Basement, Foundation, and Crawl Space Services in Burns Harbor, IN

Structural Foundation Repair in Burns Harbor

When your downstairs area experiences flooding during extended rains or as the snow melts in the spring time or you've got long cracks along your foundation, you know there could be a real issue. Perma-Seal Basement Systems is here to help when your home has any type of basement water, sinking foundation, or bowing basement wall problem. Our team uses methods and products that we have thoroughly tested over the years that we stand behind. We have a team of professionals in Burns Harbor that are trained to properly investigate your home and evaluate your problem and create a specialized solution to that problem that will ensure your home is properly protected. When our team implements a basement waterproofing system or a repair solution, it is backed by years of experience and trusted products.

It is critical that once you've found a problem with the basement, foundation, or crawl space that you get in touch with an experienced repair company. We recommend this because there are a number of additional problems that can arise with these issues such as black mold, structural damage, and even permanent foundation damage. No matter if you're needing our basement waterproofing products to stop water damaging your home, foundation repair services to stabilize your foundation, or crawl space services to prevent mold growth in the crawl space, our experts are here to help you.

Basement Waterproofing

FlexiSpan Wall Crack Repair in Burns Harbor

Your basement is a very important area of the home regardless of if it is only being used as storage or have already finished the area. This means it is necessary that the entire space is free of standing water and excess humidity is controlled. Because water can get into the basement through a variety of different paths, there are a number of repair options that we will use to keep the area safe. The main places that we find water leaking is through cracks in the basement walls, whether these are in concrete or at mortar joints between blocks, at the cove joint, where the basement wall and floor connect, and finally at windows that are at or even below grade.

Regardless of where you're having the problem we've got solutions that will control, transport, and remove the water from the basement. If you have dripping wall cracks, the first step is installing a wall crack repair procedure to prevent the crack from growing and leaking. If the water is leaking at the cove or even the windows, installing a custom drainage system can remove the water from the basement. In some extreme instances, occasionally with stone, brick, or block foundations on older homes, we will install an entire wall solution that is comprised of a full height liner to collect and divert water. Sometimes people already have a waterproofing system in place but it struggles 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 help you upgrade the drainage in the yard to help prevent water from standing next to the home and seeping in.

Structural Foundation Repair

Bowed Wall Repair - Carbon Fiber Straps in Burns Harbor

The homes foundation is quite possibly one of the most important parts. It not only supports the structure itself but it also forms the basement walls. If there are foundation problems, they will generally manifest themselves as stair-step cracks in your outside brickwork, horizontal cracks that run along the foundation or across the basement walls. Sometimes, you will see that your windows or doors 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 your basement walls are coming into the basement. You may not think these problems seem critical when you notice them, they are all indicators of a sinking or settling foundation and they should be evaluated by an expert for particular problems and determine what type of a repair needs to be in place.

It is good that many foundation problems are caused by similar things and our team is very good at evaluating these problems. We can utilize a repair product designed for your exact issue to permanently repair and stabilize the foundation. If there is a uneven foundation, we will implement a system of foundation piers to level the foundation. Depending on how bad it is and where it is, we will use either helical piers or push piers. Both are very strong and can help stabilize your foundation. If you have basement walls that are bowing, depending on how badly the wall is bowing, it can be solved with a few different options. Our team can install a number of wall anchors, these are 2 large plates connected by a long, steel rod, or c shaped braces that sit vertically against the problem area to push them back in line and stop further bowing, or even carbon fiber staples to strengthen weak areas and prevent the wall from bowing. If they are correctly installed, these products will correct the bowing wall and stop it from coming out of alignment.

Crawl Space Solutions

Crawl Space Encapsulation in Burns Harbor

In our area, many of the homes were built with crawl spaces instead of basements. As long as there have been crawl spaces, these were built with open vents to the outside where were intended to help fresh air flow through the space and keep it dry. Unfortunately, the opposite is usually what happens. Having open vents allows water to get in during rain and snow storms and then it never leaves which causes the humidity levels to stay high which will eventually harbor the growth of mold and mildew. Studies have shown that up to 50% of the air in your home has come up through the crawl space so ensuring this area is protected from the weather and keeping the humidity levels low will improve the overall air quality in your home.

We have been working on 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 process known as encapsulation which is the installation of a thick liner or vapor barrier, occasionally installed with insulation products, and are heavy duty plastic and vinyl sheeting as well as covers to close off existing vents and a sturdy door that will close off the area totally and stop any excess moisture from entering. Closing the area will also stop pests and animals from settling in the crawl space which will keep any equipment there safe and allow you to use it for storage. After your crawl space is protected, we will install an air filter and dehumidifier to improve the indoor air quality. It will reduce the excess humidity to a proper level as well as remove pollutants from the air.

Additional Services

We also provide a variety of services to improve your basement. We can upgrade, replace, or install new basement windows to improve the air flow or increase the amount of light in the area. During basement waterproofing, we can install our wall system as part of a pre-finishing service that is both waterproof and resistant to mold or mildew growth. When you are building a new home, our new construction waterproofing solutions can prevent any potential future water problems. If you've already got a waterproofing system in place, we can perform our preventive maintenance inspection to ensure it continues to work at peak efficiency.

Contact Us

If you are interested in any of the products above, feel free to fill out the form on our contact us page, visit our frequently asked questions page or give us a call at 630-206-1177 and organize a meeting with one of our experts.

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