Foundation, Basement, and Crawl Space Repair Services in Lisle, Illinois
Whether your downstairs area floods during extended rains or in the spring time when the snow melts or you've got cracks in the foundation, you know there could be a real issue. We are here to provide assistance when your home has any kind of basement water, sinking foundation, or buckling foundation wall problem. Our team uses methods and products that we have thoroughly tested over the years that we stand behind. We have a team of professionals in the Lisle area that are trained to correctly evaluate your problem to come up with a specific solution for your problem that will keep your home safe and protected. When our team implements a crawl space or basement waterproofing system or a repair solution, it is strengthened by years of industry experience and trusted products.
It is critical that once you find a problem with your basement, foundation, or crawl space that you contact an experienced repair company. We say this due to there are some potentially dangerous issues that will accompany these issues including mildew, structural damage, and even catastrophic foundation damage. It doesn't matter if you require our basement waterproofing services to control water entering your home, foundation repair services to stop cracks from growing in the foundation, or crawl space services to control mildew growth in the crawl space, our experts are here to help you.
Your basement is a very important area of your home whether it is being used for storage or have already finished the area. Because of this, it is important that the space is dry and any type of flooding is prevented. Since water can get into your basement using a number of possible places, there are a number of repair possibilities that we can install to keep the area safe. The main places that water is entering is at cracks in the foundation walls, whether these are in concrete or at the joints where the blocks meet, at the cove joint, which is where the foundation walls and floor meet, and at any windows that may be at or below grade.
Regardless of where you're having the problem there are solutions that will collect, transport, and eject water from your basement. If you've got dripping cracks, the first thing to do is installing a wall crack repair to stop the crack from leaking and growing. If water is entering at the cove joint or even basement windows, installing a custom drainage system will help remove the water from your basement. In some of the more extreme instances, usually with stone, brick, or block foundations on older homes, we can 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 struggles to keep up with demand, we can install 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 pooling next to the home and seeping in.
Structural Foundation Repair
The foundation of your home 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 there are foundation problems, normally they will show themselves in the form of stair stepping cracks in the brickwork, horizontal cracks that run along the foundation or across basement walls. You may also notice that the doors or windows will get stuck or there may be cracks at the corners of them. You may also have a problem where the basement walls are buckling into the basement. While these problems may not seem problematic at first, they are all indicative of a sinking or settling foundation and they should be evaluated by an expert for particular problems to determine what type of a repair needs to be in place.
It is good that many foundation problems have very similar causes and our professionals are very good at noticing those issues. We can utilize a repair product that is for your exact issue to permanently repair and stabilize the foundation or walls. If you have a settling foundation, we can implement 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 of piers are very strong and are able to stabilize your foundation. If your basement walls are bowing, depending on how badly the wall is bowing, we have a few possible options. We can utilize a series of wall anchors which are 2 large plates and these are connected by a long, steel rod, or c shaped braces that sit directly against the cracks to force them back in line and prevent further bowing, we also can apply carbon fiber staples to strengthen along cracks and prevent the wall from bowing. These products can straighten the buckling wall and prevent it from coming out of alignment.
Crawl Space Solutions
In our area, many of the homes were built with crawl space areas and not basements. For many years, these were built with vents which was intended to increase fresh air flow through the space and keep it dry. Unfortunately, this is rarely what happens. The vents allow water to get in when it rains or snows and the vents prevent proper evaporation which results in the humidity level staying too high which will eventually facilitate the growth of mildew. Studies have shown that up to ½ of the air in your home can come up through the crawl space so having the space protected from the outside and keeping the humidity levels low can increase the overall air quality in your home.
We have been working on crawl spaces since we opened our doors and we know the most efficient way to seal them off and control excess humidity. We do this using a process known as encapsulation which is the installation of a thick liner or vapor barrier, occasionally installed with insulation products, which are strong plastic and vinyl sheets as well as covers to close off existing vents and a sturdy door that can close off the area completely and prevent any unwanted moisture from entering. Encapsulation will also prevent critters and animals from getting in your crawl space which will help keep any appliances there safe and allow you to use it for storage. After the crawl space is protected, we can install an air filter and dehumidifier to improve the indoor air quality. It will prevent high levels of humidity in addition to removing pollutants from the air.
We also provide a number of services to help upgrade the basement and crawl space areas of your home. We have basement windows to increase the air flow or increase the amount of light in the area. After we install a waterproofing system, we can install a wall system that is waterproof and resistant to mildew growth. When 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 competitors waterproofing system in place, we can perform our preventive maintenance service so you know it will continue to work at peak efficiency.
If you are interested in any of 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 set up a meeting with one of our experts.