Basement, Foundation, and Crawl Space Waterproofing and Repair Services in Kingston, Illinois
It doesn't matter if your home has excess water during extended rains or when the snow is melting in the spring or you've got long cracks along your foundation, you already know there may be a serious issue. Our team is here to assist when you've got any kind of crawl space water, sinking foundation, or bowed foundation wall problem. Our team uses 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 Kingston that are trained to properly evaluate your problem to design a unique solution to that problem that will keep your home properly repaired. When we install a 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've seen a problem with the craw space, basement, or foundation that you contact a trusted repair company. We say this as there are quite a few additional problems that can happen along with these issues such as mildew, structural damage, and even permanent foundation damage. If you're needing our basement waterproofing services to control water entering your home, foundation repair services to stabilize your foundation, or crawl space services to prevent unnecessary damage under your home, our team is here to help you.
Your basement is a very important area of the home whether it is only being used as storage or have finished the area. Due to this, it is important that the entire space is dry and any flooding is prevented. Due to the fact that water can get into a basement using a variety of different paths, there needs to be a variety of repair possibilities that we can use to keep the area safe. The primary places that we see water leaks is at cracks in the foundation walls, which are usually in concrete or at mortar joints between blocks, at the cove joint, where the foundation walls and floor connect, and at windows that are at or below the soil.
Regardless of where the problem may be, we have solutions that can control, transport, and eject water from the basement. If you have dripping wall cracks, the first step is installing a wall crack repair to stop the crack from leaking and growing. If water is entering at the cove or even at your windows, having a custom drainage system installed can remove the water from the basement. In some problematic instances, typically with old homes that have stone, block, or brick foundations, we can recommend installing one of our entire wall solution that is made up of a floor to ceiling liner to collect and divert water. If you've already got a waterproofing system installed but it struggles to keep up with flooding water, we can install a new, upgraded sump pump to breathe new life into the system. In addition to installing systems, we can also improve the drainage in the yard to assist with preventing water from standing at the foundation and seeping in.
Structural Foundation Repair
The homes foundation is easily one of the most important areas of the home. It not only holds the home itself but it also creates the basement walls. If there are 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 across basement walls. Sometimes, you will see that your windows or doors will get stuck or there may be cracks at the corners of them. There may also be a problem where your basement walls are pressing into the basement. While these problems may not seem problematic when you notice them, they are all indicative of a sinking or settling foundation and they should be evaluated by an expert for particular problems to determine if a repair needs to be installed.
It is good that the most common foundation problems are caused by similar things and our team is very good at spotting these problems. We can offer a repair product that is for your particular issue to permanently repair and stabilize the foundation or walls. If the problem is a settling foundation, we can implement a system of foundation piers to level 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 you have basement walls that are bowing, depending on how the severity of the bowing wall, we have a few different options. Our team can utilize a number of wall anchors which are 2 large steel plates and these are connected by a long, steel rod, or tall braces that sit vertically against the cracks to push the section back in line and control further bowing, we also can apply carbon fiber staples to strengthen along cracks and prevent the wall from bowing. If they are correctly installed, these products can repair the bowed wall and stop it from coming out of alignment again.
Crawl Space Solutions
In our area, there are many homes that are built with crawl space areas in addition to basements. For a long time, these were built 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 results in the humidity level staying too high which can facilitate the growth of mildew. Up to half of the air in your home has come up through the crawl space so ensuring this area is closed off from the elements and controlling excess humidity can increase the overall air quality in your home.
Our team has been helping customers with their crawl spaces since we opened our doors and we know the most efficient way to close them off and control high humidity. This is done using a method known as encapsulation which is the installation of a thick liner or vapor barrier, occasionally installed with insulation products, which are heavy duty plastic and vinyl sheets as well as covers to close off existing vents and a heavy duty door that can close off the area totally and stop any excess moisture from entering. Encapsulation will also stop bugs and animals from moving in the crawl space which will keep any items there safe and allow you to use it for storage. After your crawl space is encapsulated, we can install an air quality control system which is a dehumidifier and air filter. This will reduce the excess humidity to a proper level as well as remove pollutants from the air.
We also offer a variety of services to upgrade your basement. We have basement windows to increase the air flow or increase the amount of light in the area. When waterproofing the basement, we can install our wall system as part of a pre-finishing service that is both waterproof as well as resistant to the growth of mildew. If you are building a new home, we can install a system of new construction waterproofing systems to stop any water from entering the home before it can become a problem. Even if you've have a waterproofing system we did not install in place, we can perform our preventive maintenance service to ensure it continues to work at peak efficiency.
If you are interested in any of the products 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 schedule a meeting with one of our experts.
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