Basement, Foundation, and Crawl Space Waterproofing and Repair Services in Cary, IL

Basement Waterproofing in Cary

If you've noticed your basement experiences flooding when there are extended rains or when the snow is melting in the spring or there are large cracks along the foundation, you already know this is a serious issue. Perma-Seal Basement Systems is ready to assist when your home has any type of basement flooding, foundation settlement, or buckling foundation wall problem. We use time tested products and methods that our team stands behind. We have a team of professionals in the Cary area that are trained to correctly investigate your home and evaluate your problem and implement a unique solution for your problem that will ensure your home is safe and protected. When our team implements a basement or crawl space waterproofing system or a repair solution, it is backed by years of industry experience and trusted products.

It is critical that if you've seen a problem with your crawl space, foundation, or basement that you reach out to a trusted repair company. We recommend this as there are some potentially dangerous issues that can arise with these issues including mold, structural damage, and even catastrophic foundation damage. If you are needing our basement waterproofing services to control water entering your home, foundation repair services to stabilize your foundation, or crawl space services to prevent unnecessary damage under your home, our team is here to help you.

Basement Waterproofing

New Construction Wall Liner in Cary

Your basement is an important area of your home regardless of if it is being used for storage or have finished the area. Due to this, it is important that the entire space is free of standing water and protected from flooding and excess humidity. Because water is able to get into the basement through a variety of possible paths, there are a number of repair options that we will install to keep the area safe. The primary places that water leaks in is through cracks in the basement walls, whether these are in concrete or at the joints where the blocks meet, at the cove joint, which is where the basement wall and floor meet, and finally at any windows that may be at or below the soil.

Regardless of where the problem lies we've got solutions that can control, transport, and eject water from your basement. If you've got leaky wall cracks, the first step is implementing a wall crack repair method to control the crack growth and leaking. When water is leaking at the cove joint or even your windows, having a custom drainage system installed can help remove the water from your basement. In some extreme locations, usually with old homes that have stone, block, or brick foundations, we will install one of our entire wall solution that is a floor to ceiling liner to collect and divert water. If you've already got a waterproofing system installed but it is unable to keep up with demand, we can install a new, upgraded sump pump to make the system as good as new. We aren't just installing systems, we can also help you evaluate the drainage in your yard to help stop water from standing next to the home and seeping in.

Structural Foundation Repair

Bowed Wall Repair - Wall Anchors in Cary

Your homes foundation is quite possibly one of the most important parts. It not only holds the structure itself but it also forms the basement walls. When there are foundation problems, normally they will present themselves in the form of diagonal cracks in the brickwork, horizontal cracks that run along the foundation or along basement walls. Sometimes, you will see that the doors and windows will get stuck or even cracks at the corners of them. There may also be a problem where the basement walls are coming inward. While these problems may not seem critical when you notice them, they are all indicative of a sinking or settling foundation and they should be evaluated by an expert for particular problems and determine if a repair needs to be performed.

It is good that many foundation problems are caused by similar things and our experts are very good at evaluating those issues. We can implement a repair product intended for your specific issue to permanently repair and stabilize the foundation or walls. If there is a uneven foundation, we will implement a series of foundation piers to stabilize 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 can help stabilize your foundation. If you've got bowing basement walls, depending on how badly the wall is bowing, there are some different options. Our team can install a system of wall anchors, these are 2 large steel plates and these are connected by a long, steel rod, or tall braces that are installed directly against the cracks to push the section back in line and control further bowing, or even carbon fiber straps to strengthen weak spots and prevent the wall from bowing. If they are correctly installed, these products will repair the buckling wall and stop it from coming out of alignment again.

Crawl Space Solutions

Crawl Space Repair Solutions in Cary

In the greater Chicagoland area, many of the homes are built with crawl space areas instead of basements. For a long time, these were created with open vents to the outside where were intended to help air flow through the space and keep it dry. Unfortunately, this is rarely what happens. The vents allow water to enter the space when it rains or snows and the vents prevent proper evaporation which causes the humidity levels to stay high which can harbor the growth of mold and mildew. We have found that up to half of the air in your home can come up through the crawl space so ensuring the crawl space is protected from the elements and controlling excess humidity will improve the overall air quality in your home.

Perma-Seal has been encapsulating crawl spaces as long as we have been in business and we know the most efficient way to seal them off and control excess humidity. We do this using a method known as encapsulation which is the installation of a heavy duty liner, occasionally installed with insulation products, which are thick plastic and vinyl sheets 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 critters and animals from getting in your crawl space which will help keep any appliances there safe and allow you to use it for storage. Once the crawl space is protected, we will install an air filter and dehumidifier to improve the indoor air quality. This will reduce the excess humidity to a proper level as well as remove pollutants from the air.

Additional Services

We also offer a variety of services to help upgrade your basement area. We can upgrade your basement windows to improve the air flow or increase the amount of light in the area. After we install a waterproofing system, we can install our wall system as part of a pre-finishing service that is both waterproof as well as resistant to the growth of mold and mildew. When you are building a new home, we can install a system of new construction waterproofing systems to stop any potential future water problems. Even if you've have a competitors waterproofing system in place, we can perform our preventive maintenance inspection so you know it will continue to work at peak efficiency.

Contact Us

If you are interested in any of the solutions above, feel free to 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 one of our experts.

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