Perma-Seal Repair Services in Bonfield, IL
Whether your downstairs area experiences flooding during extended rains or as the snow melts in the spring time or you've got long cracks along the foundation, you already know this can be a real problem. Our experts are ready to provide assistance when you've got any type of basement flooding, foundation settlement, or bowing foundation 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 investigate your home and evaluate your problem and create a specialized solution for your problem that will keep your home safe and protected. When our team implements a waterproofing system or a repair solution, it is backed by years of industry experience and trusted products.
It is crucial that once you've seen an issue with your basement, foundation, or crawl space that you get in touch with a trusted repair company. We say this because there are quite a few additional issues that can happen along with these issues including mildew, weakened structure, and even catastrophic foundation damage. It doesn't matter if you require our basement waterproofing services to prevent water from entering your home, foundation repair products to prevent your home from sinking, or crawl space services to control water in the crawl space, our experts 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. This means it is important that the entire area is dry and protected from flooding and excess humidity. Because water is able to get into your basement using a variety of different places, there are a variety of repair possibilities that we will utilize to keep the water under control. The most common places that water leaks in is at cracks in the walls, which are usually in concrete or at the joints where the blocks meet, at the cove joint, which is where the wall and floor connect, and finally at any windows that are at or even below grade.
No matter where the problem lies there are solutions that are designed to control, transport, and eject the water from your basement. If there are dripping cracks, the first thing to do is installing a wall crack repair method to control the crack growth and leaking. If the water is entering at the cove joint or even the windows, installing a custom drainage system can help remove the water from your basement. In some extreme locations, usually with old homes that have stone, block, or brick foundations, we will recommend installing one of our entire wall solution that is a full height heavy duty liner to collect and divert water. Occasionally there is already a waterproofing system in the basement but it cannot keep up with the water, we can install a new, upgraded 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 assist with preventing water from sitting next to the home and seeping in.
Structural Foundation Repair
Your foundation is easily one of the most important areas of the home. It not only holds the building itself but it also is the basement walls. If you have any foundation problems, usually, they will present themselves in the form of stair-step cracks in the brickwork, cracks that run along the foundation or along the basement walls. Sometimes, you will see that the windows or doors will get stuck or there may be cracks at the corners of them. You may also see an issue where the basement walls are bowing into the area. You may not think these issues seem problematic when you notice them, each of them are indicative of a sinking or settling foundation which should be looked at by a professional for particular problems and determine if a repair needs to be installed.
Thankfully, many foundation problems are caused by similar things and our experts are very good at spotting those issues. We can offer a repair product that is for your exact problem to permanently repair and stabilize the foundation or walls. If you've got a uneven foundation, we will install a series 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 badly the wall is bowing, we have a few different options. We can utilize a number of wall anchors which are 2 large steel plates that are connected by a long, steel rod, or c shaped braces that we mount directly against the cracks to force the section back in line and stop 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 bowing wall and prevent it from coming out of alignment.
Crawl Space Solutions
In Bonfield, there are many homes that are built with crawl spaces instead of basements. For many years, they were built with vents to the outside where were intended to help fresh air flow through the area 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 then it never leaves which results in the humidity level staying too high which will eventually foster the growth of mold and mildew. Studies have shown that up to ½ of the air in your home can come up through the crawl space so ensuring the crawl space is closed off from the outside and controlling excess humidity will improve 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 proper way to close them off and control excess humidity. We do this using a process called encapsulation which is the installation of a series of vapor barriers, occasionally installed with insulation products, which are thick plastic and vinyl sheeting as well as vent covers and a sturdy door that will seal the area totally and prevent any excess moisture from entering. Closing the area will also prevent bugs and animals from getting in your crawl space which will help keep any items there safe and allow you to use it for storage. After the crawl space is encapsulated, we will install an air quality control system which is a dehumidifier and air filter. This will reduce the excess humidity to a proper level as well as remove pollutants from the air.
We also offer a variety of services to help add features to your basement area. We carry basement windows to improve the air flow or provide additional light in the area. When waterproofing the basement, we can install 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 water from entering the home before it can become a problem. If you've have a competitors waterproofing system in place, we can perform our preventive maintenance inspection so you know it will continue to work at peak efficiency.
If you would like to talk to someone 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 schedule a meeting with a member of our team.
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