Perma-Seal Waterproofing and Repair Services in Schaumburg, Illinois
Whether your downstairs area has excess water when there are heavy rains or in the spring time when the snow melts or you have long cracks along your foundation, you already know this is a serious issue. Perma-Seal Basement Systems is ready to help when there is any kind of crawl space water, foundation settlement, or bowed basement wall problem. Our team uses time tested products and methods that we stand behind. We have a team of professionals in Schaumburg that are trained to properly investigate your home and evaluate your problem and implement a specialized solution for your problem that will ensure your home is properly repaired. When our team implements a crawl space or basement waterproofing system or a repair solution, it is backed by years of industry experience and trusted products.
It is crucial that once you've seen an issue with the basement, foundation, or crawl space that you get in touch with a trusted repair company. We say this due to there are quite a few potentially dangerous problems that will happen along with these issues such as mildew, reduced structural integrity, and even catastrophic foundation damage. It doesn't matter if you are in need of our basement waterproofing products to control water entering your home, foundation repair products to stop foundation issues, or crawl space services to prevent unnecessary damage under your home, our experts are here to help you.
The basement is an important part of the home regardless of if it is being used as a storage area or if you have a finished space down there. This means it is necessary that the space is dry and any flooding is prevented. Since water can get into your basement using a number of possible paths, there are a number of repair solutions and products that we will utilize to keep the area safe. The most common places that we see water leaks is at cracks in the basement walls, which are usually in concrete or at mortar joints between blocks, at the cove joint, where the basement walls and floor meet, and finally at the windows that may be at or below grade.
Regardless of where the problem may be, there are solutions that are designed to collect, divert, and remove water from the basement. If you have leaking cracks, the first step is installing a wall crack repair to stop the crack from leaking and growing. When water is coming in at the cove or even at the windows, installing a custom drainage system will help remove the water from the basement. In some of the more extreme cases, usually with stone, brick, or block foundations on older homes, we will recommend installing an entire wall solution that is made up of a full height liner to collect and divert water. Occasionally there is already a waterproofing system installed but it is unable to keep up with demand, we can install a new, upgraded sump pump to help the system keep up with the demand. On top of installing systems, we can also help you improve the drainage in the yard to help stop water from standing next to the home and seeping in.
Structural Foundation Repair
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 you've got foundation problems, normally they will show themselves in the form of diagonal cracks in your brickwork, horizontal cracks that run along the foundation or across basement walls. Sometimes, you will see that your doors and windows will not open or close easily or there may be cracks at the corners of them. You may also have a problem where your basement walls are bowing inward. You may not think these problems seem critical when you notice them, each of them are indicators of a sinking or settling foundation which should be looked at by a professional for particular problems and determine what type of a repair needs to be in place.
Thankfully, many foundation problems have very similar causes and our team is very good at tracking down these problems. We can offer a repair product designed for your particular issue to permanently repair and stabilize the foundation or walls. If the problem is a sloping foundation, we will implement a system of foundation piers to level the foundation. Depending on how bad it is and where it is, we will use either helical piers or push piers. Both are very strong and can stabilize your foundation. If your basement walls are bowing, depending on how the severity of the bowing wall, it can be solved with some potential options. We can install a number of wall anchors, these are 2 large plates and these are connected by a long, steel rod, or c shaped braces that sit vertically against the problem area to force the section back in line and stop further bowing, we also can apply carbon fiber straps to strengthen weak spots and prevent the wall from bowing. If they are correctly installed, these products will correct the bowed wall and prevent it from coming out of alignment.
Crawl Space Solutions
In the greater Chicagoland area, there are many homes that were built with crawl spaces in addition to basements. For a long time, they were built with vents to the outside where were intended to help air flow into the space and keep it dry. Unfortunately, the opposite is usually what happens. The vents allow water to get in when it rains or snows and the vents hinder airflow which results in the humidity level staying too 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 this area is protected from the weather and keeping the humidity levels low will improve the overall air quality in your home.
Our team has been working with crawl spaces as long as we have been in business and we know the best way to seal them off and control excess humidity. This is done using a process known as encapsulation which is the installation of a heavy duty liner, occasionally installed with insulation products, and are heavy duty plastic and vinyl sheets as well as covers to close off existing vents and a heavy duty door that will seal the area completely and prevent any unwanted moisture from entering. Closing the area will also prevent rodents and animals from settling in the crawl space which will help keep any appliances there safe and allow you to use it for storage. Once your crawl space is protected, we will 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 provide a number 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 our wall system as part of a pre-finishing service that is both waterproof as well as resistant to mildew growth. If 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 have a waterproofing system we did not install in place, we can perform our preventive maintenance inspection so you know it will continue to work at peak efficiency.
If you would like more information about the solutions above, feel free 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 meeting with one of our experts.
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