Foundation and Basement Waterproofing Services in Dwight, Illinois

Basement Waterproofing in Dwight

If your home floods when there are extended rains or in the spring during the snow melt or you have large cracks along the foundation, you know this can be a real problem. Our experts are ready to provide assistance when there is any type of crawl space water, foundation settlement, or buckling foundation 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 professionals in Dwight that are trained to correctly investigate your home and evaluate your problem and design a specific solution to that problem that will keep your home safe and protected. When our team installs a crawl space or basement waterproofing system or a repair solution, it is supported by years of industry experience and trusted products.

It is very important that as soon as you find an issue with your crawl space, foundation, or basement that you get in touch with a trusted repair company. We recommend this as there are a number of potentially dangerous problems that can happen along with these issues including mildew, weakened structure, and even permanent foundation damage. No matter if you're in need of our basement waterproofing services to prevent water damage in your home, foundation repair products to stop foundation issues, or crawl space services to control water in the crawl space, our experts are here to help you.

Basement Waterproofing

New Construction Wall Liner in Dwight

Your basement is a very important area of your home regardless of if it is being used as a storage area or have already finished the area. Due to this, it is necessary that the area is free of standing water and any type of flooding is prevented. Due to the fact that water is able to get into a basement through a number of different paths, there are a number of repair options that we can install to keep the area safe. The primary places that water is entering is through cracks in the basement walls, whether these are in concrete or at mortar joints between blocks, at the cove joint, which is where the basement wall and floor connect, and at the windows that are at or below grade.

No matter where you're having the problem we have solutions that can collect, transport, and eject the water from your basement. If there are dripping wall cracks, the first thing to do is implementing a wall crack repair procedure to control the crack growth and leaking. If the water is entering at the cove joint or even at basement windows, installing a custom drainage system can help remove the water from your basement. In some of the more extreme cases, occasionally with stone, brick, or block foundations on older homes, 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. Occasionally there is already a waterproofing system in place but it cannot keep up with flooding water, 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 your yard to help prevent water from standing at the foundation and seeping in.

Structural Foundation Repair

Bowed Wall Repair - Carbon Fiber Straps in Dwight

Your foundation is easily one of the most important areas of the home. It not only supports the building itself but it also creates the basement walls. If you have any foundation problems, they will generally manifest themselves as stair stepping cracks in the brickwork, long cracks that run along the foundation or across the basement walls. You may also notice that the doors or windows will stick when you open or close them or even cracks at the corners of them. There may also be an issue where the basement walls are buckling into the basement. You may not think these issues seem problematic at first, they are all indicative of a sinking or settling foundation and it is important to have an expert evaluate the foundation for particular problems and determine if a repair needs to be in place.

It is good that the most common foundation problems have very similar causes and our experts are very good at evaluating those problems. We can utilize 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 are very strong and are able to stabilize your foundation. If you have basement walls that are bowing, depending on how badly the wall is bowing, it can be solved with some possible options. Our team can utilize a series of wall anchors, these are 2 large steel plates connected by a long, steel rod, or tall braces that we mount directly against the problem area to push them back in line and stop further bowing, or carbon fiber staples to strengthen along cracks and prevent the wall from bowing. These products can repair the buckling wall and prevent it from coming out of alignment again.

Crawl Space Solutions

Crawl Space Encapsulation in Dwight

In the greater Chicagoland area, there are many homes that are built with crawl space areas in addition to basements. For a long time, they were built with vents which was intended to increase fresh air flow through the area and keep it dry. Unfortunately, the opposite is usually what happens. Having open vents allows water to get in when it rains or snows and then it never leaves which causes the humidity levels to stay high which can foster the growth of mildew. Up to half of the air in your home comes up through the crawl space so having the space closed off from the elements and controlling excess humidity can increase the overall air quality in your home.

Perma-Seal has been working on crawl spaces since 1979 and we know the proper way to close 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 thick plastic and vinyl sheets as well as vent covers and a heavy duty door that can close off the area completely and prevent any unwanted moisture from entering. This will also prevent critters and animals from settling in your crawl space which will help keep any appliances there safe and allow you to use it for storage. Once the crawl space is closed off, we can install a combination dehumidifier and air filter. This will reduce the excess humidity to a proper level as well as remove pollutants from the air.

Additional Services

We also provide a number of services to help add features to your basement. We can upgrade, replace, or install new basement windows to increase the air flow or provide additional 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 mildew growth. When you are building a new home, our new construction waterproofing solutions can stop any potential future water problems. If you've have a waterproofing system we did not install in place, we can perform our preventive maintenance inspection to ensure it continues to work at peak efficiency.

Contact Us

If you are interested in any of the solutions above, please 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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