Basement and Foundation Waterproofing Services in Bolingbrook, IL
If you've noticed your basement has excess water during extended rains or as the snow melts in the spring time or there are long cracks along your foundation, you know there could be a real issue. Our experts are ready to help when you have any kind of crawl space flooding, foundation settlement, or bowing basement wall problem. Our team uses time tested products and methods that we stand behind. We have a team of experts in Bolingbrook that are trained to correctly investigate your home and evaluate your problem and come up with a unique solution for your problem that will keep your home properly repaired. When our team installs a basement or crawl space waterproofing system or a repair solution, it is backed by years of experience and trusted products.
It is crucial that as soon as you see a problem with your basement, foundation, or crawl space that you contact a trusted repair company. We recommend this because there are some additional issues that can accompany these issues such as black mold, weakened structure, and even catastrophic foundation damage. If you need our basement waterproofing products to control water entering your home, foundation repair services to stabilize your foundation, or crawl space services to prevent unnecessary damage under your home, our team is here to help you.
The basement is a very important part of your home whether you're using it for storage or if you have a finished space down there. Because of this, it is necessary that the area is free of standing water and excess humidity is controlled. Because water can get into a basement using a variety of different paths, there are a variety of repair possibilities that we can use to keep the water under control. The main places that we find water leaking is at cracks in the foundation walls, which are usually in concrete or at mortar joints between blocks, at the cove joint, where the foundation walls and floor meet, and at windows that are at or below the soil.
No matter where the problem may be, we've got solutions that will control, transport, and eject water from your basement. If there are dripping wall cracks, the first step is implementing a wall crack repair to stop the crack from leaking and growing. When water is leaking at the cove joint or even your windows, installing a custom drainage system can remove the water from your basement. In some problematic cases, occasionally with stone, brick, or block foundations on older homes, we can install an entire wall solution that is made up of a full height heavy duty liner that will collect and divert water. If you've already got a waterproofing system installed but it struggles to keep up with the water, we can replace it with a new, upgraded sump pump to help the system keep up with the demand. In addition to installing systems, we can also help you evaluate the drainage in your yard to help keep water from standing next to the home and seeping in.
Structural Foundation Repair
The foundation of your home is easily one of, if not the, most important parts. It not only supports the structure itself but it also creates the basement walls. When there are foundation problems, normally they will manifest themselves as stair stepping cracks in your outside brickwork, long cracks that run the length of the foundation or along basement walls. You may also notice that your doors and windows will not open or close easily or there may be cracks at the corners of them. You may also see an issue where your basement walls are bowing into the area. While these problems may not seem problematic at first, they are all indicative of a sinking or settling foundation and it is important to have an expert evaluate the foundation for particular problems and determine if 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 evaluating those issues. We can utilize a repair solution intended for your exact issue to permanently repair and stabilize the foundation. If you've got a settling foundation, we can install a system of foundation piers to stabilize the foundation. Depending on how bad it is and where it is, we will use either helical piers 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 much the wall is buckling, it can be solved with some possible options. Our team can install a series of wall anchors, these are 2 large steel plates and these are connected by a long, steel rod, or c shaped braces that sit directly against the cracks to force the section back in line and prevent further bowing, we also can apply carbon fiber straps and staples to strengthen weak spots and prevent the wall from bowing. If they are correctly installed, these products can straighten the bowing wall and prevent it from coming out of alignment.
Crawl Space Solutions
In the greater Chicagoland area, many of the homes are built with crawl space areas in addition to basements. For many years, these were built with vents to the outside where were intended to help air flow through the area and keep it dry. Unfortunately, the opposite is usually what happens. Having open vents allows 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 harbor the growth of mold and mildew. We have found that up to 50% of the air in your home enters through the crawl space so ensuring the crawl space is closed off from the elements and controlling excess humidity can increase the overall air quality in your home.
We have been helping customers with their crawl spaces since we opened our doors and we know the best way to close them off and control high humidity. This is done using a process known as encapsulation which is the installation of a series of vapor barriers, occasionally installed with insulation products, which are sturdy plastic and vinyl sheets as well as covers to close off existing vents and a heavy duty door that can close off the area completely and prevent any excess moisture from entering. Encapsulation will also prevent pests and animals from getting in your crawl space which will keep any appliances there safe and allow you to use it for storage. After your crawl space is encapsulated, we can install a combination dehumidifier and air filter. It will prevent high levels of humidity as well as remove pollutants from the air.
We also provide a variety of services to upgrade your basement area. We can upgrade your basement windows to increase the air flow or increase the amount of light in the area. When waterproofing the basement, 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. If you are building a new home, our new construction waterproofing solutions can prevent any potential future water problems. Even if you've already got a waterproofing system in place, we can perform our preventive maintenance service so you know it will continue to work at peak efficiency.
If you are interested in any of 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 set up a consultation with a member of our team.
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