Foundation, Basement, and Crawl Space Waterproofing Services in Vernon Hills, Illinois

Basement Waterproofing in Vernon Hills

If your basement has excess water when there are extended rains or in the spring during the snow melt or you have long cracks along the foundation, you know this can be a real problem. We are ready to provide assistance when you've got any type of basement or crawl space 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 Vernon Hills that are trained to properly evaluate your problem to create a specialized solution for your problem that will ensure your home is safe and protected. When we install a basement waterproofing system or a repair solution, it is strengthened by years of industry experience and trusted products.

It is crucial that once you've found a problem with your crawl space, foundation, or basement that you reach out to a trusted repair company. We recommend this due to there are quite a few additional issues that can arise with these issues including mildew, structural damage, and even catastrophic foundation damage. If you need our basement waterproofing services to protect your home, foundation repair products to prevent your home from sinking, or crawl space services to control mildew growth in the crawl space, our team is here to help you.

Basement Waterproofing

Interior Basement Wall Crack Repair in Vernon Hills

Your basement is an important area of your home whether you're using it as storage or have finished the area. This means it is necessary that the entire area is dry and excess humidity is controlled. Due to the fact that water is able to get into your basement using a variety of possible paths, there needs to be a number of repair solutions and products that we will use to keep the water under control. The most common places that water leaks in is at cracks in the foundation walls, which are usually in concrete or at the joints where the blocks meet, at the cove joint, where the foundation wall and floor meet, and finally at any windows that may be at or even below grade.

No matter where the problem lies we've got solutions that will control, divert, and remove the water from your basement. If you have leaking cracks, the first step is installing a wall crack repair procedure to prevent the crack from growing and leaking. When the water is coming in at the cove or even at the windows, having a custom drainage system installed can help remove the water from your basement. In some of the more problematic cases, typically with stone, brick, or block foundations on older homes, we will install an entire wall solution that is comprised of a full height liner that will collect and divert water. If you've already got a waterproofing system in the basement 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. On top of installing systems, we can also help you upgrade the drainage in your yard to help prevent water from standing next to the home and seeping in.

Structural Foundation Repair

Bowing Basement Wall in Vernon Hills

The foundation of your home is quite possibly one of the most important parts. It not only holds the building itself but it also is the basement walls. When you have any foundation problems, they will generally present themselves as diagonal cracks in the outside brickwork, horizontal cracks that run along the foundation or across the basement walls. Sometimes, you will see that the windows will get stuck or even cracks at the corners of them. You may also see a problem where the basement walls are bowing into the basement. While these problems may not seem critical when you notice them, each of them are indicative of a sinking or settling foundation and it is important to have an expert evaluate the foundation for problems to determine if a repair needs to be in place.

Thankfully, many foundation problems are caused by similar things and our team is very good at noticing these issues. We can offer a repair solution intended for your specific problem to permanently repair and stabilize the foundation or walls. If you've got a settling foundation, we will implement 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 types of piers are very strong and are able to stabilize your foundation. If your basement walls are bowing, depending on how badly the wall is bowing, it can be solved with a few potential options. Our team can utilize a series of wall anchors, these are 2 large steel plates and these are connected by a long, steel rod, or c shaped braces that are installed vertically against the cracks to push the section back in line and control further bowing, or even carbon fiber straps and staples to strengthen weak spots and prevent the wall from bowing. These products will repair the bowing wall and prevent it from coming out of alignment.

Crawl Space Solutions

Crawl Space Repair Solutions in Vernon Hills

In Vernon Hills, there are many homes that were built with crawl space areas instead of basements. For many years, they were constructed with open vents which was intended to increase fresh air flow through the area and keep it dry. Unfortunately, this is rarely what happens. Having open vents allows water to get in when it rains or snows and then it never leaves 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 has come up through the crawl space so ensuring this area is closed off from the elements and controlling excess humidity will increase the overall air quality in your home.

Perma-Seal has been helping customers with their crawl spaces since we opened our doors and we know the best way to close them off and control excess humidity. We do this using a process known as encapsulation which is the installation of a series of vapor barriers, occasionally installed with insulation products, and are strong plastic and vinyl sheeting as well as vent covers and a heavy duty door that will close off the area totally and prevent any unwanted moisture from entering. This will also prevent bugs and animals from getting in your crawl space which will help keep any equipment there safe and allow you to use it for storage. Once the crawl space is encapsulated, we will 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 provide a variety of services to help add features to your basement area. We carry basement windows to increase the air flow or provide additional 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 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 inspection to ensure it continues to work at peak efficiency.

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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 give us a call at 630-206-1177 and organize a meeting with one of our experts.

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