Foundation and Basement Waterproofing and Repair Services in Buffalo Grove, IL

Exterior Basement Waterproofing in Buffalo Grove

When your basement has excess water when there are extended rains or when the snow is melting in the spring or you've got long cracks along your foundation, you already know this is a serious problem. Our experts are here to provide assistance when you've got any type of basement or crawl space flooding, foundation settlement, or buckling 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 Buffalo Grove that are trained to correctly evaluate your problem and design a unique solution to that problem that will ensure your home is safe and protected. When we install a basement waterproofing system or a repair solution, it is strengthened by years of industry experience and trusted products.

It is critical that as soon as you find a problem with your craw space, basement, or foundation that you get in touch with a trusted repair company. We say this as there are quite a few additional problems that will happen along with these issues including mildew, structural damage, and even permanent foundation damage. It doesn't matter if you require our basement waterproofing services to protect your home, foundation repair services to prevent your home from sinking, or crawl space services to control mold growth in the crawl space, our experts are here to help you.

Basement Waterproofing

Exterior Wall Waterproofing in Buffalo Grove

Your basement is a very important area of your home regardless of if it is being used for storage or have already finished the area. Due to this, it is important that the entire area is dry and excess humidity is controlled. Since water can get into the basement by a number of possible paths, there needs to be a number of repair solutions and products that we will install to keep the water under control. The main places that we find water leaking is through cracks in the foundation walls, which are usually in concrete or at mortar joints between blocks, at the cove joint, which is where the foundation walls and floor connect, and finally at the windows that may be at or even below the soil.

No matter where the problem may be, we have solutions that can collect, divert, and remove water from your basement. If you have leaky wall cracks, the first step is installing a wall crack repair procedure to prevent the crack from growing and leaking. When water is coming in at the cove joint or even at basement windows, having a custom drainage system installed will help remove the water from your basement. In some of the more extreme locations, usually with old homes that have stone, block, or brick foundations, we will install one of our entire wall solution that is made up of a floor to ceiling heavy duty liner to collect and divert water. If you've already got a waterproofing system in place but it cannot keep up with the water, we can replace it with a new, upgraded sump pump to help the system keep up with the demand. We aren't just installing systems, we can also upgrade the drainage in your yard to assist with preventing water from sitting at the foundation and seeping in.

Structural Foundation Repair

Bowed Wall Repair - Carbon Fiber Straps in Buffalo Grove

Your foundation is easily one of the most important parts. It not only holds the home itself but it also creates the basement walls. When you've got foundation problems, they will generally present themselves as diagonal cracks in your brickwork, horizontal cracks that run along the foundation or along basement walls. Sometimes, you will see that your doors will stick when you open or close them or even cracks at the corners of them. You may also see a problem where your basement walls are buckling into the area. While these problems may not seem critical when you notice them, they are all indicators of a sinking or settling foundation which should be looked at by a professional for problems and determine what type of a repair needs to be installed.

Thankfully, many foundation problems are caused by similar things and our experts are very good at tracking down these problems. We can utilize a repair product that is for your exact problem to permanently repair and stabilize the foundation or walls. If you have a sinking foundation, we will implement a system of foundation piers to level the foundation. Depending on how bad it is and where it is, we will use either helical piers or push piers. Both types are very strong and can help stabilize your foundation. If your basement walls are bowing, depending on how the severity of the bowing wall, we have a few potential options. We can utilize a system of wall anchors, these are 2 large plates connected by a long, steel rod, or tall braces that are installed vertically against the cracks to push them back in line and prevent further bowing, or carbon fiber straps to strengthen weak spots and prevent the wall from bowing. These products will repair the buckling wall and stop it from coming out of alignment again.

Crawl Space Solutions

Crawl Space Encapsulation in Buffalo Grove

In the greater Chicagoland area, there are many homes that were built with crawl spaces instead of basements. For many years, they were built with open vents to the outside where were intended to help fresh air flow into the area and keep it dry. Unfortunately, the opposite is usually what happens. The vents allow water to get in during rain and snow storms and the vents prevent proper evaporation which causes the humidity levels to stay high which can foster the growth of mold and 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 controlling excess humidity will increase the overall air quality in your home.

Perma-Seal has been helping customers with their crawl spaces as long as we have been in business and we know the most efficient way to close them off and control high humidity. This is done using a process called encapsulation which is the installation of a series of vapor barriers, sometimes accompanied by insulation products, and are sturdy plastic and vinyl sheeting as well as covers to close off existing vents and a heavy duty door that will close off the area completely and stop any excess moisture from entering. Closing the area will also stop bugs and animals from getting in your crawl space which will help keep any equipment there safe and allow you to use it for storage. After your crawl space is closed off, we will install an air filter and dehumidifier to improve the indoor air quality. It will control any excess humidity in addition to removing pollutants from the air.

Additional Services

We also provide a number of services to help improve your basement area. We can upgrade, replace, or install new 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 a wall system that is both waterproof as well as resistant to the growth of mold and mildew. When you are building a new home, we can install a system of new construction waterproofing systems to prevent any potential future water problems. If you've have a competitors 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 to talk to someone about the solutions 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 meeting with a member of our team.

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