Perma-Seal Services in Channahon, Illinois
Whether your home experiences flooding during heavy rains or as the snow melts in the spring time or you've got large cracks along your foundation, you already know there could be a real problem. We are ready to assist when you've got any kind of crawl space water, sinking foundation, or buckling foundation wall problem. Our team uses time tested products and methods 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 to that problem that will keep your home safe and protected. When our team implements a waterproofing system or a repair solution, it is backed by years of industry experience and trusted products.
It is critical that if you find an issue with the foundation, crawl space or basement that you get in touch with a trusted repair company. We recommend this due to there are a number of potentially dangerous issues that will accompany these issues including mildew, weakened structure, and even catastrophic foundation damage. It doesn't matter if you are needing our basement waterproofing products to control water entering your home, foundation repair services to stabilize your foundation, or crawl space services to control water in the crawl space, our experts are here to help you.
The basement is a very important area of the home regardless of if it is only being used as a storage area or if you have a finished space down there. Due to this, it is necessary that the area is free of standing water and excess humidity and flooding are controlled. Due to the fact that water can get into your basement using a variety of different paths, that means there have to be a variety of repair solutions and products that we can utilize to prevent damage to the area. The primary places that water leaks in is through cracks in the foundation walls, whether these are in concrete or at the joints where the blocks meet, at the cove joint, which is where the foundation walls and floor meet, and at the windows that are at or below grade.
No matter where the problem lies there are solutions that are designed to collect, transport, and remove the water from the basement. If you've got dripping wall cracks, the first step is installing a wall crack repair to prevent the crack from growing and leaking. If the water is leaking at the cove joint or even at your windows, installing a custom drainage system will help remove the water from the basement. In some of the more problematic cases, typically with stone, brick, or block foundations on older homes, we can install an entire wall solution that is comprised of a full height heavy duty liner to collect and divert water. If you've already got a waterproofing system installed but it cannot keep up with demand, we can replace it with a new, more powerful sump pump to breathe new life into the system. We aren't just installing systems, we can also help you evaluate the drainage in the yard to help stop water from pooling at the foundation and seeping in.
Structural Foundation Repair
Your foundation is quite possibly one of the most important parts. It not only holds the home itself but it also is the basement walls. If there are foundation problems, they will generally show themselves as stair stepping cracks in your brickwork, cracks that run along the foundation or along the basement walls. You may also notice that your windows will get stuck or there may be cracks at the corners of them. There may also be an issue where your basement walls are pressing inward. While these issues may not seem critical at first, they are all indicators of a sinking or settling foundation which should be looked at by a professional for specific problems to determine what type of a repair needs to be in place.
It is good that many foundation problems are caused by similar things and our professionals are very good at evaluating these issues. We can implement a repair solution intended for your particular problem to permanently repair and stabilize the foundation. If there is a sloping foundation, we can install a series of foundation piers to stabilize the foundation. We will install either push piers or helical piers, depending on where and how bad the sinking is. Both types of piers are very strong and can stabilize your foundation. If you have basement walls that are bowing, depending on how badly the wall is bowing, we have a few potential options. Our team can utilize a number of wall anchors, these are 2 large plates and these are connected by a long, steel rod, or tall braces that are installed directly against the cracks to push them back in line and control further bowing, or even carbon fiber staples to strengthen along cracks and prevent the wall from bowing. If they are correctly installed, these products can correct the buckling wall and stop it from coming out of alignment again.
Crawl Space Solutions
In Channahon, many of the homes were built with crawl spaces and not basements. For many years, these were created with open vents to the outside where were intended to help air flow through the area and keep it dry. Unfortunately, this is rarely what happens. The vents allow water to get in when it rains or snows and the vents hinder airflow which results in the humidity level staying too high which will eventually harbor the growth of mildew. Studies have shown that up to 50% of the air in your home comes up through the crawl space so ensuring this area is closed off from the weather and keeping the humidity levels low can increase the overall air quality in your home.
Perma-Seal has been dealing with crawl spaces since we opened our doors and we know the best way to seal them off and control excess humidity. This is done using a process called encapsulation which is the installation of a heavy duty liner, occasionally installed with insulation products, which are thick plastic and vinyl sheets as well as covers to close off existing vents and a sturdy door that can seal the area completely and stop any excess moisture from entering. Closing the area will also stop rodents and animals from getting in the crawl space which will help keep any equipment there safe and allow you to use it for storage. Once your crawl space is encapsulated, we can install an air quality control system which is a dehumidifier and air filter. It will prevent high levels of humidity in addition to removing pollutants from the air.
We also offer a variety of services to help add features to your basement. We carry basement windows to increase the air flow or increase the amount of light in the area. After we install a waterproofing system, we can help with pre-finishing the area by installing a wall system that is both waterproof and resistant to the growth of mildew. When you are building a new home, we can install a system of new construction waterproofing systems to prevent any potential future water problems. Even if you've have a competitors waterproofing system in place, we can perform our preventive maintenance service so you know it will continue to work at peak efficiency.
If you are interested in any of 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 consultation with one of our experts.
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