Foundation, Basement, and Crawl Space Waterproofing and Repair Services in Burlington, IL
If your downstairs area floods when there are heavy rains or as the snow melts in the spring time or there are large cracks along your foundation, you already know there may be a serious problem. Perma-Seal Basement Systems is ready to assist when you've got any kind of crawl space water, sinking foundation, or bowing foundation wall problem. Our team uses time tested products and methods that we stand behind. We have a team of professionals in Burlington that are trained to properly evaluate your problem and design a specific solution for your problem that will ensure your home is safe and protected. When our team implements a basement waterproofing system or a repair solution, it is supported by years of experience and trusted products.
It is crucial that once you've found a problem with your foundation, crawl space or basement that you contact a trusted repair company. We recommend this due to there are quite a few additional issues that can accompany these issues including mildew, reduced structural integrity, and even permanent foundation damage. No matter if you need our basement waterproofing products to prevent water from entering your home, foundation repair services to stop foundation issues, or crawl space services to prevent damage to your floor joists, our team is here to help you.
The basement is a very important area of your home whether you're using it as a storage area or have finished the area. Because of this, it is necessary that the entire area is dry and any flooding is prevented. Because water is able to get into the basement by a variety of possible paths, there are a number of repair possibilities that we will use to keep the area safe. The main places that we see water leaks is at cracks in the walls, which are usually in concrete or at mortar joints between blocks, at the cove joint, where the wall and floor connect, and at any windows that are at or below grade.
No matter where the problem may be, we've got solutions that can control, divert, and eject the water from your basement. If there are dripping basement cracks, the first step is installing a wall crack repair procedure to stop the crack from leaking and growing. When the water is entering at the cove joint or even at your windows, having a custom drainage system installed can remove the water from your basement. In some problematic locations, occasionally with stone, brick, or block foundations on older homes, we will recommend installing an entire wall solution that is made up of a full height heavy duty 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 replace it with a new, more powerful sump pump to make the system as good as new. In addition to installing systems, we can also evaluate the drainage in your yard to help keep water from standing next to the home and seeping in.
Structural Foundation Repair
Your homes foundation is quite possibly one of, if not the, most important parts. It not only holds the building itself but it also is the basement walls. When you've got foundation problems, they will generally present themselves in the form of diagonal cracks in your outside brickwork, long cracks that run the length of the foundation or along the basement walls. Sometimes, you will see that your windows or doors will stick when you open or close them or there may be cracks at the corners of them. You may also have an issue where your basement walls are pressing into the area. You may not think these issues seem critical when you notice them, each of them are indicators of a sinking or settling foundation and it is important to have an expert evaluate the foundation for particular problems and determine what type of a repair needs to be installed.
Thankfully, the most common foundation problems are caused by similar things and our professionals are very good at noticing these issues. We can utilize a repair product that is for your particular problem to permanently repair and stabilize the foundation or walls. If you have a uneven foundation, we will implement a series 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 are very strong and are able to stabilize your foundation. If you have basement walls that are bowing, depending on how badly the wall is bowing, there are a few different options. We can utilize a number of wall anchors, these are 2 large steel plates and these are connected by a long, steel rod, or tall braces that we mount vertically against the problem area to force them back in line and stop further bowing, or even carbon fiber straps to strengthen along cracks and prevent the wall from bowing. When properly used, these products will repair the bowing wall and stop it from coming out of alignment again.
Crawl Space Solutions
In the greater Chicagoland area, many of the homes are built with crawl space areas instead of basements. As long as there have been crawl spaces, they were built with open vents which was intended to increase air flow through the area and keep it dry. Unfortunately, the opposite is usually what happens. The vents allow water to get in when it rains or snows and the vents hinder airflow which causes the humidity levels to stay high which can facilitate the growth of mildew. Studies have shown that up to 50% of the air in your home has come up through the crawl space so ensuring the crawl space is protected from the elements and controlling excess humidity will increase the overall air quality in your home.
Our team has been encapsulating 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. We do this using a method known as encapsulation which is the installation of a heavy duty liner, occasionally installed with insulation products, which are strong plastic and vinyl sheeting as well as covers to close off existing vents and a heavy duty door that will seal the area completely and stop any excess moisture from entering. Encapsulation will also stop rodents and animals from getting in your crawl space which will keep any items there safe and allow you to use it for storage. Once your crawl space is protected, we will install an air quality control system which is a dehumidifier and air filter. It will prevent high levels of humidity in addition to removing pollutants from the air.
We also provide a variety of services to upgrade the basement and crawl space areas of your home. We carry basement windows to increase the air flow or increase the amount of light in the area. During basement waterproofing, we can install a wall system that is both waterproof as well as resistant to the growth of mildew. If you are building a new home, we can install a system of new construction waterproofing systems to stop any water from entering the home before it can become a problem. If you've have a waterproofing system we did not install in place, we can perform our preventive maintenance service so you know it will continue to work at peak efficiency.
If you are interested in any of the services above, please fill out the form on our contact us page, visit our frequently asked questions page or call us directly at 630-206-1177 and set up a consultation with a member of our team.
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