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

Exterior Basement Waterproofing in Shabbona

It doesn't matter if your home floods during heavy rains or in the spring time when the snow melts or you have large cracks along your foundation, you know there could be a real problem. Our team is here to provide assistance when your home has any type of basement or crawl space flooding, foundation settlement, or bowing basement wall problem. We use methods and products that we have thoroughly tested over the years that our team stands behind. We have a team of professionals in the Shabbona area that are trained to correctly evaluate your problem and come up with a specialized 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 experience and trusted products.

It is crucial that if you've seen an issue with your crawl space, foundation, or basement that you contact a trusted repair company. We recommend this due to there are quite a few additional issues that can accompany these issues such as mildew, structural damage, and even permanent foundation damage. It doesn't matter if you require our basement waterproofing services to prevent water damage in your home, foundation repair products to stabilize your foundation, or crawl space services to control mildew growth in the crawl space, our experts are here to help you.

Basement Waterproofing

Basement Wall Crack Repair in Shabbona

Your basement is an important part of your home regardless of if it is only being used as a storage area or if you have a finished space down there. Due to this, it is necessary that the entire space is dry and any flooding is prevented. Since water can get into a basement by a number of different paths, there are a variety of repair options that we can utilize to keep the water under control. The main places that we see water leaks is at cracks in the foundation walls, whether these are in concrete or at mortar joints between blocks, at the cove joint, where the foundation wall and floor meet, and finally at any windows that may be at or even below the soil.

Regardless of where you're having the problem there are solutions that can control, divert, and remove the water from your basement. If you've got dripping basement cracks, the first thing to do is installing a wall crack repair procedure to stop the crack from leaking and growing. When the water is entering at the cove joint or even at basement windows, installing a custom drainage system can remove the water from your basement. In some problematic cases, usually with old homes that have stone, block, or brick foundations, we can recommend installing an entire wall solution that is a floor to ceiling liner that will collect and divert water. Occasionally there is already a waterproofing system in the basement but it is unable to keep up with flooding water, we can install a new, more powerful sump pump to make the system as good as new. On top of installing systems, we can also help you upgrade the drainage in your yard to help keep water from sitting at the foundation and seeping in.

Structural Foundation Repair

Bowed Wall Repair - Carbon Fiber Straps in Shabbona

The homes foundation is quite possibly one of the most important parts. It not only supports the structure itself but it also is the basement walls. When there are foundation problems, normally they will show themselves as diagonal cracks in your outside brickwork, long cracks that run along the foundation or across the basement walls. Sometimes, you will see that your windows or doors will stick when you open or close them or even cracks at the corners of them. You may also see an issue where your basement walls are bowing inward. While these issues may not seem critical when you notice them, each of them are indicative of a sinking or settling foundation which should be looked at by a professional for particular problems and determine if a repair needs to be installed.

Thankfully, the most common foundation problems are caused by similar things and our team is very good at spotting these issues. We can utilize a repair solution designed for your exact problem to permanently repair and stabilize the foundation or walls. If there is a uneven foundation, we can install a system of foundation piers to correct the problem. Depending on how bad it is and where it is, we will use either helical piers or push piers. Both types of piers are very strong and can help stabilize your foundation. If your basement walls are bowing, depending on how the severity of the bowing wall, there are a few possible options. We can utilize a number of wall anchors, these are 2 large plates that are connected by a long, steel rod, or c shaped braces that we mount directly against the problem area to force them back in line and control further bowing, or even carbon fiber straps and staples to strengthen along cracks and prevent the wall from bowing. If they are correctly installed, these products can straighten the bowing wall and stop it from coming out of alignment.

Crawl Space Solutions

Crawl Space Encapsulation in Shabbona

In our area, many of the homes are built with crawl spaces instead of basements. For many years, these were constructed with open vents which was intended to increase air flow into the space and keep it dry. Unfortunately, the opposite is usually what happens. The vents allow water to get in during rain and snow storms and the vents hinder airflow which causes the humidity levels to stay high which will eventually harbor the growth of mildew. Up to ½ of the air in your home enters through the crawl space so ensuring this area is protected from the outside and keeping the humidity levels low can improve the overall air quality in your home.

Our team has been helping customers with their crawl spaces since we opened our doors and we know the best way to close them off and control excess humidity. We do this using a process called encapsulation which is the installation of a series of vapor barriers, occasionally installed with insulation products, and are thick plastic and vinyl sheets as well as vent covers and a heavy duty door that can seal the area completely and stop any excess moisture from entering. This will also stop rodents and animals from getting in your crawl space which will keep any items there safe and allow you to use it for storage. Once your crawl space is closed off, we can install an air quality control system which is a dehumidifier and air filter. This will prevent high levels of humidity in addition to removing pollutants from the air.

Additional Services

We also provide a number of services to upgrade your basement. We carry basement windows to improve the air flow or increase the amount of light in the area. When waterproofing the basement, we can install our wall system as part of a pre-finishing service that is waterproof as well as resistant to the growth of mildew. When you are building a new home, our new construction waterproofing solutions can prevent any potential future water problems. Even if you've have a competitors 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 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 call us directly at 630-206-1177 and set up a consultation with one of our experts.

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