Basement and Foundation Waterproofing Services in Union Hill, Illinois
If your home has excess water when there are heavy rains or in the spring time when the snow melts or there are cracks in the foundation, you know this is a serious issue. Perma-Seal Basement Systems is ready to help when you've got any type of crawl space flooding, foundation settlement, or bowing foundation wall problem. Our team uses products that we've tested and methods that we've perfected over the years that we stand behind. We have a team of experts in the Union Hill area that are trained to correctly investigate your home and evaluate your problem and come up with a specific solution to that problem that will keep your home properly protected. When we install a basement waterproofing system or a repair solution, it is backed by years of industry experience and trusted products.
It is crucial that once you've seen a problem with your basement, foundation, or crawl space that you reach out to an experienced repair company. We recommend this due to there are quite a few additional problems that will arise with these issues such as mildew, weakened structure, and even permanent foundation damage. It doesn't matter if you're needing our basement waterproofing products to control water entering your home, foundation repair services 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 your home regardless of if it is being used for storage or have finished the area. This means it is necessary that the entire area is free of standing water and protected from flooding and excess humidity. Because water can get into the basement by a number of possible places, there needs to be a number of repair options that we can use to keep the water under control. The primary places that water leaks in is through cracks in the basement walls, which are usually in concrete or at mortar joints between blocks, at the cove joint, where the basement wall and floor connect, and at any windows that are at or even below the soil.
No matter where the problem lies we have solutions that are designed to control, divert, and eject water from your basement. If there are leaky cracks, the first thing to do is installing a wall crack repair method to stop the crack from leaking and growing. If water is coming in at the cove or even at the windows, having a custom drainage system installed will remove the water from your basement. In some extreme instances, occasionally with older block, brick, or stone foundations, we can install an entire wall solution that is comprised of a full height heavy duty liner that will collect and divert water. If you've already got a waterproofing system in place but it cannot keep up with the water, we can replace it with a new, upgraded sump pump to help the system keep up with the demand. In addition to installing systems, we can also improve the drainage in your yard to assist with preventing water from pooling at the foundation and seeping in.
Structural Foundation Repair
Your homes foundation is quite possibly one of, if not the, most important areas of the home. It not only holds the structure itself but it also creates the basement walls. If you have any foundation problems, usually, they will manifest themselves as stair-step cracks in the brickwork, horizontal cracks that run the length of the foundation or along basement walls. You may also notice that the windows or doors will not open or close easily or even cracks at the corners of them. You may also have a problem where the basement walls are bowing inward. You may not think these problems seem critical at first, they are all indicators of a sinking or settling foundation and they should be evaluated by an expert for particular problems and determine if a repair needs to be performed.
Thankfully, many foundation problems are caused by similar things and our team is very good at noticing those problems. We can utilize a repair solution that is for your particular issue to permanently repair and stabilize the foundation or walls. If there is a sinking foundation, we can implement 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 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 some potential options. We can install a number of wall anchors, these are 2 large steel plates and these are connected by a long, steel rod, or tall braces that sit vertically against the cracks to force them back in line and prevent further bowing, or carbon fiber staples to strengthen weak areas and prevent the wall from bowing. When properly used, these products can straighten the bowing wall and stop it from coming out of alignment.
Crawl Space Solutions
In Union Hill, many of the homes are built with crawl spaces in addition to basements. As long as there have been crawl spaces, these were built with vents to the outside where were intended to help air flow through the area 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 results in the humidity level staying too high which can facilitate 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 weather and controlling excess humidity can increase the overall air quality in your home.
Our team has been encapsulating crawl spaces since 1979 and we know the most efficient way to seal them off and control excess humidity. We do this using a method called encapsulation which is the installation of a thick liner or vapor barrier, occasionally installed with insulation products, which are sturdy plastic and vinyl sheets as well as vent covers and a heavy duty door that can close off the area totally and stop any unwanted moisture from entering. This will also stop pests and animals from moving in your crawl space which will keep any equipment there safe and allow you to use it for storage. After the crawl space is closed off, we can install a combination dehumidifier and air filter. It will control any excess humidity in addition to removing pollutants from the air.
We also provide a number of services to improve your basement area. We can upgrade, replace, or install new basement windows to increase the air flow or provide additional light in the area. During basement waterproofing, we can install a wall system 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 stop any water from entering the home before it can become a problem. 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 would like more information about the solutions above, don't hesitate to 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 consultation with a member of our team.