Foundation, Basement, and Crawl Space Services in Wheaton, Illinois

Basement Waterproofing in Wheaton

When your downstairs area has excess water during extended rains or as the snow melts in the spring time or you have long cracks along the foundation, you know there may be a serious problem. Our team is here to provide assistance when you have any type of crawl space flooding, sinking foundation, or bowed foundation wall problem. Our team uses time tested products and methods that we stand behind. We have a team of professionals in Wheaton that are trained to correctly evaluate your problem and create a specific solution to that problem that will keep your home properly repaired. 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 crucial that as soon as you find a problem with the craw space, basement, or foundation that you reach out to an experienced repair company. We say this because there are a number of potentially dangerous problems that can accompany these issues such as mildew, weakened structure, and even catastrophic foundation damage. If you're in need of our basement waterproofing services to protect your home, foundation repair services to stop foundation issues, or crawl space services to prevent mildew growth in the crawl space, our experts are here to help you.

Basement Waterproofing

Interior Basement Wall Crack Repair in Wheaton

Your basement is an important area of the home regardless of if it is being used for storage or if you have a finished space down there. Because of this, it is necessary that the entire area is free of standing water and any flooding is prevented. Due to the fact that water is able to get into the basement by a variety of different paths, there are a variety of repair possibilities that we will use to prevent damage to the area. The main places that water leaks in is through cracks in the foundation walls, which are usually in concrete or at mortar joints between blocks, at the cove joint, which is where the foundation walls and floor connect, and at windows that may be at or below grade.

No matter where the problem may be, we have solutions that can collect, divert, and remove the water from the basement. If there are leaky cracks, the first step is installing a wall crack repair procedure to prevent the crack from growing and leaking. When the water is coming in at the cove joint or even at your windows, having a custom drainage system installed can remove the water from the basement. In some of the more extreme cases, usually with old homes that have stone, block, or brick foundations, we will install one of our entire wall solution that is comprised of a floor to ceiling heavy duty liner to collect and divert water. If you've already got a waterproofing system installed but it is unable to keep up with flooding water, we can install a new, upgraded sump pump to breathe new life into the system. 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

Foundtion Piers in Wheaton

Your homes foundation is quite possibly one of, if not the, most important parts. It not only supports the structure itself but it also creates the basement walls. When you've got foundation problems, usually, they will show themselves as stair-step cracks in the brickwork, horizontal cracks that run the length of the foundation or across the basement walls. Sometimes, you will see that the doors and 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 area. You may not think these problems seem critical when you notice them, they are all indicative of a sinking or settling foundation and it is important to have an expert evaluate the foundation for particular problems and determine if a repair needs to be performed.

Thankfully, the most common foundation problems have very similar causes and our experts are very good at spotting those problems. We can offer a repair product that is for your exact problem to permanently repair and stabilize the foundation or walls. If you've got a uneven foundation, we will install a system 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 are able to stabilize your foundation. If your basement walls are bowing, depending on how badly the wall is bowing, we have a few different options. Our team can install a series of wall anchors which are 2 large plates and these are connected by a long, steel rod, or c shaped braces that sit directly against the cracks to force the section back in line and stop further bowing, or even carbon fiber straps and staples to strengthen weak spots and prevent the wall from bowing. These products will repair the bowed wall and prevent it from coming out of alignment again.

Crawl Space Solutions

Crawl Space Repair Solutions in Wheaton

In Wheaton, there are many homes that are built with crawl spaces instead of basements. For many years, these were built with open 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 get in when it rains or snows and the vents prevent proper evaporation which causes the humidity levels to stay high which will eventually foster the growth of mildew. Studies have shown that up to ½ of the air in your home has come up through the crawl space so having the space closed off from the outside and keeping the humidity levels low will improve the overall air quality in your home.

Perma-Seal has been working on crawl spaces since 1979 and we know the best way to seal them off and control excess humidity. This is done using a method known as encapsulation which is the installation of a heavy duty liner, sometimes accompanied by insulation products, which are heavy duty plastic and vinyl sheets as well as vent covers and a heavy duty door that will seal the area totally and prevent any excess moisture from entering. This will also prevent pests and animals from moving in the crawl space which will keep any items there safe and allow you to use it for storage. After the crawl space is protected, we will install a combination 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 add features to your basement area. We have basement windows to improve the air flow or increase the amount of light in the area. When waterproofing the basement, we can install a wall system that is waterproof and resistant to the growth of mildew. When you are building a new home, we can install a system of new construction waterproofing systems to stop any potential future water problems. 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 services above, please fill out the form on our contact us page, visit our frequently asked questions page or call us directly at 630-206-1177 and schedule a consultation with one of our experts.

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