Foundation and Basement Waterproofing Services in Campus, IL
If you've noticed your basement has excess water when there are extended rains or when the snow is melting in the spring or you've got long cracks along your foundation, you know there may be a serious issue. Our team is here to help when you've got any type of basement or crawl space flooding, sinking foundation, or buckling basement wall problem. Our team uses methods and products that we have thoroughly tested over the years that our team stands behind. We have a team of professionals in Campus that are trained to correctly investigate your home and evaluate your problem and design a specific solution for your problem that will keep your home safe and protected. When our team implements a crawl space or basement waterproofing system or a repair solution, it is backed by years of industry experience and trusted products.
It is very important that once you've found a problem with your crawl space, foundation, or basement that you reach out to a trusted repair company. We recommend this because there are some additional issues that will happen along with these issues including mold, reduced structural integrity, and even permanent foundation damage. If you're in need of our basement waterproofing products to prevent water from entering your home, foundation repair products to stop cracks from growing in the foundation, or crawl space services to control mold growth in the crawl space, our experts are here to help you.
The basement is an important area of your home regardless of if it is 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 any type of flooding is prevented. Due to the fact that water is able to get into the basement using a variety of different places, that means there have to be a number of repair possibilities that we can use to keep the water under control. The most common places that we see water leaks is through cracks in the foundation walls, whether these are in concrete or at the joints where the blocks meet, at the cove joint, where the foundation walls and floor meet, and finally at any windows that may be at or below grade.
Regardless of where you're having the problem we have solutions that are designed to collect, transport, and remove water from your basement. If there are dripping wall cracks, the first step is installing a wall crack repair to prevent the crack from growing and leaking. If water is entering at the cove joint or even at the windows, installing a custom drainage system will remove the water from your basement. In some of the more problematic cases, usually with older block, brick, or stone foundations, we can install one of our entire wall solution that is comprised of a full height liner to collect and divert water. If you've already got a waterproofing system in place but it cannot keep up with flooding water, we can replace it with a new, more powerful sump pump to make the system as good as new. We aren't just installing systems, we can also upgrade the drainage in your yard to help keep water from pooling next to the home and seeping in.
Structural Foundation Repair
The foundation of your home is easily one of, if not the, most important parts. It not only holds the building itself but it also creates the basement walls. If you've got foundation problems, normally they will manifest themselves in the form of stair-step cracks in your brickwork, long cracks that run along the foundation or across basement walls. You may also notice that your windows and 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 bowing into the basement. You may not think these problems seem serious when you notice them, each of them are indicative of a sinking or settling foundation and they should be evaluated by an expert for particular problems and determine what type of a repair needs to be performed.
It is good that many foundation problems have very similar causes and our experts are very good at evaluating those issues. We can implement a repair product designed for your specific issue to permanently repair and stabilize the foundation or walls. If you've got a sloping foundation, we can implement a system of foundation piers to level the foundation. 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 can stabilize your foundation. If your basement walls are bowing, depending on how the severity of the bowing wall, it can be solved with a few possible options. Our team can utilize a number of wall anchors, these are 2 large plates and these are connected by a long, steel rod, or tall braces that are installed directly against the problem area to push the section back in line and prevent further bowing, or even carbon fiber staples to strengthen weak spots and prevent the wall from bowing. These products can straighten the buckling wall and stop it from coming out of alignment.
Crawl Space Solutions
In Campus, many of the homes are built with crawl space areas in addition to basements. For many years, these were created with vents to the outside where were intended to help air flow into the space and keep it dry. Unfortunately, this is rarely what happens. The vents allow 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 will eventually harbor the growth of mold and mildew. We have found that up to 50% of the air in your home enters through the crawl space so ensuring the crawl space is closed off from the weather and keeping the humidity levels low can improve 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 seal them off and control high humidity. This is done using a process called encapsulation which is the installation of a thick liner or vapor barrier, sometimes accompanied by insulation products, and are sturdy plastic and vinyl sheets as well as vent covers and a heavy duty door that can close off the area totally and stop any unwanted moisture from entering. This will also stop rodents and animals from settling in your crawl space which will keep any items there safe and allow you to use it for storage. After your crawl space is encapsulated, we can install a combination dehumidifier and air filter. It will prevent high levels of humidity as well as remove pollutants from the air.
We also provide a variety of services to improve your basement area. We can upgrade your basement windows to improve the air flow or increase the amount of light in the area. When waterproofing the basement, we can install our wall system as part of a pre-finishing service that is waterproof as well as resistant to the growth of mold and mildew. When you are building a new home, our new construction waterproofing solutions can prevent any potential future water problems. If you've already got a waterproofing system in place, we can perform our preventive maintenance service to ensure it continues to work at peak efficiency.
If you would like to talk to someone about 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 organize a meeting with one of our experts.
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