Perma-Seal Repair Services in Bradley, Illinois
It doesn't matter if your basement experiences flooding when there are heavy rains or in the spring time when the snow melts or you've got long cracks along your foundation, you know there could be a real problem. We are ready to provide assistance when you have any kind of basement water, foundation settlement, or bowed foundation wall problem. We use time tested products and methods that we stand behind. We have a team of experts in Bradley that are trained to correctly investigate your home and evaluate your problem and come up with a unique solution to that problem that will ensure your home is properly protected. When our team implements a crawl space or basement waterproofing system or a repair solution, it is strengthened by years of experience and trusted products.
It is crucial that as soon as you see a problem with the crawl space, foundation, or basement that you reach out to an experienced repair company. We say this because there are quite a few potentially dangerous problems that can arise with these issues such as mildew, reduced structural integrity, and even permanent foundation damage. No matter if you need our basement waterproofing services to protect your home, foundation repair services to stop foundation issues, or crawl space services to control humidity below the home, our professionals are here to help you.
The basement is a very important part of the home regardless of if it is being used for storage or have already finished the area. Because of this, it is important that the area is free of standing water and excess humidity and flooding are controlled. Because water can get into the basement by a variety of possible places, that means there have to be a variety of repair possibilities that we can use to keep the water under control. The primary places that we see water leaks 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 wall and floor meet, and at windows that are at or even below grade.
Regardless of where the problem lies there are solutions that are designed to collect, transport, and remove the water from the basement. If you have leaking wall cracks, the first step is installing a wall crack repair to stop the crack from leaking and growing. If the water is leaking at the cove joint or even at basement windows, installing a custom drainage system can help remove the water from the basement. In some of the more extreme instances, typically with old homes that have stone, block, or brick foundations, we can install one of our entire wall solution that is made up of a floor to ceiling heavy duty liner that will collect and divert water. If you've already got a waterproofing system installed but it cannot keep up with flooding water, we can install a new, upgraded sump pump to make the system as good as new. On top of installing systems, we can also evaluate the drainage in the yard to help prevent water from sitting at the foundation and seeping in.
Structural Foundation Repair
Your homes foundation is quite possibly one of 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 diagonal cracks in your outside brickwork, cracks that run the length of the foundation or across the basement walls. You may also notice that your doors or windows will not open or close easily or even cracks at the corners of them. You may also have an issue where your basement walls are coming inward. While these problems may not 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 and determine if 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 tracking down those problems. We can implement a repair product designed for your exact problem to permanently repair and stabilize the foundation. If the problem is a uneven foundation, we can implement a series of foundation piers to correct the problem. We will install either push piers or helical piers, depending on where and how bad the sinking is. Both are very strong and can stabilize your foundation. If your basement walls are bowing, depending on how much the wall is buckling, it can be solved with some different options. We can install a series of wall anchors, these are 2 large plates connected by a long, steel rod, or tall braces that sit 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 correct the bowed wall and stop it from coming out of alignment again.
Crawl Space Solutions
In Bradley, 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 enter the space when it rains or snows and the vents hinder airflow which causes the humidity levels to stay high which can harbor the growth of mildew. We have found that up to half of the air in your home comes up through the crawl space so ensuring this area is closed off from the elements and keeping the humidity levels low can increase the overall air quality in your home.
Perma-Seal has been working with crawl spaces since 1979 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, sometimes accompanied by insulation products, and are strong plastic and vinyl sheeting as well as vent covers and a sturdy door that can seal the area totally and stop any unwanted moisture from entering. Closing the area will also stop pests and animals from getting in the crawl space which will help keep any equipment there safe and allow you to use it for storage. Once your crawl space is encapsulated, we can install an air filter and dehumidifier to improve the indoor air quality. This will control any excess humidity as well as remove pollutants from the air.
We also provide a variety of services to help upgrade the basement and crawl space areas of your home. We can upgrade, replace, or install new basement windows to increase the air flow or increase the amount of light in the area. During basement waterproofing, we can help with pre-finishing the area by installing a wall system that is waterproof as well as resistant to the growth of mildew. When 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 to ensure it continues to work at peak efficiency.
If you would like to talk to someone about the services above, feel free to fill out the form on our contact us page, visit our frequently asked questions page or call us directly at 630-206-1177 and organize a consultation with one of our experts.
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