Basement and Foundation Repair Services in Warrenville, Illinois

Interior Wall Waterproofing in Warrenville

It doesn't matter if your basement experiences flooding during heavy rains or in the spring time when the snow melts or you've got cracks in the foundation, you already know there could be a real issue. Our team is ready to help when your home has any type of basement flooding, sinking foundation, or buckling foundation wall problem. We use time tested products and methods that our team stands behind. We have a team of experts in Warrenville that are trained to properly evaluate your problem to implement a specific solution for your problem that will keep your home properly protected. When our team installs a basement waterproofing system or a repair solution, it is strengthened by years of experience and trusted products.

It is critical that as soon as you've seen a problem with the foundation, crawl space or basement that you contact an experienced repair company. We recommend this due to there are quite a few additional issues that can happen along with these issues including mildew, reduced structural integrity, and even catastrophic foundation damage. It doesn't matter if you're needing our basement waterproofing services to protect your home, foundation repair products to prevent your home from sinking, or crawl space services to prevent unnecessary damage under your home, our professionals are here to help you.

Basement Waterproofing

Basement Wall Crack Repair in Warrenville

Your basement is an important part of the home regardless of if it is being used as a storage area or have already finished the area. Because of this, it is necessary that the space is free of standing water and excess humidity and flooding are controlled. Due to the fact that water can get into your basement by a number of possible paths, that means there have to be a variety of repair possibilities that we can install to prevent damage to the area. The main places that we see water leaks is through 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 connect, and at windows that are at or below grade.

No matter where you're having the problem we've got solutions that will collect, divert, and remove the water from the basement. If there are dripping wall cracks, the first thing to do is installing a wall crack repair procedure to stop the crack from leaking and growing. When the water is leaking at the cove or even basement windows, having a custom drainage system installed can help remove the water from the basement. In some of the more problematic cases, occasionally with older block, brick, or stone foundations, we can recommend installing an entire wall solution that is a full height liner that will collect and divert water. Occasionally there is already a waterproofing system installed but it cannot keep up with demand, we can install a new, more powerful sump pump to make the system as good as new. On top of installing systems, we can also help you evaluate the drainage in the yard to help stop water from pooling next to the home and seeping in.

Structural Foundation Repair

Bowed Wall Repair - Wall Anchors in Warrenville

The foundation of your home is quite possibly one of the most important areas of the home. It not only supports the building itself but it also forms the basement walls. When there are foundation problems, they will generally manifest themselves as stair stepping cracks in the outside brickwork, cracks that run along the foundation or across the basement walls. Sometimes, you will see that the windows will not open or close easily or there may be cracks at the corners of them. You may also see a problem where the basement walls are coming into the basement. While these problems may not seem serious when you notice them, each of them are indicators of a sinking or settling foundation which should be looked at by a professional for particular problems to 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 professionals are very good at evaluating those issues. We can utilize a repair product that is for your particular issue to permanently repair and stabilize the foundation or walls. If the problem is a sinking foundation, we can implement a system 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 types of piers are very strong and can help stabilize your foundation. If your basement walls are bowing, depending on how much the wall is buckling, there are some potential options. We can install a series of wall anchors, these are 2 large steel plates 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 prevent further bowing, or carbon fiber straps and staples to strengthen weak areas and prevent the wall from bowing. If they are correctly installed, these products can straighten the buckling wall and prevent it from coming out of alignment again.

Crawl Space Solutions

Crawl Space Encapsulation in Warrenville

In our area, there are many homes that are built with crawl spaces instead of basements. As long as there have been crawl spaces, these were built with open vents to the outside where were intended to help air flow into the space and keep it dry. Unfortunately, this is rarely what happens. Having open vents allows water to get in during rain and snow storms and then it never leaves which causes the humidity levels to stay high which will eventually harbor the growth of mildew. Studies have shown that up to 50% of the air in your home can come up through the crawl space so ensuring this area is protected from the elements and keeping the humidity levels low can improve the overall air quality in your home.

We have been encapsulating 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 method called encapsulation which is the installation of a series of vapor barriers, sometimes accompanied by insulation products, and are sturdy plastic and vinyl sheeting as well as covers to close off existing vents and a sturdy door that can seal the area totally and prevent any unwanted moisture from entering. Encapsulation will also prevent rodents and animals from getting in the crawl space which will help keep any items there safe and allow you to use it for storage. Once the crawl space is protected, we can install an air quality control system which is a dehumidifier and air filter. It will reduce the excess humidity to a proper level in addition to removing pollutants from the air.

Additional Services

We also provide a number of services to help improve the basement and crawl space areas of your home. We carry basement windows to improve the air flow or provide additional light in the area. When waterproofing the basement, 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. If 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 already got a waterproofing system in place, we can perform our preventive maintenance inspection to ensure it continues to work at peak efficiency.

Contact Us

If you are interested in any of the products above, feel free to fill out the form on our contact us page, visit our frequently asked questions page or call us directly at 630-206-1177 and set up a consultation with a member of our team.

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