Basement and Foundation Waterproofing Services in Cary, IL
It doesn't matter if your basement floods when there are heavy rains or in the spring during the snow melt or you have large cracks along the foundation, you already know there may be a serious issue. Our team is ready to provide assistance when there is any kind of basement flooding, foundation settlement, or buckling basement wall problem. Our team uses time tested products and methods that our team stands behind. We have a team of professionals in Cary that are trained to correctly evaluate your problem and design a specific solution to that problem that will keep your home properly repaired. When our team implements a waterproofing system or a repair solution, it is supported by years of experience and trusted products.
It is critical that as soon as you've seen a problem with your foundation, crawl space or basement that you contact a trusted repair company. We say this due to there are a number of potentially dangerous problems that will accompany these issues including black mold, reduced structural integrity, and even catastrophic foundation damage. If you are in need of our basement waterproofing products to control water entering your home, foundation repair services to stop foundation issues, or crawl space services to control humidity below the home, our experts are here to help you.
Your basement is a very important area of your home regardless of if you're using it as a storage area or have already finished the area. Because of this, it is important that the space is free of standing water and any flooding is prevented. Due to the fact that water can get into your basement by a variety of different paths, there are a number of repair solutions and products that we will install to keep the water under control. The primary places that water leaks in is at cracks in the foundation walls, whether these are in concrete or at mortar joints between blocks, at the cove joint, where the foundation walls and floor connect, and at any windows that may be at or below the soil.
No matter where the problem lies there are solutions that will collect, divert, and remove the water from your basement. If you've got leaky cracks, the first thing to do is installing a wall crack repair procedure to control the crack growth and leaking. When the water is entering at the cove or even at the windows, having a custom drainage system installed will 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 an entire wall solution that is a full height liner that will collect and divert water. Occasionally there is already a waterproofing system in place but it cannot keep up with demand, we can replace it with a new, more powerful sump pump to help the system keep up with the demand. On top of installing systems, we can also help you improve the drainage in your yard to help prevent water from pooling next to the home and seeping in.
Structural Foundation Repair
The homes foundation is quite possibly one of the most important areas of the home. It not only supports the home itself but it also creates the basement walls. When you've got foundation problems, they will generally present themselves in the form of stair stepping cracks in the outside brickwork, cracks that run along the foundation or along the basement walls. You may also notice that the windows will stick when you open or close them or there may be cracks at the corners of them. You may also see an issue where the basement walls are pressing into the area. You may not think these issues seem serious at first, each of them are indicators of a sinking or settling foundation and they should be evaluated by an expert for specific problems and determine what type of a repair needs to be installed.
It is good that the most common foundation problems are caused by similar things and our experts are very good at tracking down those problems. We can implement a repair product designed for your exact issue to permanently repair and stabilize the foundation or walls. If the problem is a uneven 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 are able to stabilize your foundation. If you have basement walls that are bowing, depending on how much the wall is buckling, we have some different 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 tall braces that are installed directly against the problem area to push 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 stop it from coming out of alignment.
Crawl Space Solutions
In Cary, there are many homes that were built with crawl space areas instead of basements. For many years, they were built with vents to the outside where were intended to help 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 prevent proper evaporation which results in the humidity level staying too high which can harbor the growth of mold and mildew. Up to 50% of the air in your home can come up through the crawl space so having the space protected from the weather and keeping the humidity levels low will increase the overall air quality in your home.
Perma-Seal has been working with crawl spaces since 1979 and we know the best way to seal them off and control high humidity. We do this using a process known as encapsulation which is the installation of a heavy duty liner, occasionally installed with insulation products, which are sturdy plastic and vinyl sheeting as well as covers to close off existing vents and a sturdy door that will close off the area totally and stop any excess moisture from entering. Closing the area will also stop critters and animals from moving in your crawl space which will help keep any equipment there safe and allow you to use it for storage. Once the crawl space is closed off, we will install an air filter and dehumidifier to improve the indoor air quality. It will control any excess humidity in addition to removing pollutants from the air.
We also provide a variety of services to help upgrade your basement area. We carry basement windows to increase the air flow or increase the amount of light in the area. When waterproofing the basement, we can help with pre-finishing the area by installing a wall system that is waterproof and resistant to mold or mildew growth. When you are building a new home, our new construction waterproofing solutions can stop any potential future water problems. If you've already got a waterproofing system in place, we can perform our preventive maintenance testing to ensure it continues to work at peak efficiency.
If you are interested in any of the solutions above, please 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 meeting with one of our experts.
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