Perma-Seal Repair Services in Techny, Illinois
Whether your basement floods during heavy rains or in the spring during the snow melt or you have cracks in your foundation, you know there could be a real issue. We are here to assist when you've got any kind of basement or crawl space flooding, foundation settlement, or bowed foundation wall problem. We use time tested products and methods that our team stands behind. We have a team of professionals in Techny that are trained to properly evaluate your problem to design a specific solution for your problem that will ensure your home is properly protected. When we install a crawl space or basement waterproofing system or a repair solution, it is strengthened by years of industry experience and trusted products.
It is crucial that if you find a problem with your craw space, basement, or foundation that you contact a trusted repair company. We recommend this as there are some potentially dangerous problems that can arise with these issues such as mildew, weakened structure, and even catastrophic foundation damage. If you're needing our basement waterproofing products to prevent water from entering your home, foundation repair products to stop foundation issues, or crawl space services to control humidity below the home, our team is here to help you.
Your basement is a very important part of your home whether you're using it as a storage area or if you have a finished space down there. Due to this, it is necessary that the area is free of standing water and any type of flooding is prevented. Due to the fact that water is able to get into your basement using a number of different places, there needs to be a number of repair possibilities that we will utilize to keep the area safe. The most common places that we find water leaking is at cracks in the foundation walls, which are usually in concrete or at the joints where the blocks meet, at the cove joint, which is where the foundation wall and floor meet, and finally at windows that are at or below grade.
Regardless of where the problem may be, there are solutions that will control, divert, and remove the water from your basement. If you have leaky basement cracks, the first thing to do is implementing a wall crack repair procedure to control the crack growth and leaking. When the water is coming in at the cove joint or even at basement windows, installing a custom drainage system can help remove the water from your basement. In some of the more problematic instances, usually with old homes that have stone, block, or brick foundations, we will recommend installing one of our entire wall solution that is made up of a floor to ceiling heavy duty liner to collect and divert water. If you've already got a waterproofing system in the basement but it cannot keep up with demand, we can replace it with a new, more powerful sump pump to breathe new life into the system. On top of installing systems, we can also improve the drainage in your yard to help keep water from pooling 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 supports the home itself but it also creates the basement walls. When you've got foundation problems, they will generally show themselves in the form of diagonal cracks in your outside brickwork, long cracks that run the length of the foundation or along the basement walls. Sometimes, you will see that your doors or windows will not open or close easily or there may be cracks at the corners of them. You may also see a problem where your basement walls are bowing into the basement. You may not think these problems seem critical when you notice them, they are all indicative of a sinking or settling foundation and it is important to have an expert evaluate the foundation for particular 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 professionals are very good at evaluating these problems. We can implement a repair product that is for your particular issue to permanently repair and stabilize the foundation or walls. If the problem is a settling foundation, we will install a series of foundation piers to level 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 can stabilize your foundation. If you've got bowing basement walls, depending on how much the wall is buckling, there are some potential options. Our team can install a system of wall anchors, these are 2 large plates that are connected by a long, steel rod, or c shaped braces that are installed vertically against the cracks to force them back in line and prevent further bowing, we also can apply carbon fiber staples to strengthen along cracks and prevent the wall from bowing. If they are correctly installed, these products will straighten the bowed wall and stop it from coming out of alignment again.
Crawl Space Solutions
In Techny, many of the homes are built with crawl space areas and not basements. For many years, these 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 enter the space when it rains or snows and the vents hinder airflow which results in the humidity level staying too high which can foster the growth of mildew. Up to ½ of the air in your home comes up through the crawl space so having the space closed off from the weather and controlling excess humidity will improve the overall air quality in your home.
We have been working on crawl spaces since we opened our doors and we know the best 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 sheeting as well as covers to close off existing vents and a heavy duty door that will seal the area totally and stop any unwanted moisture from entering. This will also stop critters and animals from settling in your crawl space which will help keep any appliances there safe and allow you to use it for storage. Once your crawl space is protected, we will install a combination dehumidifier and air filter. This will prevent high levels of humidity as well as remove pollutants from the air.
We also offer a number of services to help upgrade the basement and crawl space areas of your home. We have basement windows to improve the air flow or increase the amount of 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 both waterproof and resistant to mildew growth. When you are building a new home, our new construction waterproofing solutions can stop any potential future water problems. 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.
If you are interested in any of the solutions 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 schedule a meeting with a member of our team.
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