Perma-Seal Services in Wayne, Illinois
It doesn't matter if your home floods when there are extended rains or as the snow melts in the spring time or there are long cracks in your foundation, you already know there could be a real issue. Our experts are ready to assist when there is any type of crawl space water, sinking foundation, or bowed basement wall problem. We use 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 correctly investigate your home and evaluate your problem and create a unique solution for your problem that will keep your home properly repaired. When we install a basement waterproofing system or a repair solution, it is supported by years of industry experience and trusted products.
It is critical that if you find a problem with your foundation, crawl space or basement that you reach out to a trusted repair company. We recommend this because there are some potentially dangerous issues that will accompany these issues such as mildew, structural damage, and even catastrophic foundation damage. It doesn't matter if you require our basement waterproofing services to prevent water from entering your home, foundation repair products to stop cracks from growing in the foundation, or crawl space services to prevent damage to your floor joists, our professionals are here to help you.
The basement is a very important area of your home whether it is only being used for storage or if you have a finished space down there. This means it is necessary that the entire space is dry and any type of flooding is prevented. Due to the fact that water can get into your basement using a number of different paths, there are a variety of repair options that we will use to keep the water under control. The primary places that water is entering is at cracks in the walls, whether these are in concrete or at mortar joints between blocks, at the cove joint, which is where the walls and floor meet, and finally at any windows that may be at or below grade.
No matter where the problem may be, we have solutions that can control, divert, and remove the water from your basement. If you've got leaky cracks, the first thing to do is implementing a wall crack repair method to stop the crack from leaking and growing. When the water is coming in at the cove or even at the windows, installing a custom drainage system will help remove the water from your basement. In some of the more problematic instances, occasionally with stone, brick, or block foundations on older homes, we will install an entire wall solution that is comprised of a full height heavy duty liner that will collect and divert water. If you've already got a waterproofing system in place but it struggles to keep up with demand, we can replace it with a new, upgraded sump pump to make the system as good as new. In addition to installing systems, we can also improve the drainage in your yard to help stop water from standing at the foundation and seeping in.
Structural Foundation Repair
The foundation of your home is easily one of the most important areas of the home. It not only holds the home itself but it also is the basement walls. When you have any foundation problems, they will generally manifest themselves as stair stepping cracks in your brickwork, cracks that run along the foundation or across the basement walls. You may also notice that your windows and doors will stick when you open or close them or even cracks at the corners of them. You may also have an issue where your basement walls are coming into the area. You may not think these issues seem problematic when you notice them, each of them are indicators of a sinking or settling foundation and it is important to have an expert evaluate the foundation for specific problems and determine if a repair needs to be in place.
Thankfully, the most common foundation problems have very similar causes and our experts are very good at evaluating those issues. We can utilize a repair product intended for your particular issue to permanently repair and stabilize the foundation or walls. If there is a sinking foundation, we will install a system of foundation piers to stabilize the foundation. The location and amount of sinking will determine if we use helical or push piers. Both types of piers are very strong and are able to stabilize your foundation. If you've got bowing basement walls, depending on how badly the wall is bowing, we have some possible options. Our team can install a number of wall anchors, these are 2 large plates and these are connected by a long, steel rod, or c shaped braces that sit vertically against the cracks to push them back in line and stop further bowing, or even carbon fiber straps to strengthen along cracks and prevent the wall from bowing. If they are correctly installed, these products will repair the bowed wall and prevent it from coming out of alignment.
Crawl Space Solutions
In Wayne, many of the homes were built with crawl space areas in addition to basements. For a long time, these were constructed with vents to the outside where were intended to help air flow through the space and keep it dry. Unfortunately, this is rarely what happens. The vents allow water to enter the space when it rains or snows 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 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 proper way to seal them off and control high humidity. This is done using a process called encapsulation which is the installation of a series of vapor barriers, sometimes accompanied by insulation products, which are strong plastic and vinyl sheeting as well as vent covers and a sturdy door that will close off the area completely and prevent any unwanted moisture from entering. This will also prevent pests 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 closed off, we will 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.
We also offer a number of services to help add features to the basement and crawl space areas of your home. We can upgrade your basement windows to increase the air flow or increase the amount of light in the area. When waterproofing the basement, we can install a wall system 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 water from entering the home before it can become a problem. If you've have a waterproofing system we did not install in place, we can perform our preventive maintenance service so you know it will continue to work at peak efficiency.
If you would like more information about the solutions above, don't hesitate to 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 a member of our team.
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