Perma-Seal Repair Services in Cary, Illinois
It doesn't matter if your home experiences flooding during heavy rains or as the snow melts in the spring time or you have cracks along your foundation, you already know there may be a serious issue. Perma-Seal Basement Systems is here to help when there is any type of crawl space water, foundation settlement, or bowed basement wall problem. We use 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 Cary area that are trained to correctly investigate your home and evaluate your problem to implement a unique solution to that problem that will ensure your home is properly repaired. When we install a basement or crawl space waterproofing system or a repair solution, it is backed by years of industry experience and trusted products.
It is crucial that once you've seen an issue with the basement, foundation, or crawl space that you contact an experienced repair company. We recommend this because there are quite a few potentially dangerous issues that will happen along with these issues including mildew, structural damage, and even permanent foundation damage. It doesn't matter if you're needing our basement waterproofing services to protect your home, foundation repair services to stop cracks from growing in the foundation, or crawl space services to control humidity below the home, our team is here to help you.
Your basement is a very important area 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 area is free of standing water and excess humidity is controlled. Due to the fact that water is able to get into the basement through a number of different paths, that means there have to be a variety of repair options that we can use to prevent damage to the area. The most common places that we find water leaking is through cracks in the foundation walls, which are usually in concrete or at mortar joints between blocks, at the cove joint, which is where the foundation walls and floor meet, and finally at any windows that are at or even below the soil.
No matter where the problem lies there are solutions that can control, transport, and eject the water from the basement. If you've got leaky wall cracks, the first thing to do is installing a wall crack repair method to stop the crack from leaking and growing. If the water is leaking at the cove or even at your windows, installing a custom drainage system will help remove the water from the basement. In some of the more problematic locations, usually with stone, brick, or block foundations on older homes, we can recommend installing 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 in place but it is unable to keep up with the water, we can replace it with a new, upgraded sump pump to breathe new life into the system. On top of installing systems, we can also help you upgrade the drainage in the yard to help keep water from sitting next to the home and seeping in.
Structural Foundation Repair
Your foundation is quite possibly one of, if not the, most important areas of the home. It not only supports the building itself but it also forms the basement walls. If there are foundation problems, they will generally present themselves as stair stepping cracks in your outside brickwork, horizontal cracks that run the length of the foundation or along the basement walls. You may also notice that your doors and windows will stick when you open or close them or there may be cracks at the corners of them. There may also be a problem where your basement walls are pressing into the area. You may not think these issues seem problematic 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 problems to determine what type of a repair needs to be in place.
Thankfully, many foundation problems are caused by similar things and our professionals are very good at spotting those issues. We can utilize a repair solution that is for your exact issue to permanently repair and stabilize the foundation or walls. If there is a sinking foundation, we can install a series of foundation piers to level the foundation. 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 much the wall is buckling, it can be solved with some different options. We can utilize a number of wall anchors which are 2 large plates that are connected by a long, steel rod, or tall braces that we mount directly against the cracks to push them back in line and control further bowing, or carbon fiber staples to strengthen weak spots and prevent the wall from bowing. If they are correctly installed, these products can correct the bowed wall and stop it from coming out of alignment again.
Crawl Space Solutions
In the greater Chicagoland area, there are many homes that are built with crawl spaces in addition to basements. For a long time, they were built with vents which was intended to increase air flow through the area and keep it dry. Unfortunately, this is rarely what happens. The vents allow water to get in 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. Up to half of the air in your home comes up through the crawl space so having the space protected from the outside and controlling excess humidity can improve the overall air quality in your home.
Perma-Seal has been working on crawl spaces since we opened our doors and we know the best way to seal them off and control excess humidity. We do this using a method called encapsulation which is the installation of a thick liner or vapor barrier, occasionally installed with insulation products, and are sturdy plastic and vinyl sheets as well as vent covers and a sturdy door that can seal the area completely and stop any unwanted moisture from entering. Closing the area will also stop pests and animals from moving in the 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 an air filter and dehumidifier to improve the indoor air quality. It will prevent high levels of humidity in addition to removing pollutants from the air.
We also offer a number of services to help improve the basement and crawl space areas of your home. We can upgrade, replace, or install new basement windows to improve the air flow or provide additional light in the area. When waterproofing the basement, 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 prevent any potential future water problems. If you've have a competitors waterproofing system in place, we can perform our preventive maintenance service to ensure it continues to work at peak efficiency.
If you would like to talk to someone about the services above, feel free to fill out the form on our contact us page, visit our FAQ page or give us a call at 630-206-1177 and schedule a meeting with a member of our team.
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