Basement, Foundation, and Crawl Space Repair Services in Cary, Illinois

Exterior Basement Waterproofing in Cary

Whether your home floods during heavy rains or as the snow melts in the spring time or you've got large cracks in the foundation, you know there may be a serious problem. Perma-Seal Basement Systems is ready to provide assistance when your home has any type of basement or crawl space flooding, foundation settlement, or bowed basement wall problem. We use products that we've tested and methods that we've perfected over the years that we stand behind. We have a team of professionals in Cary that are trained to properly investigate your home and evaluate your problem to come up with a unique solution to that problem that will keep your home safe and protected. When our team installs a basement or crawl space waterproofing system or a repair solution, it is strengthened by years of experience and trusted products.

It is crucial that if you find an issue with your crawl space, foundation, or basement that you reach out to a trusted repair company. We recommend this because there are quite a few additional problems that will arise with these issues including mildew, reduced structural integrity, and even catastrophic foundation damage. It doesn't matter if you're in need of our basement waterproofing products to protect your home, foundation repair products to stabilize your foundation, or crawl space services to control humidity below the home, our experts are here to help you.

Basement Waterproofing

Exterior Wall Waterproofing in Cary

The basement is a very important part of your home whether it is only being used for storage or have finished the area. Because of this, it is important that the space is dry and excess humidity and flooding are controlled. Because water is able to get into a basement by a number of different places, there are a variety of repair options that we will install to keep the area safe. The main places that water is entering is through cracks in the walls, whether these are in concrete or at mortar joints between blocks, at the cove joint, where the wall and floor meet, and finally at the windows that are at or below grade.

Regardless of where the problem may be, there are solutions that are designed to control, divert, and eject the water from your basement. If you've got leaky cracks, the first step is implementing a wall crack repair procedure to control the crack growth and leaking. When the water is entering at the cove or even at basement windows, installing a custom drainage system will remove the water from your basement. In some of the more extreme instances, occasionally with older block, brick, or stone foundations, we will install 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 in place but it is unable to keep up with the water, we can replace it with a new, upgraded sump pump to make the system as good as new. On top of installing systems, we can also help you evaluate the drainage in your yard to help keep water from pooling next to the home and seeping in.

Structural Foundation Repair

Bowed Wall Repair - Carbon Fiber Straps in Cary

The homes foundation is quite possibly one of the most important areas of the home. It not only supports the structure itself but it also is the basement walls. When you have any foundation problems, normally they will manifest themselves in the form of stair stepping cracks in the outside brickwork, horizontal cracks that run along the foundation or along the basement walls. You may also notice that the doors and windows will get stuck or even cracks at the corners of them. There may also be an issue where the basement walls are coming into the basement. While these issues may not seem critical 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 if a repair needs to be installed.

It is good that many foundation problems have very similar causes and our professionals are very good at noticing these problems. We can offer a repair solution intended for your specific problem to permanently repair and stabilize the foundation. If there is a settling foundation, we will 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 are very strong and can help stabilize your foundation. If your basement walls are bowing, depending on how badly the wall is bowing, we have some potential options. Our team can install a series of wall anchors, these are 2 large steel plates connected by a long, steel rod, or tall braces that sit directly against the problem area to force the section back in line and control further bowing, or carbon fiber straps and staples to strengthen along cracks and prevent the wall from bowing. When properly used, these products will correct the bowed wall and stop it from coming out of alignment again.

Crawl Space Solutions

Crawl Space Repair Solutions in Cary

In our area, there are many homes that were built with crawl space areas instead of basements. For many years, these were built with vents which was intended to increase fresh air flow through the space and keep it dry. Unfortunately, the opposite is usually what happens. Having open vents allows water to get in during rain and snow storms and the vents hinder airflow which causes the humidity levels to stay high which will eventually harbor the growth of mildew. Up to 50% of the air in your home has come up through the crawl space so ensuring this area is protected from the outside and keeping the humidity levels low will increase the overall air quality in your home.

We have been working on crawl spaces since we opened our doors and we know the proper way to seal them off and control excess humidity. We do this using a method called encapsulation which is the installation of a series of vapor barriers, sometimes accompanied by insulation products, which are sturdy plastic and vinyl sheets as well as vent covers and a heavy duty door that will close off the area completely and stop any unwanted moisture from entering. This will also stop rodents and animals from getting in your crawl space which will keep any equipment there safe and allow you to use it for storage. After the crawl space is protected, we will install an air filter and dehumidifier to improve the indoor air quality. This will prevent high levels of humidity as well as remove pollutants from the air.

Additional Services

We also offer a number of services to add features to your basement. We can upgrade your basement windows to increase the air flow or provide additional light in the area. When waterproofing the basement, we can install a wall system that is waterproof and resistant to the growth of mildew. If you are building a new home, we can install a system of new construction waterproofing systems to prevent any water from entering the home before it can become a problem. 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.

Contact Us

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 frequently asked questions page or give us a call at 630-206-1177 and organize a consultation with a member of our team.

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