Perma-Seal Waterproofing Services in Yorkville, Illinois
It doesn't matter if your home has excess water during extended rains or as the snow melts in the spring time or you have cracks along your foundation, you already know there could be a real issue. Our team is here to assist when your home has any type of crawl space water, foundation settlement, or bowed basement wall problem. We use products that we've tested and methods that we've perfected over the years that we stand behind. We have a team of professionals in the Yorkville area that are trained to properly investigate your home and evaluate your problem to design a specific solution to that problem that will ensure your home is properly repaired. When our team installs a crawl space or basement waterproofing system or a repair solution, it is backed by years of experience and trusted products.
It is very important that as soon as you see a problem with your basement, foundation, or crawl space that you get in touch with an experienced repair company. We say this due to there are quite a few potentially dangerous problems that can arise with these issues including mildew, weakened structure, and even permanent foundation damage. It doesn't matter if you're in need of our basement waterproofing products to prevent water damage in your home, foundation repair products to prevent your home from sinking, or crawl space services to prevent damage to your floor joists, our experts are here to help you.
The basement is an important part of your home regardless of if it is being used for storage or have already finished the area. Due to this, it is important that the entire area is free of standing water and protected from flooding and excess humidity. Since water is able to get into a basement using a variety of different places, that means there have to be a number of repair solutions and products that we will install to keep the water under control. The main places that water is entering is through cracks in the walls, whether these are in concrete or at mortar joints between blocks, at the cove joint, which is where the wall and floor meet, and at the windows that are at or below grade.
Regardless of where the problem lies we have solutions that can control, divert, and remove the water from your basement. If you have leaky wall cracks, the first step is implementing 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 the windows, installing a custom drainage system can remove the water from your basement. In some of the more extreme locations, usually with older block, brick, or stone foundations, we will recommend installing one of our entire wall solution that is a floor to ceiling heavy duty liner to collect and divert water. Sometimes people already have a waterproofing system installed but it cannot keep up with the water, 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 upgrade the drainage in your yard to help stop water from sitting at the foundation and seeping in.
Structural Foundation Repair
The foundation of your home is quite possibly one of the most important parts. It not only supports the structure itself but it also forms the basement walls. When you've got foundation problems, they will generally show themselves in the form of stair-step cracks in your brickwork, long cracks that run along the foundation or across the basement walls. You may also notice that your doors or windows will stick when you open or close them or there may be cracks at the corners of them. You may also see an issue where your basement walls are buckling inward. While these issues may not seem serious at first, they are all indicative of a sinking or settling foundation and it is important to have an expert evaluate the foundation for problems to determine what type of a repair needs to be in place.
It is good that many foundation problems have very similar causes and our professionals are very good at noticing these problems. We can utilize a repair product that is for your particular issue to permanently repair and stabilize the foundation. If the problem is a sinking foundation, we will install a system of foundation piers to level the foundation. The location and amount of sinking will determine if we use helical or push piers. Both 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, it can be solved with some possible options. Our team can utilize a number of wall anchors, these are 2 large steel plates and these are connected by a long, steel rod, or c shaped braces that are installed directly against the cracks to force them back in line and stop further bowing, we also can apply carbon fiber staples to strengthen weak areas and prevent the wall from bowing. These products will correct the bowed wall and stop it from coming out of alignment.
Crawl Space Solutions
In our area, there are many homes that were built with crawl spaces and not basements. For a long time, they were created with open vents which was intended to increase air flow through the area and keep it dry. Unfortunately, the opposite is usually what happens. The vents allow water to get in when it rains or snows and the vents hinder airflow which results in the humidity level staying too high which will eventually 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 keeping the humidity levels low will increase the overall air quality in your home.
Perma-Seal has been working with crawl spaces as long as we have been in business and we know the most efficient way to seal them off and control excess humidity. This is done using a method known as encapsulation which is the installation of a thick liner or vapor barrier, sometimes accompanied by insulation products, and are thick plastic and vinyl sheeting as well as covers to close off existing vents and a heavy duty door that will close off the area totally and stop any unwanted moisture from entering. Closing the area will also stop pests and animals from moving in your crawl space which will keep any appliances there safe and allow you to use it for storage. Once your crawl space is encapsulated, we will install an air filter and dehumidifier to improve the indoor air quality. This will prevent high levels of humidity in addition to removing pollutants from the air.
We also offer a variety of services to upgrade your basement area. We have basement windows to increase the air flow or provide additional 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, our new construction waterproofing solutions can prevent 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 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 set up a meeting with one of our experts.