Basement and Foundation Waterproofing and Repair Services in La Grange Park, Illinois
If you've noticed your downstairs area experiences flooding when there are extended rains or when the snow is melting in the spring or you have cracks in the foundation, you already know there could be a real problem. Our experts are here to assist when you've got any kind of basement flooding, sinking foundation, or buckling foundation wall problem. We use methods and products that we have thoroughly tested over the years that we stand behind. We have a team of professionals in La Grange Park that are trained to properly evaluate your problem and implement a specialized solution for your problem that will keep your home properly protected. When we install a basement waterproofing system or a repair solution, it is supported by years of experience and trusted products.
It is crucial that as soon as you see an issue with the crawl space, foundation, or basement that you get in touch with a trusted repair company. We say this as there are a number of additional problems that will arise with these issues including mildew, reduced structural integrity, and even catastrophic foundation damage. If you require our basement waterproofing services to prevent water damage in your home, foundation repair services to stop cracks from growing in the foundation, or crawl space services to control water in the crawl space, our professionals are here to help you.
The basement is a very important part of the home regardless of if it is only being used as storage or if you have a finished space down there. This means it is necessary that the area is free of standing water and any flooding is prevented. Since water can get into your basement through a number of different places, that means there have to be a number of repair options that we will install to keep the area safe. The main places that we find water leaking is through cracks in the basement walls, whether these are in concrete or at mortar joints between blocks, at the cove joint, where the basement wall and floor connect, and at any windows that may be at or even below grade.
Regardless of where you're having the problem there are solutions that will control, divert, and remove water from the basement. If you've got dripping 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 the windows, installing a custom drainage system will remove the water from the basement. In some problematic instances, occasionally with old homes that have stone, block, or brick foundations, we will recommend installing one of our entire wall solution that is comprised of a full height liner to collect and divert water. If you've already got a waterproofing system in the basement but it cannot keep up with the water, we can replace it with a new, more powerful sump pump to make the system as good as new. We aren't just installing systems, we can also help you evaluate the drainage in the yard to help prevent water from standing next to the home and seeping in.
Structural Foundation Repair
Your foundation is easily one of, if not the, most important areas of the home. It not only holds the home itself but it also creates the basement walls. If you've got foundation problems, they will generally present themselves in the form of diagonal cracks in the outside brickwork, long cracks that run along the foundation or across basement walls. Sometimes, you will see that the doors and windows will get stuck or even cracks at the corners of them. You may also have a problem where the basement walls are pressing into the area. You may not think these issues seem critical at first, each of them are indicators 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 performed.
It is good that the most common foundation problems are caused by similar things and our experts are very good at tracking down these problems. We can implement a repair solution that is for your specific problem to permanently repair and stabilize the foundation or walls. If you've got a sloping foundation, we will implement a system of foundation piers to correct the problem. Depending on how bad it is and where it is, we will use either helical piers or push piers. Both types are very strong and can stabilize your foundation. If you've got bowing basement walls, depending on how badly the wall is bowing, there are a few potential options. Our team can install a system of wall anchors which are 2 large plates and these are connected by a long, steel rod, or tall braces that sit directly against the cracks to push the section back in line and prevent further bowing, or carbon fiber straps to strengthen weak areas and prevent the wall from bowing. When properly used, these products will straighten the buckling wall and prevent it from coming out of alignment again.
Crawl Space Solutions
In the greater Chicagoland area, there are many homes that are built with crawl spaces and not basements. For a long time, they were built with vents to the outside where were intended to help fresh air flow through the area and keep it dry. Unfortunately, the opposite is usually what happens. Having open vents allows water to enter the space during rain and snow storms and then it never leaves which results in the humidity level staying too high which can facilitate the growth of mildew. We have found that up to half of the air in your home can come up through the crawl space so ensuring the crawl space is protected from the elements and keeping the humidity levels low will improve the overall air quality in your home.
We have been enclosing crawl spaces since we opened our doors and we know the proper way to seal them off and control high humidity. We do this using a method known as 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 vent covers and a heavy duty door that will close off the area totally and prevent any unwanted moisture from entering. Encapsulation will also prevent rodents and animals from settling in the crawl space which will keep any appliances there safe and allow you to use it for storage. After the crawl space is protected, we will install an air quality control system which is a dehumidifier and air filter. It will control any excess humidity as well as remove pollutants from the air.
We also offer a number of services to upgrade the basement and crawl space areas of your home. We can upgrade your basement windows to improve the air flow or increase the amount of light in the area. During basement waterproofing, we can install a wall system that is both 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 prevent any potential future water problems. Even if you've have a waterproofing system we did not install 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 products above, don't hesitate to fill out the form on our contact us page, visit our frequently asked questions page or give us a call at 630-206-1177 and set up a consultation with one of our experts.
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