Basement, Foundation, and Crawl Space Waterproofing Services in Sandwich, Illinois

Interior Wall Waterproofing in Sandwich

When your home floods during heavy rains or as the snow melts in the spring time or there are long cracks along your foundation, you already know there may be a serious problem. Our experts are here to assist when you have any kind of crawl space flooding, sinking foundation, or bowing foundation wall problem. Our team uses methods and products that we have thoroughly tested over the years that we stand behind. We have a team of professionals in Sandwich that are trained to properly investigate your home and evaluate your problem and come up with a specific solution for your problem that will keep your home safe and protected. When we install a basement or crawl space waterproofing system or a repair solution, it is backed by years of experience and trusted products.

It is very important that once you find an issue with the craw space, basement, or foundation that you get in touch with a trusted repair company. We say this because there are a number of potentially dangerous problems that can accompany these issues including mildew, structural damage, and even permanent foundation damage. If you need our basement waterproofing services to prevent water damage in your home, foundation repair services to prevent your home from sinking, or crawl space services to control water in the crawl space, our experts are here to help you.

Basement Waterproofing

Interior Basement Wall Crack Repair in Sandwich

The basement is a very important part of the home regardless of if it is only being used as storage or have finished the area. Due to this, it is important that the entire space is dry and any flooding is prevented. Due to the fact that water is able to get into the basement through a variety of possible places, there needs to be a variety of repair solutions and products that we can install to keep the area safe. The main places that we find water leaking is at cracks in the foundation walls, which are usually in concrete or at the joints where the blocks meet, at the cove joint, which is where the foundation walls and floor meet, and finally at windows that are at or even below the soil.

Regardless of where the problem lies we have solutions that can control, divert, and eject the water from the basement. If there are dripping cracks, the first thing to do is implementing a wall crack repair procedure to control the crack growth and leaking. When the water is leaking at the cove or even basement windows, installing a custom drainage system can help remove the water from the basement. In some problematic instances, typically with stone, brick, or block foundations on older homes, we can install an entire wall solution that is comprised of a full height 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, upgraded sump pump to make the system as good as new. On top of installing systems, we can also help you improve the drainage in the yard to assist with preventing water from pooling at the foundation and seeping in.

Structural Foundation Repair

Bowing Basement Wall in Sandwich

Your homes foundation is easily one of, if not the, most important parts. It not only holds the structure itself but it also creates the basement walls. When there are foundation problems, normally they will manifest themselves in the form of stair stepping cracks in your brickwork, long cracks that run along the foundation or along the basement walls. Sometimes, you will see that your windows will stick when you open or close them or even cracks at the corners of them. You may also see a problem where your basement walls are coming into the area. You may not think these issues seem critical at first, each of them are indicators of a sinking or settling foundation and they should be evaluated by an expert for problems and determine what type of a repair needs to be in place.

Thankfully, the most common foundation problems are caused by similar things and our experts are very good at tracking down these problems. We can offer a repair solution designed for your particular problem to permanently repair and stabilize the foundation or walls. If the problem is a sloping foundation, we can install a series of foundation piers to stabilize the foundation. The location and amount of sinking will determine if we use helical or push piers. Both types are very strong and can help stabilize your foundation. If your basement walls are bowing, depending on how badly the wall is bowing, we have a few different options. We can utilize a system of wall anchors which are 2 large plates that are connected by a long, steel rod, or tall braces that we mount vertically against the problem area to push them back in line and stop further bowing, or carbon fiber staples to strengthen along cracks and prevent the wall from bowing. These products can straighten the bowing wall and stop it from coming out of alignment again.

Crawl Space Solutions

Crawl Space Repair Solutions in Sandwich

In the greater Chicagoland area, there are many homes that were built with crawl space areas instead of basements. For many years, these were created with open vents which was intended to increase fresh air flow through the space and keep it dry. Unfortunately, this is rarely what happens. The vents allow water to enter the space during rain and snow storms and then it never leaves which results in the humidity level staying too high which will eventually facilitate the growth of mildew. Up to 50% of the air in your home has come up through the crawl space so having the space protected from the outside and keeping the humidity levels low can improve the overall air quality in your home.

Perma-Seal has been encapsulating crawl spaces since 1979 and we know the most efficient way to seal them off and control high humidity. This is done using a process known as encapsulation which is the installation of a heavy duty liner, sometimes accompanied by insulation products, which are sturdy plastic and vinyl sheeting as well as covers to close off existing vents and a sturdy door that can close off the area totally and stop any unwanted moisture from entering. This will also stop critters and animals from moving in the crawl space which will help keep any items there safe and allow you to use it for storage. After your crawl space is closed off, we can install a combination dehumidifier and air filter. It will reduce the excess humidity to a proper level as well as remove pollutants from the air.

Additional Services

We also offer a variety of services to help upgrade the basement and crawl space areas of your home. We can upgrade, replace, or install new 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 a wall system that is both waterproof and resistant to mildew growth. When you are building a new home, our new construction waterproofing solutions can prevent any water from entering the home before it can become a problem. Even 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.

Contact Us

If you are interested in any of the products above, don't hesitate to fill out the form on our contact us page, visit our FAQ page or give us a call at 630-206-1177 and set up a consultation with one of our experts.

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