Basement, Foundation, and Crawl Space Waterproofing Services in Capron, IL
If you've noticed your basement floods during extended rains or in the spring during the snow melt or there are long cracks in the foundation, you know there may be a serious problem. Our team is ready to assist when your home has any kind of basement flooding, sinking foundation, or buckling 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 Capron that are trained to correctly investigate your home and evaluate your problem and implement a specialized solution to that problem that will keep your home safe and 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 your foundation, crawl space or basement that you reach out to an experienced repair company. We say this due to there are a number of additional problems that will arise with these issues including black mold, weakened structure, and even permanent foundation damage. No matter if you're needing our basement waterproofing products to control water entering your home, foundation repair products to prevent your home from sinking, or crawl space services to control humidity below the home, our experts are here to help you.
The basement is a very important part of your home regardless of if you're using it for storage or if you have a finished space down there. This means it is important that the entire space is free of standing water and any type of flooding is prevented. Because water can get into the basement using a number of possible places, that means there have to be a variety of repair solutions and products that we can utilize to prevent damage to the area. The main places that water is entering is through cracks in the foundation walls, whether these are in concrete or at mortar joints between blocks, at the cove joint, where the foundation walls and floor connect, and finally at windows that are at or below grade.
No matter where you're having the problem we've got solutions that are designed to control, transport, and eject water from your basement. If you've got leaky basement cracks, the first step is installing a wall crack repair method to control the crack growth and leaking. When water is leaking at the cove or even at your windows, installing a custom drainage system will remove the water from your basement. In some extreme cases, usually with older block, brick, or stone foundations, we can install one of our entire wall solution that is made up of a floor to ceiling liner to collect and divert water. Occasionally there is already a waterproofing system installed but it struggles to keep up with the water, we can install a new, upgraded sump pump to make the system as good as new. On top of installing systems, we can also improve the drainage in your yard to help stop water from sitting at the foundation and seeping in.
Structural Foundation Repair
Your homes foundation is quite possibly one of the most important parts. It not only supports the building itself but it also is the basement walls. When there are foundation problems, usually, they will show themselves as stair stepping cracks in the outside brickwork, long cracks that run along the foundation or along basement walls. Sometimes, you will see that the doors or windows will not open or close easily or there may be cracks at the corners of them. You may also have an issue where the basement walls are bowing into the basement. You may not think these problems seem problematic at first, each of them are indicative 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 installed.
It is good that many foundation problems have very similar causes and our experts are very good at noticing those problems. We can utilize a repair solution that is for your particular problem to permanently repair and stabilize the foundation. If the problem is a sinking foundation, we can install a series of foundation piers to stabilize 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 badly the wall is bowing, we have a few possible options. We can install a series of wall anchors, these are 2 large plates connected by a long, steel rod, or tall braces that we mount vertically against the problem area to push the section back in line and stop further bowing, we also can apply carbon fiber straps and staples to strengthen weak areas and prevent the wall from bowing. When properly used, these products can repair the buckling wall and stop 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, they were created with open vents which was intended to increase fresh 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 can foster the growth of mold and mildew. Up to ½ of the air in your home can come up through the crawl space so ensuring this area is protected from the elements and keeping the humidity levels low can improve the overall air quality in your home.
Perma-Seal has been helping customers with their crawl spaces since 1979 and we know the most efficient way to seal them off and control excess humidity. This is done using a method known as encapsulation which is the installation of a series of vapor barriers, occasionally installed with insulation products, which 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. Closing the area will also stop critters and animals from moving in your crawl space which will keep any equipment there safe and allow you to use it for storage. After the crawl space is encapsulated, we can install an air filter and dehumidifier to improve the indoor air quality. It will control any excess humidity in addition to removing pollutants from the air.
We also provide a number of services to upgrade your basement area. We carry basement windows to improve the air flow or provide additional light in the area. When waterproofing the basement, we can install our wall system as part of a pre-finishing service that is both waterproof as well as resistant to the growth of mold and mildew. 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 inspection to ensure it continues to work at peak efficiency.
If you would like to talk to someone about the services above, don't hesitate to fill out the form on our contact us page, visit our FAQ page or give us a call at 630-206-1177 and set up a meeting with one of our experts.
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