duty liner, sometimes accompanied by insulation products, which are sturdy plastic and vinyl sheets as well as vent covers and a sturdy door that will seal the area completely and stop any excess moisture from entering. Closing the area will also stop rodents and animals from moving 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 a combination dehumidifier and air filter. This will control any excess humidity in addition to removing pollutants from the air.
We also offer a number of services to help upgrade your basement. We have basement windows to increase the air flow or provide additional light in the area. During basement waterproofing, we can install a wall system that is waterproof as well as resistant to mildew growth. If you are building a new home, our new construction waterproofing solutions can stop 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 would like to talk to someone about the services above, feel free to fill out the form on our contact us page, visit our FAQ page or give us a call at 630-206-1177 and set up a consultation with one of our experts.