Basement, Foundation, and Crawl Space Services in Tinley Park, Illinois
Whether your downstairs area experiences flooding when there are extended rains or as the snow melts in the spring time or there are long cracks in the foundation, you know this can be a real issue. Our experts are here to assist when your home has any kind of basement or crawl space flooding, foundation settlement, or bowing basement wall problem. Our team uses methods and products that we have thoroughly tested over the years that our team stands behind. We have a team of professionals in Tinley Park that are trained to correctly investigate your home and evaluate your problem to implement a specific solution for your problem that will ensure your home is properly repaired. When our team installs a crawl space or basement waterproofing system or a repair solution, it is backed by years of industry experience and trusted products.
It is crucial that once you see a problem with the craw space, basement, or foundation that you contact an experienced repair company. We recommend this due to there are some additional problems that can accompany these issues such as mildew, structural damage, and even permanent foundation damage. It doesn't matter if you require our basement waterproofing products to prevent water damage in your home, foundation repair products to stop cracks from growing in the foundation, or crawl space services to prevent damage to your floor joists, our team is here to help you.
The basement is a very important part of the home regardless of if you're using it as a storage area or have already finished the area. Due to this, it is important that the space is dry and any type of flooding is prevented. Due to the fact that water can get into the basement using a variety of possible paths, there are a number of repair possibilities that we will utilize to keep the area safe. The most common places that we see water leaks is at cracks in the basement walls, which are usually in concrete or at the joints where the blocks meet, at the cove joint, where the basement walls and floor meet, and finally at the windows that are at or even below grade.
Regardless of where the problem lies we've got solutions that are designed to control, divert, and eject water from the basement. If you've got dripping cracks, the first step is installing a wall crack repair method to control the crack growth and leaking. When water is entering at the cove or even at your windows, installing a custom drainage system can remove the water from the basement. In some extreme instances, usually with stone, brick, or block foundations on older homes, we will install an entire wall solution that is a full height 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, more powerful sump pump to breathe new life into the system. In addition to installing systems, we can also help you upgrade the drainage in the yard to assist with preventing water from sitting next to the home and seeping in.
Structural Foundation Repair
The homes foundation is easily one of the most important parts. It not only holds the structure itself but it also creates the basement walls. When there are foundation problems, usually, they will present themselves as stair-step cracks in the outside brickwork, horizontal cracks that run the length of the foundation or along basement walls. You may also notice that the windows or doors will get stuck or even cracks at the corners of them. You may also see a problem where the basement walls are coming into the basement. You may not think these issues seem serious when you notice them, they are all indicators of a sinking or settling foundation and it is important to have an expert evaluate the foundation for particular problems to determine if a repair needs to be performed.
It is good that many foundation problems are caused by similar things and our team is very good at noticing those problems. We can offer a repair product that is for your exact issue to permanently repair and stabilize the foundation or walls. If there is a sloping foundation, we will install a series 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 are able to stabilize your foundation. If you've got bowing basement walls, depending on how badly the wall is bowing, 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 c shaped braces that sit directly against the cracks to push the section back in line and stop further bowing, we also can apply carbon fiber straps to strengthen along cracks and prevent the wall from bowing. When properly used, these products will correct the bowing wall and prevent it from coming out of alignment again.
Crawl Space Solutions
In our area, many of the homes are built with crawl spaces instead of basements. As long as there have been crawl spaces, these were constructed with vents to the outside where were intended to help fresh air flow through the space and keep it dry. Unfortunately, the opposite is usually what happens. The vents allow water to get in when it rains or snows and the vents prevent proper evaporation which causes the humidity levels to stay high which can facilitate the growth of mildew. We have found that up to 50% of the air in your home enters through the crawl space so having the space closed off from the elements and controlling excess humidity will improve the overall air quality in your home.
We have been dealing 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. This is done using a process called encapsulation which is the installation of a heavy duty liner, occasionally installed with insulation products, which are heavy duty plastic and vinyl sheets as well as covers to close off existing vents and a sturdy door that will seal the area totally and prevent any excess moisture from entering. This will also prevent rodents and animals from settling in the crawl space which will keep any appliances there safe and allow you to use it for storage. Once the crawl space is protected, we will install an air quality control system which is a dehumidifier and air filter. It will reduce the excess humidity to a proper level in addition to removing pollutants from the air.
We also offer a variety of services to add features to your basement. We carry basement windows to improve the air flow or increase the amount of light in the area. When waterproofing the basement, we can help with pre-finishing the area by installing a wall system that is waterproof and resistant to the growth of mildew. If 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. Even if you've have a competitors waterproofing system in place, we can perform our preventive maintenance testing to ensure it continues to work at peak efficiency.
If you would like more information about the solutions above, please fill out the form on our contact us page, visit our FAQ page or call us directly at 630-206-1177 and organize a meeting with one of our experts.
Customer Reviews in Tinley Park
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My basement is as dry as can be after they waterproofed it. I am completely thrilled with the results I had. There's not one negative thing about this whole experience.