Foundation and Basement Repair Services in Techny, Illinois

Interior Wall Waterproofing in Techny

If your home experiences flooding when there are extended rains or when the snow is melting in the spring or you have cracks in the foundation, you already know there could be a real issue. Our experts are ready to assist when you have any type of crawl space flooding, foundation settlement, or bowing foundation wall problem. We use products that we've tested and methods that we've perfected over the years that our team stands behind. We have a team of experts in Techny that are trained to properly evaluate your problem to design a unique solution for your problem that will ensure your home is properly protected. When we install a basement or crawl space waterproofing system or a repair solution, it is supported by years of industry experience and trusted products.

It is crucial that once you've seen an issue with the craw space, basement, or foundation that you reach out to an experienced repair company. We say this because there are quite a few potentially dangerous issues that can accompany these issues such as mildew, structural damage, and even catastrophic foundation damage. If you need our basement waterproofing services to control water entering your home, foundation repair services to stabilize your foundation, or crawl space services to prevent unnecessary damage under your home, our team is here to help you.

Basement Waterproofing

New Construction Wall Liner in Techny

Your basement is an important part of the home whether it is only being used for storage or if you have a finished space down there. This means it is necessary that the entire space is free of standing water and excess humidity is controlled. Due to the fact that water is able to get into your basement using a variety of different places, there are a variety of repair options that we can install to keep the water under control. The primary places that we find water leaking is through cracks in the foundation walls, whether these are in concrete or at the joints where the blocks meet, at the cove joint, which is where the foundation wall and floor connect, and finally at any windows that are at or even below grade.

No matter where you're having the problem we have solutions that can control, transport, and eject water from the basement. If there are leaky basement cracks, the first step is implementing a wall crack repair procedure to prevent the crack from growing and leaking. When water is leaking at the cove or even at your windows, installing a custom drainage system can help remove the water from the basement. In some of the more extreme instances, occasionally with stone, brick, or block foundations on older homes, we can install an entire wall solution that is made up of a full height heavy duty liner that will collect and divert water. Occasionally there is already a waterproofing system in the basement but it is unable to keep up with the water, we can replace it with a new, more powerful sump pump to make the system as good as new. On top of installing systems, we can also upgrade the drainage in the yard to help prevent water from pooling next to the home and seeping in.

Structural Foundation Repair

Foundtion Piers in Techny

The homes foundation is quite possibly one of, if not the, most important parts. It not only supports the building itself but it also creates the basement walls. When you've got foundation problems, they will generally manifest themselves in the form of diagonal cracks in the brickwork, horizontal cracks that run the length of the foundation or along basement walls. You may also notice that the windows will not open or close easily or even cracks at the corners of them. You may also see a problem where the basement walls are coming into the area. You may not think these issues seem serious at first, each of them are indicative of a sinking or settling foundation and they should be evaluated by an expert for particular problems to determine if a repair needs to be in place.

Thankfully, many foundation problems stem from similar issues and our professionals are very good at noticing these issues. We can utilize a repair solution that is for your particular issue to permanently repair and stabilize the foundation. If there is 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 types of piers are very strong and are able to stabilize your foundation. If you've got bowing basement walls, depending on how the severity of the bowing wall, we have some potential options. We can utilize a system of wall anchors which are 2 large plates connected by a long, steel rod, or tall braces that we mount directly against the cracks to force them back in line and stop further bowing, or even carbon fiber straps and staples to strengthen along cracks and prevent the wall from bowing. These products can repair the bowing wall and prevent it from coming out of alignment.

Crawl Space Solutions

Crawl Space Repair Solutions in Techny

In our area, there are many homes that were built with crawl spaces in addition to basements. For a long time, these were constructed with vents which was intended to increase fresh air flow through the space and keep it dry. Unfortunately, this is rarely what happens. The vents allow water to get in when it rains or snows and then it never leaves which results in the humidity level staying too high which will eventually facilitate 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 ensuring the crawl space is closed off from the elements and controlling excess humidity can improve the overall air quality in your home.

We have been helping customers with their crawl spaces as long as we have been in business and we know the proper way to seal them off and control excess humidity. This is done using a method known as encapsulation which is the installation of a thick liner or vapor barrier, sometimes accompanied by insulation products, which are heavy duty plastic and vinyl sheeting 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. This will also prevent bugs and animals from settling in the crawl space which will help keep any appliances there safe and allow you to use it for storage. After the crawl space is encapsulated, we can install an air filter and dehumidifier to improve the indoor air quality. It will reduce the excess humidity to a proper level as well as remove pollutants from the air.

Additional Services

We also offer a variety of services to help add features to your basement. We carry basement windows to improve the air flow or increase the amount of light in the area. After we install a waterproofing system, we can help with pre-finishing the area by installing a wall system that is both waterproof as well as resistant to the growth of mildew. If you are building a new home, our new construction waterproofing solutions can prevent any potential future water problems. Even if you've have a waterproofing system we did not install in place, we can perform our preventive maintenance testing to ensure it continues to work at peak efficiency.

Contact Us

If you would like to talk to someone about the services above, feel free to fill out the form on our contact us page, visit our frequently asked questions page or give us a call at 630-206-1177 and schedule a consultation with a member of our team.

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