Foundation, Basement, and Crawl Space Waterproofing and Repair Services in Elk Grove Village, Illinois
Whether your home experiences flooding when there are extended rains or when the snow is melting in the spring or you've got long cracks in your foundation, you already know this is a serious problem. We are ready to help when there is any type of basement or crawl space flooding, sinking foundation, or buckling basement wall problem. Our team uses time tested products and methods that our team stands behind. We have a team of experts in Elk Grove Village that are trained to correctly investigate your home and evaluate your problem and implement a specialized solution to that problem that will ensure your home is properly repaired. When our team implements a basement or crawl space waterproofing system or a repair solution, it is strengthened by years of industry experience and trusted products.
It is crucial that if you find a problem with the foundation, crawl space or basement that you get in touch with an experienced repair company. We say this due to there are a number of potentially dangerous problems that can accompany these issues including mildew, reduced structural integrity, and even permanent foundation damage. If you are needing our basement waterproofing products to protect your home, foundation repair services to stop cracks from growing in the foundation, or crawl space services to prevent mildew growth in the crawl space, our team is here to help you.
The basement is a very important area of the home regardless of if it is being used as a storage area or if you have a finished space down there. Due to this, it is important that the entire space is free of standing water and any type of flooding is prevented. Since water is able to get into the basement using a number of possible paths, that means there have to be a variety of repair solutions and products that we will install to prevent damage to the area. The main places that we see water leaks is through cracks in the walls, whether these are in concrete or at mortar joints between blocks, at the cove joint, where the wall and floor meet, and at the windows that may be at or below grade.
Regardless of where you're having the problem there are solutions that can control, divert, and eject the water from the basement. If there are dripping wall cracks, the first thing to do is installing a wall crack repair method to prevent the crack from growing and leaking. When the water is coming in at the cove joint or even at the windows, installing a custom drainage system can help remove the water from the basement. In some of the more problematic cases, usually with stone, brick, or block foundations on older homes, we will install one of our entire wall solution that is made up of a floor to ceiling heavy duty liner to collect and divert water. Sometimes people already have a waterproofing system in place but it is unable to keep up with the water, we can replace it with a new, upgraded sump pump to help the system keep up with the demand. On top of installing systems, we can also help you improve the drainage in the yard to help keep water from sitting next to the home and seeping in.
Structural Foundation Repair
Your homes foundation is quite possibly one of the most important areas of the home. It not only holds the home itself but it also creates the basement walls. When there are foundation problems, they will generally show themselves in the form of diagonal cracks in your brickwork, horizontal cracks that run the length of the foundation or along the basement walls. You may also notice that your doors or windows will get stuck or even cracks at the corners of them. There may also be an issue where your basement walls are buckling inward. You may not think these problems seem critical when you notice them, they are all indicative of a sinking or settling foundation which should be looked at by a professional for specific problems and determine if a repair needs to be installed.
Thankfully, the most common foundation problems have very similar causes and our team is very good at tracking down these problems. We can utilize a repair solution that is for your particular problem to permanently repair and stabilize the foundation. If the problem is a sinking foundation, we will install a system of foundation piers to stabilize the foundation. Depending on how bad it is and where it is, we will use either helical piers or push piers. Both types of piers are very strong and can help stabilize your foundation. If your basement walls are bowing, depending on how the severity of the bowing wall, we have a few different options. We can utilize a series of wall anchors, these are 2 large steel plates connected by a long, steel rod, or tall braces that are installed vertically against the cracks to force the section back in line and prevent further bowing, we also can apply carbon fiber staples to strengthen weak spots and prevent the wall from bowing. If they are correctly installed, these products will repair the buckling wall and prevent it from coming out of alignment.
Crawl Space Solutions
In our area, there are many homes that are built with crawl spaces instead of basements. As long as there have been crawl spaces, these were created with vents which was intended to increase fresh air flow through the space and keep it dry. Unfortunately, this is rarely what happens. Having open vents allows water to get in 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. We have found that up to ½ of the air in your home enters through the crawl space so ensuring the crawl space is protected from the weather and keeping the humidity levels low will increase the overall air quality in your home.
Perma-Seal has been encapsulating crawl spaces since we opened our doors and we know the best way to seal them off and control high humidity. We do this using a process called encapsulation which is the installation of a series of vapor barriers, occasionally installed with insulation products, which are strong plastic and vinyl sheets as well as covers to close off existing vents and a heavy duty door that will seal the area completely and prevent any excess moisture from entering. Closing the area will also prevent pests and animals from settling in the crawl space which will help keep any items there safe and allow you to use it for storage. Once your crawl space is encapsulated, we will install a combination dehumidifier and air filter. It will prevent high levels of humidity as well as remove pollutants from the air.
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. During basement waterproofing, we can help with pre-finishing the area by installing a wall system that is waterproof as well as resistant to the growth of mildew. When you are building a new home, we can install a system of new construction waterproofing systems to stop any potential future water problems. If you've already got a waterproofing system 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 services above, don't hesitate to fill out the form on our contact us page, visit our FAQ page or give us a call at 630-206-1177 and set up a consultation with one of our experts.
Customer Reviews in Elk Grove Village
Basement Waterproofing in Elk Grove Village, IL
We had a very friendly and knowledgeable sales person and installers. We are completely satisfied thus far with the work completed and we would recommend Perma-Seal to our friends and family.