Perma-Seal Waterproofing and Repair Services in Carpentersville, Illinois
It doesn't matter if your downstairs area floods during heavy rains or in the spring during the snow melt or there are cracks in the foundation, you already know this can be a real issue. We are here to provide assistance when you have any type of crawl space flooding, sinking foundation, or buckling foundation wall problem. Our team uses products that we've tested and methods that we've perfected over the years that our team stands behind. We have a team of professionals in the Carpentersville area that are trained to properly evaluate your problem to design a unique solution to that problem that will keep your home properly protected. When our team installs a waterproofing system or a repair solution, it is strengthened by years of experience and trusted products.
It is very important that if you've seen a problem with the craw space, basement, or foundation that you contact an experienced repair company. We recommend this due to there are quite a few potentially dangerous problems that will happen along with these issues including mildew, reduced structural integrity, and even permanent foundation damage. It doesn't matter if you are needing our basement waterproofing services to control water entering 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.
Your basement is a very important part of the home regardless of if it is only being used for storage or have finished the area. Due to this, it is necessary that the entire space is free of standing water and excess humidity is controlled. Because water can get into the basement using a variety of different places, that means there have to be a variety of repair options that we will use to prevent damage to the area. The main places that water leaks in is through cracks in the walls, whether these are in concrete or at the joints where the blocks meet, at the cove joint, which is where the wall and floor connect, and finally at the windows that are at or below the soil.
No matter where the problem may be, there are solutions that can collect, transport, and remove water from the basement. If you've got leaky cracks, the first step is implementing a wall crack repair to control the crack growth and leaking. If water is leaking at the cove joint or even at basement windows, having a custom drainage system installed will remove the water from the basement. In some extreme cases, usually with old homes that have stone, block, or brick foundations, we will recommend installing an entire wall solution that is made up of a full height liner to collect and divert water. Sometimes people already have a waterproofing system installed but it is unable to keep up with demand, we can install a new, more powerful sump pump to make the system as good as new. We aren't just installing systems, we can also upgrade the drainage in the yard to assist with preventing water from sitting at the foundation and seeping in.
Structural Foundation Repair
Your foundation is quite possibly one of the most important parts. It not only holds the building itself but it also forms the basement walls. If you have any foundation problems, they will generally show themselves in the form of stair-step cracks in the outside brickwork, cracks that run the length of the foundation or across basement walls. You may also notice that the windows or doors will get stuck or there may be cracks at the corners of them. You may also have a problem where the basement walls are buckling into the basement. You may not think these problems seem serious when you notice them, each of them are indicators of a sinking or settling foundation and it is important to have an expert evaluate the foundation for particular problems to determine if a repair needs to be in place.
It is good that many foundation problems have very similar causes and our experts are very good at noticing these problems. We can implement a repair product designed for your specific issue to permanently repair and stabilize the foundation or walls. If you have a sloping foundation, we will implement a system 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 are very strong and can help stabilize your foundation. If your basement walls are bowing, depending on how much the wall is buckling, we have some potential options. Our team can install a system of wall anchors which are 2 large steel plates that are connected by a long, steel rod, or c shaped braces that are installed vertically against the problem area to force them back in line and stop further bowing, or even carbon fiber straps and staples to strengthen along cracks and prevent the wall from bowing. These products will repair the buckling wall and prevent it from coming out of alignment.
Crawl Space Solutions
In our area, there are many homes that are built with crawl space areas in addition to basements. For many years, they were constructed with vents to the outside where were intended to help air flow through the space and keep it dry. Unfortunately, this is rarely what happens. Having open vents allows water to get in when it rains or snows and then it never leaves which results in the humidity level staying too high which will eventually facilitate the growth of mildew. Up to ½ of the air in your home comes up through the crawl space so ensuring the crawl space is closed off from the outside and controlling excess humidity will improve the overall air quality in your home.
Our team has been helping customers with their crawl spaces since 1979 and we know the best way to close them off and control the humidity. This is done using a process called encapsulation which is the installation of a series of vapor barriers, sometimes accompanied by insulation products, which are thick plastic and vinyl sheets as well as vent covers and a sturdy door that will close off the area totally and prevent any unwanted moisture from entering. This will also prevent rodents and animals from getting in the crawl space which will keep any items there safe and allow you to use it for storage. Once the crawl space is protected, we will install an air quality control system which is a dehumidifier and air filter. This will reduce the excess humidity to a proper level as well as remove pollutants from the air.
We also offer a variety of services to upgrade your basement area. We carry basement windows to improve the air flow or increase the amount of light in the area. During basement waterproofing, we can help with pre-finishing the area by installing a wall system that is both waterproof and resistant to mildew growth. When 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. Even if you've have a waterproofing system we did not install in place, we can perform our preventive maintenance testing so you know it will continue to work at peak efficiency.
If you would like more information 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 consultation with a member of our team.
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