Perma-Seal Services in Capron, IL
Whether your basement has excess water during heavy rains or in the spring during the snow melt or there are long cracks along the foundation, you already know this is a serious issue. Perma-Seal Basement Systems is ready to provide assistance when you have any type of crawl space water, sinking foundation, or bowed basement wall problem. Our team uses time tested products and methods that we stand behind. We have a team of professionals in Capron that are trained to properly evaluate your problem to design a unique solution to that problem that will keep your home safe and protected. When our team installs a basement or crawl space waterproofing system or a repair solution, it is strengthened by years of experience and trusted products.
It is critical that as soon as you find an issue with your craw space, basement, or foundation that you reach out to a trusted repair company. We recommend this as there are a number of potentially dangerous problems that can arise with these issues including mildew, reduced structural integrity, and even permanent foundation damage. No matter if you need our basement waterproofing products to stop water damaging your home, foundation repair services to stop foundation issues, or crawl space services to prevent damage to your floor joists, our experts are here to help you.
The basement is a very important part of your home whether you're using it as a storage area or have already finished the area. Because of this, it is necessary that the space is free of standing water and any flooding is prevented. Because water is able to get into a basement by a variety of possible places, there needs to be a variety of repair solutions and products that we can install to keep the water under control. The main places that water leaks in is at cracks in the walls, whether these are in concrete or at mortar joints between blocks, at the cove joint, where the walls and floor meet, and at the windows that are at or even below grade.
No matter where the problem may be, we've got solutions that are designed to control, transport, and remove water from your basement. If there are leaking basement cracks, the first thing to do is implementing a wall crack repair method to control the crack growth and leaking. If water is coming in at the cove or even basement windows, having a custom drainage system installed can remove the water from your basement. In some of the more extreme cases, occasionally with old homes that have stone, block, or brick foundations, we can install an entire wall solution that is comprised of a full height liner that will collect and divert water. Occasionally there is already a waterproofing system installed but it cannot keep up with flooding water, we can replace it with a new, upgraded sump pump to help the system keep up with the demand. In addition to installing systems, we can also evaluate the drainage in your yard to assist with preventing water from sitting next to the home and seeping in.
Structural Foundation Repair
The foundation of your home is easily one of the most important areas of the home. It not only holds the building itself but it also creates the basement walls. If you have any foundation problems, usually, they will present themselves in the form of stair stepping cracks in the brickwork, long cracks that run along the foundation or along basement walls. You may also notice that the doors or windows will stick when you open or close them or even cracks at the corners of them. There may also be an issue where the basement walls are coming into the basement. You may not think these problems seem serious when you notice them, they are all indicators of a sinking or settling foundation which should be looked at by a professional for specific problems to determine if a repair needs to be installed.
Thankfully, the most common foundation problems stem from similar issues and our experts are very good at spotting those problems. We can implement a repair solution designed for your specific issue to permanently repair and stabilize the foundation. If you have a sinking foundation, we can implement 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 you've got bowing basement walls, depending on how much the wall is buckling, there are a few potential options. We can utilize a system of wall anchors which are 2 large steel plates that are connected by a long, steel rod, or c shaped braces that we mount vertically against the cracks to push them back in line and prevent further bowing, or carbon fiber straps and staples to strengthen along cracks and prevent the wall from bowing. When properly used, these products can straighten the bowed wall and prevent it from coming out of alignment again.
Crawl Space Solutions
In the greater Chicagoland area, there are many homes that were built with crawl spaces and not basements. For a long time, these were constructed with vents which was intended to increase 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 hinder airflow which causes the humidity levels to stay high which will eventually harbor the growth of mildew. Studies have shown that up to 50% of the air in your home comes up through the crawl space so having the space closed off from the elements and keeping the humidity levels low can increase the overall air quality in your home.
Perma-Seal has been encapsulating crawl spaces since 1979 and we know the best way to close them off and control high 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 covers to close off existing vents and a heavy duty door that can seal the area completely and prevent any unwanted moisture from entering. This will also prevent pests and animals from moving in your crawl space which will keep any appliances there safe and allow you to use it for storage. After the crawl space is protected, we can install a combination dehumidifier and air filter. This will reduce the excess humidity to a proper level in addition to removing pollutants from the air.
We also provide a variety of services to improve the basement and crawl space areas of your home. We can upgrade, replace, or install new basement windows to increase the air flow or provide additional light in the area. During basement waterproofing, we can help with pre-finishing the area by installing a wall system that is waterproof as well as resistant to the growth of mildew. If you are building a new home, our new construction waterproofing solutions can stop any potential future water problems. Even if you've already got a waterproofing system in place, we can perform our preventive maintenance testing so you know it will continue to work at peak efficiency.
If you are interested in any of the products above, please fill out the form on our contact us page, visit our frequently asked questions page or give us a call at 630-206-1177 and set up a consultation with a member of our team.
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