Perma-Seal Repair Services in Stone Park, Illinois
If you've noticed your basement experiences flooding during heavy rains or in the spring time when the snow melts or there are long cracks along the foundation, you know this is a serious issue. Our team is ready to provide assistance when you have any kind of crawl space water, sinking foundation, or bowed basement wall problem. We use products that we've tested and methods that we've perfected over the years that we stand behind. We have a team of professionals in Stone Park that are trained to correctly evaluate your problem to create a specific solution for your problem that will keep your home properly protected. When we install a waterproofing system or a repair solution, it is strengthened by years of industry experience and trusted products.
It is very important that if you find an issue with your foundation, crawl space or basement that you reach out to a trusted repair company. We say this as there are quite a few potentially dangerous problems that will arise with these issues including mildew, weakened structure, and even catastrophic foundation damage. If you are needing 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 team is here to help you.
The basement is an important part of your home whether you're using it for storage or if you have a finished space down there. Due to this, it is necessary that the entire area is free of standing water and protected from flooding and excess humidity. Since water can get into the basement using a variety of different paths, that means there have to be a variety of repair solutions and products that we can use to prevent damage to the area. The main places that water is entering is at cracks in the foundation walls, whether these are in concrete or at the joints where the blocks meet, at the cove joint, which is where the foundation walls and floor connect, and at the windows that are at or below the soil.
Regardless of where you're having the problem there are solutions that are designed to collect, transport, and remove water from your basement. If you've got leaking basement cracks, the first step is installing a wall crack repair procedure to control the crack growth and leaking. If water is entering at the cove joint or even at the windows, having a custom drainage system installed will help remove the water from your basement. In some problematic locations, usually with old homes that have stone, block, or brick foundations, we can recommend installing an entire wall solution that is made up of a full height heavy duty liner that will collect and divert water. Sometimes people already have a waterproofing system installed but it cannot keep up with the water, we can replace it with a new, upgraded sump pump to help the system keep up with the demand. We aren't just installing systems, we can also improve the drainage in your yard to help prevent water from sitting next to the home and seeping in.
Structural Foundation Repair
Your homes foundation is quite possibly one of the most important areas of the home. It not only holds the home itself but it also is the basement walls. If you have any foundation problems, they will generally manifest themselves in the form of diagonal cracks in the brickwork, long cracks that run the length of the foundation or across basement walls. You may also notice that the windows will get stuck or there may be cracks at the corners of them. There may also be a problem where the basement walls are pressing inward. While these issues may not seem serious at first, each of them are indicative of a sinking or settling foundation and they should be evaluated by an expert for particular problems to determine what type of a repair needs to be performed.
It is good that many foundation problems are caused by similar things and our experts are very good at spotting those problems. We can implement a repair product intended for your exact issue to permanently repair and stabilize the foundation or walls. If you have a settling foundation, we can implement a system of foundation piers to stabilize the foundation. 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 are able to stabilize your foundation. If you've got bowing basement walls, depending on how the severity of the bowing wall, there are some different options. We can install a number of wall anchors, these are 2 large plates 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, or carbon fiber staples to strengthen weak areas and prevent the wall from bowing. These products can repair the bowed wall and stop it from coming out of alignment.
Crawl Space Solutions
In the greater Chicagoland area, there are many homes that were built with crawl space areas in addition to basements. For many years, these were built with vents which was intended to increase fresh air flow into the area and keep it dry. Unfortunately, this is rarely what happens. The vents allow water to get in when it rains or snows and the vents prevent proper evaporation which causes the humidity levels to stay high which can harbor the growth of mildew. We have found that up to half of the air in your home can come up through the crawl space so ensuring this area is closed off from the elements and keeping the humidity levels low can improve the overall air quality in your home.
We have been encapsulating crawl spaces since we opened our doors and we know the most efficient way to close them off and control high humidity. This is done using a process called encapsulation which is the installation of a series of vapor barriers, occasionally installed with 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 stop any excess moisture from entering. This will also stop pests and animals from getting in your crawl space which will help keep any appliances 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.
We also provide a variety of services to help add features to the basement and crawl space areas of your home. We can upgrade, replace, or install new basement windows to improve the air flow or provide additional light in the area. During basement waterproofing, we can install a wall system that is both waterproof as well as resistant to mildew growth. When you are building a new home, we can install a system of new construction waterproofing systems to stop any potential future water problems. Even if you've have a competitors waterproofing system in place, we can perform our preventive maintenance service so you know it will continue to work at peak efficiency.
If you would like to talk to someone about the services above, feel free to fill out the form on our contact us page, visit our frequently asked questions page or give us a call at 630-206-1177 and schedule a meeting with a member of our team.
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