Foundation and Basement Waterproofing Services in Palatine, Illinois
It doesn't matter if your basement floods during heavy rains or in the spring time when the snow melts or you have cracks along the foundation, you know there could be a real problem. Perma-Seal Basement Systems is ready to provide assistance when there is any type of crawl space water, sinking foundation, or bowed basement 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 professionals in Palatine that are trained to correctly evaluate your problem to come up with a specialized solution for your problem that will keep your home properly protected. When our team installs a basement waterproofing system or a repair solution, it is supported by years of experience and trusted products.
It is very important that if you see an issue with the crawl space, foundation, or basement that you get in touch with an experienced repair company. We recommend this because there are some potentially dangerous problems that can happen along with these issues such as mildew, structural damage, and even permanent foundation damage. No matter if you are in need of our basement waterproofing services to stop water damaging your home, foundation repair services to stop cracks from growing in the foundation, or crawl space services to prevent mildew growth in the crawl space, our experts are here to help you.
The basement is a very important area of the home regardless of if it is being used for storage or have finished the area. This means it is important that the space is dry and excess humidity is controlled. Since water can get into the basement through a variety of possible places, there needs to be a number of repair solutions and products that we can install to keep the area safe. The main places that we see water leaks is through cracks in the walls, whether these are in concrete or at mortar joints between blocks, at the cove joint, which is where the walls and floor meet, and finally at the windows that are at or even below grade.
Regardless of where the problem may be, there are solutions that can control, divert, and eject water from the basement. If there are dripping wall cracks, the first step is implementing a wall crack repair procedure to stop the crack from leaking and growing. When water is entering at the cove joint or even basement windows, installing a custom drainage system can remove the water from the basement. In some of the more problematic locations, typically with older block, brick, or stone foundations, we can recommend installing an entire wall solution that is made up of a floor to ceiling heavy duty liner to collect and divert water. If you've already got a waterproofing system installed but it is unable to keep up with the water, we can install a new, more powerful sump pump to make the system as good as new. On top of installing systems, we can also help you evaluate the drainage in the yard to help prevent water from sitting next to the home and seeping in.
Structural Foundation Repair
The foundation of your home is easily one of, if not the, most important areas of the home. It not only supports the building itself but it also is the basement walls. When there are foundation problems, they will generally show themselves as stair stepping cracks in the outside brickwork, cracks that run the length of the foundation or along basement walls. Sometimes, you will see that the windows and doors will get stuck or there may be cracks at the corners of them. There may also be an issue where the basement walls are pressing into the area. You may not think these issues seem problematic when you notice them, each of them are indicators of a sinking or settling foundation which should be looked at by a professional for problems to determine if a repair needs to be in place.
Thankfully, many foundation problems have very similar causes and our team is very good at noticing those problems. We can utilize a repair solution designed for your particular problem to permanently repair and stabilize the foundation or walls. If you've got 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 you've got bowing basement walls, depending on how the severity of the bowing wall, we have some possible options. Our team can install a number of wall anchors, these are 2 large plates connected by a long, steel rod, or c shaped braces that sit directly against the cracks to push them back in line and prevent further bowing, or carbon fiber straps and staples to strengthen weak spots and prevent the wall from bowing. These products can repair the bowed wall and stop it from coming out of alignment again.
Crawl Space Solutions
In Palatine, there are many homes that are built with crawl spaces in addition to basements. As long as there have been crawl spaces, these were created with vents to the outside where were intended to help air flow through the space and keep it dry. Unfortunately, the opposite is usually what happens. Having open vents allows water to enter the space when it rains or snows and the vents prevent proper evaporation which results in the humidity level staying too high which can foster the growth of mildew. Studies have shown that up to 50% of the air in your home has come up through the crawl space so ensuring this area is protected from the elements and controlling excess humidity can increase the overall air quality in your home.
Our team has been dealing with crawl spaces since 1979 and we know the most efficient way to seal 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 strong plastic and vinyl sheeting as well as vent covers and a heavy duty door that can seal the area totally and stop any unwanted moisture from entering. Encapsulation will also stop rodents and animals from moving in the crawl space which will keep any equipment there safe and allow you to use it for storage. Once the crawl space is closed off, we can install an air filter and dehumidifier to improve the indoor air quality. It will reduce the excess humidity to a proper level as well as remove pollutants from the air.
We also offer a variety of services to add features to your basement. We can upgrade, replace, or install new basement windows to increase the air flow or increase the amount of light in the area. During basement waterproofing, we can help with pre-finishing the area by installing a wall system that is waterproof as well as resistant to mildew growth. When you are building a new home, we can install a system of new construction waterproofing systems to prevent any potential future water problems. If you've have a competitors waterproofing system in place, we can perform our preventive maintenance testing to ensure it continues 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 FAQ page or call us directly at 630-206-1177 and organize a consultation with a member of our team.
Customer Reviews in Palatine
Drainage Flange, Triple Safe Liner And Lots Of Stone And Concrete Work. in Palatine, IL
Waterproofing in Palatine, IL
Blas and Cipriano did an excellent job in explaining what they were doing with the waterproofing work as I was curious how the process worked. They were very professional.