Perma-Seal Waterproofing Services in Saunemin, Illinois

Structural Foundation Repair in Saunemin

It doesn't matter if your home floods when there are extended rains or as the snow melts in the spring time or you have long cracks along your foundation, you know this is a serious problem. Our team is ready to help when your home has any type of crawl space flooding, foundation settlement, or bowed 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 Saunemin that are trained to correctly evaluate your problem to come up with a specific solution to that problem that will ensure your home is properly repaired. When we install a crawl space or basement waterproofing system or a repair solution, it is supported by years of industry experience and trusted products.

It is critical that once you've found a problem with your foundation, crawl space or basement that you reach out to a trusted repair company. We recommend this due to there are some potentially dangerous problems that can happen along with these issues such as mildew, reduced structural integrity, and even catastrophic foundation damage. No matter if you are in need of our basement waterproofing products to control water entering your home, foundation repair services to stop cracks from growing in the foundation, or crawl space services to control water in the crawl space, our professionals are here to help you.

Basement Waterproofing

Exterior Wall Waterproofing in Saunemin

Your basement is an important part of your home whether it is only being used for storage or have finished the area. This means it is important that the entire space is dry and protected from flooding and excess humidity. Because water is able to get into your basement by a number of possible paths, there are a variety of repair possibilities that we can install to keep the area safe. The primary places that we see water leaks is at cracks in the walls, which are usually in concrete or at mortar joints between blocks, at the cove joint, which is where the wall and floor connect, and at any windows that are at or below the soil.

No matter where the problem may be, we have solutions that can control, divert, and remove water from your basement. If you have dripping basement cracks, the first step is installing a wall crack repair method to prevent the crack from growing and leaking. When water is entering at the cove or even basement windows, installing a custom drainage system can help remove the water from your basement. In some of the more extreme instances, typically with older block, brick, or stone foundations, we can recommend installing one of our entire wall solution that is made up of a full height heavy duty liner that will collect and divert water. If you've already got a waterproofing system installed but it struggles to keep up with the water, 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 evaluate the drainage in your yard to assist with preventing water from standing at the foundation and seeping in.

Structural Foundation Repair

Bowing Basement Wall in Saunemin

Your foundation is quite possibly one of the most important areas of the home. It not only supports the structure itself but it also forms the basement walls. When there are foundation problems, they will generally show themselves as stair-step cracks in your brickwork, long cracks that run the length of the foundation or along basement walls. You may also notice that your windows and doors will not open or close easily or even cracks at the corners of them. You may also have an issue where your basement walls are buckling into the basement. While these problems may not seem problematic at first, each of them are indicators of a sinking or settling foundation and they should be evaluated by an expert for specific problems to determine what type of a repair needs to be in place.

Thankfully, the most common foundation problems have very similar causes and our experts are very good at noticing these problems. We can offer a repair product designed for your particular problem to permanently repair and stabilize the foundation. If there is a sinking foundation, we can implement a system 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 stabilize your foundation. If your basement walls are bowing, depending on how much the wall is buckling, we have a few possible options. We can utilize a system of wall anchors, these 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 the section back in line and stop further bowing, or even carbon fiber staples to strengthen weak areas and prevent the wall from bowing. If they are correctly installed, these products can repair the bowed wall and stop it from coming out of alignment again.

Crawl Space Solutions

Crawl Space Encapsulation in Saunemin

In the greater Chicagoland area, there are many homes that are built with crawl space areas and not basements. For many years, they were created with open vents to the outside where were intended to help 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 causes the humidity levels to stay high which will eventually harbor the growth of mildew. Up to 50% of the air in your home comes up through the crawl space so ensuring the crawl space is closed off from the outside and keeping the humidity levels low can increase the overall air quality in your home.

We have been dealing with crawl spaces since 1979 and we know the proper way to close them off and control excess humidity. This is done using a method called encapsulation which is the installation of a thick liner or vapor barrier, occasionally installed with insulation products, and are strong plastic and vinyl sheets as well as vent covers and a heavy duty door that can seal the area completely and stop any unwanted moisture from entering. This will also stop pests and animals from settling in your crawl space which will help keep any equipment there safe and allow you to use it for storage. Once your crawl space is protected, we can install an air quality control system which is a dehumidifier and air filter. This will control any excess humidity in addition to removing pollutants from the air.

Additional Services

We also provide a number of services to help add features to your basement. We have basement windows to increase the air flow or increase the amount of light in the area. When waterproofing the basement, we can help with pre-finishing the area by installing a wall system that is 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 water from entering the home before it can become a problem. Even if you've already got a waterproofing system in place, we can perform our preventive maintenance inspection so you know it will continue to work at peak efficiency.

Contact Us

If you would like more information 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 organize a consultation with one of our experts.

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