Foundation, Basement, and Crawl Space Repair Services in University Park, Illinois

Interior Wall Waterproofing in University Park

Whether your basement floods during heavy rains or when the snow is melting in the spring or there are cracks in the foundation, you already know there may be a serious problem. Our team is here to provide assistance when your home has any type of basement flooding, sinking foundation, or bowing foundation wall problem. Our team uses 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 the University Park area that are trained to properly evaluate your problem and come up with a specific solution for your problem that will ensure your home is properly repaired. When we install a crawl space or basement waterproofing system or a repair solution, it is supported by years of experience and trusted products.

It is very important that once you've seen an issue with your basement, foundation, or crawl space that you reach out to a trusted repair company. We recommend this due to there are some potentially dangerous problems that will arise with these issues including mildew, reduced structural integrity, and even permanent foundation damage. If you need our basement waterproofing services to control water entering 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 experts are here to help you.

Basement Waterproofing

Interior Basement Waterproofing in University Park

The basement is a very important part of your home whether it is being used for storage or if you have a finished space down there. This means it is necessary that the space is free of standing water and excess humidity is controlled. Since water can get into a basement by a number of possible places, that means there have to be a variety of repair solutions and products that we can use to keep the area safe. The main places that we see water leaks is at cracks in the walls, which are usually in concrete or at the joints where the blocks meet, at the cove joint, where the wall and floor connect, and finally at windows that are at or even below grade.

Regardless of where the problem may be, we've got solutions that will collect, transport, and remove water from your basement. If there are dripping wall cracks, the first thing to do is implementing a wall crack repair procedure to control the crack growth and leaking. When water is entering at the cove or even at your windows, having a custom drainage system installed will help remove the water from your basement. In some extreme instances, occasionally with older block, brick, or stone foundations, we can install one of our entire wall solution that is a full height liner to collect and divert water. If you've already got a waterproofing system installed but it is unable to keep up with the water, we can replace it with a new, upgraded sump pump to breathe new life into the system. On top of installing systems, we can also evaluate the drainage in your yard to assist with preventing water from pooling at the foundation and seeping in.

Structural Foundation Repair

Bowing Basement Wall in University Park

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. When you have any foundation problems, normally they will show themselves as stair stepping cracks in the brickwork, horizontal cracks that run along the foundation or along basement walls. Sometimes, you will see that the doors and windows will not open or close easily or there may be cracks at the corners of them. You may also have an issue where the basement walls are coming into the basement. While these issues may not seem problematic 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 problems and determine what type of a repair needs to be performed.

It is good that the most common foundation problems are caused by similar things and our experts are very good at noticing those problems. We can utilize a repair solution designed for your specific problem to permanently repair and stabilize the foundation or walls. If there is a sinking foundation, we can implement a series of foundation piers to stabilize the foundation. Depending on how bad it is and where it is, we will use either helical piers or push piers. Both are very strong and can stabilize your foundation. If you've got bowing basement walls, depending on how the severity of the bowing wall, there are some possible options. Our team can install a number of wall anchors which are 2 large plates and these are connected by a long, steel rod, or c shaped braces that we mount vertically against the problem area to force them back in line and stop further bowing, or even carbon fiber straps to strengthen along cracks and prevent the wall from bowing. If they are correctly installed, these products can repair the bowing wall and prevent it from coming out of alignment again.

Crawl Space Solutions

Crawl Space Encapsulation in University Park

In University Park, many of the homes were built with crawl space areas instead of basements. As long as there have been crawl spaces, they were built with open vents to the outside where were intended to help fresh air flow into the space and keep it dry. Unfortunately, this is rarely what happens. Having open vents allows 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. Studies have shown that up to ½ of the air in your home comes up through the crawl space so having the space protected from the weather and controlling excess humidity can improve the overall air quality in your home.

We have been working with crawl spaces as long as we have been in business and we know the most efficient way to close them off and control the humidity. This is done using a method called encapsulation which is the installation of a heavy duty liner, occasionally installed with insulation products, and are sturdy plastic and vinyl sheets as well as covers to close off existing vents and a heavy duty 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 your crawl space which will help keep any items there safe and allow you to use it for storage. After the crawl space is closed off, we can install an air filter and dehumidifier to improve the indoor air quality. It will prevent high levels of humidity in addition to removing pollutants from the air.

Additional Services

We also offer a number of services to help upgrade your basement. We can upgrade your 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 and resistant to mildew growth. If you are building a new home, our new construction waterproofing solutions can stop any water from entering the home before it can become a problem. If you've have a waterproofing system we did not install in place, we can perform our preventive maintenance service to ensure it continues to work at peak efficiency.

Contact Us

If you would like more information about the services 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 set up a meeting with a member of our team.

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