Perma-Seal Services in Wasco, Illinois

Interior Wall Waterproofing in Wasco

If your home floods when there are heavy rains or in the spring during the snow melt or you have cracks along your foundation, you already know there could be a real issue. Our team is here to assist 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 Wasco that are trained to correctly evaluate your problem and design a specialized solution for your problem that will ensure your home is properly repaired. When we install a waterproofing system or a repair solution, it is backed by years of industry experience and trusted products.

It is critical that if you've seen a problem with your basement, foundation, or crawl space that you contact an experienced repair company. We recommend this due to there are quite a few potentially dangerous problems that will arise with these issues including mildew, structural damage, and even catastrophic foundation damage. No matter if you're in need of our basement waterproofing services to protect your home, foundation repair products to stop foundation issues, or crawl space services to control humidity below the home, our professionals are here to help you.

Basement Waterproofing

New Construction Drainage System in Wasco

Your basement is a very important part of your home regardless of if you're using it as a storage area or have already finished the area. Due to this, it is necessary that the space is free of standing water and excess humidity and flooding are controlled. Since water can get into a basement through a number of possible places, there are a variety of repair options that we can install to prevent damage to the area. The most common places that water is entering is at cracks in the basement walls, which are usually in concrete or at mortar joints between blocks, at the cove joint, where the basement walls and floor connect, and finally at windows that may be at or even below the soil.

Regardless of where you're having the problem we've got solutions that will control, divert, and remove water from your basement. If you've got dripping cracks, the first step is installing a wall crack repair to prevent the crack from growing and leaking. When water is leaking at the cove or even at basement windows, having a custom drainage system installed will help remove the water from your basement. In some of the more problematic instances, typically with stone, brick, or block foundations on older homes, we can install an entire wall solution that is a full height heavy duty liner to collect and divert water. Occasionally there is already a waterproofing system in place but it is unable to keep up with the water, we can install a new, more powerful sump pump to help the system keep up with the demand. We aren't just installing systems, we can also evaluate the drainage in your yard to help keep water from standing at the foundation and seeping in.

Structural Foundation Repair

Bowing Basement Wall in Wasco

The foundation of your home is easily one of, if not the, most important areas of the home. It not only holds the building itself but it also forms the basement walls. When there are foundation problems, they will generally show themselves as stair-step cracks in your brickwork, long cracks that run along the foundation or along basement walls. You may also notice that your windows or doors will not open or close easily or there may be cracks at the corners of them. You may also see an issue where your basement walls are coming inward. While these problems may not seem serious at first, they are all indicative 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 in place.

Thankfully, the most common foundation problems stem from similar issues and our experts are very good at tracking down those problems. We can implement a repair product intended for your particular issue to permanently repair and stabilize the foundation or walls. If there is a sinking foundation, we can install 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 are very strong and can help stabilize your foundation. If you've got bowing basement walls, depending on how badly the wall is bowing, we have some possible options. We can install a number of wall anchors, these are 2 large steel plates that are connected by a long, steel rod, or c shaped braces that are installed directly against the problem area to force the section back in line and stop further bowing, or carbon fiber staples to strengthen weak areas and prevent the wall from bowing. When properly used, these products can correct the buckling wall and stop it from coming out of alignment again.

Crawl Space Solutions

Crawl Space Encapsulation in Wasco

In our area, many of the homes are built with crawl space areas in addition to basements. As long as there have been crawl spaces, they were constructed with open vents which was intended to increase fresh air flow into the space and keep it dry. Unfortunately, the opposite is usually what happens. Having open vents allows water to enter the space during rain and snow storms and the vents prevent proper evaporation which results in the humidity level staying too high which will eventually foster the growth of mildew. Up to 50% of the air in your home enters through the crawl space so ensuring this area is closed off from the elements and controlling excess humidity can improve the overall air quality in your home.

Our team has been working on crawl spaces since 1979 and we know the best way to close them off and control the humidity. This is done using a process known as encapsulation which is the installation of a series of vapor barriers, occasionally installed with insulation products, which are heavy duty plastic and vinyl sheeting as well as vent covers and a sturdy door that can seal the area completely and stop any excess moisture from entering. Encapsulation will also stop critters and animals from getting in your crawl space which will help keep any appliances there safe and allow you to use it for storage. Once your crawl space is encapsulated, we can install a combination dehumidifier and air filter. This will control any excess humidity as well as remove pollutants from the air.

Additional Services

We also offer a number of services to help add features to your basement. We can upgrade your basement windows to improve the air flow or provide additional light in the area. When waterproofing the basement, we can install 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. Even if you've already got a waterproofing system in place, we can perform our preventive maintenance service so you know it will continue to work at peak efficiency.

Contact Us

If you would like more information about the products above, feel free to fill out the form on our contact us page, visit our FAQ page or call us directly at 630-206-1177 and organize a consultation with a member of our team.

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