Foundation, Basement, and Crawl Space Waterproofing Services in Kouts, Indiana
If your downstairs area has excess water when there are extended rains or in the spring time when the snow melts or you have large cracks along your foundation, you already know this is a serious problem. We are ready to assist when you have any type of basement water, sinking foundation, or buckling foundation wall problem. Our team uses time tested products and methods that our team stands behind. We have a team of professionals in Kouts that are trained to correctly investigate your home and evaluate your problem and come up with a specialized solution to that problem that will keep your home properly protected. When our team installs a basement or crawl space waterproofing system or a repair solution, it is strengthened by years of experience and trusted products.
It is very important that if you've seen an issue with the craw space, basement, or foundation that you reach out to an experienced repair company. We recommend this as there are some additional problems that will arise with these issues such as mildew, structural damage, and even permanent foundation damage. If you are needing our basement waterproofing products to prevent water from entering your home, foundation repair services to prevent your home from sinking, or crawl space services to control humidity below the home, our professionals are here to help you.
Your basement is a very important area of the home whether it is being used as storage or have already finished the area. Because of this, it is important that the entire space is free of standing water and protected from flooding and excess humidity. Because water is able to get into your basement by a variety of different places, there are a number of repair options that we will utilize to keep the water under control. The primary places that water leaks in is through cracks in the walls, which are usually in concrete or at the joints where the blocks meet, at the cove joint, where the wall and floor meet, and finally at windows that are at or below the soil.
Regardless of where the problem may be, we have solutions that will collect, divert, and remove the water from the basement. If you've got leaky cracks, the first step is installing a wall crack repair method to stop the crack from leaking and growing. If the water is coming in at the cove joint or even your windows, having a custom drainage system installed will remove the water from the basement. In some of the more problematic locations, occasionally with old homes that have stone, block, or brick foundations, we will recommend installing an entire wall solution that is a full height liner that will collect and divert water. Sometimes people already have a waterproofing system in the basement but it is unable to keep up with flooding water, we can install a new, more powerful sump pump to breathe new life into the system. In addition to installing systems, we can also evaluate the drainage in the yard to help keep water from standing at the foundation and seeping in.
Structural Foundation Repair
The foundation of your home is quite possibly one of, if not the, most important parts. It not only supports the structure itself but it also forms the basement walls. If you have any foundation problems, they will generally show themselves in the form of diagonal cracks in your outside brickwork, cracks that run along the foundation or along the basement walls. Sometimes, you will see that your doors or windows will not open or close easily or even cracks at the corners of them. You may also have an issue where your basement walls are buckling into the area. While these problems may not seem problematic at first, each of them are indicative of a sinking or settling foundation and it is important to have an expert evaluate the foundation for particular problems and determine if a repair needs to be installed.
It is good that the most common foundation problems stem from similar issues and our experts are very good at evaluating these problems. We can implement a repair product intended for your particular problem to permanently repair and stabilize the foundation. If you've got a sinking foundation, we will implement a series of foundation piers to stabilize the foundation. 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've got bowing basement walls, depending on how badly the wall is bowing, we have some different options. Our team can utilize a series of wall anchors which are 2 large steel plates and these are connected by a long, steel rod, or tall braces that sit vertically against the problem area to push the section back in line and prevent further bowing, or even carbon fiber straps and staples to strengthen along cracks and prevent the wall from bowing. If they are correctly installed, these products will correct the buckling wall and prevent it from coming out of alignment again.
Crawl Space Solutions
In our area, many of the homes are built with crawl spaces in addition to basements. For many years, they were created with open vents to the outside where were intended to help air flow into the space and keep it dry. Unfortunately, this is rarely what happens. The vents allow water to enter the space during rain and snow storms and the vents prevent proper evaporation which results in the humidity level staying too high which can harbor the growth of mildew. We have found that up to 50% of the air in your home can come up through the crawl space so ensuring this area is protected from the weather and keeping the humidity levels low will increase the overall air quality in your home.
Our team has been helping customers with their crawl spaces as long as we have been in business and we know the best way to close them off and control high humidity. We do this using a process known as encapsulation which is the installation of a heavy duty liner, occasionally installed with insulation products, which are strong plastic and vinyl sheeting as well as covers to close off existing vents and a sturdy door that will seal the area totally and prevent any unwanted moisture from entering. Closing the area will also prevent pests and animals from moving in the crawl space which will keep any equipment there safe and allow you to use it for storage. After your crawl space is encapsulated, we will install an air quality control system which is a dehumidifier and air filter. It will control any excess humidity as well as remove pollutants from the air.
We also provide a variety of services to improve the basement and crawl space areas of your home. We can upgrade your basement windows to increase the air flow or provide additional light in the area. After we install a waterproofing system, we can install our wall system as part of a pre-finishing service that is waterproof and 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 water from entering the home before it can become a problem. If you've have a waterproofing system we did not install in place, we can perform our preventive maintenance service to ensure it continues to work at peak efficiency.
If you are interested in any of the services above, feel free 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 consultation with one of our experts.
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