Foundation, Basement, and Crawl Space Repair Services in Carol Stream, Illinois

Structural Foundation Repair in Carol Stream

When your downstairs area floods when there are extended rains or when the snow is melting in the spring or you've got cracks along your foundation, you already know this is a serious issue. Our experts are ready to help when your home has any kind of basement flooding, foundation settlement, or bowed 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 experts in the Carol Stream area that are trained to properly evaluate your problem and come up with a unique solution for your problem that will keep your home properly protected. When our team installs a crawl space or basement waterproofing system or a repair solution, it is supported by years of industry experience and trusted products.

It is critical that once you've seen a problem with the basement, foundation, or crawl space that you contact an experienced repair company. We say this due to there are a number of potentially dangerous problems that will arise with these issues including mildew, reduced structural integrity, and even catastrophic foundation damage. No matter if you're needing our basement waterproofing services to prevent water damage in your home, foundation repair services to stop cracks from growing in the foundation, or crawl space services to control water in the crawl space, our experts are here to help you.

Basement Waterproofing

Exterior Basement Wall Crack Repair in Carol Stream

The basement is an important part of the home regardless of if it is only being used as storage or have finished the area. Due to this, it is necessary that the area is free of standing water and excess humidity is controlled. Since water can get into your basement by a variety of possible places, there are a variety of repair solutions and products that we will use to keep the area safe. The main places that water leaks in is at cracks in the basement walls, which are usually in concrete or at mortar joints between blocks, at the cove joint, where the basement wall and floor connect, and at the windows that may be at or below the soil.

Regardless of where you're having the problem we've got solutions that will collect, divert, and remove the water from the basement. If you've got leaking cracks, the first step is installing a wall crack repair to prevent the crack from growing and leaking. When the water is coming in at the cove joint or even at your windows, having a custom drainage system installed will help remove the water from the basement. In some extreme cases, typically with old homes that have stone, block, or brick foundations, we will recommend installing an entire wall solution that is comprised of a full height liner to collect and divert water. Occasionally there is already a waterproofing system installed but it cannot keep up with demand, we can install a new, more powerful sump pump to make the system as good as new. In addition to installing systems, we can also improve the drainage in the yard to help keep water from standing next to the home and seeping in.

Structural Foundation Repair

Bowing Basement Wall in Carol Stream

The homes foundation is quite possibly one of the most important areas of the home. It not only supports the structure itself but it also creates the basement walls. When there are foundation problems, normally they will manifest themselves as stair stepping cracks in your brickwork, cracks that run along the foundation or across the basement walls. You may also notice that your doors and windows will stick when you open or close them or even cracks at the corners of them. There may also be a problem where your basement walls are buckling into the area. While these problems may not seem problematic at first, they are all indicative of a sinking or settling foundation and they should be evaluated by an expert for problems and determine what type of a repair needs to be performed.

Thankfully, the most common foundation problems are caused by similar things and our professionals are very good at noticing those problems. We can offer a repair solution intended for your particular issue to permanently repair and stabilize the foundation. If the problem is a sinking foundation, we will install a system of foundation piers to correct the problem. Depending on how bad it is and where it is, we will use either helical piers or push piers. Both are very strong and can stabilize your foundation. If you have basement walls that are bowing, depending on how badly the wall is bowing, it can be solved with 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 sit vertically against the cracks to force the section back in line and control further bowing, or even carbon fiber straps to strengthen weak areas and prevent the wall from bowing. These products will straighten the bowed wall and prevent it from coming out of alignment.

Crawl Space Solutions

Crawl Space Repair Solutions in Carol Stream

In our area, there are many homes that are built with crawl space areas in addition to basements. For a long time, these were created with open vents to the outside where were intended to help air flow into the area and keep it dry. Unfortunately, this is rarely what happens. The vents allow water to enter the space during rain and snow storms and then it never leaves which results in the humidity level staying too high which can foster the growth of mildew. We have found that up to 50% of the air in your home enters through the crawl space so having the space closed off from the outside and controlling excess humidity will improve the overall air quality in your home.

We have been working on crawl spaces as long as we have been in business and we know the most efficient way to close them off and control excess humidity. We do this using a process known as encapsulation which is the installation of a thick liner or vapor barrier, sometimes accompanied by insulation products, and are strong plastic and vinyl sheeting as well as covers to close off existing vents and a sturdy door that will close off the area completely and prevent any excess moisture from entering. Closing the area will also prevent pests and animals from moving in the crawl space which will help keep any items there safe and allow you to use it for storage. After your crawl space is protected, we will 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.

Additional Services

We also offer a variety of services to help add features to the basement and crawl space areas of your home. We have basement windows to improve the air flow or provide additional light in the area. After we install a waterproofing system, we can install a wall system that is waterproof as well as resistant to the growth of mildew. If you are building a new home, we can install a system of new construction waterproofing systems to prevent any potential future water problems. 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.

Contact Us

If you would like more information about the solutions above, please fill out the form on our contact us page, visit our FAQ page or call us directly at 630-206-1177 and organize a meeting with a member of our team.

Customer Reviews in Carol Stream

Basement Waterproofing in Carol Stream, IL
George Heller was very professional and did a thorough job of evaluating the water problem. I would highly recommend Perma-Seal.
Claudia P - Carol Stream, IL 60188
Foundation Inspection in Carol Stream, IL
Professional from start to finish
Craig R Fisher - Carol Stream, IL 60188
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