Perma-Seal Repair Services in Bristol, Illinois
Whether your downstairs area has excess water during heavy rains or in the spring time when the snow melts or you have cracks along your foundation, you already know there could be a real issue. Our experts are ready to provide assistance when you have any type of basement water, sinking foundation, or bowed foundation wall problem. Our team uses methods and products that we have thoroughly tested over the years that we stand behind. We have a team of professionals in the Bristol area that are trained to correctly evaluate your problem and implement a unique solution to that problem that will keep your home properly protected. When we install a waterproofing system or a repair solution, it is backed by years of experience and trusted products.
It is critical that once you've found 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 can accompany these issues including mildew, weakened structure, and even catastrophic foundation damage. It doesn't matter if you are in need of our basement waterproofing products to prevent water from entering your home, foundation repair services to stabilize your foundation, or crawl space services to control humidity below the home, our team is here to help you.
The basement is an important part of your home whether you're using it for storage or have finished the area. This means it is necessary that the entire area is free of standing water and excess humidity is controlled. Because water can get into the basement through a number of possible paths, that means there have to be a variety of repair possibilities that we can use to prevent damage to the area. The most common places that we see water leaks is at cracks in the basement walls, which are usually in concrete or at mortar joints between blocks, at the cove joint, which is where the basement walls and floor meet, and at any windows that may be at or below the soil.
No matter where the problem may be, we have solutions that will control, divert, and remove the water from your basement. If you have leaking cracks, the first step is implementing a wall crack repair procedure to stop the crack from leaking and growing. If the water is entering at the cove joint or even your windows, having a custom drainage system installed can help remove the water from your basement. In some extreme instances, typically 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 floor to ceiling liner to collect and divert water. If you've already got a waterproofing system in the basement but it cannot keep up with flooding water, we can install a new, upgraded 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 stop water from sitting next to the home and seeping in.
Structural Foundation Repair
Your homes foundation is easily one of, if not the, most important areas of the home. It not only holds the home itself but it also forms the basement walls. If you have any foundation problems, they will generally present themselves in the form of stair stepping cracks in your outside brickwork, horizontal cracks that run along the foundation or along the basement walls. Sometimes, you will see that your doors and 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 bowing into the area. You may not think these problems seem serious when you notice them, each of them are indicative of a sinking or settling foundation which should be looked at by a professional for specific problems and determine what type of a repair needs to be performed.
Thankfully, the most common foundation problems stem from similar issues and our professionals are very good at noticing these issues. We can implement a repair solution intended for your exact issue to permanently repair and stabilize the foundation. If you've got a sinking foundation, we can implement a system of foundation piers to correct the problem. Depending on how bad it is and where it is, we will use either helical piers or push piers. Both types of piers are very strong and can help stabilize your foundation. If your basement walls are bowing, depending on how badly the wall is bowing, it can be solved with a few different options. Our team can utilize a number of wall anchors, these are 2 large steel plates connected by a long, steel rod, or tall braces that sit directly against the problem area to push them back in line and stop further bowing, or even carbon fiber staples to strengthen weak spots and prevent the wall from bowing. These products can correct the bowed wall and prevent it from coming out of alignment.
Crawl Space Solutions
In Bristol, many of the homes are built with crawl spaces instead of basements. For a long time, they were built with open vents which was intended to increase fresh air flow through the area 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 then it never leaves which results in the humidity level staying too high which will eventually harbor the growth of mildew. We have found that up to ½ of the air in your home enters through the crawl space so ensuring the crawl space 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 encapsulating crawl spaces since 1979 and we know the most efficient way to seal them off and control the humidity. This is done using a method known as encapsulation which is the installation of a heavy duty liner, sometimes accompanied by insulation products, which are sturdy plastic and vinyl sheets as well as vent covers and a sturdy door that can seal the area totally and prevent any unwanted moisture from entering. This will also prevent bugs and animals from moving in your crawl space which will help keep any appliances there safe and allow you to use it for storage. After your crawl space is protected, we can install an air quality control system which is a dehumidifier and air filter. This will reduce the excess humidity to a proper level in addition to removing pollutants from the air.
We also provide a number of services to help add features to your basement area. We can upgrade your basement windows to increase the air flow or provide additional light in the area. During basement waterproofing, we can install our wall system as part of a pre-finishing service that is both waterproof as well as resistant to the growth of mildew. When 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. Even if you've have a competitors waterproofing system in place, we can perform our preventive maintenance service to ensure it continues 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 frequently asked questions page or give us a call at 630-206-1177 and organize a consultation with a member of our team.
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