Basement and Foundation Waterproofing and Repair Services in Worth, Illinois
It doesn't matter if your home experiences flooding during extended rains or in the spring during the snow melt or you've got cracks in your foundation, you know this is a serious issue. Perma-Seal Basement Systems is ready to provide assistance when your home has any kind of basement or crawl space flooding, sinking foundation, or buckling foundation wall problem. Our team uses products that we've tested and methods that we've perfected over the years that we stand behind. We have a team of experts in the Worth area that are trained to correctly evaluate your problem and design a unique solution for your problem that will keep your home safe and protected. When our team installs a waterproofing system or a repair solution, it is strengthened by years of experience and trusted products.
It is crucial that once you see an issue with your crawl space, foundation, or basement that you get in touch with an experienced repair company. We recommend this due to there are quite a few additional issues that can accompany these issues such as mildew, weakened structure, and even catastrophic foundation damage. No matter if you require our basement waterproofing products to protect your home, foundation repair products to stop cracks from growing in the foundation, or crawl space services to control humidity below the home, our team is here to help you.
The basement is an important area of your home regardless of if it is being used as storage or if you have a finished space down there. Due to this, it is necessary that the space is dry and any flooding is prevented. Because water is able to get into a basement using a variety of possible paths, there are a number of repair solutions and products that we can utilize to keep the area safe. The main places that water leaks in is at cracks in the walls, whether these are in concrete or at the joints where the blocks meet, at the cove joint, where the wall and floor meet, and at the windows that may be at or below the soil.
Regardless of where the problem lies there are solutions that can control, divert, and eject the water from your basement. If there are leaky wall cracks, the first thing to do is implementing a wall crack repair procedure to prevent the crack from growing and leaking. If the water is coming in at the cove or even your windows, having a custom drainage system installed can help remove the water from your basement. In some extreme cases, occasionally with old homes that have stone, block, or brick foundations, we can recommend installing an entire wall solution that is made up of a floor to ceiling heavy duty liner that will collect and divert water. If you've already got a waterproofing system in the basement but it is unable to keep up with the water, we can install a new, upgraded sump pump to help the system keep up with the demand. In addition to installing systems, we can also upgrade the drainage in your yard to help prevent water from sitting 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 supports the structure itself but it also creates the basement walls. If you've got foundation problems, they will generally show themselves as diagonal cracks in your outside brickwork, horizontal cracks that run along the foundation or along the basement walls. Sometimes, you will see that your doors will not open or close easily or even cracks at the corners of them. You may also see a problem where your basement walls are bowing inward. You may not think these problems seem problematic when you notice them, each of them are indicators of a sinking or settling foundation and they should be evaluated by an expert for problems and determine what type of a repair needs to be performed.
Thankfully, many foundation problems have very similar causes and our experts are very good at noticing those issues. We can utilize a repair product that is for your exact issue to permanently repair and stabilize the foundation or walls. If there is a settling foundation, we can implement a series of foundation piers to correct the problem. Depending on how bad it is and where it is, we will use either helical piers or push piers. 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 the severity of the bowing wall, it can be solved with a few potential options. Our team can install a system of wall anchors which are 2 large steel plates that are connected by a long, steel rod, or c shaped braces that are installed directly against the cracks to push the section back in line and stop further bowing, we also can apply carbon fiber straps and staples to strengthen along cracks and prevent the wall from bowing. These products can straighten the buckling wall and stop it from coming out of alignment again.
Crawl Space Solutions
In the greater Chicagoland area, there are many homes that are built with crawl spaces in addition to basements. For many years, these were built with vents which was intended to increase fresh air flow into the space and keep it dry. Unfortunately, the opposite is usually what happens. Having open vents allows water to enter the space when it rains or snows and then it never leaves which causes the humidity levels to stay high which will eventually foster the growth of mildew. Up to ½ of the air in your home comes up through the crawl space so having the space closed off from the elements and keeping the humidity levels low can increase the overall air quality in your home.
Perma-Seal has been enclosing crawl spaces since we opened our doors and we know the most efficient way to close them off and control the humidity. This is done using a process called encapsulation which is the installation of a thick liner or vapor barrier, occasionally installed with insulation products, and are sturdy 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 unwanted moisture from entering. Closing the area will also stop critters and animals from getting in your crawl space which will help keep any items there safe and allow you to use it for storage. After your crawl space is encapsulated, we can install an air filter and dehumidifier to improve the indoor air quality. It will control any excess humidity in addition to removing pollutants from the air.
We also provide a variety of services to help upgrade your basement. We carry basement windows to increase the air flow or provide additional light in the area. When waterproofing the basement, we can help with pre-finishing the area by installing a wall system that is waterproof and resistant to the growth of mildew. When you are building a new home, our new construction waterproofing solutions can stop any water from entering the home before it can become a problem. If you've have a competitors waterproofing system in place, we can perform our preventive maintenance testing to ensure it continues to work at peak efficiency.
If you would like to talk to someone about the products 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 set up a consultation with a member of our team.
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