Basement, Foundation, and Crawl Space Waterproofing and Repair Services in Broadview, IL

Exterior Basement Waterproofing in Broadview

When your home floods when there are heavy rains or in the spring during the snow melt or you've got cracks along your foundation, you know there could be a real issue. We are ready to provide assistance when you have any kind of basement flooding, sinking foundation, or buckling foundation wall problem. We use products that we've tested and methods that we've perfected over the years that we stand behind. We have a team of professionals in the Broadview area that are trained to properly investigate your home and evaluate your problem to implement a unique solution to that problem that will ensure your home is properly repaired. When our team implements a basement waterproofing system or a repair solution, it is backed by years of experience and trusted products.

It is crucial that once you find an issue with your foundation, crawl space or basement that you contact an experienced repair company. We recommend this because there are a number of additional issues that will happen along with these issues including mildew, structural damage, and even catastrophic foundation damage. No matter if you need our basement waterproofing services to protect your home, foundation repair services to stop cracks from growing in the foundation, or crawl space services to prevent mildew growth in the crawl space, our team is here to help you.

Basement Waterproofing

Exterior Wall Waterproofing in Broadview

Your basement is an important area of your home whether it is only being used for storage or have finished the area. This means it is important that the space is dry and excess humidity is controlled. Since water can get into your basement through a variety of different places, there are a variety of repair possibilities that we will install to prevent damage to the area. The most common places that we find water leaking is at cracks in the basement walls, whether these are in concrete or at the joints where the blocks meet, at the cove joint, where the basement wall and floor connect, and at windows that are at or below the soil.

No matter where you're having the problem there are solutions that will control, transport, and remove water from your basement. If there are dripping basement cracks, the first thing to do is installing a wall crack repair procedure to prevent the crack from growing and leaking. When water is coming in at the cove or even at basement windows, having a custom drainage system installed will help remove the water from your basement. In some of the more problematic locations, usually with old homes that have stone, block, or brick foundations, we will recommend installing an entire wall solution that is made up of a floor to ceiling liner that will collect and divert water. Sometimes people already have a waterproofing system installed but it is unable to keep up with the water, we can install a new, more powerful sump pump to make the system as good as new. In addition to installing systems, we can also upgrade the drainage in your yard to help stop water from standing next to the home and seeping in.

Structural Foundation Repair

Bowed Wall Repair - Carbon Fiber Straps in Broadview

Your foundation is quite possibly one of, if not the, most important parts. It not only holds the home itself but it also creates the basement walls. When you have any foundation problems, normally they will show themselves in the form of stair-step cracks in your outside brickwork, long cracks that run along the foundation or across basement walls. You may also notice that your doors will not open or close easily or there may be cracks at the corners of them. There may also be an issue where your basement walls are pressing inward. You may not think these problems seem serious when you notice them, each of them are indicators of a sinking or settling foundation and they should be evaluated by an expert for particular problems to determine if a repair needs to be installed.

It is good that the most common foundation problems are caused by similar things and our team is very good at tracking down those issues. We can offer a repair solution intended for your particular issue to permanently repair and stabilize the foundation. If you have a sloping foundation, we will implement a system of foundation piers to correct the problem. The location and amount of sinking will determine if we use helical or push piers. Both types of piers are very strong and are able to stabilize your foundation. If you've got bowing basement walls, depending on how the severity of the bowing wall, it can be solved with some possible options. Our team can utilize a number of wall anchors, these are 2 large plates connected by a long, steel rod, or c shaped braces that are installed directly against the cracks to push the section back in line and control further bowing, or carbon fiber staples to strengthen weak areas and prevent the wall from bowing. If they are correctly installed, these products will repair the buckling wall and prevent it from coming out of alignment again.

Crawl Space Solutions

Crawl Space Repair Solutions in Broadview

In Broadview, many of the homes were built with crawl spaces and not basements. As long as there have been crawl spaces, these were built with open vents to the outside where were intended to help fresh air flow into the space and keep it dry. Unfortunately, this is rarely 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 foster the growth of mildew. We have found that up to half of the air in your home has come up through the crawl space so ensuring this area is protected from the weather and keeping the humidity levels low will improve 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 most efficient way to seal them off and control the 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 thick plastic and vinyl sheets as well as vent covers and a sturdy door that will close off the area totally and prevent any excess moisture from entering. This will also prevent critters and animals from settling in your crawl space which will help keep any appliances there safe and allow you to use it for storage. Once your crawl space is protected, we will install an air filter and dehumidifier to improve the indoor air quality. It will prevent high levels of humidity in addition to removing pollutants from the air.

Additional Services

We also offer a variety of services to help improve the basement and crawl space areas of your home. We can upgrade your basement windows to improve the air flow or increase the amount of light in the area. When waterproofing the basement, we can help with pre-finishing the area by installing 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 potential future water problems. Even if you've already got a waterproofing system in place, we can perform our preventive maintenance inspection to ensure it continues to work at peak efficiency.

Contact Us

If you would like more information about the services above, feel free to fill out the form on our contact us page, visit our FAQ page or give us a call at 630-206-1177 and schedule a meeting with one of our experts.

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