Foundation, Basement, and Crawl Space Repair Services in Leroy, Indiana
It doesn't matter if your home has excess water during heavy rains or in the spring time when the snow melts or you've got cracks in your foundation, you know there may be a serious problem. Our experts are here to provide assistance when there is any kind of crawl space flooding, foundation settlement, or bowed foundation wall problem. Our team uses methods and products that we have thoroughly tested over the years that our team stands behind. We have a team of professionals in the Leroy area that are trained to correctly investigate your home and evaluate your problem and implement a specialized solution to that problem that will keep your home safe and protected. When we install a basement waterproofing system or a repair solution, it is supported by years of industry experience and trusted products.
It is very important that once you see an issue with your foundation, crawl space or basement that you reach out to a trusted repair company. We say this as there are quite a few potentially dangerous issues that will arise with these issues including mildew, reduced structural integrity, and even permanent foundation damage. No matter if you require our basement waterproofing products to protect your home, foundation repair products to stop foundation issues, or crawl space services to control mildew growth in the crawl space, our professionals are here to help you.
Your basement is an important part of your home whether it is only being used for storage or have already finished the area. Due to this, it is important that the entire area is dry and any type of flooding is prevented. Due to the fact that water is able to get into the basement through a number of different places, that means there have to be a variety of repair options that we will install to prevent damage to the area. The primary places that water is entering is through cracks in the foundation walls, whether these are in concrete or at mortar joints between blocks, at the cove joint, which is where the foundation wall and floor meet, and finally at windows that may be at or below the soil.
No matter where the problem may be, we've got solutions that will collect, divert, and remove the water from your basement. If you have leaky wall cracks, the first thing to do is implementing a wall crack repair procedure to prevent the crack from growing and leaking. When the water is leaking at the cove joint or even the windows, having a custom drainage system installed will help remove the water from your basement. In some extreme cases, typically with older block, brick, or stone foundations, we will install one of our entire wall solution that is a full height liner that will collect and divert water. If you've already got a waterproofing system in place but it cannot keep up with flooding water, we can replace it with a new, upgraded sump pump to help the system keep up with the demand. We aren't just installing systems, we can also help you evaluate the drainage in your yard to assist with preventing water from pooling next to the home and seeping in.
Structural Foundation Repair
Your homes foundation is quite possibly one of, if not the, most important parts. It not only supports the structure itself but it also is the basement walls. When you have any foundation problems, normally they will present themselves as stair stepping cracks in your outside brickwork, long cracks that run the length of the foundation or across the basement walls. Sometimes, you will see that your doors will not open or close easily or there may be cracks at the corners of them. There may also be an issue where your basement walls are pressing into the basement. You may not think these problems 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 specific problems and determine what type of a repair needs to be performed.
Thankfully, the most common foundation problems have very similar causes and our team is very good at tracking down these issues. We can utilize a repair product intended for your exact problem to permanently repair and stabilize the foundation or walls. If you've got a uneven foundation, we will implement 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 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, there are some potential options. We can utilize a number of wall anchors, these are 2 large plates connected by a long, steel rod, or tall braces that sit vertically against the cracks to push the section back in line and control further bowing, we also can apply carbon fiber straps to strengthen weak spots and prevent the wall from bowing. These products will repair the bowed wall and prevent it from coming out of alignment.
Crawl Space Solutions
In the greater Chicagoland area, many of the homes are built with crawl spaces and not basements. For a long time, these were created with vents which was intended to increase fresh air flow into the area and keep it dry. Unfortunately, this is rarely what happens. Having open vents allows water to get in during rain and snow storms and the vents prevent proper evaporation which results in the humidity level staying too high which will eventually facilitate the growth of mildew. We have found that up to half of the air in your home has come up through the crawl space so having the space protected from the weather and controlling excess humidity will improve the overall air quality in your home.
Perma-Seal has been enclosing crawl spaces since 1979 and we know the best way to close them off and control excess humidity. This is done using a process called encapsulation which is the installation of a heavy duty liner, occasionally installed with insulation products, and are sturdy plastic and vinyl sheets as well as vent covers and a sturdy door that will close off the area totally and prevent any unwanted moisture from entering. Encapsulation will also prevent critters and animals from moving in your crawl space which will help keep any equipment there safe and allow you to use it for storage. Once your crawl space is encapsulated, we will install a combination dehumidifier and air filter. This will prevent high levels of humidity in addition to removing pollutants from the air.
We also offer a number of services to help add features to the basement and crawl space areas of your home. We can upgrade, replace, or install new basement windows to improve 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 both waterproof as well as resistant to the growth of mildew. If you are building a new home, we can install a system of new construction waterproofing systems to stop any water from entering the home before it can become a problem. Even if you've have a waterproofing system we did not install in place, we can perform our preventive maintenance testing to ensure it continues to work at peak efficiency.
If you are interested in any of 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 organize a meeting with one of our experts.
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