Perma-Seal Waterproofing Services in Munster, Indiana
If you've noticed your home has excess water during heavy rains or in the spring time when the snow melts or you've got long cracks in your foundation, you already know there may be a serious issue. We are ready to provide assistance when there is any type of crawl space water, foundation settlement, or bowing foundation wall problem. Our team uses products that we've tested and methods that we've perfected over the years that our team stands behind. We have a team of professionals in the Munster area that are trained to properly investigate your home and evaluate your problem and design a unique 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 backed by years of experience and trusted products.
It is very important that as soon as you've found an issue with your basement, foundation, or crawl space that you contact an experienced repair company. We recommend this as there are some additional problems that can arise with these issues including 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 stop cracks from growing in the foundation, or crawl space services to prevent mildew growth in the crawl space, our professionals are here to help you.
The basement is an important area of your home whether it is being used as a storage area or have finished the area. This means it is important that the entire space is free of standing water and excess humidity is controlled. Due to the fact that water is able to get into your basement by a number of possible places, there are a variety of repair possibilities that we will utilize to keep the area safe. The main 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 connect, and finally at any windows that are at or even below the soil.
No matter where the problem lies we've got solutions that are designed to collect, transport, and eject water from your basement. If you have leaky wall cracks, the first step is implementing a wall crack repair to prevent the crack from growing and leaking. When water is coming in at the cove joint or even at your windows, installing a custom drainage system can help remove the water from your basement. In some of the more extreme instances, usually with stone, brick, or block foundations on older homes, we will install one of our entire wall solution that is comprised of a floor to ceiling heavy duty 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 help the system keep up with the demand. We aren't just installing systems, we can also upgrade the drainage in your yard to help keep water from pooling next to the home and seeping in.
Structural Foundation Repair
Your foundation is easily one of, if not the, most important areas of the home. It not only supports the home itself but it also is the basement walls. When you have any foundation problems, they will generally present themselves as stair stepping cracks in your outside brickwork, long cracks that run along the foundation or across basement walls. You may also notice that your doors and windows will get stuck or there may be cracks at the corners of them. You may also see an issue where your basement walls are pressing into the area. While these issues may not seem problematic when you notice them, each of them are indicators of a sinking or settling foundation which should be looked at by a professional for problems and determine what type of a repair needs to be performed.
Thankfully, the most common foundation problems have very similar causes and our professionals are very good at tracking down those problems. We can implement a repair solution intended for your exact issue to permanently repair and stabilize the foundation. If you have a settling foundation, we will implement a series of foundation piers to level 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 the severity of the bowing wall, there are some different options. We can install a system of wall anchors, these are 2 large steel plates that are connected by a long, steel rod, or c shaped braces that we mount directly against the cracks to force them back in line and stop further bowing, or carbon fiber straps to strengthen along cracks and prevent the wall from bowing. If they are correctly installed, these products will repair the bowing wall and prevent it from coming out of alignment.
Crawl Space Solutions
In Munster, there are many homes that are built with crawl spaces in addition to basements. For many years, these 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 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 mildew. Up to ½ of the air in your home comes 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.
Our team has been working with crawl spaces as long as we have been in business and we know the most efficient way to close 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 thick plastic and vinyl sheeting as well as vent covers and a heavy duty door that will seal the area completely and prevent any excess moisture from entering. This 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 protected, we will install an air quality control system which is a dehumidifier and air filter. This will reduce the excess humidity to a proper level as well as remove pollutants from the air.
We also offer a number of services to help upgrade the basement and crawl space areas of your home. We have basement windows to increase the air flow or provide additional light in the area. When waterproofing the basement, we can install our wall system as part of a pre-finishing service that is 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 prevent any water from entering the home before it can become a problem. Even if you've already got a waterproofing system in place, we can perform our preventive maintenance inspection so you know it will continue to work at peak efficiency.
If you would like more information about the products above, please 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.
Customer Reviews in Munster
Waterproofing in Munster , IN
Waterproofing in Munster, IN
Did the waterproofing job quickly, neatly, and at a fair price. Easy to work with, pleasant to deal with. Finished basement a few months ago, no water or seepage since.