Foundation, Basement, and Crawl Space Services in Buckingham, IL

Interior Wall Waterproofing in Buckingham

Whether your home experiences flooding during extended rains or when the snow is melting in the spring or you've got long cracks in the foundation, you know there could be a real issue. Perma-Seal Basement Systems is here to provide assistance when you've got any kind of basement water, sinking foundation, or bowing basement wall problem. Our team uses time tested products and methods that our team stands behind. We have a team of professionals in the Buckingham area that are trained to correctly investigate your home and evaluate your problem and create a unique solution for your problem that will ensure your home is safe and protected. When our team installs a basement waterproofing system or a repair solution, it is strengthened by years of experience and trusted products.

It is very important that if you find an issue with your crawl space, foundation, or basement that you get in touch with a trusted repair company. We say this due to there are a number of potentially dangerous issues that will arise with these issues such as mildew, weakened structure, and even catastrophic foundation damage. No matter if you're in need of our basement waterproofing services to prevent water damage in your home, foundation repair products to stop foundation issues, or crawl space services to control humidity below the home, our team is here to help you.

Basement Waterproofing

New Construction Wall Liner in Buckingham

Your basement is an important area of your home whether you're using it for storage or if you have a finished space down there. Because of this, it is necessary that the space is free of standing water and excess humidity is controlled. Since water can get into your basement through a variety of different paths, there needs to be a variety of repair solutions and products that we can install to keep the area safe. The main places that we find water leaking is at cracks in the walls, whether these are in concrete or at the joints where the blocks meet, at the cove joint, where the wall and floor meet, and at the windows that are at or below grade.

No matter where the problem lies we have solutions that can collect, divert, and remove water from your basement. If there are leaky wall cracks, the first step is installing a wall crack repair method to control the crack growth and leaking. If water is leaking at the cove joint or even at your windows, installing a custom drainage system will remove the water from your basement. In some of the more extreme locations, typically with older block, brick, or stone foundations, we can install one of our entire wall solution that is comprised of a full height liner that will 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, upgraded sump pump to make the system as good as new. On top of installing systems, we can also help you evaluate the drainage in your yard to help keep water from pooling at the foundation and seeping in.

Structural Foundation Repair

Bowed Wall Repair - Wall Anchors in Buckingham

The homes foundation is quite possibly one of the most important parts. It not only holds the structure itself but it also creates the basement walls. If there are foundation problems, normally they will present themselves in the form of stair-step cracks in the outside brickwork, cracks that run along the foundation or along basement walls. You may also notice that the windows will get stuck or even cracks at the corners of them. You may also see a problem where the basement walls are buckling into the basement. While these problems may not seem problematic when you notice them, each of them are indicative of a sinking or settling foundation and it is important to have an expert evaluate the foundation for specific problems and determine if a repair needs to be in place.

It is good that many foundation problems have very similar causes and our professionals are very good at noticing these issues. We can utilize a repair solution designed for your exact issue to permanently repair and stabilize the foundation or walls. If there is a uneven foundation, we can install 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 can stabilize your foundation. If you've got bowing basement walls, depending on how much the wall is buckling, there are some possible options. We can utilize a series of wall anchors which are 2 large steel plates that are connected by a long, steel rod, or c shaped braces that are installed vertically against the problem area to force them back in line and prevent further bowing, we also can apply carbon fiber straps and staples to strengthen weak areas and prevent the wall from bowing. If they are correctly installed, these products can correct the bowing wall and prevent it from coming out of alignment again.

Crawl Space Solutions

Crawl Space Repair Solutions in Buckingham

In Buckingham, there are many homes that are built with crawl space areas and not basements. For many years, they were constructed with open vents to the outside where were intended to help air flow into the space 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 then it never leaves which results in the humidity level staying too high which will eventually harbor the growth of mildew. Studies have shown that up to ½ of the air in your home has come up through the crawl space so having the space closed off from the outside and keeping the humidity levels low can increase the overall air quality in your home.

Perma-Seal has been enclosing crawl spaces as long as we have been in business and we know the most efficient way to seal them off and control high humidity. We do this using a method known as encapsulation which is the installation of a heavy duty liner, occasionally installed with insulation products, and are heavy duty plastic and vinyl sheets as well as vent covers and a sturdy door that can seal the area completely and prevent any excess moisture from entering. Encapsulation will also prevent pests and animals from settling in your crawl space which will keep any items there safe and allow you to use it for storage. After the crawl space is encapsulated, we can install an air quality control system which is a dehumidifier and air filter. This will prevent high levels of humidity in addition to removing pollutants from the air.

Additional Services

We also provide a variety of services to improve your basement. We can upgrade your basement windows to increase the air flow or increase the amount of light in the area. After we install a waterproofing system, we can install our wall system as part of a pre-finishing service that is both waterproof and resistant to mildew growth. If you are building a new home, our new construction waterproofing solutions can prevent any potential future water problems. If you've have a waterproofing system we did not install in place, we can perform our preventive maintenance testing to ensure it continues to work at peak efficiency.

Contact Us

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 call us directly at 630-206-1177 and organize a meeting with a member of our team.

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