Foundation and Basement Waterproofing and Repair Services in Schiller Park, Illinois

Basement Waterproofing in Schiller Park

It doesn't matter if your home experiences flooding when there are heavy rains or when the snow is melting in the spring or you've got long cracks along the foundation, you know this is a serious problem. We are ready to help when you have any kind of basement water, foundation settlement, or bowing basement wall problem. Our team uses time tested products and methods that we stand behind. We have a team of experts in the Schiller Park area that are trained to correctly evaluate your problem to implement a unique solution to that problem that will ensure your home is properly protected. When we install a basement waterproofing system or a repair solution, it is backed by years of industry experience and trusted products.

It is crucial that if you've seen a problem with your basement, foundation, or crawl space that you contact a trusted repair company. We say this as there are quite a few potentially dangerous problems that will arise with these issues including mildew, structural damage, and even permanent foundation damage. No matter if you require our basement waterproofing products to prevent water damage in 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.

Basement Waterproofing

FlexiSpan Wall Crack Repair in Schiller Park

The basement is an important area of your home regardless of if it is only being used as a storage area or if you have a finished space down there. Because of this, it is necessary that the area is free of standing water and any type of flooding is prevented. Because water can get into your basement using a number of possible paths, there are a variety of repair possibilities that we can use to keep the water under control. The primary places that water leaks in is at cracks in the walls, whether these are in concrete or at the joints where the blocks meet, at the cove joint, where the walls and floor meet, and finally at windows that may be at or even below grade.

Regardless of where the problem lies we've got solutions that will control, transport, and eject water from your basement. If there are leaking basement cracks, the first step is installing a wall crack repair to control the crack growth and leaking. If water is entering at the cove or even at your windows, installing a custom drainage system will help remove the water from your basement. In some problematic locations, usually with older block, brick, or stone foundations, we can recommend installing an entire wall solution that is comprised of a full height liner that will collect and divert water. Occasionally there is already a waterproofing system installed but it struggles to keep up with the water, we can install a new, upgraded sump pump to breathe new life into the system. We aren't just installing systems, we can also help you evaluate the drainage in your yard to assist with preventing water from pooling next to the home and seeping in.

Structural Foundation Repair

Bowed Wall Repair - Wall Anchors in Schiller Park

Your homes foundation 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. If you have any foundation problems, usually, they will show themselves as stair stepping cracks in the outside brickwork, horizontal cracks that run the length of the foundation or along basement walls. Sometimes, you will see that the doors or windows will stick when you open or close them or even cracks at the corners of them. You may also see a problem where the basement walls are buckling into the basement. You may not think these issues seem problematic at first, they are all 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 are caused by similar things and our professionals are very good at spotting these problems. We can utilize a repair product that is for your particular problem to permanently repair and stabilize the foundation or walls. If the problem is a settling foundation, we can implement a series 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 types 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, it can be solved with some potential options. Our team can install a series of wall anchors which are 2 large steel plates that are connected by a long, steel rod, or tall braces that are installed directly against the cracks to force them back in line and prevent further bowing, we also can apply carbon fiber straps and staples to strengthen weak spots and prevent the wall from bowing. These products can correct the bowing wall and prevent it from coming out of alignment.

Crawl Space Solutions

Crawl Space Encapsulation in Schiller Park

In Schiller Park, there are many homes that are built with crawl space areas in addition to basements. For a long time, they were created with open vents to the outside where were intended to help air flow through the area and keep it dry. Unfortunately, the opposite is usually what happens. The vents allow water to enter the space during rain and snow storms and the vents prevent proper evaporation which results in the humidity level staying too high which will eventually harbor the growth of mildew. Studies have shown that up to ½ of the air in your home can come up through the crawl space so ensuring the crawl space is closed off from the outside and controlling excess humidity can increase the overall air quality in your home.

Perma-Seal has been enclosing crawl spaces as long as we have been in business and we know the proper way to seal them off and control high humidity. This is done using a method called encapsulation which is the installation of a thick liner or vapor barrier, sometimes accompanied by insulation products, which are heavy duty plastic and vinyl sheets as well as covers to close off existing vents and a heavy duty door that can close off the area completely and prevent any excess moisture from entering. Closing the area will also prevent critters and animals from getting in your crawl space which will help keep any equipment there safe and allow you to use it for storage. Once the crawl space is encapsulated, we can install a combination dehumidifier and air filter. It will control any excess humidity as well as remove pollutants from the air.

Additional Services

We also provide a number of services to help improve the basement and crawl space areas of your home. We can upgrade your basement windows to increase the air flow or provide additional 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, our new construction waterproofing solutions can stop any water from entering the home before it can become a problem. If you've have a competitors waterproofing system in place, we can perform our preventive maintenance service to ensure it continues to work at peak efficiency.

Contact Us

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 frequently asked questions page or call us directly at 630-206-1177 and set up a meeting with a member of our team.

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