Basement, Foundation, and Crawl Space Waterproofing and Repair Services in Bonfield, Illinois

Structural Foundation Repair in Bonfield

It doesn't matter if your downstairs area floods during extended rains or when the snow is melting in the spring or you have large cracks in your foundation, you know this is a serious issue. Our experts are here to assist when there is any type of basement flooding, foundation settlement, or bowed basement wall problem. Our team uses time tested products and methods that we stand behind. We have a team of professionals in Bonfield that are trained to correctly evaluate your problem to design a specialized solution to that problem that will ensure your home is safe and protected. When our team installs a basement or crawl space waterproofing system or a repair solution, it is supported by years of industry experience and trusted products.

It is very important that once you've found an issue with your foundation, crawl space or basement that you get in touch with an experienced repair company. We recommend this as there are quite a few potentially dangerous problems that will arise with these issues including mildew, weakened structure, and even permanent foundation damage. If you're in need of our basement waterproofing products to prevent water damage in your home, foundation repair services to stop cracks from growing in the foundation, or crawl space services to control mildew growth in the crawl space, our team is here to help you.

Basement Waterproofing

New Construction Wall Liner in Bonfield

The basement is a very important area of your home whether it is only being used as storage or if you have a finished space down there. Because of this, it is necessary that the entire space is dry and excess humidity and flooding are controlled. Due to the fact that water can get into a basement using a number of possible places, there are a variety of repair solutions and products that we can install to keep the area safe. The most common places that we see water leaks is through cracks in the foundation walls, which are usually in concrete or at mortar joints between blocks, at the cove joint, which is where the foundation wall and floor meet, and at the windows that are at or below the soil.

No matter where the problem may be, we've got solutions that can collect, transport, and eject water from your basement. If there are dripping basement cracks, the first step is installing a wall crack repair procedure to control the crack growth and leaking. If water is entering at the cove or even the windows, having a custom drainage system installed will remove the water from your basement. In some extreme cases, typically with older block, brick, or stone foundations, we can install an entire wall solution that is a full height liner that will collect and divert water. Sometimes people already have a waterproofing system installed but it struggles to keep up with demand, we can install a new, upgraded sump pump to make the system as good as new. In addition to installing systems, we can also help you upgrade the drainage in your yard to help stop water from pooling next to the home and seeping in.

Structural Foundation Repair

Bowing Basement Wall in Bonfield

Your homes foundation is easily one of the most important areas of the home. It not only holds the building itself but it also forms the basement walls. If you have any foundation problems, they will generally present themselves as stair stepping cracks in your brickwork, long cracks that run the length of the foundation or across basement walls. Sometimes, you will see that your doors and windows will stick when you open or close them or even cracks at the corners of them. There may also be a problem where your basement walls are pressing into the area. While these issues may not seem critical when you notice them, each of them are indicative of a sinking or settling foundation and it is important to have an expert evaluate the foundation for specific problems to determine if a repair needs to be performed.

Thankfully, the most common foundation problems have very similar causes and our team is very good at noticing those problems. We can offer a repair product intended for your exact issue to permanently repair and stabilize the foundation. If there is a settling foundation, we can install a system of foundation piers to correct the problem. 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 can help stabilize your foundation. If you have basement walls that are bowing, depending on how the severity of the bowing wall, we have some potential options. We can install a series of wall anchors, these are 2 large steel plates and these are connected by a long, steel rod, or tall braces that we mount vertically against the cracks to push them back in line and prevent further bowing, or carbon fiber straps and staples to strengthen weak areas and prevent the wall from bowing. When properly used, these products can repair the bowed wall and prevent it from coming out of alignment.

Crawl Space Solutions

Crawl Space Encapsulation in Bonfield

In the greater Chicagoland area, many of the homes were built with crawl spaces instead of basements. For a long time, these were constructed with open vents to the outside where were intended to help fresh 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 when it rains or snows and the vents prevent proper evaporation which causes the humidity levels to stay high which will eventually foster the growth of mildew. Up to half of the air in your home enters through the crawl space so ensuring this area is closed off from the weather and controlling excess humidity can increase the overall air quality in your home.

Perma-Seal has been helping customers with their crawl spaces since 1979 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 strong plastic and vinyl sheets as well as vent covers and a sturdy door that can seal the area completely and prevent any excess moisture from entering. Closing the area will also prevent pests and animals from getting in your crawl space which will keep any items there safe and allow you to use it for storage. After your crawl space is protected, we can install an air quality control system which is a dehumidifier and air filter. This will reduce the excess humidity to a proper level in addition to removing pollutants from the air.

Additional Services

We also offer a number of services to add features to the basement and crawl space areas of your home. We can upgrade, replace, or install new basement windows to increase the air flow or provide additional light in the area. When waterproofing the basement, we can install a wall system that is both waterproof as well as resistant to mildew growth. When you are building a new home, our new construction waterproofing solutions can stop any water from entering the home before it can become a problem. 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.

Contact Us

If you would like to talk to someone about the products 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 schedule a consultation with a member of our team.

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