Perma-Seal Services in Winfield, Illinois
It doesn't matter if your home has excess water during extended rains or in the spring time when the snow melts or you've got cracks in the foundation, you know there could be a real problem. We are here to help when there is any kind of crawl space flooding, foundation settlement, or buckling foundation wall problem. We use products that we've tested and methods that we've perfected over the years that our team stands behind. We have a team of professionals in Winfield that are trained to properly evaluate your problem and create a specialized solution for your problem that will ensure your home is properly protected. When our team implements a crawl space or basement waterproofing system or a repair solution, it is supported by years of industry experience and trusted products.
It is crucial that once you see an issue with your craw space, basement, or foundation that you get in touch with a trusted repair company. We recommend this due to there are quite a few additional issues that can happen along with these issues such as mildew, weakened structure, and even catastrophic foundation damage. No matter if you are in need of our basement waterproofing services to prevent water from entering your home, foundation repair products to prevent your home from sinking, or crawl space services to prevent unnecessary damage under your home, our experts are here to help you.
Your basement is an important part of your home whether you're using it as storage or have already finished the area. This means it is necessary that the entire area is dry and any flooding is prevented. Because water is able to get into a basement by a number of possible places, there are a variety of repair solutions and products that we can use to keep the area safe. The main places that we find water leaking is at cracks in the basement walls, whether these are in concrete or at the joints where the blocks meet, at the cove joint, where the basement wall and floor meet, and finally at the windows that are at or below the soil.
Regardless of where the problem may be, we've got solutions that can collect, transport, and eject water from your basement. If you have leaky basement cracks, the first step is installing a wall crack repair method to stop the crack from leaking and growing. When water is coming in at the cove or even at your windows, having a custom drainage system installed can remove the water from your basement. In some extreme locations, occasionally with stone, brick, or block foundations on older homes, we can recommend installing an entire wall solution that is a floor to ceiling heavy duty liner that will collect and divert water. Sometimes people already have a waterproofing system in place but it is unable to keep up with demand, we can install a new, more powerful sump pump to make the system as good as new. In addition to installing systems, we can also help you upgrade the drainage in your yard to assist with preventing water from standing at the foundation and seeping in.
Structural Foundation Repair
The homes foundation is quite possibly one of the most important parts. It not only supports the building itself but it also creates the basement walls. When you have any foundation problems, usually, they will manifest themselves in the form of diagonal cracks in the outside brickwork, cracks that run the length of the foundation or along basement walls. Sometimes, you will see that the doors and windows will stick when you open or close them or there may be cracks at the corners of them. You may also have an issue where the basement walls are pressing into the area. You may not think these issues seem problematic at first, 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 performed.
Thankfully, the most common foundation problems stem from similar issues and our experts are very good at spotting those issues. We can offer a repair product intended for your exact problem to permanently repair and stabilize the foundation. If you've got a settling 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 are able to stabilize your foundation. If you have basement walls that are bowing, depending on how badly the wall is bowing, we have a few different options. We can utilize a number of wall anchors, these are 2 large steel plates that are connected by a long, steel rod, or tall braces that we mount directly against the cracks to push them back in line and stop further bowing, or carbon fiber staples to strengthen weak spots and prevent the wall from bowing. When properly used, these products can repair the buckling wall and prevent it from coming out of alignment.
Crawl Space Solutions
In our area, there are many homes that were built with crawl space areas in addition to basements. For a long time, these were created with open vents to the outside where were intended to help air flow through the area and keep it dry. Unfortunately, the opposite is usually what happens. The vents allow water to enter the space when it rains or snows and the vents hinder airflow which causes the humidity levels to stay high which will eventually harbor the growth of mildew. We have found that up to ½ of the air in your home can come up through the crawl space so ensuring this area is protected from the outside and keeping the humidity levels low can increase the overall air quality in your home.
Our team has been working with crawl spaces since 1979 and we know the most efficient way to close 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, sometimes accompanied by insulation products, which are strong plastic and vinyl sheeting as well as vent covers and a sturdy door that can seal the area completely and prevent any excess moisture from entering. This will also prevent pests and animals from getting in your crawl space which will keep any appliances there safe and allow you to use it for storage. Once the crawl space is encapsulated, we can install an air filter and dehumidifier to improve the indoor air quality. It will prevent high levels of humidity as well as remove pollutants from the air.
We also provide a number of services to improve your basement. We have basement windows to increase the air flow or increase the amount of light in the area. During basement waterproofing, we can help with pre-finishing the area by installing a wall system that is waterproof as well as resistant to mildew growth. When you are building a new home, we can install a system of new construction waterproofing systems to stop any water from entering the home before it can become a problem. 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.
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 frequently asked questions page or call us directly at 630-206-1177 and schedule a meeting with a member of our team.