Perma-Seal Waterproofing and Repair Services in Sugar Grove, Illinois

Interior Wall Waterproofing in Sugar Grove

Whether your downstairs area experiences flooding during extended rains or as the snow melts in the spring time or you have large cracks along the foundation, you already know there could be a real issue. We are here to help when you've got any type of crawl space flooding, sinking foundation, or buckling foundation wall problem. Our team uses products that we've tested and methods that we've perfected over the years that we stand behind. We have a team of experts in Sugar Grove that are trained to properly investigate your home and evaluate your problem to create a specific solution to that problem that will ensure your home is properly protected. When our team implements a waterproofing system or a repair solution, it is supported by years of industry experience and trusted products.

It is crucial that if you've seen a problem with the foundation, crawl space or basement that you reach out to an experienced repair company. We recommend this because there are a number of potentially dangerous problems that will arise with these issues such as mildew, structural damage, and even permanent foundation damage. It doesn't matter if you're needing our basement waterproofing products to control water entering your home, foundation repair products to stop foundation issues, or crawl space services to control water in the crawl space, our professionals are here to help you.

Basement Waterproofing

Exterior Basement Wall Crack Repair in Sugar Grove

The basement is a very important area of the home regardless of if it is only being used for storage or have finished the area. This means it is necessary that the entire space is free of standing water and excess humidity and flooding are controlled. Because water can get into a basement using a variety of different paths, there needs to be a number of repair possibilities that we can utilize to keep the water under control. The most common places that water leaks in is through cracks in the basement walls, which are usually in concrete or at mortar joints between blocks, at the cove joint, where the basement wall and floor connect, and at windows that are at or below grade.

Regardless of where you're having the problem we've got solutions that can control, transport, and remove the water from the basement. If there are leaking wall cracks, the first thing to do is installing a wall crack repair procedure to prevent the crack from growing and leaking. When the water is coming in at the cove or even the windows, installing a custom drainage system will remove the water from the basement. In some of the more extreme instances, typically with stone, brick, or block foundations on older homes, we can install an entire wall solution that is comprised of a floor to ceiling heavy duty liner that will collect and divert water. Occasionally there is already a waterproofing system installed but it struggles to keep up with flooding water, we can install a new, upgraded sump pump to help the system keep up with the demand. In addition to installing systems, we can also upgrade the drainage in the yard to help keep water from standing next to the home and seeping in.

Structural Foundation Repair

Bowed Wall Repair - Carbon Fiber Straps in Sugar Grove

The foundation of your home is easily one of 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 show themselves as stair stepping cracks in the brickwork, long cracks that run along the foundation or across the basement walls. Sometimes, you will see that the doors and windows will get stuck or even cracks at the corners of them. You may also have a problem where the basement walls are bowing inward. While these problems may not seem serious when you notice them, each of them are indicative of a sinking or settling foundation and it is important to have an expert evaluate the foundation for specific problems to determine what type of a repair needs to be performed.

It is good that many foundation problems have very similar causes and our team is very good at noticing these problems. We can utilize a repair product that is for your exact issue to permanently repair and stabilize the foundation or walls. If you've got a sinking foundation, we can implement a series 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 are very strong and can stabilize your foundation. If you've got bowing basement walls, depending on how badly the wall is bowing, there are some possible 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 we mount vertically against the cracks to push the section back in line and control further bowing, we also can apply carbon fiber staples to strengthen weak areas and prevent the wall from bowing. These products can correct the buckling wall and prevent it from coming out of alignment again.

Crawl Space Solutions

Crawl Space Encapsulation in Sugar Grove

In Sugar Grove, there are many homes that are built with crawl spaces in addition to basements. For a long time, these were constructed with open 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 get in during rain and snow storms and the vents prevent proper evaporation which results in the humidity level staying too high which will eventually facilitate the growth of mildew. Studies have shown that up to ½ of the air in your home comes up through the crawl space so ensuring this area is closed off from the weather and keeping the humidity levels low can improve the overall air quality in your home.

Perma-Seal has been working with crawl spaces as long as we have been in business and we know the proper way to close them off and control excess humidity. We do this using a method called encapsulation which is the installation of a series of vapor barriers, sometimes accompanied by insulation products, which are strong plastic and vinyl sheets as well as covers to close off existing vents and a sturdy door that can close off the area totally and prevent any excess moisture from entering. Closing the area will also prevent bugs 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 a combination dehumidifier and air filter. This will control any excess humidity in addition to removing pollutants from the air.

Additional Services

We also provide a variety of services to improve your basement. 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 install our wall system as part of a pre-finishing service that is both 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 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 so you know it will continue to work at peak efficiency.

Contact Us

If you would like to talk to someone about the products above, don't hesitate to fill out the form on our contact us page, visit our FAQ page or give us a call at 630-206-1177 and organize a meeting with one of our experts.

Customer Reviews in Sugar Grove

Installed New Sump Pump And Basement Defender Kit (battery Backup Sump Pump). in Sugar Grove, IL
Outstanding tech installed the system explaining the process every step of the way. Very professional, skilled and well trained employee. Made sure I understood the operation of the system before he ...
Charles McColgin - Sugar Grove, IL 60554
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