Perma-Seal Waterproofing Services in Dyer, Indiana
If your home experiences flooding when there are heavy rains or as the snow melts in the spring time or there are large 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 basement water, sinking foundation, or bowed foundation 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 Dyer that are trained to correctly investigate your home and evaluate your problem to implement a specific solution to that problem that will keep your home properly protected. When we install a crawl space or basement waterproofing system or a repair solution, it is strengthened by years of industry experience and trusted products.
It is very important that as soon as you see an issue with your crawl space, foundation, or basement that you contact a trusted repair company. We recommend this due to there are a number of additional issues that can arise with these issues such as mildew, structural damage, and even catastrophic foundation damage. No matter if you are in need of our basement waterproofing products to stop water damaging your home, foundation repair services to stabilize your foundation, or crawl space services to control water in the crawl space, our experts are here to help you.
Your basement is an important area of your home whether you're using it for storage or have already finished the area. Because of this, it is necessary that the area is free of standing water and excess humidity is controlled. Due to the fact that water can get into the basement using a number of possible places, there are a variety of repair solutions and products that we can install to keep the area safe. The primary places that water is entering is at cracks in the basement walls, which are usually in concrete or at mortar joints between blocks, at the cove joint, which is where the basement walls and floor connect, and finally at windows that are at or below grade.
Regardless of where the problem may be, we've got solutions that can control, transport, and eject the water from your basement. If you have leaking wall cracks, the first thing to do is implementing a wall crack repair to control the crack growth and leaking. If the water is coming in at the cove joint or even at your 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 can recommend installing an 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 demand, we can install a new, upgraded sump pump to make the system as good as new. We aren't just installing systems, we can also help you evaluate the drainage in your yard to help prevent water from sitting at the foundation and seeping in.
Structural Foundation Repair
Your homes foundation is quite possibly one of, if not the, most important parts. It not only holds the structure itself but it also is the basement walls. If you've got foundation problems, usually, they will present themselves in the form of stair-step cracks in your brickwork, horizontal cracks that run along the foundation or across the basement walls. Sometimes, you will see that your doors or windows will get stuck or even cracks at the corners of them. You may also have an issue where your basement walls are bowing into the area. While these issues may not seem critical 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 to determine what type of a repair needs to be performed.
Thankfully, many foundation problems are caused by similar things and our team is very good at tracking down those issues. We can offer a repair product intended for your specific issue to permanently repair and stabilize the foundation. If there is a sloping foundation, we can 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 are very strong and are able to stabilize your foundation. If you've got bowing basement walls, depending on how much the wall is buckling, we have a few possible options. We can utilize a system of wall anchors, these are 2 large plates connected by a long, steel rod, or c shaped braces that are installed directly against the cracks to force the section back in line and control further bowing, or even carbon fiber straps to strengthen weak areas and prevent the wall from bowing. These products can repair the bowed wall and prevent it from coming out of alignment.
Crawl Space Solutions
In Dyer, there are many homes that were built with crawl space areas instead of basements. As long as there have been crawl spaces, they were built with vents which was intended to increase air flow through the area and keep it dry. Unfortunately, this is rarely what happens. Having open vents allows water to enter the space during rain and snow storms and then it never leaves which results in the humidity level staying too high which can foster 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 elements and keeping the humidity levels low can increase the overall air quality in your home.
We have been working on crawl spaces since 1979 and we know the best way to seal them off and control excess humidity. We do this using a method called 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 vent covers and a heavy duty door that can close off the area completely and prevent any unwanted moisture from entering. This will also prevent bugs and animals from getting in your crawl space which will keep any appliances there safe and allow you to use it for storage. Once your crawl space is protected, we can install an air filter and dehumidifier to improve the indoor air quality. It will prevent high levels of humidity in addition to removing pollutants from the air.
We also offer a number of services to add features to your basement area. We carry basement windows to increase the air flow or increase the amount of light in the area. After we install a waterproofing system, we can help with pre-finishing the area by installing a wall system that is both waterproof as well as resistant to the growth of mildew. When you are building a new home, we can install a system of new construction waterproofing systems to prevent any potential future water problems. Even if you've already got a waterproofing system in place, we can perform our preventive maintenance testing so you know it will continue 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 frequently asked questions page or give us a call at 630-206-1177 and organize a consultation with a member of our team.