Basement and Foundation Services in Verona, Illinois
Whether your home experiences flooding when there are extended rains or in the spring during the snow melt or you have cracks in your foundation, you know there could be a real issue. Our experts are here to provide assistance when you've got any type of basement flooding, sinking foundation, or buckling foundation 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 Verona that are trained to properly investigate your home and evaluate your problem and implement a unique solution for your problem that will ensure your home is properly protected. When we install a basement waterproofing system or a repair solution, it is strengthened by years of experience and trusted products.
It is very important that as soon as you find an issue with your crawl space, foundation, or basement that you contact an experienced repair company. We recommend this due to there are a number of potentially dangerous issues that can accompany these issues including mildew, structural damage, and even permanent foundation damage. It doesn't matter if you're needing our basement waterproofing products to prevent water from entering your home, foundation repair products to prevent your home from sinking, or crawl space services to prevent mildew growth in the crawl space, our professionals are here to help you.
The basement is an important area of your home whether you're using it as storage or if you have a finished space down there. Because of this, it is important that the space is dry and any flooding is prevented. Due to the fact that water is able to get into your basement using a number of different paths, there are a number of repair options that we can install to keep the area safe. The primary places that we find water leaking is through cracks in the basement walls, whether these are in concrete or at the joints where the blocks meet, at the cove joint, where the basement walls and floor meet, and at windows that are at or below the soil.
Regardless of where the problem lies there are solutions that can control, transport, and remove water from your basement. If there are leaky wall cracks, the first step is installing a wall crack repair to stop the crack from leaking and growing. If water is leaking at the cove joint or even basement windows, installing a custom drainage system can remove the water from your basement. In some of the more extreme cases, typically with stone, brick, or block foundations on older homes, we can recommend installing one of our entire wall solution that is made up of a full height heavy duty liner to collect and divert water. If you've already got a waterproofing system in the basement but it cannot keep up with flooding water, we can install a new, upgraded sump pump to make the system as good as new. We aren't just installing systems, we can also help you improve the drainage in your 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, if not the, most important parts. It not only supports the building itself but it also creates the basement walls. If you have any foundation problems, usually, they will present themselves in the form of diagonal cracks in your outside brickwork, cracks that run the length of the foundation or along basement walls. You may also notice that your doors and windows will get stuck or even cracks at the corners of them. There may also be a problem where your basement walls are coming into the area. You may not think these issues seem problematic 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 problems and determine if a repair needs to be in place.
It is good that many foundation problems have very similar causes and our team is very good at spotting these issues. We can implement a repair solution designed for your particular issue to permanently repair and stabilize the foundation or walls. If there is a sinking foundation, we can 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 are very strong and are able to stabilize your foundation. If you've got bowing basement walls, depending on how much the wall is buckling, there are some potential options. Our team can install a series of wall anchors, these are 2 large steel plates connected by a long, steel rod, or tall braces that sit vertically against the cracks to push them back in line and control further bowing, we also can apply carbon fiber staples to strengthen weak spots and prevent the wall from bowing. If they are correctly installed, these products can repair the buckling wall and prevent it from coming out of alignment again.
Crawl Space Solutions
In Verona, there are many homes that are built with crawl space areas instead of basements. As long as there have been crawl spaces, these were built with vents to the outside where were intended to help air flow into the space 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 then it never leaves which results in the humidity level staying too high which will eventually facilitate the growth of mildew. Up to ½ of the air in your home has come up through the crawl space so ensuring the crawl space is protected from the weather and keeping the humidity levels low can increase the overall air quality in your home.
Perma-Seal has been working on crawl spaces as long as we have been in business and we know the best way to close them off and control high humidity. This is done using a process known as encapsulation which is the installation of a thick liner or vapor barrier, sometimes accompanied by insulation products, which are thick plastic and vinyl sheeting as well as vent covers and a sturdy door that can close off the area totally and prevent any excess moisture from entering. Encapsulation will also prevent critters and animals from settling in your crawl space which will keep any items there safe and allow you to use it for storage. Once your crawl space is closed off, we can install an air filter and dehumidifier to improve the indoor air quality. This will control any excess humidity in addition to removing pollutants from the air.
We also provide a number of services to improve the basement and crawl space areas of your home. We carry basement windows to increase the air flow or increase the amount of light in the area. During basement waterproofing, we can install a wall system that is waterproof and resistant to mildew growth. If you are building a new home, we can install a system of new construction waterproofing systems to prevent any water from entering the home before it can become a problem. Even 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.
If you would like to talk to someone about the services above, feel free 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 meeting with one of our experts.
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