Perma-Seal Repair Services in Buffalo Grove, IL
When your basement has excess water when there are heavy rains or in the spring during the snow melt or there are long cracks along the foundation, you already know this is a serious issue. Perma-Seal Basement Systems is ready to help when your home has any kind of basement water, foundation settlement, or bowing basement wall problem. We use 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 properly evaluate your problem to come up with a specific solution for your problem that will keep your home properly 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 crucial that as soon as you've found an issue with your foundation, crawl space or basement that you get in touch with an experienced repair company. We say this because there are a number of potentially dangerous problems that will happen along with these issues such as mildew, structural damage, and even permanent foundation damage. It doesn't matter if you are needing our basement waterproofing services to prevent water damage in your home, foundation repair products to stop foundation issues, or crawl space services to prevent damage to your floor joists, our experts are here to help you.
Your basement is a very important part of your home whether it is only being used as storage or if you have a finished space down there. Because of this, it is necessary that the space is dry and excess humidity and flooding are controlled. Due to the fact that water is able to get into a basement using a number of possible places, there are a variety of repair options that we can use to keep the area safe. The primary places that water is entering is at cracks in the walls, which are usually in concrete or at mortar joints between blocks, at the cove joint, which is where the wall and floor connect, and finally at any windows that may be at or below the soil.
No matter where the problem may be, we've got solutions that are designed to collect, divert, and remove the water from your basement. If you've got leaky wall cracks, the first thing to do is implementing a wall crack repair method to control the crack growth and leaking. When the water is entering at the cove or even basement windows, having a custom drainage system installed will help remove the water from your basement. In some extreme locations, typically with older block, brick, or stone foundations, we can install one of our entire wall solution that is made up of a full height liner to collect and divert water. If you've already got a waterproofing system in the basement but it cannot keep up with demand, we can replace it with a new, more powerful sump pump to breathe new life into the system. On top of installing systems, we can also upgrade the drainage in your yard to help stop water from sitting at the foundation and seeping in.
Structural Foundation Repair
Your foundation is easily one of the most important areas of the home. It not only holds the structure itself but it also creates the basement walls. When you've got foundation problems, normally they will present themselves as diagonal cracks in the outside brickwork, long cracks that run the length of the foundation or along the basement walls. You may also notice that the doors will not open or close easily or even cracks at the corners of them. You may also see a problem where the basement walls are buckling inward. You may not think these issues seem problematic at first, they are all indicators of a sinking or settling foundation which should be looked at by a professional for problems to determine what type of a repair needs to be installed.
Thankfully, many foundation problems are caused by similar things and our professionals are very good at spotting those problems. 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 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 are very strong and can help stabilize your foundation. If you've got bowing basement walls, depending on how the severity of the bowing wall, there are some different options. Our team can utilize a series of wall anchors which are 2 large steel plates that are connected by a long, steel rod, or tall braces that we mount directly against the cracks to push the section back in line and prevent further bowing, or carbon fiber staples to strengthen weak areas and prevent the wall from bowing. When properly used, these products can repair the bowing wall and prevent it from coming out of alignment.
Crawl Space Solutions
In our area, there are many homes that were built with crawl space areas and not basements. As long as there have been crawl spaces, these were created with open vents which was intended to increase fresh air flow into the space and keep it dry. Unfortunately, the opposite is usually what happens. Having open vents allows water to get in 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 half of the air in your home comes up through the crawl space so ensuring this area is protected 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 proper way to seal them off and control excess humidity. This is done using a method called encapsulation which is the installation of a series of vapor barriers, sometimes accompanied by insulation products, which are strong plastic and vinyl sheets as well as covers to close off existing vents and a sturdy door that can close off the area totally and prevent any excess moisture from entering. Closing the area will also prevent pests and animals from settling in your crawl space which will help keep any equipment there safe and allow you to use it for storage. Once the crawl space is closed off, we can install a combination dehumidifier and air filter. It will reduce the excess humidity to a proper level in addition to removing pollutants from the air.
We also offer a number of services to help improve your basement area. We carry basement windows to increase the air flow or increase the amount of light in the area. After we install a waterproofing system, we can help with pre-finishing the area by installing a wall system 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 stop 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 inspection so you know it will continue to work at peak efficiency.
If you are interested in any of the solutions 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 organize a meeting with a member of our team.
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