Foundation, Basement, and Crawl Space Services in West Chicago, Illinois

Structural Foundation Repair in West Chicago

It doesn't matter if your home floods during heavy rains or when the snow is melting in the spring or you've got cracks in the foundation, you already know there could be a real problem. Our team is here to assist when you've got any kind of crawl space water, foundation settlement, or buckling basement wall problem. Our team uses products that we've tested and methods that we've perfected over the years that our team stands behind. We have a team of experts in West Chicago that are trained to correctly evaluate your problem to design a specific solution for your problem that will ensure your home is safe and protected. When our team installs a crawl space or basement waterproofing system or a repair solution, it is strengthened by years of experience and trusted products.

It is critical that once you find a problem with the basement, foundation, or crawl space that you contact a trusted repair company. We recommend this as there are some potentially dangerous issues that will accompany these issues including mildew, weakened structure, and even permanent foundation damage. If you require our basement waterproofing services to control water entering your home, foundation repair products to stop cracks from growing in the foundation, or crawl space services to control water in the crawl space, our team is here to help you.

Basement Waterproofing

Exterior Wall Waterproofing in West Chicago

Your basement is a very important part of the home whether it is only being used as storage or have already finished the area. This means it is necessary that the entire area is free of standing water and protected from flooding and excess humidity. Since water can get into the basement using a number of possible places, there are a variety of repair options that we can install to keep the water under control. The most common places that water is entering is through 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 meet, and at windows that are at or below grade.

No matter where you're having the problem we've got solutions that can control, divert, and eject water from the basement. If you've got leaky wall cracks, the first thing to do is installing a wall crack repair procedure to control the crack growth and leaking. When water is leaking at the cove joint or even basement windows, installing a custom drainage system will remove the water from the basement. In some of the more problematic cases, occasionally with old homes that have stone, block, or brick foundations, we can recommend installing one of our entire wall solution that is comprised of a floor to ceiling heavy duty liner that will collect and divert water. Occasionally there is already a waterproofing system in place but it cannot keep up with demand, we can install a new, upgraded sump pump to make the system as good as new. On top of installing systems, we can also help you upgrade the drainage in the yard to help keep water from standing at the foundation and seeping in.

Structural Foundation Repair

Bowing Basement Wall in West Chicago

The homes foundation is easily one of, if not the, most important areas of the home. It not only supports the home itself but it also creates the basement walls. When there are foundation problems, they will generally manifest themselves as diagonal cracks in the brickwork, cracks that run along the foundation or across basement walls. Sometimes, you will see that the windows and doors will not open or close easily or even cracks at the corners of them. You may also have an issue where the basement walls are coming inward. You may not think these problems seem problematic when you notice them, they are all indicators of a sinking or settling foundation and it is important to have an expert evaluate the foundation for specific problems to determine if a repair needs to be in place.

Thankfully, the most common foundation problems are caused by similar things and our experts are very good at noticing those issues. We can utilize a repair solution designed for your particular problem to permanently repair and stabilize the foundation or walls. If the problem is a uneven foundation, we can implement a series of foundation piers to stabilize the foundation. We will install either push piers or helical piers, depending on where and how bad the sinking is. Both types of piers are very strong and can stabilize your foundation. If you've got bowing basement walls, depending on how much the wall is buckling, it can be solved with a few potential options. Our team can utilize a system of wall anchors which are 2 large plates that are connected by a long, steel rod, or c shaped braces that sit vertically against the problem area to push them back in line and prevent further bowing, or carbon fiber straps and staples to strengthen along cracks and prevent the wall from bowing. When properly used, these products can straighten the buckling wall and stop it from coming out of alignment.

Crawl Space Solutions

Crawl Space Repair Solutions in West Chicago

In our area, many of the homes are built with crawl spaces instead of basements. For a long time, they were constructed with vents which was intended to increase fresh air flow into the area 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 can foster the growth of mildew. Up to 50% of the air in your home can come up through the crawl space so ensuring this area is closed off from the outside and controlling excess humidity can improve the overall air quality in your home.

Our team has been helping customers with their crawl spaces as long as we have been in business and we know the proper way to seal them off and control high humidity. We do this using a method called encapsulation which is the installation of a heavy duty liner, occasionally installed with insulation products, which are heavy duty plastic and vinyl sheeting as well as covers to close off existing vents and a heavy duty door that can close off the area totally and stop any excess moisture from entering. Encapsulation will also stop pests and animals from getting in the crawl space which will keep any items there safe and allow you to use it for storage. After the 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.

Additional Services

We also provide a number of services to add features to the basement and crawl space areas of your home. We can upgrade your basement windows to improve the air flow or provide additional light in the area. During basement waterproofing, we can install a wall system that is waterproof as well as 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 competitors waterproofing system in place, we can perform our preventive maintenance inspection so you know it will continue to work at peak efficiency.

Contact Us

If you are interested in any of the solutions above, please 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 a member of our team.

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