Foundation and Basement Waterproofing and Repair Services in Channahon, Illinois
When your home has excess water when there are extended rains or in the spring during the snow melt or there are large cracks along your foundation, you know this is a serious problem. Our team is here to provide assistance when you have any kind of crawl space flooding, foundation settlement, or buckling foundation 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 Channahon that are trained to correctly evaluate your problem to create a specific solution for your problem that will ensure your home is properly protected. When we install a crawl space or 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 see an issue with the crawl space, foundation, or basement that you get in touch with a trusted repair company. We say this due to there are quite a few additional problems that will happen along with these issues such as mildew, reduced structural integrity, and even catastrophic foundation damage. No matter if you're in need of our basement waterproofing products 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.
The basement is a very important area of the home whether it is being used as storage or have already finished the area. This means it is important that the entire space is dry and any flooding is prevented. Since water is able to get into the basement using a variety of possible paths, that means there have to be a number of repair solutions and products that we can use 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 the joints where the blocks meet, at the cove joint, where the wall and floor connect, and finally at any windows that may be at or even below the soil.
No matter where you're having the problem we have solutions that can control, divert, and remove water from the basement. If there are leaky cracks, the first step is implementing a wall crack repair method to control the crack growth and leaking. When water is entering at the cove joint or even at basement windows, installing a custom drainage system will remove the water from the basement. In some of the more problematic instances, usually with older block, brick, or stone foundations, we can recommend installing one of our entire wall solution that is comprised of a full height heavy duty liner to collect and divert water. Sometimes people already have a waterproofing system installed but it cannot keep up with the water, we can replace it with a new, more powerful sump pump to breathe new life into the system. In addition to installing systems, we can also upgrade the drainage in the yard to help prevent water from sitting next to the home and seeping in.
Structural Foundation Repair
The foundation of your home is quite possibly one of the most important areas of the home. It not only supports the building itself but it also creates the basement walls. When you've got foundation problems, normally they will present themselves in the form of stair stepping cracks in your brickwork, horizontal cracks that run along the foundation or along basement walls. Sometimes, you will see that your windows or doors will not open or close easily or even cracks at the corners of them. There may also be a problem where your basement walls are coming into the area. 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 particular problems to determine what type of a repair needs to be in place.
It is good that many foundation problems stem from similar issues and our team is very good at noticing these problems. We can offer a repair solution that is for your particular problem to permanently repair and stabilize the foundation or walls. If there is a sinking foundation, we can implement a series of foundation piers to correct the problem. Depending on how bad it is and where it is, we will use either helical piers or push piers. Both types are very strong and can stabilize your foundation. If you've got bowing basement walls, depending on how much the wall is buckling, we have some different options. Our team can utilize a number of wall anchors which are 2 large plates connected by a long, steel rod, or c shaped braces that sit vertically against the problem area to force them back in line and stop further bowing, or even carbon fiber straps to strengthen along cracks and prevent the wall from bowing. When properly used, these products can repair the buckling wall and stop it from coming out of alignment.
Crawl Space Solutions
In Channahon, there are many homes that were built with crawl spaces instead of basements. For many years, these were created with vents to the outside where were intended to help air flow through the space and keep it dry. Unfortunately, this is rarely what happens. Having open vents allows water to enter the space during rain and snow storms and the vents prevent proper evaporation which causes the humidity levels to stay high which can harbor the growth of mildew. Up to ½ of the air in your home can come up through the crawl space so ensuring the crawl space is protected from the outside and keeping the humidity levels low can improve the overall air quality in your home.
Our team has been working on crawl spaces as long as we have been in business and we know the most efficient way to seal them off and control the humidity. This is done using a process called encapsulation which is the installation of a heavy duty liner, sometimes accompanied by insulation products, and are heavy duty plastic and vinyl sheeting as well as vent covers and a sturdy door that can seal the area totally and stop any unwanted moisture from entering. Closing the area will also stop critters and animals from settling in the crawl space which will keep any equipment there safe and allow you to use it for storage. Once your crawl space is closed off, we can install an air quality control system which is a dehumidifier and air filter. It will control any excess humidity in addition to removing pollutants from the air.
We also provide a variety of services to add features to 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. During basement waterproofing, 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, our new construction waterproofing solutions can prevent any potential future water problems. Even if you've have a waterproofing system we did not install in place, we can perform our preventive maintenance service so you know it will continue to work at peak efficiency.
If you would like to talk to someone about the products above, feel free to fill out the form on our contact us page, visit our FAQ page or call us directly at 630-206-1177 and organize a meeting with one of our experts.
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