Perma-Seal Services in Romeoville, Illinois
Whether your downstairs area floods when there are extended rains or when the snow is melting in the spring or there are cracks in your foundation, you already know this is a serious issue. We are here to provide assistance when you've got any type of basement or crawl space flooding, foundation settlement, or bowed foundation wall problem. We use time tested products and methods that our team stands behind. We have a team of professionals in the Romeoville area that are trained to correctly evaluate your problem to come up with a unique solution to that problem that will ensure your home is safe and protected. When our team implements a basement waterproofing system or a repair solution, it is backed by years of industry experience and trusted products.
It is critical that once you see an issue with the craw space, basement, or foundation that you contact a trusted repair company. We recommend this because there are quite a few potentially dangerous problems that will happen along with these issues such as mildew, weakened structure, and even catastrophic foundation damage. No matter if you are in need of our basement waterproofing services to protect your home, foundation repair services to prevent your home from sinking, or crawl space services to prevent damage to your floor joists, our professionals are here to help you.
Your basement is a very important part of the home regardless of if it is being used as a storage area or have finished the area. Because of this, it is necessary that the space is dry and any flooding is prevented. Due to the fact that water can get into a basement by a number of possible places, that means there have to be a variety of repair solutions and products that we will install to prevent damage to the area. The primary places that we find water leaking is at cracks in the foundation walls, whether these are in concrete or at the joints where the blocks meet, at the cove joint, where the foundation wall and floor connect, and at windows that may be at or even below grade.
No matter where you're having the problem we've got solutions that can control, divert, and remove the water from the basement. If there are leaking basement cracks, the first thing to do is implementing a wall crack repair method to stop the crack from leaking and growing. When the water is coming in at the cove joint or even at your windows, having a custom drainage system installed will remove the water from the basement. In some problematic locations, typically with stone, brick, or block foundations on older homes, we will recommend installing one of our entire wall solution that is a full height heavy duty liner that will collect and divert water. If you've already got a waterproofing system in the basement 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 improve the drainage in the yard to help prevent water from sitting at the foundation and seeping in.
Structural Foundation Repair
Your foundation is quite possibly one of the most important areas of the home. It not only holds the building itself but it also creates the basement walls. When there are foundation problems, they will generally show themselves in the form of stair stepping cracks in your brickwork, long cracks that run the length of the foundation or across the basement walls. You may also notice that your doors and windows will get stuck or there may be cracks at the corners of them. You may also see an issue where your basement walls are pressing into the basement. You may not think these issues seem serious when you notice them, each of them are indicative of a sinking or settling foundation and they should be evaluated by an expert for specific problems to determine if a repair needs to be performed.
Thankfully, the most common foundation problems have very similar causes and our experts are very good at noticing these problems. We can implement a repair solution intended for your specific issue to permanently repair and stabilize the foundation or walls. If you've got a sloping foundation, we will install a series of foundation piers to level the foundation. The location and amount of sinking will determine if we use helical or push piers. Both types of piers are very strong and are able to stabilize your foundation. If you have basement walls that are bowing, depending on how the severity of the bowing wall, we have a few different options. We can utilize a number of wall anchors, these are 2 large plates connected by a long, steel rod, or c shaped braces that sit vertically against the problem area to push the section back in line and prevent further bowing, or carbon fiber straps and staples to strengthen along cracks and prevent the wall from bowing. If they are correctly installed, these products will straighten the bowed wall and stop it from coming out of alignment again.
Crawl Space Solutions
In Romeoville, many of the homes are built with crawl spaces instead of basements. As long as there have been crawl spaces, these were created with vents which was intended to increase fresh air flow through 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 then it never leaves which causes the humidity levels to stay high which can foster the growth of mildew. Studies have shown that up to ½ of the air in your home comes up through the crawl space so ensuring this area is protected from the outside and keeping the humidity levels low will improve the overall air quality in your home.
We have been working with crawl spaces as long as we have been in business and we know the proper way to seal them off and control excess humidity. We do this using a method called encapsulation which is the installation of a heavy duty liner, occasionally installed with insulation products, and are strong plastic and vinyl sheeting as well as covers to close off existing vents and a sturdy door that will seal the area completely and stop any excess moisture from entering. This will also stop bugs and animals from getting in the crawl space which will keep any appliances there safe and allow you to use it for storage. Once your crawl space is protected, we will install an air quality control system which is a dehumidifier and air filter. It will prevent high levels of humidity as well as remove pollutants from the air.
We also offer a number of services to upgrade the basement and crawl space areas of your home. We have basement windows to improve the air flow or increase the amount of light in the area. During basement waterproofing, we can install our wall system as part of a pre-finishing service that is both waterproof and resistant to mildew growth. When you are building a new home, our new construction waterproofing solutions can stop 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 testing to ensure it continues to work at peak efficiency.
If you would like to talk to someone about the solutions 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 meeting with one of our experts.
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