Foundation, Basement, and Crawl Space Services in Streamwood, Illinois

Interior Wall Waterproofing in Streamwood

It doesn't matter if your home has excess water during extended rains or as the snow melts in the spring time or there are long cracks along your foundation, you know there could be a real issue. Perma-Seal Basement Systems is here to help when you have any kind of basement or crawl space 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 Streamwood area that are trained to correctly investigate your home and evaluate your problem and create a specialized solution for your problem that will ensure your home is safe and 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 very important that as soon as you've seen a problem with the craw space, basement, or foundation that you contact an experienced repair company. We recommend this due to there are some potentially dangerous problems that can accompany these issues including mildew, reduced structural integrity, 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 damage to your floor joists, our experts are here to help you.

Basement Waterproofing

New Construction Drainage System in Streamwood

Your basement is an important part of the home whether you're using it as a storage area or have already finished the area. Due to this, it is necessary that the entire space is dry and any type of flooding is prevented. Since water can get into the basement using a number of different places, there are a variety of repair solutions and products that we will utilize to prevent damage to the area. The primary places that water is entering is through cracks in the basement walls, which are usually in concrete or at the joints where the blocks meet, at the cove joint, where the basement walls and floor meet, and at any windows that may be at or even below the soil.

No matter where the problem may be, there are solutions that are designed to control, divert, and remove the water from the basement. If you've got leaky basement cracks, the first thing to do is installing a wall crack repair to control the crack growth and leaking. If the water is leaking at the cove or even the windows, having a custom drainage system installed can help remove the water from the basement. In some of the more problematic cases, usually with stone, brick, or block foundations on older homes, we will recommend installing an entire wall solution that is comprised of a floor to ceiling liner that will collect and divert water. Occasionally there is already a waterproofing system installed but it is unable to keep up with the water, we can replace it with a new, upgraded sump pump to help the system keep up with the demand. On top of installing systems, we can also upgrade the drainage in the yard to help stop water from standing next to the home and seeping in.

Structural Foundation Repair

Bowing Basement Wall in Streamwood

Your foundation is easily one of the most important parts. It not only holds the home itself but it also forms the basement walls. If there are foundation problems, usually, they will present themselves as stair stepping cracks in your brickwork, long cracks that run the length of the foundation or along the basement walls. Sometimes, you will see that your doors and 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 basement. You may not think these issues seem critical when you notice them, each of them are indicative of a sinking or settling foundation and they should be evaluated by an expert for specific problems and determine if a repair needs to be in place.

It is good that the most common foundation problems are caused by similar things and our experts are very good at spotting those problems. We can utilize a repair solution intended for your exact issue to permanently repair and stabilize the foundation. If the problem is a sloping foundation, we will implement a system of foundation piers to level the foundation. The location and amount of sinking will determine if we use helical or push piers. Both types are very strong and can stabilize your foundation. If you have basement walls that are bowing, depending on how much the wall is buckling, there are a few possible options. Our team can utilize a series of wall anchors, these are 2 large steel plates connected by a long, steel rod, or c shaped braces that are installed directly against the cracks to push them back in line and stop further bowing, or carbon fiber staples to strengthen weak spots and prevent the wall from bowing. These products will correct the bowed wall and stop it from coming out of alignment again.

Crawl Space Solutions

Crawl Space Repair Solutions in Streamwood

In our area, there are many homes that were built with crawl spaces and not basements. As long as there have been crawl spaces, they were created with open vents to the outside where were intended to help air flow into the space and keep it dry. Unfortunately, this is rarely what happens. Having open vents allows water to enter the space when it rains or snows and then it never leaves 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 having the space protected from the elements and controlling excess humidity will increase the overall air quality in your home.

We have been encapsulating crawl spaces since we opened our doors and we know the best way to seal them off and control the humidity. We do this using a process called encapsulation which is the installation of a thick liner or vapor barrier, sometimes accompanied by insulation products, and are strong plastic and vinyl sheets as well as vent covers and a heavy duty door that will close off the area completely and stop any unwanted moisture from entering. This will also stop pests and animals from settling in the crawl space which will help keep any appliances there safe and allow you to use it for storage. Once your crawl space is closed off, we will install an air filter and dehumidifier to improve the indoor air quality. It will reduce the excess humidity to a proper level in addition to removing pollutants from the air.

Additional Services

We also offer a number of services to help improve your basement. We have basement windows to increase the air flow or provide additional light in the area. After we install a waterproofing system, we can install our wall system as part of a pre-finishing service that is waterproof and resistant to the growth of mildew. If you are building a new home, we can install a system of new construction waterproofing systems to stop any potential future water problems. If you've already got a waterproofing system in place, we can perform our preventive maintenance inspection 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 frequently asked questions page or call us directly at 630-206-1177 and organize a meeting with one of our experts.

Customer Reviews in Streamwood

Routine Maintenance in Streamwood, IL
Scheduled routine maintenance call for liners and pumps in both crawlspaces and the replacement filter in dehumidifier. Miguel Guerrero came out and was excellent in taking care of everything and ...
Gail - Streamwood, IL 60107
Wall Crack in Streamwood, IL
Phillip gave us a 5 out of 5 stars for the work our team did repairing his foundation wall crack on home located on Mustang Court in Streamwood. Our client report card shows: The office staff ...
Phillip N - Streamwood, IL 60107
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