Basement and Foundation Repair Services in Caledonia, IL
When your home has excess water during extended rains or in the spring time when the snow melts or you've got large cracks along the foundation, you know this is a serious problem. We are ready to provide assistance when there is any kind of basement water, foundation settlement, or bowing basement wall problem. Our team uses products that we've tested and methods that we've perfected over the years that our team stands behind. We have a team of professionals in Caledonia that are trained to correctly investigate your home and evaluate your problem and implement a specialized solution to that problem that will ensure your home is safe and protected. When our team implements a basement or crawl space waterproofing system or a repair solution, it is strengthened by years of experience and trusted products.
It is very important that if you see an issue with your crawl space, foundation, or basement that you reach out to a trusted repair company. We recommend this as there are some potentially dangerous problems that will accompany these issues including mildew, reduced structural integrity, and even catastrophic foundation damage. If you are in need of our basement waterproofing services to prevent water from entering your home, foundation repair services to stop cracks from growing in the foundation, or crawl space services to prevent unnecessary damage under your home, our experts are here to help you.
Your basement is an important part of your home regardless of if you're using it as storage or have already finished the area. Due to this, it is necessary that the entire area is dry and excess humidity is controlled. Since water can get into your basement through a variety of possible places, there are a number of repair possibilities that we can utilize to keep the water under control. The primary places that we see water leaks is through cracks in the basement walls, which are usually in concrete or at mortar joints between blocks, at the cove joint, where the basement walls and floor connect, and at the windows that are at or below grade.
No matter where the problem may be, we've got solutions that are designed to collect, transport, and remove the water from your basement. If you have leaky wall cracks, the first thing to do is implementing a wall crack repair to stop the crack from leaking and growing. If the water is leaking at the cove joint or even your windows, installing a custom drainage system will help remove the water from your basement. In some of the more problematic instances, occasionally with stone, brick, or block foundations on older homes, we can install an entire wall solution that is made up of a full height heavy duty liner to collect and divert water. If you've already got a waterproofing system in the basement but it struggles to keep up with the water, we can install a new, more powerful sump pump to breathe new life into the system. We aren't just installing systems, we can also help you improve the drainage in your yard to help stop water from pooling at the foundation and seeping in.
Structural Foundation Repair
Your homes foundation is easily one of, if not the, most important areas of the home. It not only supports the building itself but it also creates the basement walls. If you've got foundation problems, normally they will show themselves as diagonal cracks in the outside brickwork, cracks that run along the foundation or across the basement walls. You may also notice that the doors or windows will get stuck or there may be cracks at the corners of them. There may also be an issue where the basement walls are coming into the basement. While these problems may not seem critical at first, they are all indicators of a sinking or settling foundation and it is important to have an expert evaluate the foundation for problems and determine what type of a repair needs to be performed.
It is good that the most common foundation problems are caused by similar things and our team is very good at spotting these problems. We can implement a repair solution that is for your exact problem to permanently repair and stabilize the foundation or walls. If you've got a settling foundation, we can install a system of foundation piers to level the foundation. 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 your basement walls are bowing, depending on how badly the wall is bowing, it can be solved with some potential options. Our team can utilize a system of wall anchors which are 2 large plates and these are connected by a long, steel rod, or c shaped braces that are installed vertically against the cracks to force the section back in line and control further bowing, or carbon fiber straps and 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 are built with crawl spaces and not basements. For many years, these were built with vents which was intended to increase air flow into the area 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 the vents prevent proper evaporation which causes the humidity levels to stay high which can foster 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 having the space closed off from the weather and controlling excess humidity can improve the overall air quality in your home.
Perma-Seal has been encapsulating crawl spaces since we opened our doors and we know the proper way to close them off and control the humidity. We do this using a method known as encapsulation which is the installation of a thick liner or vapor barrier, occasionally installed with insulation products, which are thick plastic and vinyl sheeting as well as covers to close off existing vents and a sturdy door that can seal the area totally and prevent any excess moisture from entering. This will also prevent critters and animals from moving in your crawl space which will help 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. It will prevent high levels of humidity in addition to removing pollutants from the air.
We also provide a variety of services to help add features to your basement area. We can upgrade, replace, or install new basement windows to improve the air flow or provide additional light in the area. During basement waterproofing, we can install a wall system that is both waterproof and resistant to the growth of mildew. When you are building a new home, we can install a system of new construction waterproofing systems to prevent any water from entering the home before it can become a problem. If you've have a competitors waterproofing system 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, 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 consultation with a member of our team.
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