Perma-Seal Repair Services in Mazon, Illinois
Whether your home has excess water during heavy rains or in the spring during the snow melt or you have long cracks in the foundation, you already know there could be a real problem. We are ready to help when you have any type of 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 Mazon that are trained to correctly evaluate your problem and create a specific solution for your problem that will keep your home properly repaired. When our team implements a basement or crawl space waterproofing system or a repair solution, it is backed by years of industry experience and trusted products.
It is crucial that once you see an issue with the foundation, crawl space or basement that you reach out to an experienced repair company. We recommend this because there are some additional issues that will accompany these issues including mildew, structural damage, and even catastrophic foundation damage. If you require our basement waterproofing products to control water entering your home, foundation repair products to stabilize your foundation, or crawl space services to control humidity below the home, our team is here to help you.
Your basement is a very important part of the home whether it is only being used for storage or have finished the area. Because of this, it is important that the space is free of standing water and excess humidity is controlled. Due to the fact that water can get into a basement using a number of possible paths, that means there have to be a number of repair possibilities that we will install to keep the area safe. The most common places that water is entering is through cracks in the foundation walls, which are usually in concrete or at mortar joints between blocks, at the cove joint, which is where the foundation walls and floor meet, and at windows that may be at or below grade.
Regardless of where the problem may be, there are solutions that will control, transport, and eject the water from the basement. If you've got leaky wall cracks, the first step is implementing a wall crack repair method to control the crack growth and leaking. When the water is coming in at the cove or even the windows, having a custom drainage system installed will remove the water from the basement. In some of the more problematic locations, usually with older block, brick, or stone foundations, we will install an entire wall solution that is made up of a full height liner to collect and divert water. Occasionally there is already a waterproofing system installed but it struggles to keep up with flooding 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 evaluate the drainage in the yard to help keep water from sitting next to the home and seeping in.
Structural Foundation Repair
The foundation of your home is quite possibly one of, if not the, most important areas of the home. It not only holds the building itself but it also is the basement walls. When you have any foundation problems, usually, they will manifest themselves in the form of diagonal cracks in the brickwork, long cracks that run along the foundation or across the basement walls. You may also notice that the windows or doors will get stuck or there may be cracks at the corners of them. There may also be a problem where the basement walls are bowing inward. You may not think these issues seem critical when you notice them, they are all indicators of a sinking or settling foundation and they should be evaluated by an expert for particular problems and determine what type of a repair needs to be performed.
Thankfully, the most common foundation problems are caused by similar things and our professionals are very good at evaluating these issues. We can offer a repair solution that is for your particular problem to permanently repair and stabilize the foundation or walls. If you've got a uneven foundation, we will implement a series of foundation piers to correct the problem. The location and amount of sinking will determine if we use helical or push piers. Both are very strong and are able to stabilize your foundation. If you've got bowing basement walls, depending on how much the wall is buckling, we have a few different options. Our team can utilize a system of wall anchors, these are 2 large plates and these are connected by a long, steel rod, or c shaped braces that we mount directly against the cracks to force them back in line and stop further bowing, we also can apply carbon fiber straps and staples to strengthen along cracks and prevent the wall from bowing. These products will repair the buckling wall and stop it from coming out of alignment again.
Crawl Space Solutions
In our area, many of the homes are built with crawl space areas in addition to basements. For a long time, they were constructed with open vents which was intended to increase fresh air flow into 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 causes the humidity levels to stay high which can harbor the growth of mildew. Studies have shown that up to 50% of the air in your home enters through the crawl space so having the space protected from the outside and controlling excess humidity will improve the overall air quality in your home.
We have been enclosing crawl spaces as long as we have been in business and we know the most efficient way to seal them off and control excess humidity. This is done using a process known as encapsulation which is the installation of a heavy duty liner, occasionally installed with insulation products, which are heavy duty plastic and vinyl sheeting as well as covers to close off existing vents and a heavy duty door that will seal the area completely and stop any unwanted moisture from entering. Encapsulation will also stop pests and animals from moving in the crawl space which will keep any appliances there safe and allow you to use it for storage. Once the crawl space is protected, we will install an air quality control system which is a dehumidifier and air filter. This will control any excess humidity in addition to removing pollutants from the air.
We also offer a number of services to upgrade your basement. We carry basement windows to improve the air flow or increase the amount of light in the area. After we install a waterproofing system, we can install our wall system as part of a pre-finishing service that is both waterproof as well as resistant to mildew growth. If you are building a new home, our new construction waterproofing solutions can prevent any potential future water problems. Even if you've already got a waterproofing system in place, we can perform our preventive maintenance testing so you know it will continue to work at peak efficiency.
If you would like more information about the services above, feel free to fill out the form on our contact us page, visit our frequently asked questions page or call us directly at 630-206-1177 and organize a meeting with a member of our team.
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