Basement, Foundation, and Crawl Space Waterproofing Services in Campus, Illinois
If you've noticed your downstairs area floods when there are extended rains or when the snow is melting in the spring or you've got large cracks along your foundation, you already know this can be a real issue. We are ready to provide assistance when you've got any kind of crawl space flooding, sinking foundation, or bowed foundation wall problem. We use 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 Campus that are trained to properly investigate your home and evaluate your problem to implement a specialized solution to that problem that will ensure your home is safe and protected. When our team installs a basement or crawl space waterproofing system or a repair solution, it is backed by years of experience and trusted products.
It is crucial that once you find a problem with your crawl space, foundation, or basement that you get in touch with an experienced repair company. We recommend this as there are some potentially dangerous issues that will happen along with these issues including mildew, reduced structural integrity, and even catastrophic foundation damage. It doesn't matter if you're in need of our basement waterproofing services to protect your home, foundation repair services to stop cracks from growing in the foundation, or crawl space services to control humidity below the home, our professionals are here to help you.
Your basement is an important area of your home whether it is only being used for storage or have finished the area. This means it is necessary that the space is free of standing water and excess humidity and flooding are controlled. Because water is able to get into the basement by a variety of possible places, there needs to be a variety of repair options that we can install to prevent damage to the area. The most common places that water leaks in is at cracks in the foundation walls, which are usually in concrete or at mortar joints between blocks, at the cove joint, where the foundation wall and floor meet, and finally at any windows that are at or below the soil.
No matter where you're having the problem there are solutions that are designed to control, divert, and remove the water from your basement. If you've got leaky basement cracks, the first thing to do is implementing a wall crack repair to stop the crack from leaking and growing. When the water is leaking at the cove or even your windows, installing a custom drainage system will remove the water from your basement. In some extreme instances, usually with old homes that have stone, block, or brick foundations, we can install one of our entire wall solution that is comprised of a floor to ceiling heavy duty liner to collect and divert water. Sometimes people already have a waterproofing system in place but it struggles to keep up with flooding water, we can install a new, more powerful sump pump to breathe new life into the system. In addition to installing systems, we can also improve the drainage in your yard to help prevent water from sitting next to the home and seeping in.
Structural Foundation Repair
The homes foundation is easily one of, if not the, most important parts. It not only holds the structure itself but it also forms the basement walls. When you have any foundation problems, they will generally present themselves in the form of stair stepping cracks in your outside brickwork, cracks that run the length of the foundation or along the basement walls. You may also notice that your windows and doors will not open or close easily or even cracks at the corners of them. You may also have a problem where your basement walls are bowing into the area. While these issues may not seem problematic 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 to determine if a repair needs to be performed.
Thankfully, many foundation problems are caused by similar things and our experts are very good at evaluating these issues. We can offer a repair product that is for your exact issue to permanently repair and stabilize the foundation or walls. If the problem is a sinking foundation, we can implement a series 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 you have basement walls that are bowing, depending on how the severity of the bowing wall, there are some different options. We can install a number of wall anchors, these are 2 large plates and these are connected by a long, steel rod, or c shaped braces that we mount vertically against the problem area to push them 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 correct the bowed wall and prevent it from coming out of alignment.
Crawl Space Solutions
In Campus, there are many homes that were built with crawl spaces instead of basements. For many years, these were created with vents which was intended to increase air flow through the space and keep it dry. Unfortunately, the opposite is usually what happens. Having open vents allows water to get in when it rains or snows and the vents hinder airflow which causes the humidity levels to stay high which will eventually foster the growth of mildew. Up to ½ of the air in your home enters through the crawl space so having the space protected from the outside and controlling excess humidity can improve the overall air quality in your home.
Perma-Seal has been encapsulating crawl spaces since 1979 and we know the best way to seal them off and control the humidity. We do this using a process called encapsulation which is the installation of a heavy duty liner, occasionally installed with insulation products, and are thick plastic and vinyl sheets as well as vent covers and a sturdy door that can seal the area totally and prevent any unwanted moisture from entering. Closing the area will also prevent bugs and animals from settling in your crawl space which will keep any equipment there safe and allow you to use it for storage. Once your crawl space is protected, we can install an air quality control system which is a dehumidifier and air filter. This will prevent high levels of humidity as well as remove pollutants from the air.
We also offer a variety of services to upgrade the basement and crawl space areas of your home. We can upgrade, replace, or install new basement windows to improve 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 waterproof and resistant to mildew growth. If you are building a new home, our new construction waterproofing solutions can 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 testing to ensure it continues to work at peak efficiency.
If you would like more information about the solutions 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 organize a meeting with one of our experts.
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