Basement, Foundation, and Crawl Space Repair Services in Bradley, Illinois

Interior Wall Waterproofing in Bradley

If your home floods during extended rains or when the snow is melting in the spring or you have long cracks in your foundation, you know this can be a real issue. Perma-Seal Basement Systems is ready to assist when you've got any type of crawl space flooding, foundation settlement, or bowed basement wall problem. We use time tested products and methods that our team stands behind. We have a team of experts in the Bradley area that are trained to properly investigate your home and evaluate your problem and come up with a unique solution for your problem that will keep your home properly protected. When our team implements a basement or crawl space waterproofing system or a repair solution, it is supported by years of industry experience and trusted products.

It is crucial that as soon as you find an issue with your craw space, basement, or foundation that you reach out to an experienced repair company. We recommend this as there are a number of potentially dangerous issues that will accompany these issues such as mildew, structural damage, and even catastrophic foundation damage. It doesn't matter if you are in need of our basement waterproofing services to stop water damaging your home, foundation repair services to stop foundation issues, or crawl space services to control mildew growth in the crawl space, our experts are here to help you.

Basement Waterproofing

Exterior Basement Wall Crack Repair in Bradley

Your basement is an important part of your home whether it is being used as storage or have already finished the area. This means it is necessary that the area is free of standing water and any type of flooding is prevented. Because water is able to get into your basement through a number of different paths, there needs to be a variety of repair solutions and products that we can utilize to prevent damage to the area. The main places that water is entering is at cracks in the foundation walls, which are usually in concrete or at the joints where the blocks meet, at the cove joint, where the foundation walls and floor meet, and finally at windows that are at or below the soil.

Regardless of where you're having the problem there are solutions that can control, divert, and remove the water from your basement. If you have leaking cracks, the first thing to do is installing a wall crack repair to stop the crack from leaking and growing. When the water is leaking at the cove joint or even basement windows, installing a custom drainage system will help remove the water from your basement. In some extreme locations, usually with old homes that have stone, block, or brick foundations, we can recommend installing one of our entire wall solution that is comprised of a full height heavy duty liner that will collect and divert water. Sometimes people already have a waterproofing system in the basement but it cannot keep up with the water, we can install a new, more powerful sump pump to help the system keep up with the demand. In addition to installing systems, we can also help you upgrade the drainage in your yard to help keep water from sitting next to the home and seeping in.

Structural Foundation Repair

Foundtion Piers in Bradley

Your homes foundation is easily one of the most important areas of the home. It not only supports the building itself but it also is the basement walls. When you've got foundation problems, usually, they will present themselves in the form of stair stepping cracks in your outside brickwork, long cracks that run along the foundation or along the basement walls. You may also notice that your windows will get stuck or even cracks at the corners of them. You may also see an issue where your basement walls are pressing into the basement. While these issues may not seem serious at first, they are all 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 in place.

It is good that the most common foundation problems have very similar causes and our team is very good at noticing those issues. We can utilize a repair solution that is for your specific issue to permanently repair and stabilize the foundation. If you have a settling foundation, we can install a system of foundation piers to stabilize the foundation. The location and amount of sinking will determine if we use helical 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 much the wall is buckling, there are some possible options. We can install a system of wall anchors, these are 2 large steel plates and these are connected by a long, steel rod, or c shaped braces that we mount vertically against the cracks to force the section back in line and control further bowing, or carbon fiber straps and staples to strengthen weak spots and prevent the wall from bowing. When properly used, these products can repair the bowed wall and stop it from coming out of alignment.

Crawl Space Solutions

Crawl Space Encapsulation in Bradley

In our area, many of the homes were built with crawl space areas instead of basements. For many years, they were built with vents to the outside where were intended to help air flow into the area and keep it dry. Unfortunately, this is rarely what happens. Having open vents allows water to enter the space during rain and snow storms and the vents hinder airflow which results in the humidity level staying too high which will eventually facilitate the growth of mildew. We have found that up to half of the air in your home can come up through the crawl space so having the space closed off from the elements and keeping the humidity levels low can increase the overall air quality in your home.

Perma-Seal has been enclosing crawl spaces since 1979 and we know the most efficient way to close them off and control excess humidity. We do this using a method known as encapsulation which is the installation of a series of vapor barriers, occasionally installed with insulation products, which are heavy duty plastic and vinyl sheets as well as covers to close off existing vents and a heavy duty door that can close off the area totally and stop any unwanted moisture from entering. This will also stop rodents and animals from getting in your crawl space which will help keep any items there safe and allow you to use it for storage. Once your crawl space is protected, we can install an air filter and dehumidifier to improve the indoor air quality. It will prevent high levels of humidity as well as remove pollutants from the air.

Additional Services

We also provide a number of services to help improve your basement. We carry basement windows to increase the air flow or provide additional light in the area. After we install a waterproofing system, we can install a wall system that is waterproof and 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. If you've already got a waterproofing system in place, we can perform our preventive maintenance inspection so you know it will continue to work at peak efficiency.

Contact Us

If you would like more information about the products 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 organize a consultation with one of our experts.

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