Basement, Foundation, and Crawl Space Services in Tinley Park, Illinois
Whether your basement experiences flooding during heavy rains or in the spring during the snow melt or you've got large cracks along your foundation, you know there could be a real issue. Our experts are ready to help when you have any kind of basement flooding, foundation settlement, or bowing basement wall problem. We use methods and products that we have thoroughly tested over the years that we stand behind. We have a team of professionals in the Tinley Park area that are trained to properly evaluate your problem to come up with a specific solution for your problem that will ensure your home is properly protected. When our team implements a basement or crawl space waterproofing system or a repair solution, it is backed by years of industry experience and trusted products.
It is crucial that if you've seen an issue with the basement, foundation, or crawl space that you get in touch with an experienced repair company. We recommend this as there are quite a few additional problems that will happen along with these issues such as mildew, structural damage, and even catastrophic foundation damage. It doesn't matter if you are in need of our basement waterproofing services to prevent water from entering your home, foundation repair products to stabilize your foundation, or crawl space services to control water in the crawl space, our experts are here to help you.
The basement is an important area of the home whether it is being used as storage or if you have a finished space down there. This means it is necessary that the entire area is dry and any type of flooding is prevented. Since water can get into your basement using a variety of possible places, that means there have to be a number of repair possibilities that we will utilize to keep the area safe. The main places that we find water leaking is at cracks in the foundation walls, whether these are in concrete or at mortar joints between blocks, at the cove joint, where the foundation wall and floor meet, and finally at any windows that may be at or below grade.
No matter where the problem may be, there are solutions that will collect, transport, and remove water from the basement. If you have leaky wall cracks, the first thing to do is implementing a wall crack repair method to stop the crack from leaking and growing. If water is entering at the cove joint or even the windows, installing a custom drainage system will remove the water from the basement. In some extreme locations, occasionally with old homes that have stone, block, or brick foundations, we will install an entire wall solution that is made up of a full height liner to collect and divert water. Occasionally there is already a waterproofing system in place but it cannot keep up with the water, we can replace it with a new, upgraded sump pump to make the system as good as new. In addition to installing systems, we can also evaluate the drainage in the yard to help prevent water from standing next to the home and seeping in.
Structural Foundation Repair
The foundation of your home is quite possibly one of the most important parts. It not only supports the structure itself but it also creates the basement walls. If you've got foundation problems, usually, they will present themselves in the form of stair-step cracks in your outside brickwork, horizontal cracks that run along the foundation or along basement walls. You may also notice that your doors and windows will not open or close easily or even cracks at the corners of them. You may also have a problem where your basement walls are pressing inward. You may not think these issues seem serious 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.
Thankfully, many foundation problems stem from similar issues and our experts are very good at noticing these problems. We can utilize a repair solution intended for your particular issue to permanently repair and stabilize the foundation or walls. If there is a settling foundation, we will implement a system of foundation piers to level the foundation. The location and amount of sinking will determine if we use helical or push piers. Both types of piers are very strong and are able to stabilize your foundation. If your basement walls are bowing, depending on how the severity of the bowing wall, it can be solved with a few possible options. Our team can install a system of wall anchors which are 2 large steel plates that are connected by a long, steel rod, or tall braces that sit directly against the cracks to push the section back in line and prevent further bowing, or carbon fiber staples to strengthen weak spots and prevent the wall from bowing. These products will repair the bowing wall and stop it from coming out of alignment again.
Crawl Space Solutions
In the greater Chicagoland area, there are many homes that were built with crawl space areas instead of basements. As long as there have been crawl spaces, they were constructed with vents to the outside where were intended to help air flow into the area 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 prevent proper evaporation which results in the humidity level staying too high which will eventually harbor the growth of mildew. Studies have shown that 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 enclosing crawl spaces since 1979 and we know the best way to seal them off and control the humidity. This is done using a method called encapsulation which is the installation of a series of vapor barriers, sometimes accompanied by insulation products, and are sturdy plastic and vinyl sheets as well as covers to close off existing vents and a sturdy door that will close off the area completely and stop any excess moisture from entering. This will also stop pests and animals from moving in the crawl space which will keep any items there safe and allow you to use it for storage. Once your crawl space is encapsulated, we will 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.
We also offer a variety of services to add features to your basement area. We can upgrade, replace, or install new basement windows to improve the air flow or increase the amount of light in the area. During basement waterproofing, we can install our wall system as part of a pre-finishing service that is both waterproof as well as resistant to the growth of mildew. When you are building a new home, we can install a system of new construction waterproofing systems to prevent any potential future water problems. Even if you've have a competitors waterproofing system in place, we can perform our preventive maintenance service to ensure it continues to work at peak efficiency.
If you are interested in any of the products above, don't hesitate 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 meeting with one of our experts.
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