Basement and Foundation Repair Services in Campus, IL

Interior Wall Waterproofing in Campus

It doesn't matter if your basement floods when there are heavy rains or in the spring during the snow melt or you've got large cracks in the foundation, you know this is a serious problem. Perma-Seal Basement Systems is here to provide assistance when there is any kind of crawl space water, sinking foundation, or bowing foundation wall problem. We use methods and products that we have thoroughly tested over the years that our team stands behind. We have a team of professionals in the Campus area that are trained to properly evaluate your problem to design a specialized solution for your problem that will ensure your home is properly protected. When our team implements a waterproofing system or a repair solution, it is strengthened by years of industry experience and trusted products.

It is crucial that once you've found an issue with the crawl space, foundation, or basement that you reach out to an experienced repair company. We recommend this due to there are quite a few potentially dangerous problems that will happen along with these issues including mildew, reduced structural integrity, 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 services to stop foundation issues, or crawl space services to control mildew growth in the crawl space, our experts are here to help you.

Basement Waterproofing

Exterior Basement Wall Crack Repair in Campus

Your basement is an important part of the home regardless of if it is only being used for storage or if you have a finished space down there. This means it is important that the space is free of standing water and any flooding is prevented. Because water is able to get into a basement through a number of possible places, there are a number of repair options that we will utilize to prevent damage to the area. The primary places that we see water leaks is through cracks in the foundation walls, which are usually in concrete or at the joints where the blocks meet, at the cove joint, which is where the foundation walls and floor connect, and finally at any windows that may be at or below the soil.

Regardless of where the problem lies we've got solutions that are designed to collect, divert, and remove water from the basement. If you've got leaky wall cracks, the first step is implementing a wall crack repair procedure to prevent the crack from growing and leaking. If water is leaking at the cove joint or even basement windows, having a custom drainage system installed will help remove the water from the basement. In some of the more extreme instances, occasionally with stone, brick, or block foundations on older homes, we will recommend installing an entire wall solution that is made up of a floor to ceiling liner that will collect and divert water. If you've already got a waterproofing system in place but it struggles to keep up with the water, we can install a new, more powerful sump pump to help the system keep up with the demand. We aren't just installing systems, we can also improve the drainage in the yard to help keep water from pooling next to the home and seeping in.

Structural Foundation Repair

Bowed Wall Repair - Wall Anchors in Campus

Your homes foundation is easily one of, if not the, most important parts. It not only supports the structure itself but it also forms the basement walls. If you have any foundation problems, usually, they will show themselves in the form of stair stepping cracks in the brickwork, horizontal cracks that run along the foundation or along basement walls. You may also notice that the windows or doors will stick when you open or close them or there may be cracks at the corners of them. You may also see an issue where the basement walls are coming into the area. While these issues may not seem serious when you notice them, each of them are indicators of a sinking or settling foundation which should be looked at by a professional for particular problems to determine what type of a repair needs to be installed.

It is good that the most common foundation problems are caused by similar things and our experts are very good at tracking down these problems. We can implement a repair solution that is for your exact problem to permanently repair and stabilize the foundation. If there is a sloping foundation, we will install a system of foundation piers to level the foundation. We will install either push piers or helical piers, depending on where and how bad the sinking is. Both types of piers are very strong and can help stabilize your foundation. If your basement walls are bowing, depending on how much the wall is buckling, it can be solved with a few possible options. Our team can install a system of wall anchors, these are 2 large steel plates and these are connected by a long, steel rod, or c shaped braces that we mount vertically against the problem area to force the section back in line and prevent further bowing, or even carbon fiber straps and staples to strengthen weak areas and prevent the wall from bowing. These products will repair the bowing wall and prevent it from coming out of alignment again.

Crawl Space Solutions

Crawl Space Encapsulation in Campus

In our area, there are many homes that are built with crawl space areas and not basements. For a long time, they were built with vents which was intended to increase fresh air flow into the space and keep it dry. Unfortunately, the opposite is usually what happens. The vents allow water to enter the space when it rains or snows and the vents hinder airflow which causes the humidity levels to stay high which will eventually 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 this area is closed off from the outside and controlling excess humidity will improve the overall air quality in your home.

We have been helping customers with their crawl spaces since we opened our doors and we know the best way to seal them off and control excess humidity. We do this using a process known as encapsulation which is the installation of a series of vapor barriers, occasionally installed with insulation products, and are heavy duty plastic and vinyl sheeting as well as vent covers and a heavy duty door that will seal the area completely and prevent any excess moisture from entering. Closing the area will also prevent critters and animals from moving in the crawl space which will help keep any appliances there safe and allow you to use it for storage. After the crawl space is protected, we will install an air filter and dehumidifier to improve the indoor air quality. This will control any excess humidity as well as remove pollutants from the air.

Additional Services

We also provide a number of services to help add features to your basement. We have basement windows to improve 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 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 stop any potential future water problems. Even if you've already got a waterproofing system in place, we can perform our preventive maintenance testing to ensure it continues to work at peak efficiency.

Contact Us

If you would like more information about the services 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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