Basement, Foundation, and Crawl Space Waterproofing Services in Spring Grove, Illinois

Interior Wall Waterproofing in Spring Grove

Whether your downstairs area has excess water during extended rains or as the snow melts in the spring time or you have cracks along the foundation, you know there may be a serious issue. Perma-Seal Basement Systems is here to provide assistance when you've got any type of basement flooding, sinking foundation, or bowed foundation wall problem. Our team uses products that we've tested and methods that we've perfected over the years that our team stands behind. We have a team of professionals in the Spring Grove area that are trained to properly investigate your home and evaluate your problem and design a specialized solution for your problem that will ensure your home is properly protected. When our team installs a waterproofing system or a repair solution, it is strengthened by years of industry experience and trusted products.

It is critical that as soon as you find a problem with the basement, foundation, or crawl space that you get in touch with an experienced repair company. We say this as there are quite a few potentially dangerous issues that will happen along with these issues including mildew, weakened structure, and even permanent foundation damage. It doesn't matter if you need our basement waterproofing services to prevent water damage in your home, foundation repair products to stop foundation issues, or crawl space services to control humidity below the home, our team is here to help you.

Basement Waterproofing

Interior Basement Wall Crack Repair in Spring Grove

Your basement is an important area of the home regardless of if it is being used as a storage area or have finished the area. Because of this, it is necessary that the entire space is free of standing water and excess humidity is controlled. Due to the fact that water is able to get into the basement through a variety of different places, there are a number of repair possibilities that we can utilize to keep the area safe. The main places that we see water leaks is through cracks in the foundation walls, whether these are in concrete or at mortar joints between blocks, at the cove joint, which is where the foundation walls and floor connect, and 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 the water from the basement. If there are dripping basement cracks, the first step is implementing a wall crack repair procedure to control the crack growth and leaking. If the water is leaking at the cove joint or even your windows, installing a custom drainage system will remove the water from the basement. In some problematic instances, occasionally 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 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 breathe new life into the system. In addition to installing systems, we can also upgrade the drainage in the yard to assist with preventing water from sitting next to the home and seeping in.

Structural Foundation Repair

Foundtion Piers in Spring Grove

Your homes foundation is easily one of, if not the, most important areas of the home. It not only supports the home itself but it also forms the basement walls. If you have any foundation problems, usually, they will present themselves as stair stepping cracks in the outside brickwork, cracks that run along the foundation or across the basement walls. You may also notice that the doors or windows will get stuck or there may be cracks at the corners of them. You may also have a problem where the basement walls are buckling inward. While these problems may not seem serious at first, 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 in place.

It is good that many foundation problems have very similar causes and our experts are very good at tracking down those issues. We can offer a repair product intended for your particular issue to permanently repair and stabilize the foundation. If the problem is a uneven foundation, we can implement a series of foundation piers to correct the problem. The location and amount of sinking will determine if we use helical or push piers. Both types of piers are very strong and can stabilize your foundation. If you have basement walls that are bowing, depending on how the severity of the bowing wall, it can be solved with a few potential options. We can install a number of wall anchors, these are 2 large steel plates connected by a long, steel rod, or c shaped braces that sit directly against the problem area to force the section back in line and prevent further bowing, or even carbon fiber straps to strengthen weak spots and prevent the wall from bowing. These products can repair the bowed wall and prevent it from coming out of alignment again.

Crawl Space Solutions

Crawl Space Encapsulation in Spring Grove

In our area, many of the homes are built with crawl spaces in addition to basements. For many years, they were built with vents to the outside where were intended to help air flow through the space and keep it dry. Unfortunately, the opposite is usually what happens. Having open vents allows water to enter the space during rain and snow storms and then it never leaves which results in the humidity level staying too high which will eventually foster the growth of mildew. Up to ½ of the air in your home has come up through the crawl space so ensuring this area is protected from the weather and keeping the humidity levels low can improve the overall air quality in your home.

Perma-Seal has been helping customers with their crawl spaces since 1979 and we know the most efficient way to close them off and control the humidity. This is done using a process called encapsulation which is the installation of a series of vapor barriers, sometimes accompanied by insulation products, which are sturdy plastic and vinyl sheeting as well as vent covers and a sturdy door that can close off the area totally and prevent any unwanted moisture from entering. This will also prevent critters and animals from moving in the crawl space which will keep any appliances there safe and allow you to use it for storage. Once the crawl space is closed off, we can install an air filter and dehumidifier to improve the indoor air quality. This will reduce the excess humidity to a proper level in addition to removing pollutants from the air.

Additional Services

We also provide a variety of services to upgrade your basement area. We can upgrade your basement windows to improve the air flow or increase the amount of light in the area. After we install a waterproofing system, we can help with pre-finishing the area by installing a wall system that is waterproof and resistant to mildew growth. When 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 have a waterproofing system we did not install in place, we can perform our preventive maintenance testing to ensure it continues to work at peak efficiency.

Contact Us

If you are interested in any of the services 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 schedule a consultation with one of our experts.

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