Perma-Seal Services in Summit Argo, Illinois
Whether your downstairs area has excess water when there are extended rains or in the spring time when the snow melts or there are cracks in the foundation, you know this can be a real issue. Perma-Seal Basement Systems is here to assist when you have any kind of basement flooding, sinking foundation, or bowing basement wall problem. Our team uses methods and products that we have thoroughly tested over the years that we stand behind. We have a team of professionals in Summit Argo that are trained to correctly investigate your home and evaluate your problem to design a unique solution to that problem that will keep your home properly protected. When our team installs a waterproofing system or a repair solution, it is strengthened by years of experience and trusted products.
It is crucial that as soon as you've found a problem with the foundation, crawl space or basement that you contact an experienced repair company. We recommend this as there are some additional issues that can accompany these issues including mildew, structural damage, and even permanent foundation damage. It doesn't matter if you require our basement waterproofing services to prevent water damage in your home, foundation repair products to stop cracks from growing in the foundation, or crawl space services to prevent mildew growth in the crawl space, our experts are here to help you.
Your basement is a very important area of the home whether you're using it as storage or have already finished the area. Because of this, it is necessary that the space is free of standing water and excess humidity and flooding are controlled. Due to the fact that water is able to get into your basement by a number of different paths, that means there have to be a number of repair options that we will install to prevent damage to the area. The primary places that we see water leaks is through cracks in the basement walls, whether these are in concrete or at mortar joints between blocks, at the cove joint, where the basement wall and floor meet, and at windows that are at or even below the soil.
No matter where the problem may be, we've got solutions that can control, transport, and remove water from the basement. If you have leaking cracks, the first thing to do is implementing a wall crack repair procedure to control the crack growth and leaking. If water is leaking at the cove joint or even at your windows, having a custom drainage system installed can help remove the water from the basement. In some problematic locations, typically with old homes that have stone, block, or brick foundations, we will install one of our entire wall solution that is comprised of a floor to ceiling heavy duty liner to collect and divert water. If you've already got a waterproofing system installed but it is unable to keep up with demand, 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 assist with preventing water from standing at the foundation and seeping in.
Structural Foundation Repair
The foundation of your home is easily one of the most important areas of the home. It not only supports the building itself but it also forms the basement walls. If there are foundation problems, normally they will manifest themselves as stair-step cracks in the outside brickwork, long cracks that run the length of the foundation or along basement walls. Sometimes, you will see that the doors or windows will get stuck or even cracks at the corners of them. There may also be a problem where the basement walls are coming into the basement. You may not think these problems seem serious when you notice them, each of them are indicators of a sinking or settling foundation which should be looked at by a professional for specific problems to determine what type of a repair needs to be performed.
Thankfully, the most common foundation problems have very similar causes and our professionals are very good at noticing these issues. We can offer a repair solution that is for your specific issue to permanently repair and stabilize the foundation. If you have a sinking foundation, we will install a system of foundation piers to stabilize the foundation. 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 the severity of the bowing wall, there are some potential options. We can utilize a number of wall anchors, these are 2 large plates that are connected by a long, steel rod, or c shaped braces that we mount directly against the problem area to push the section back in line and prevent further bowing, or even carbon fiber straps and staples to strengthen weak areas and prevent the wall from bowing. When properly used, these products will repair the bowing wall and stop it from coming out of alignment.
Crawl Space Solutions
In Summit Argo, many of the homes were built with crawl space areas instead of basements. As long as there have been crawl spaces, they were built with vents which was intended to increase fresh air flow through the space and keep it dry. Unfortunately, the opposite is usually what happens. The vents allow water to enter the space during rain and snow storms and the vents hinder airflow which causes the humidity levels to stay high which can harbor the growth of mildew. Studies have shown that up to half of the air in your home enters through the crawl space so ensuring this area is closed off from the elements and controlling excess humidity will improve the overall air quality in your home.
We have been encapsulating crawl spaces since 1979 and we know the proper way to seal them off and control excess humidity. We do this using a method called encapsulation which is the installation of a heavy duty liner, occasionally installed with insulation products, and are heavy duty plastic and vinyl sheets as well as covers to close off existing vents and a heavy duty door that will close off the area totally and stop any unwanted moisture from entering. Closing the area will also stop critters and animals from moving in the crawl space which will help keep any items there safe and allow you to use it for storage. After the crawl space is encapsulated, we will install a combination dehumidifier and air filter. This will control any excess humidity in addition to removing pollutants from the air.
We also offer a number of services to help add features to your basement area. We can upgrade your basement windows to improve the air flow or provide additional light in the area. When waterproofing the basement, we can help with pre-finishing the area by installing a wall system that is waterproof as well as 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. Even if you've have a competitors waterproofing system in place, we can perform our preventive maintenance inspection so you know it will continue to work at peak efficiency.
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 set up a consultation with a member of our team.
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