Foundation, Basement, and Crawl Space Waterproofing Services in Cary, IL
It doesn't matter if your home experiences flooding when there are extended rains or in the spring during the snow melt or you've got cracks in your foundation, you already know this can be a real problem. Our team is ready to provide assistance when you've got any kind of basement flooding, foundation settlement, or bowing basement wall problem. Our team uses products that we've tested and methods that we've perfected over the years that we stand behind. We have a team of experts in the Cary area that are trained to properly investigate your home and evaluate your problem and create a unique solution to that problem that will keep your home properly protected. When our team installs a basement waterproofing system or a repair solution, it is strengthened by years of experience and trusted products.
It is crucial that if you've found a problem with your craw space, basement, or foundation that you get in touch with an experienced repair company. We say this due to there are a number of potentially dangerous issues that can arise with these issues such as mildew, weakened structure, and even permanent foundation damage. It doesn't matter if you're in need of our basement waterproofing products to stop water damaging your home, foundation repair products to stabilize your foundation, or crawl space services to control mildew growth in the crawl space, our team is here to help you.
Your basement is an important area of your home regardless of if it is being used as a storage area or if you have a finished space down there. Due to this, it is necessary that the entire area is dry and any type of flooding is prevented. Due to the fact that water can get into the basement by a number of possible paths, there are a variety of repair possibilities that we can install to keep the area safe. The main places that water leaks in is through cracks in the walls, which are usually in concrete or at mortar joints between blocks, at the cove joint, where the wall and floor meet, and finally at the windows that may be at or even below grade.
No matter where the problem lies there are solutions that can control, divert, and eject the water from your basement. If you've got dripping wall cracks, the first thing to do is installing a wall crack repair method to prevent the crack from growing and leaking. If the water is coming in at the cove joint or even basement windows, installing a custom drainage system can help remove the water from your basement. In some extreme instances, typically with stone, brick, or block foundations on older homes, we can recommend installing an entire wall solution that is a full height heavy duty liner to collect and divert water. Occasionally there is already a waterproofing system installed but it struggles to keep up with flooding water, we can install a new, upgraded sump pump to make the system as good as new. In addition to installing systems, we can also help you evaluate the drainage in your yard to help keep water from standing at the foundation and seeping in.
Structural Foundation Repair
Your homes foundation is easily one of the most important areas of the home. It not only holds the building itself but it also creates the basement walls. If there are foundation problems, they will generally show themselves as diagonal cracks in your brickwork, long cracks that run along the foundation or across the basement walls. You may also notice that your doors will not open or close easily or there may be cracks at the corners of them. You may also have an issue where your basement walls are coming inward. You may not think these issues seem serious at first, 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 and determine if a repair needs to be installed.
It is good that many foundation problems have very similar causes and our experts are very good at evaluating these issues. We can utilize a repair solution intended for your specific problem to permanently repair and stabilize the foundation. If there is a uneven foundation, we can install a series of foundation piers to level the foundation. The location and amount of sinking will determine if we use helical or push piers. Both types are very strong and are able to stabilize your foundation. If you've got bowing basement walls, depending on how badly the wall is bowing, it can be solved with a few different options. We can utilize a number of wall anchors, these are 2 large plates and these are connected by a long, steel rod, or c shaped braces that are installed vertically against the problem area to push them back in line and prevent further bowing, or carbon fiber straps to strengthen weak spots and prevent the wall from bowing. When properly used, these products can repair the bowing wall and stop it from coming out of alignment again.
Crawl Space Solutions
In the greater Chicagoland area, many of the homes are built with crawl space areas and not basements. For many years, these were built with vents which was intended to increase air flow through the area and keep it dry. Unfortunately, this is rarely what happens. Having open vents allows water to enter the space when it rains or snows and then it never leaves which causes the humidity levels to stay high which will eventually harbor the growth of mildew. Up to half of the air in your home can come up through the crawl space so ensuring this area is protected from the outside and keeping the humidity levels low can increase the overall air quality in your home.
Perma-Seal has been enclosing crawl spaces since we opened our doors and we know the best way to seal them off and control the humidity. We do this 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 sheeting as well as vent covers and a sturdy door that can close off the area completely and stop any unwanted moisture from entering. Closing the area will also stop rodents and animals from settling 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 closed off, we can install a combination dehumidifier and air filter. It will prevent high levels of humidity in addition to removing pollutants from the air.
We also offer a number of services to help upgrade your basement area. We can upgrade, replace, or install new basement windows to increase 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 waterproof and resistant to mildew growth. If 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 testing so you know it will continue to work at peak efficiency.
If you would like to talk to someone about the solutions above, don't hesitate to fill out the form on our contact us page, visit our frequently asked questions page or call us directly at 630-206-1177 and schedule a consultation with one of our experts.
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