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

Exterior Basement Waterproofing in Channahon

If your home experiences flooding during extended rains or in the spring during the snow melt or there are large cracks along the foundation, you already know there could be a real problem. Our team is here to provide assistance when there is any type of basement or crawl space flooding, foundation settlement, or bowed 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 Channahon that are trained to properly investigate your home and evaluate your problem to create a specific solution for your problem that will keep your home properly repaired. When our team implements a basement waterproofing system or a repair solution, it is backed by years of industry experience and trusted products.

It is very important that once you've found a problem with the crawl space, foundation, or basement that you contact an experienced repair company. We say this due to there are some potentially dangerous problems that will happen along with these issues including mildew, weakened structure, and even permanent foundation damage. No matter if you need our basement waterproofing services to prevent water damage in your home, foundation repair services to stop foundation issues, or crawl space services to prevent unnecessary damage under your home, our team is here to help you.

Basement Waterproofing

New Construction Drainage System in Channahon

Your basement is a very important area of the home regardless of if you're using it as a storage area or have already finished the area. This means it is important that the entire space is free of standing water and any flooding is prevented. Because water is able to get into the basement using a variety of possible paths, there are a number of repair solutions and products that we can use to keep the area safe. The main places that we see water leaks is through cracks in the basement walls, which are usually in concrete or at the joints where the blocks meet, at the cove joint, where the basement wall and floor connect, and at the windows that may be at or below grade.

Regardless of where the problem lies we've got solutions that can control, transport, and eject the water from the basement. If you've got leaky cracks, the first thing to do is installing a wall crack repair method to control the crack growth and leaking. When the water is entering at the cove or even the windows, having a custom drainage system installed will remove the water from the basement. In some of the more problematic instances, typically with stone, brick, or block foundations on older homes, we can recommend installing one of our entire wall solution that is a full height heavy duty liner that will collect and divert water. Sometimes people already have a waterproofing system installed but it cannot keep up with flooding water, we can install a new, upgraded sump pump to help the system keep up with the demand. In addition to installing systems, we can also evaluate the drainage in the yard to help prevent water from pooling next to the home and seeping in.

Structural Foundation Repair

Bowed Wall Repair - Wall Anchors in Channahon

Your foundation is easily one of, if not the, most important parts. It not only holds the building itself but it also creates the basement walls. When you've got foundation problems, normally they will manifest themselves in the form of stair stepping cracks in the brickwork, cracks that run along the foundation or along the basement walls. Sometimes, you will see that the doors will not open or close easily or there may be cracks at the corners of them. You may also have an issue where the basement walls are coming into the basement. You may not think these problems seem problematic when you notice them, each of them are indicative 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 installed.

It is good that many foundation problems stem from similar issues and our experts are very good at evaluating those problems. We can offer a repair solution intended for your particular problem to permanently repair and stabilize the foundation or walls. If the problem is a sinking foundation, we can implement 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 of piers are very strong and can stabilize your foundation. If your basement walls are bowing, depending on how the severity of the bowing wall, we have some potential options. Our team can install a system of wall anchors, these are 2 large plates connected by a long, steel rod, or c shaped braces that we mount directly against the problem area to force the section back in line and prevent further bowing, or even carbon fiber straps and staples to strengthen along cracks 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

Crawl Space Repair Solutions in Channahon

In our area, there are many homes that were built with crawl spaces and not basements. For a long time, they were created with vents which was intended to increase fresh air flow through the space and keep it dry. Unfortunately, the opposite is usually what happens. The vents allow water to enter the space during rain and snow storms and then it never leaves which causes the humidity levels to stay high which can foster the growth of mildew. Up to ½ of the air in your home comes up through the crawl space so ensuring the crawl space is protected from the weather and keeping the humidity levels low can improve the overall air quality in your home.

Perma-Seal has been helping customers with their crawl spaces since 1979 and we know the proper way to seal them off and control the humidity. This is done using a method known as encapsulation which is the installation of a thick liner or vapor barrier, occasionally installed with insulation products, which are strong plastic and vinyl sheeting as well as vent covers and a sturdy door that can close off the area totally and stop any excess moisture from entering. This will also stop critters and animals from settling in the crawl space which will keep any appliances there safe and allow you to use it for storage. Once the crawl space is closed off, we can install an air quality control system which is a dehumidifier and air filter. It will reduce the excess humidity to a proper level in addition to removing pollutants from the air.

Additional Services

We also offer a variety of services to add features to the basement and crawl space areas of your home. We can upgrade your basement windows to improve the air flow or provide additional light in the area. When waterproofing the basement, we can install a wall system that is waterproof as well as resistant to mildew growth. If you are building a new home, our new construction waterproofing solutions can stop 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 service to ensure it continues 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 FAQ page or give us a call at 630-206-1177 and organize a consultation with a member of our team.

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