Foundation, Basement, and Crawl Space Waterproofing and Repair Services in Braceville, IL
If your downstairs area experiences flooding when there are extended rains or as the snow melts in the spring time or you've got cracks in the foundation, you already know this can be a real problem. Our experts are ready to help when your home has any kind of basement flooding, foundation settlement, or buckling foundation wall problem. We use time tested products and methods that our team stands behind. We have a team of experts in the Braceville area that are trained to correctly evaluate your problem to come up with a specialized solution to that problem that will keep your home safe and protected. When we install a basement waterproofing system or a repair solution, it is backed by years of experience and trusted products.
It is critical that if you find a problem with your foundation, crawl space or basement that you reach out to a trusted repair company. We recommend this as there are a number of potentially dangerous problems that can accompany these issues such as mold, structural damage, and even permanent foundation damage. If you are in need of our basement waterproofing products to prevent water from entering your home, foundation repair services to prevent your home from sinking, or crawl space services to control mold growth in the crawl space, our team is here to help you.
The basement is an important area of your home regardless of if you're using it for storage or have finished the area. Because of this, it is important that the entire space is dry and excess humidity and flooding are controlled. Due to the fact that water can get into a basement by a number of different paths, that means there have to be a number of repair possibilities that we can utilize to prevent damage to the area. The main places that we find water leaking is at cracks in the foundation walls, whether these are in concrete or at the joints where the blocks meet, at the cove joint, where the foundation walls and floor meet, and finally at the windows that may be at or even below grade.
No matter where the problem may be, we've got solutions that can control, transport, and eject water from your basement. If you have dripping basement cracks, the first step is implementing a wall crack repair method to stop the crack from leaking and growing. When water is coming in at the cove joint or even basement windows, installing a custom drainage system can help remove the water from your basement. In some problematic instances, typically with older block, brick, or stone foundations, we can install an entire wall solution that is comprised of a full height heavy duty liner to collect and divert water. If you've already got a waterproofing system in the basement but it is unable to keep up with demand, we can install a new, more powerful sump pump to breathe new life into the system. On top of installing systems, we can also help you evaluate the drainage in your yard to help prevent water from sitting 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 is the basement walls. When you've got foundation problems, normally they will manifest themselves in the form of diagonal cracks in the outside brickwork, horizontal cracks that run along the foundation or along basement walls. Sometimes, you will see that the windows or doors will stick when you open or close them or even cracks at the corners of them. There may also be a problem where the basement walls are pressing inward. You may not think these issues seem problematic when you notice them, each of them are indicative of a sinking or settling foundation and they should be evaluated by an expert for particular problems to determine what type of a repair needs to be installed.
It is good that many foundation problems are caused by similar things and our experts are very good at spotting those problems. We can utilize a repair product that is for your specific problem to permanently repair and stabilize the foundation. If the problem is a settling foundation, we can implement a series of foundation piers to correct the problem. The location and amount of sinking will determine if we use helical or push piers. Both types are very strong and can help stabilize your foundation. If you've got bowing basement walls, depending on how much the wall is buckling, it can be solved with a few different options. We can utilize a system of wall anchors which are 2 large plates and these are connected by a long, steel rod, or tall braces that are installed vertically against the cracks to push them back in line and control further bowing, or even carbon fiber straps and staples to strengthen weak spots and prevent the wall from bowing. These products can repair the buckling wall and stop it from coming out of alignment again.
Crawl Space Solutions
In the greater Chicagoland area, many of the homes are built with crawl spaces in addition to basements. For a long time, these were built with open 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. The vents allow water to enter the space when it rains or snows and the vents hinder airflow which causes the humidity levels to stay high which will eventually harbor the growth of mold and mildew. Studies have shown that up to 50% of the air in your home comes up through the crawl space so having the space closed off from the weather and controlling excess humidity can increase the overall air quality in your home.
Our team has been helping customers with their crawl spaces as long as we have been in business and we know the best way to seal them off and control excess humidity. We do this using a method called encapsulation which is the installation of a heavy duty liner, occasionally installed with insulation products, and are sturdy plastic and vinyl sheeting as well as vent covers and a sturdy door that can close off the area totally and stop any excess moisture from entering. Closing the area will also stop pests and animals from settling in your crawl space which will help keep any equipment there safe and allow you to use it for storage. After the crawl space is protected, we can install an air quality control system which is a dehumidifier and air filter. It will reduce the excess humidity to a proper level as well as remove pollutants from the air.
We also offer a number of services to help upgrade your basement. We can upgrade, replace, or install new basement windows to increase the air flow or provide additional light in the area. During basement waterproofing, we can help with pre-finishing the area by installing a wall system that is both waterproof and resistant to the growth of mold and mildew. If you are building a new home, we can install a system of new construction waterproofing systems to stop any potential future water problems. 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 solutions 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 set up a consultation with one of our experts.
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