Foundation and Basement Waterproofing and Repair Services in Mundelein, Illinois
If your downstairs area experiences flooding during heavy rains or in the spring time when the snow melts or you have cracks along your foundation, you already know this can be a real issue. Our team is here to help when there is any kind of basement flooding, foundation settlement, or bowed foundation wall problem. We use products that we've tested and methods that we've perfected over the years that our team stands behind. We have a team of experts in the Mundelein area that are trained to properly investigate your home and evaluate your problem to come up with a specialized solution for your problem that will keep your home properly repaired. When our team installs a basement or crawl space waterproofing system or a repair solution, it is supported by years of industry experience and trusted products.
It is very important that as soon as you've found a problem with the crawl space, foundation, or basement that you reach out to a trusted repair company. We recommend this because there are a number of additional problems that will happen along with these issues including mildew, weakened structure, and even catastrophic foundation damage. It doesn't matter if you need our basement waterproofing services to prevent water from entering your home, foundation repair products to stabilize your foundation, or crawl space services to control water in the crawl space, our experts are here to help you.
The basement is a very important area of the home regardless of if you're using it as storage or have already finished the area. This means it is important that the entire area is dry and excess humidity and flooding are controlled. Due to the fact that water can get into a basement using a variety of possible places, that means there have to be a variety of repair solutions and products that we can use to prevent damage to the area. The main places that water is entering is through 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 wall and floor meet, and finally at windows that are at or even below the soil.
No matter where you're having the problem we have solutions that can control, divert, and eject the water from the basement. If you have leaking basement cracks, the first thing to do is installing a wall crack repair procedure to prevent the crack from growing and leaking. If the water is coming in at the cove or even your windows, having a custom drainage system installed will help remove the water from the basement. In some of the more problematic instances, typically with old homes that have stone, block, or brick foundations, we can recommend installing an entire wall solution that is made up of a floor to ceiling liner that will collect and divert water. If you've already got a waterproofing system in place but it is unable to keep up with the water, we can install a new, upgraded sump pump to help the system keep up with the demand. We aren't just installing systems, we can also help you upgrade the drainage in the yard to help prevent water from standing at the foundation and seeping in.
Structural Foundation Repair
Your homes foundation is quite possibly one of, if not the, most important parts. It not only holds the home itself but it also is the basement walls. If there are foundation problems, usually, they will show themselves in the form of stair-step cracks in your brickwork, cracks that run the length of the foundation or across the basement walls. You may also notice that your windows and doors will stick when you open or close them or there may be cracks at the corners of them. You may also see an issue where your basement walls are buckling into the area. While these issues may not seem problematic at first, each of them are indicative of a sinking or settling foundation and it is important to have an expert evaluate the foundation for specific problems to determine what type of a repair needs to be installed.
Thankfully, the most common foundation problems are caused by similar things and our professionals are very good at evaluating those problems. We can offer a repair product designed for your exact issue to permanently repair and stabilize the foundation. If there is a sloping foundation, we can implement a series of foundation piers to stabilize the foundation. 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 help stabilize your foundation. If you've got bowing basement walls, depending on how much the wall is buckling, there are some possible options. Our team can install a series 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 problem area to push them back in line and stop further bowing, we also can apply carbon fiber straps and staples to strengthen weak spots and prevent the wall from bowing. When properly used, these products can repair the bowed wall and prevent it from coming out of alignment.
Crawl Space Solutions
In Mundelein, there are many homes that are built with crawl space areas instead of basements. For a long time, they were built with open vents which was intended to increase fresh air flow through the area 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 causes the humidity levels to stay high which can facilitate the growth of mildew. Up to half of the air in your home has come up through the crawl space so ensuring the crawl space is closed off from the weather and keeping the humidity levels low can increase the overall air quality in your home.
Perma-Seal has been encapsulating crawl spaces since we opened our doors and we know the proper way to close them off and control high humidity. This is done using a method known as encapsulation which is the installation of a thick liner or vapor barrier, sometimes accompanied by insulation products, and are thick plastic and vinyl sheets as well as covers to close off existing vents and a sturdy door that can seal the area completely and prevent any unwanted moisture from entering. Closing the area will also prevent bugs and animals from moving in the crawl space which will help keep any appliances there safe and allow you to use it for storage. After your crawl space is protected, we can install an air filter and dehumidifier to improve the indoor air quality. It will control any excess humidity as well as remove pollutants from the air.
We also offer a variety of services to help upgrade your basement. We can upgrade your 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 and 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 water from entering the home before it can become a problem. If you've already got a 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 solutions above, please 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 meeting with a member of our team.
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Basement Waterproofing in Mundelein, IL
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Karl and Dave did a great job with the installation of the new waterproofing system.