Perma-Seal Repair Services in Kinsman, Illinois
It doesn't matter if your basement experiences flooding during heavy rains or in the spring during the snow melt or there are cracks along your foundation, you already know this can be a real issue. Perma-Seal Basement Systems is here to assist when there is any type of crawl space water, sinking foundation, or bowed basement wall problem. Our team uses methods and products that we have thoroughly tested over the years that our team stands behind. We have a team of experts in the Kinsman area that are trained to properly investigate your home and evaluate your problem and design a specific solution for your problem that will ensure your home is properly repaired. When our team implements a waterproofing system or a repair solution, it is strengthened by years of experience and trusted products.
It is crucial that as soon as you've found 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 potentially dangerous issues that can happen along with these issues such as mildew, structural damage, and even catastrophic foundation damage. If you're in need of our basement waterproofing products to prevent water damage in your home, foundation repair products to prevent your home from sinking, or crawl space services to control humidity below the home, our experts are here to help you.
Your basement is a very important area of the home whether it is only being used as a storage area or have finished the area. Because of this, it is important that the space is dry and any type of flooding is prevented. Because water can get into the basement by a number of different paths, there needs to be a number of repair possibilities that we will utilize to prevent damage to the area. The primary places that we find water leaking is through 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 meet, and finally at any windows that are at or below the soil.
No matter where you're having the problem we have solutions that can collect, transport, and remove water from the basement. If you've got dripping wall cracks, the first thing to do is installing a wall crack repair method to prevent the crack from growing and leaking. If water is coming in at the cove or even the windows, installing a custom drainage system can help remove the water from the basement. In some problematic instances, occasionally with stone, brick, or block foundations on older homes, we will recommend installing one of our 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 struggles to keep up with demand, we can install a new, upgraded sump pump to breathe new life into the system. We aren't just installing systems, we can also improve the drainage in the yard to assist with preventing water from sitting next to the home and seeping in.
Structural Foundation Repair
The homes foundation is quite possibly one of the most important parts. It not only holds the building itself but it also is the basement walls. If there are foundation problems, usually, they will present themselves as diagonal cracks in your outside brickwork, 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 coming inward. While these problems may not seem critical when you notice them, each of them are indicative of a sinking or settling foundation and they should be evaluated by an expert for particular problems and determine if 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 tracking down those issues. We can utilize a repair product that is for your exact issue to permanently repair and stabilize the foundation. If you've got a uneven foundation, we will install a system of foundation piers to level the foundation. We will install either push piers or helical piers, depending on where and how bad the sinking is. Both are very strong and can help stabilize your foundation. If you've got bowing basement walls, depending on how badly the wall is bowing, we have a few potential options. We can utilize a system of wall anchors which are 2 large steel plates that are 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 even carbon fiber staples to strengthen along cracks and prevent the wall from bowing. If they are correctly installed, these products will repair the bowed wall and stop it from coming out of alignment again.
Crawl Space Solutions
In Kinsman, there are many homes that are built with crawl space areas instead of basements. For many years, they were constructed with vents which was intended to increase fresh air flow into the space and keep it dry. Unfortunately, the opposite is usually what happens. The vents allow water to get in during rain and snow storms and then it never leaves which causes the humidity levels to stay high which can facilitate the growth of mildew. We have found that up to ½ of the air in your home enters through the crawl space so having the space closed off from the outside and keeping the humidity levels low will increase the overall air quality in your home.
Perma-Seal has been working on crawl spaces since 1979 and we know the best way to close them off and control the humidity. This is done using a method called encapsulation which is the installation of a heavy duty liner, occasionally installed with insulation products, which are sturdy plastic and vinyl sheeting as well as vent covers and a heavy duty door that will close off the area totally and stop any unwanted moisture from entering. Closing the area will also stop bugs and animals from moving in the crawl space which will help keep any equipment there safe and allow you to use it for storage. After your crawl space is encapsulated, we will install an air filter and dehumidifier to improve the indoor air quality. It will reduce the excess humidity to a proper level in addition to removing pollutants from the air.
We also offer a number of services to help improve your basement. We can upgrade, replace, or install new 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 waterproof as well as resistant to mildew growth. When you are building a new home, we can install a system of new construction waterproofing systems to prevent any potential future water problems. If you've already got a waterproofing system in place, we can perform our preventive maintenance service to ensure it continues to work at peak efficiency.
If you would like to talk to someone about the products 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 organize a consultation with a member of our team.
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