Basement, Foundation, and Crawl Space Waterproofing Services in Capron, IL
When your basement experiences flooding during extended rains or as the snow melts in the spring time or you have large cracks in your foundation, you know this can be a real problem. Perma-Seal Basement Systems is here to assist when you've got any kind of crawl space water, foundation settlement, or bowing foundation wall problem. Our team uses methods and products that we have thoroughly tested over the years that we stand behind. We have a team of professionals in Capron that are trained to correctly investigate your home and evaluate your problem and implement a specific solution to that problem that will keep your home safe and protected. When our team implements a basement waterproofing system or a repair solution, it is strengthened by years of experience and trusted products.
It is very important that as soon as you've seen an issue with your craw space, basement, or foundation that you contact an experienced repair company. We recommend this as there are quite a few additional issues that will happen along with these issues such as mold, reduced structural integrity, and even catastrophic foundation damage. It doesn't matter if you are needing our basement waterproofing products to protect your home, foundation repair services to stop foundation issues, or crawl space services to control mold growth in the crawl space, our professionals are here to help you.
Your basement is an important part of your home whether it is only being used as storage or have finished the area. Because of this, it is necessary that the entire space is dry and protected from flooding and excess humidity. Since water is able to get into your basement through a variety of possible paths, there are a number of repair solutions and products that we will install to keep the water under control. The most common places that we find water leaking is through cracks in the basement walls, whether these are in concrete or at mortar joints between blocks, at the cove joint, which is where the basement walls and floor connect, and at the windows that may be at or even below the soil.
Regardless of where the problem lies there are solutions that will control, divert, and eject the water from your basement. If you have dripping cracks, the first step is implementing a wall crack repair to control the crack growth and leaking. When the water is leaking at the cove or even at the windows, having a custom drainage system installed will help remove the water from your basement. In some of the more extreme cases, occasionally with stone, brick, or block foundations on older homes, we will install one of our entire wall solution that is comprised of a floor to ceiling liner to collect and divert water. If you've already got a waterproofing system in place but it cannot keep up with the water, we can install a new, upgraded 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 stop water from pooling 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 creates the basement walls. When there are foundation problems, normally they will present themselves in the form of diagonal cracks in your outside brickwork, horizontal cracks that run the length of the foundation or across the basement walls. You may also notice that your windows will get stuck or even cracks at the corners of them. There may also be a problem where your basement walls are buckling into the area. You may not think these problems seem serious at first, they are all indicative of a sinking or settling foundation and it is important to have an expert evaluate the foundation for specific problems and determine if a repair needs to be installed.
Thankfully, the most common foundation problems stem from similar issues and our team is very good at tracking down these issues. We can implement a repair product designed for your particular problem to permanently repair and stabilize the foundation. If the problem is a uneven foundation, we will install a series 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 are able to 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 system of wall anchors, these are 2 large plates that are connected by a long, steel rod, or c shaped braces that sit vertically against the problem area to push them back in line and prevent further bowing, or carbon fiber staples to strengthen weak spots and prevent the wall from bowing. When properly used, these products will straighten the bowing wall and prevent it from coming out of alignment.
Crawl Space Solutions
In Capron, there are many homes that were built with crawl space areas and not basements. For a long time, they were built with vents to the outside where were intended to help fresh air flow through the space and keep it dry. Unfortunately, the opposite is usually what happens. Having open vents allows water to enter the space 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 half of the air in your home enters through the crawl space so ensuring this area is protected from the elements and controlling excess humidity will increase the overall air quality in your home.
We have been working on crawl spaces since 1979 and we know the proper way to close them off and control high humidity. We do this using a method known as encapsulation which is the installation of a series of vapor barriers, occasionally installed with insulation products, and are sturdy plastic and vinyl sheets as well as covers to close off existing vents and a sturdy door that will seal the area totally and prevent any unwanted moisture from entering. Closing the area will also prevent bugs and animals from moving in your crawl space which will help keep any appliances there safe and allow you to use it for storage. Once your crawl space is encapsulated, we will install an air quality control system which is a dehumidifier and air filter. It will control any excess humidity as well as remove pollutants from the air.
We also offer a variety of services to help improve the basement and crawl space areas of your home. We carry basement windows to increase the air flow or increase the amount of light in the area. When waterproofing the basement, we can install a wall system that is waterproof and resistant to mold or mildew growth. If you are building a new home, our new construction waterproofing solutions can stop any water from entering the home before it can become a problem. Even 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 are interested in any of the products above, feel free to fill out the form on our contact us page, visit our FAQ page or call us directly at 630-206-1177 and schedule a meeting with one of our experts.
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