Foundation, Basement, and Crawl Space Waterproofing and Repair Services in Carol Stream, IL
If your home floods when there are extended rains or when the snow is melting in the spring or there are cracks along your foundation, you already know this can be a real issue. We are ready to help when there is any type of crawl space water, sinking foundation, or buckling foundation wall problem. We use methods and products that we have thoroughly tested over the years that we stand behind. We have a team of professionals in the Carol Stream area that are trained to properly investigate your home and evaluate your problem to come up with a specific solution to that problem that will ensure your home is safe and protected. When our team implements a basement waterproofing system or a repair solution, it is backed by years of experience and trusted products.
It is very important that if you've found a problem with your craw space, basement, or foundation that you reach out to a trusted repair company. We say this due to there are quite a few potentially dangerous problems that can accompany these issues such as mildew, structural damage, and even permanent foundation damage. If you need our basement waterproofing products to prevent water damage in your home, foundation repair products to stabilize your foundation, or crawl space services to prevent unnecessary damage under your home, our team is here to help you.
Your basement is a very important part of your home whether it is being used as storage or have already finished the area. Because of this, it is necessary that the entire area is free of standing water and any type of flooding is prevented. Due to the fact that water is able to get into your basement using a variety of possible paths, that means there have to be a number of repair options that we will use to prevent damage to the area. The most common places that we find water leaking is through cracks in the basement walls, which are usually in concrete or at mortar joints between blocks, at the cove joint, which is where the basement wall and floor meet, and finally at windows that are at or below the soil.
Regardless of where you're having the problem there are solutions that can control, transport, and eject water from your basement. If you've got leaking wall cracks, the first thing to do is implementing a wall crack repair procedure to prevent the crack from growing and leaking. When water is leaking at the cove joint or even at the windows, installing a custom drainage system can remove the water from your basement. In some extreme cases, occasionally with old homes that have stone, block, or brick foundations, we will recommend installing one of our entire wall solution that is 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 demand, we can replace it with a new, more powerful sump pump to breathe new life into the system. In addition to installing systems, we can also help you upgrade the drainage in your yard to help stop water from sitting next to the home and seeping in.
Structural Foundation Repair
Your homes foundation is easily one of the most important areas of the home. It not only supports the building itself but it also creates the basement walls. When you have any foundation problems, usually, they will present themselves as diagonal cracks in your brickwork, long cracks that run along the foundation or across basement walls. You may also notice that your doors and windows will not open or close easily or there may be cracks at the corners of them. There may also be a problem where your basement walls are pressing into the basement. You may not think these problems seem critical when you notice them, each of them are indicators of a sinking or settling foundation which should be looked at by a professional for particular problems to determine if a repair needs to be performed.
Thankfully, the most common foundation problems stem from similar issues and our team is very good at spotting those problems. We can offer a repair solution designed for your specific issue to permanently repair and stabilize the foundation. If you've got a uneven foundation, we will install a system of foundation piers to level the foundation. The location and amount of sinking will determine if we use helical or push piers. Both types of piers are very strong and can stabilize your foundation. If your basement walls are bowing, depending on how much the wall is buckling, there are some different options. We can install a system of wall anchors which are 2 large plates and these are connected by a long, steel rod, or tall braces that we mount vertically against the problem area to force the section back in line and stop further bowing, or carbon fiber straps to strengthen along cracks and prevent the wall from bowing. These products will repair the buckling wall and stop it from coming out of alignment again.
Crawl Space Solutions
In Carol Stream, there are many homes that are built with crawl spaces in addition to basements. As long as there have been crawl spaces, they were created with open vents which was intended to increase fresh air flow into the area and keep it dry. Unfortunately, the opposite is usually what happens. The vents allow water to get in during rain and snow storms and the vents prevent proper evaporation which causes the humidity levels to stay high which can facilitate the growth of mildew. We have found that up to 50% of the air in your home comes up through the crawl space so having the space protected from the weather and keeping the humidity levels low will improve the overall air quality in your home.
Our team has been working with crawl spaces since we opened our doors and we know the proper way to close them off and control the 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 heavy duty plastic and vinyl sheeting as well as vent covers and a sturdy door that will seal the area totally and stop any unwanted moisture from entering. Encapsulation will also stop bugs and animals from getting in your crawl space which will keep any equipment there safe and allow you to use it for storage. Once your crawl space is protected, we will install an air filter and dehumidifier to improve the indoor air quality. This will control any excess humidity in addition to removing pollutants from the air.
We also offer a variety of services to upgrade your basement area. We can upgrade your basement windows to improve 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 and resistant to the growth of mildew. When you are building a new home, we can install a system of new construction waterproofing systems to prevent any potential future water problems. If you've have a waterproofing system we did not install in place, we can perform our preventive maintenance testing to ensure it continues 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 meeting with a member of our team.
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If I ever need Perma-Seal's services again, I would appreciate it if you would send out the very same foreman - Mr. Blas and crew. Thank you for your help on my basement!