Foundation, Basement, and Crawl Space Repair Services in Bourbonnais, Illinois
It doesn't matter if your home experiences flooding when there are heavy rains or in the spring time when the snow melts or you have cracks along the foundation, you already know there could be a real problem. Our team is ready to provide assistance when you've got any type of basement water, foundation settlement, or bowed basement wall problem. Our team uses products that we've tested and methods that we've perfected over the years that our team stands behind. We have a team of experts in the Bourbonnais area that are trained to correctly investigate your home and evaluate your problem to create a unique solution for your problem that will ensure your home is properly repaired. When our team implements a waterproofing system or a repair solution, it is supported by years of industry experience and trusted products.
It is very important that as soon as you've found a problem with your crawl space, foundation, or basement that you reach out to an experienced repair company. We recommend this because there are a number of additional problems that can accompany these issues such as mildew, structural damage, and even permanent foundation damage. It doesn't matter if you're needing our basement waterproofing services to stop water damaging your home, foundation repair products to stabilize your foundation, or crawl space services to control water in the crawl space, our experts are here to help you.
Your basement is an important area of your home regardless of if it is being used as a storage area or have already finished the area. This means it is important that the entire area is free of standing water and excess humidity and flooding are controlled. Because water can get into the basement using a variety of different paths, there are a number of repair possibilities that we can use to keep the water under control. The most common places that we find water leaking is through 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 at the windows that are at or even below the soil.
No matter where you're having the problem there are solutions that will collect, transport, and eject the water from your basement. If you've got dripping cracks, the first thing to do is implementing a wall crack repair method to control the crack growth and leaking. If the water is leaking at the cove or even at the windows, having a custom drainage system installed can help remove the water from your basement. In some problematic locations, occasionally with old homes that have stone, block, or brick foundations, we can install an entire wall solution that is made up of a full height liner to collect and divert water. If you've already got a waterproofing system installed but it struggles to keep up with flooding water, we can replace it with a new, upgraded sump pump to make the system as good as new. On top of installing systems, we can also help you evaluate the drainage in your yard to assist with preventing water from pooling next to the home and seeping in.
Structural Foundation Repair
The foundation of your home is quite possibly one of, if not the, most important parts. It not only holds the building itself but it also forms the basement walls. If you've got foundation problems, they will generally manifest themselves as stair stepping cracks in the brickwork, long cracks that run along the foundation or across the basement walls. You may also notice that the windows or doors will stick when you open or close them or even cracks at the corners of them. You may also have an issue where the basement walls are pressing inward. You may not think these problems seem serious at first, each of them are indicators of a sinking or settling foundation which should be looked at by a professional for particular problems to determine if a repair needs to be performed.
It is good that the most common foundation problems are caused by similar things and our team is very good at spotting these problems. We can offer a repair solution intended for your specific problem to permanently repair and stabilize the foundation. If you've got a sinking foundation, we can install a system of foundation piers to level the foundation. Depending on how bad it is and where it is, we will use either helical piers or push piers. Both are very strong and are able to stabilize your foundation. If you have basement walls that are bowing, depending on how much the wall is buckling, there are some different options. Our team can install a system of wall anchors, these are 2 large steel plates connected by a long, steel rod, or c shaped braces that are installed directly against the problem area to force the section back in line and control further bowing, or even 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 bowed wall and stop it from coming out of alignment again.
Crawl Space Solutions
In Bourbonnais, many of the homes are built with crawl space areas and not basements. As long as there have been crawl spaces, these were created with open vents which was intended to increase air flow through 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 results in the humidity level staying too high which will eventually facilitate the growth of mildew. Up to half of the air in your home enters through the crawl space so ensuring this area is protected from the elements and controlling excess humidity can increase the overall air quality in your home.
Perma-Seal has been working on crawl spaces since we opened our doors and we know the most efficient way to seal them off and control high humidity. We do this using a process known as encapsulation which is the installation of a heavy duty liner, occasionally installed with insulation products, and are thick plastic and vinyl sheeting as well as vent covers and a heavy duty door that can seal the area completely and stop any unwanted moisture from entering. Closing the area will also stop rodents and animals from settling in your crawl space which will help keep any items there safe and allow you to use it for storage. Once the crawl space is protected, we can install a combination dehumidifier and air filter. It will prevent high levels of humidity in addition to removing pollutants from the air.
We also offer a variety of services to help upgrade the basement and crawl space areas of your home. 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 install our wall system as part of a pre-finishing service that is both waterproof and resistant to mildew growth. If you are building a new home, we can install a system of new construction waterproofing systems to prevent any potential future water problems. If you've have a competitors waterproofing system in place, we can perform our preventive maintenance inspection 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 give us a call at 630-206-1177 and schedule a consultation with a member of our team.