Perma-Seal Repair Services in Wayne, Illinois

Interior Wall Waterproofing in Wayne

When your downstairs area has excess water during heavy rains or as the snow melts in the spring time or you've got large cracks in the foundation, you know there could be a real issue. Our experts are here to provide assistance when there is any type of crawl space flooding, sinking foundation, or bowing basement wall problem. Our team uses methods and products that we have thoroughly tested over the years that our team stands behind. We have a team of professionals in Wayne that are trained to properly evaluate your problem to implement a specialized solution to that problem that will ensure your home is properly repaired. When we install a basement or crawl space 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 an issue with the craw space, basement, or foundation that you contact an experienced repair company. We recommend this as there are some potentially dangerous issues that will arise with these issues such as mildew, weakened structure, and even permanent foundation damage. It doesn't matter if you're in need of our basement waterproofing products to stop water damaging your home, foundation repair services to prevent your home from sinking, or crawl space services to prevent unnecessary damage under your home, our experts are here to help you.

Basement Waterproofing

Exterior Basement Wall Crack Repair in Wayne

Your basement is an important part of the home whether you're using it as a storage area or have finished the area. This means it is necessary that the space is free of standing water and excess humidity and flooding are controlled. Due to the fact that water is able to get into a basement by a variety of possible paths, there are a variety of repair possibilities that we can utilize 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 mortar joints between blocks, at the cove joint, where the foundation wall and floor meet, and finally at any windows that may be at or below the soil.

Regardless of where you're having the problem we have solutions that can control, transport, and remove water from the basement. If you've got leaky cracks, the first thing to do is implementing a wall crack repair to prevent the crack from growing and leaking. When water is leaking at the cove joint or even the windows, having a custom drainage system installed will remove the water from the basement. In some problematic instances, usually with older block, brick, or stone foundations, we can install an entire wall solution that is comprised of a full height heavy duty liner to collect and divert water. Occasionally there is already a waterproofing system in the basement but it struggles to keep up with demand, we can replace it with a new, more powerful sump pump to breathe new life into the system. On top of installing systems, we can also evaluate the drainage in the yard to help keep water from sitting at the foundation and seeping in.

Structural Foundation Repair

Bowed Wall Repair - Carbon Fiber Straps in Wayne

Your homes foundation is quite possibly one of the most important areas of the home. It not only supports the structure itself but it also forms the basement walls. When you've got foundation problems, normally they will manifest themselves in the form of stair stepping cracks in the outside brickwork, horizontal cracks that run the length of the foundation or across basement walls. You may also notice that the doors will stick when you open or close them or even cracks at the corners of them. There may also be an issue where the basement walls are pressing inward. While these problems may not seem problematic at first, they are all indicative of a sinking or settling foundation and it is important to have an expert evaluate the foundation for particular problems to determine if a repair needs to be performed.

Thankfully, the most common foundation problems stem from similar issues and our professionals are very good at spotting these issues. We can offer a repair solution that is for your exact issue to permanently repair and stabilize the foundation. If you have a sinking foundation, we can implement a series of foundation piers to correct the problem. The location and amount of sinking will determine if we use helical or push piers. Both are very strong and can stabilize your foundation. If your basement walls are bowing, depending on how badly the wall is bowing, it can be solved with a few different options. Our team can install a series of wall anchors, these are 2 large plates that are connected by a long, steel rod, or tall braces that sit vertically against the problem area to force the section back in line and prevent further bowing, or even carbon fiber straps to strengthen weak spots and prevent the wall from bowing. When properly used, these products can straighten the bowing wall and stop it from coming out of alignment.

Crawl Space Solutions

Crawl Space Encapsulation in Wayne

In Wayne, there are many homes that are built with crawl space areas in addition to basements. For many years, they were constructed with vents which was intended to increase air flow into the space and keep it dry. Unfortunately, this is rarely what happens. Having open vents allows water to enter the space when it rains or snows and the vents hinder airflow which results in the humidity level staying too high which will eventually harbor the growth of mildew. We have found that up to half of the air in your home enters through the crawl space so having the space protected from the elements and keeping the humidity levels low can increase the overall air quality in your home.

Our team has been dealing with crawl spaces as long as we have been in business and we know the most efficient way to seal them off and control high humidity. We do this using a process called encapsulation which is the installation of a thick liner or vapor barrier, occasionally installed with insulation products, which are heavy duty plastic and vinyl sheeting as well as covers to close off existing vents and a sturdy door that can close off the area totally and stop any excess moisture from entering. This will also stop rodents and animals from getting in the crawl space which will keep any equipment 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 variety of services to improve your basement area. We can upgrade your basement windows to increase 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 waterproof and resistant to the growth of mildew. If you are building a new home, our new construction waterproofing solutions can stop any potential future water problems. Even if you've have a competitors waterproofing system 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 solutions 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 one of our experts.

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