Perma-Seal Repair Services in Channahon, IL

Basement Waterproofing in Channahon

Whether your home has excess water during extended rains or as the snow melts in the spring time or there are cracks along your foundation, you know there could be a real issue. Our experts are here to help when there is any kind of basement flooding, sinking foundation, or bowing basement wall problem. Our team uses products that we've tested and methods that we've perfected over the years that our team stands behind. We have a team of experts in Channahon that are trained to correctly evaluate your problem to create a unique solution for your problem that will keep your home safe and protected. When our team installs a basement waterproofing system or a repair solution, it is strengthened by years of industry experience and trusted products.

It is very important that as soon as you find a problem with the foundation, crawl space or basement that you contact a trusted repair company. We recommend this as there are quite a few potentially dangerous problems that will happen along with these issues such as mildew, structural damage, and even catastrophic foundation damage. It doesn't matter if you require our basement waterproofing services to control water entering your home, foundation repair products to stop cracks from growing in the foundation, or crawl space services to prevent damage to your floor joists, our team is here to help you.

Basement Waterproofing

New Construction Wall Liner in Channahon

Your basement is a very important part of the home regardless of if it is only being used for storage or if you have a finished space down there. Due to this, it is important that the area is dry and any type of flooding is prevented. Because water is able to get into a basement by a number of possible paths, there needs to be a number of repair solutions and products that we can utilize to keep the area safe. The most common 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, which is where the wall and floor connect, and finally at the windows that are at or below grade.

No matter where the problem lies we've got solutions that can collect, transport, and remove the water from the basement. If you've got leaking wall cracks, the first thing to do is implementing a wall crack repair method to control the crack growth and leaking. If the water is coming in at the cove or even at your windows, having a custom drainage system installed will help remove the water from the basement. In some of the more extreme instances, usually with older block, brick, or stone foundations, we can install an entire wall solution that is a full height heavy duty liner that will collect and divert water. Occasionally there is already a waterproofing system installed but it is unable to keep up with the water, we can install a new, more powerful sump pump to breathe new life into the system. We aren't just installing systems, we can also evaluate the drainage in the yard to help stop water from standing next to the home and seeping in.

Structural Foundation Repair

Bowed Wall Repair - Carbon Fiber Straps in Channahon

The foundation of your home is quite possibly one of, if not the, most important parts. It not only holds the structure itself but it also creates the basement walls. If there are foundation problems, normally they will manifest themselves in the form of stair stepping cracks in your brickwork, horizontal cracks that run along the foundation or across the basement walls. You may also notice that your windows will not open or close easily or there may be cracks at the corners of them. You may also have a problem where your basement walls are bowing into the basement. While these problems may not seem critical when you notice them, they are all indicators of a sinking or settling foundation which should be looked at by a professional for particular problems to determine what type of a repair needs to be installed.

It is good that the most common foundation problems stem from similar issues and our team is very good at evaluating those problems. We can utilize a repair solution designed for your specific issue to permanently repair and stabilize the foundation or walls. If the problem is a sinking foundation, we can install a system 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 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 potential options. We can utilize a number of wall anchors, these are 2 large steel plates connected by a long, steel rod, or tall braces that sit directly against the cracks to force them back in line and stop further bowing, or carbon fiber staples to strengthen weak spots and prevent the wall from bowing. These products can correct the bowing wall and prevent it from coming out of alignment.

Crawl Space Solutions

Crawl Space Encapsulation in Channahon

In the greater Chicagoland area, many of the homes are built with crawl spaces in addition to basements. For many years, these were created with open vents which was intended to increase fresh air flow into the area and keep it dry. Unfortunately, the opposite is usually what happens. The vents allow water to enter the space when it rains or snows and then it never leaves which results in the humidity level staying too high which will eventually harbor the growth of mildew. We have found that up to ½ of the air in your home comes up through the crawl space so ensuring the crawl space is closed off from the elements and controlling excess humidity can improve the overall air quality in your home.

Perma-Seal has been helping customers with their crawl spaces as long as we have been in business and we know the proper way to seal them off and control the humidity. We do this using a process called encapsulation which is the installation of a series of vapor barriers, 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 prevent any unwanted moisture from entering. This will also prevent bugs and animals from getting in the crawl space which will help keep any items there safe and allow you to use it for storage. After your crawl space is protected, we can install an air filter and dehumidifier to improve the indoor air quality. It will control any excess humidity as well as remove pollutants from the air.

Additional Services

We also provide a number of services to help improve your basement area. We carry basement windows to improve the air flow or increase the amount of 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, our new construction waterproofing solutions can prevent any potential future water problems. Even if you've have a competitors waterproofing system in place, we can perform our preventive maintenance inspection to ensure it continues to work at peak efficiency.

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