Foundation and Basement Services in Summit Argo, Illinois

Exterior Basement Waterproofing in Summit Argo

When your downstairs area experiences flooding during extended rains or in the spring during the snow melt or you have long cracks in the foundation, you know there could be a real problem. Our experts are ready to help when your home has any type of crawl space water, sinking foundation, or buckling foundation wall problem. Our team uses time tested products and methods that we stand behind. We have a team of professionals in the Summit Argo area that are trained to properly evaluate your problem to come up with a specific solution to that problem that will keep your home safe and protected. When our team installs a basement or crawl space waterproofing system or a repair solution, it is backed by years of industry experience and trusted products.

It is critical that once you've found a problem with the crawl space, foundation, or basement that you contact an experienced repair company. We recommend this because there are quite a few potentially dangerous issues that will arise with these issues such as mildew, reduced structural integrity, and even permanent foundation damage. If you need our basement waterproofing services to prevent water damage in your home, foundation repair products 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.

Basement Waterproofing

FlexiSpan Wall Crack Repair in Summit Argo

Your basement is an important area of the home regardless of if it is being used as storage or have finished the area. This means it is important that the entire area is dry and protected from flooding and excess humidity. Due to the fact that water can get into a basement using a variety of different places, there are a variety of repair solutions and products that we will utilize to keep the water under control. The most common places that water leaks in is through cracks in the walls, which are usually in concrete or at the joints where the blocks meet, at the cove joint, where the walls and floor meet, and at any windows that may be at or below grade.

No matter where you're having the problem we have solutions that are designed to collect, transport, and eject water from the basement. If you have leaking basement cracks, the first step is installing a wall crack repair procedure to stop the crack from leaking and growing. When water is leaking at the cove joint or even basement windows, having a custom drainage system installed will help remove the water from the basement. In some of the more extreme cases, typically with older block, brick, or stone foundations, we will install one of our entire wall solution that is a floor to ceiling heavy duty liner to collect and divert water. Occasionally there is already a waterproofing system installed but it struggles to keep up with demand, we can install a new, more powerful sump pump to breathe new life into the system. On top of installing systems, we can also help you improve the drainage in the yard to help stop water from pooling next to the home and seeping in.

Structural Foundation Repair

Foundtion Piers in Summit Argo

The foundation of your home is easily one of, if not the, most important parts. It not only supports the building itself but it also creates the basement walls. When there are foundation problems, they will generally show themselves as stair stepping cracks in the brickwork, horizontal cracks that run the length of the foundation or across basement walls. You may also notice that the doors and windows will stick when you open or close them or even cracks at the corners of them. You may also see a problem where the basement walls are bowing inward. While these issues may not seem serious when you notice them, each of them are indicative of a sinking or settling foundation which should be looked at by a professional for particular problems to determine if a repair needs to be in place.

Thankfully, many foundation problems are caused by similar things and our team is very good at evaluating those issues. We can offer a repair product that is for your specific problem to permanently repair and stabilize the foundation. If there is a uneven foundation, we will 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 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 some different options. Our team can install a series of wall anchors, these are 2 large plates connected by a long, steel rod, or tall braces that are installed vertically against the cracks to force them back in line and prevent further bowing, we also can apply carbon fiber straps to strengthen weak spots and prevent the wall from bowing. If they are correctly installed, these products will straighten the buckling wall and stop it from coming out of alignment.

Crawl Space Solutions

Crawl Space Repair Solutions in Summit Argo

In the greater Chicagoland area, many of the homes were built with crawl space areas instead of basements. For many years, they were built with open vents which was intended to increase fresh air flow through the area and keep it dry. Unfortunately, the opposite is usually what happens. Having open vents allows water to get in when it rains or snows 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 can come up through the crawl space so ensuring this area is protected from the elements and keeping the humidity levels low will improve the overall air quality in your home.

Our team has been working on crawl spaces since we opened our doors and we know the best way to seal them off and control high humidity. We do this using a method known as encapsulation which is the installation of a heavy duty liner, occasionally installed with insulation products, which are sturdy plastic and vinyl sheets as well as vent covers and a sturdy door that will close off the area totally and stop any excess moisture from entering. This will also stop pests and animals from getting in the crawl space which will help keep any items there safe and allow you to use it for storage. Once the crawl space is protected, 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 provide a variety of services to help upgrade your basement. We can upgrade your basement windows to improve the air flow or provide additional light in the area. When waterproofing the basement, we can install a wall system that is waterproof as well as resistant to mildew growth. If you are building a new home, our new construction waterproofing solutions can prevent any potential future water problems. Even if you've already got a waterproofing system in place, we can perform our preventive maintenance testing so you know it will continue to work at peak efficiency.

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If you would like to talk to someone about the products above, please 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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