Foundation, Basement, and Crawl Space Waterproofing Services in Monee, Illinois
It doesn't matter if your basement experiences flooding during extended rains or in the spring time when the snow melts or you've got cracks along the foundation, you already know this can be a real problem. Our experts are ready to help when you've got any kind of crawl space water, sinking foundation, or bowing 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 professionals in the Monee area that are trained to properly investigate your home and evaluate your problem and implement a specific solution for your problem that will keep your home properly protected. When our team implements a crawl space or basement waterproofing system or a repair solution, it is strengthened by years of experience and trusted products.
It is crucial that once you've found an issue with your foundation, crawl space or basement that you contact a trusted repair company. We recommend this due to there are quite a few additional problems that will happen along with these issues including mildew, structural damage, and even permanent foundation damage. It doesn't matter if you need our basement waterproofing products to protect your home, foundation repair services to stop cracks from growing in the foundation, or crawl space services to prevent damage to your floor joists, our experts are here to help you.
The basement is an important area of your home regardless of if it is only being used for storage or if you have a finished space down there. Due to this, it is necessary that the entire area is dry and protected from flooding and excess humidity. Because water is able to get into the basement through a number of different places, there needs to be a variety of repair solutions and products that we will utilize to keep the water under control. The most common places that water leaks in is at cracks in the walls, whether these are in concrete or at the joints where the blocks meet, at the cove joint, where the walls and floor connect, and finally at the windows that may be at or even below the soil.
Regardless of where the problem may be, we have solutions that can collect, divert, and remove the water from your basement. If there are leaking basement cracks, the first step is installing a wall crack repair method to prevent the crack from growing and leaking. If the water is coming in at the cove joint or even your windows, installing a custom drainage system will remove the water from your basement. In some of the more problematic cases, usually with old homes that have stone, block, or brick foundations, we will recommend installing one of our entire wall solution that is a full height heavy duty liner that will collect and divert water. Occasionally there is already a waterproofing system in place 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 help you evaluate the drainage in your yard to assist with preventing water from pooling at the foundation and seeping in.
Structural Foundation Repair
Your foundation is easily one of the most important areas of the home. It not only supports the structure itself but it also creates the basement walls. If you have any foundation problems, they will generally show themselves in the form of stair stepping cracks in the brickwork, horizontal cracks that run along the foundation or along the basement walls. You may also notice that the doors and windows will not open or close easily or there may be cracks at the corners of them. There may also be a problem where the basement walls are buckling into the area. You may not think these problems seem problematic at first, each of them are 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 stem from similar issues and our experts are very good at noticing these problems. We can utilize a repair product intended for your specific problem to permanently repair and stabilize the foundation. If you've got a uneven foundation, we will install a series 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 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, it can be solved with some different options. Our team can install a number of wall anchors, these are 2 large plates that are connected by a long, steel rod, or tall braces that are installed directly against the problem area to force the section back in line and stop further bowing, or carbon fiber straps to strengthen weak spots and prevent the wall from bowing. If they are correctly installed, these products will straighten the bowing wall and prevent it from coming out of alignment.
Crawl Space Solutions
In Monee, there are many homes that were built with crawl space areas instead of basements. As long as there have been crawl spaces, they were constructed with vents to the outside where were intended to help fresh air flow into the area and keep it dry. Unfortunately, the opposite is usually what happens. Having open vents allows water to get in when it rains or snows and the vents hinder airflow which results in the humidity level staying too high which can harbor the growth of mildew. Studies have shown that up to half of the air in your home has come up through the crawl space so having the space closed off from the elements and controlling excess humidity will improve the overall air quality in your home.
We have been encapsulating crawl spaces since we opened our doors and we know the proper way to close them off and control the humidity. We do this using a process called encapsulation which is the installation of a thick liner or vapor barrier, sometimes accompanied by insulation products, which are sturdy plastic and vinyl sheets as well as vent covers and a heavy duty door that will seal the area completely and prevent any excess moisture from entering. Closing the area will also prevent bugs and animals from getting in your crawl space which will keep any equipment 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 reduce the excess humidity to a proper level as well as remove pollutants from the air.
We also provide a number of services to add features to your basement. We have basement windows to improve the air flow or provide additional 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. 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 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 to talk to someone about the solutions above, please fill out the form on our contact us page, visit our FAQ page or call us directly at 630-206-1177 and schedule a consultation with one of our experts.