Basement and Foundation Waterproofing and Repair Services in Skokie, Illinois

Structural Foundation Repair in Skokie

Whether your home floods during extended rains or when the snow is melting in the spring or you have large cracks in your foundation, you know there could be a real problem. We are ready to help when you have any kind of crawl space water, foundation settlement, or bowing foundation wall problem. Our team uses time tested products and methods that we stand behind. We have a team of experts in the Skokie area that are trained to correctly investigate your home and evaluate your problem and design a unique solution for your 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 found an issue with your foundation, crawl space or basement that you get in touch with a trusted repair company. We recommend this as there are some additional issues that will happen along with these issues such as mildew, weakened structure, and even catastrophic foundation damage. It doesn't matter if you are in need of 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 prevent mildew growth in the crawl space, our professionals are here to help you.

Basement Waterproofing

FlexiSpan Wall Crack Repair in Skokie

The basement is an important part of your home whether you're using it as storage or have already finished the area. Due to this, it is important that the entire area is free of standing water and excess humidity is controlled. Because water can get into a basement using a number of possible paths, there are a variety of repair options that we can use to keep the water under control. The primary 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 connect, and finally at any windows that are at or below the soil.

No matter where the problem lies we have solutions that will collect, divert, and eject water from your basement. If there are leaky cracks, the first step is implementing a wall crack repair to control the crack growth and leaking. When water is coming in at the cove joint or even at the windows, installing a custom drainage system will help remove the water from your basement. In some of the more extreme locations, typically with old homes that have stone, block, or brick foundations, we can recommend installing an entire wall solution that is comprised of a full height heavy duty liner that will collect and divert water. Occasionally there is already a waterproofing system installed but it struggles to keep up with demand, we can install a new, upgraded sump pump to make the system as good as new. In addition to installing systems, we can also improve the drainage in your yard to help keep water from pooling at the foundation and seeping in.

Structural Foundation Repair

Bowed Wall Repair - Wall Anchors in Skokie

Your homes foundation is easily one of, if not the, most important parts. It not only supports the structure itself but it also forms the basement walls. When you've got foundation problems, normally they will present themselves as stair-step cracks in your outside brickwork, horizontal cracks that run along the foundation or across basement walls. You may also notice that your doors or windows will get stuck or there may be cracks at the corners of them. There may also be a problem where your basement walls are bowing into the area. You may not think these problems seem serious at first, each of them are indicators of a sinking or settling foundation and they should be evaluated by an expert for particular problems and determine what type of a repair needs to be in place.

Thankfully, many foundation problems stem from similar issues and our professionals are very good at noticing these issues. We can implement a repair product that is for your exact problem to permanently repair and stabilize the foundation or walls. If you have a sloping foundation, we can implement a system of foundation piers to correct the problem. We will install either push piers or helical piers, depending on where and how bad the sinking is. Both types of piers are very strong and can help stabilize your foundation. If you've got bowing basement walls, depending on how much the wall is buckling, it can be solved with some potential options. Our team can install a number of wall anchors, these are 2 large plates and these are connected by a long, steel rod, or tall braces that are installed directly 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 areas and prevent the wall from bowing. If they are correctly installed, these products can straighten the bowing wall and prevent it from coming out of alignment.

Crawl Space Solutions

Crawl Space Repair Solutions in Skokie

In Skokie, there are many homes that were built with crawl space areas and not basements. As long as there have been crawl spaces, these were constructed with open vents to the outside where were intended to help fresh air flow through the area and keep it dry. Unfortunately, the opposite is usually what happens. Having open vents allows water to get in during rain and snow storms and the vents prevent proper evaporation which causes the humidity levels to stay high which can foster the growth of mildew. Studies have shown that up to 50% of the air in your home can come up through the crawl space so ensuring this area is protected from the elements and keeping the humidity levels low can improve the overall air quality in your home.

We have been dealing with crawl spaces since we opened our doors and we know the most efficient way to close them off and control high humidity. We do this using a method called encapsulation which is the installation of a heavy duty liner, occasionally installed with insulation products, which are thick plastic and vinyl sheets as well as covers to close off existing vents and a heavy duty door that can close off the area totally and prevent any excess moisture from entering. Closing the area will also prevent pests and animals from settling in your crawl space which will help keep any appliances there safe and allow you to use it for storage. Once your crawl space is encapsulated, we can install an air quality control system which is a dehumidifier and air filter. It will prevent high levels of humidity as well as remove pollutants from the air.

Additional Services

We also offer a number of services to help add features to the basement and crawl space areas of your home. We can upgrade your basement windows to improve the air flow or increase the amount of 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. If 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. 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 are interested in any of the solutions 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 meeting with one of our experts.

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