Basement and Foundation Waterproofing and Repair Services in Saint John, Indiana

Structural Foundation Repair in Saint John

If your downstairs area experiences flooding when there are heavy rains or when the snow is melting in the spring or you've got long cracks in the foundation, you already know this can be a real problem. Our experts are here to assist when there is any kind of crawl space flooding, foundation settlement, or bowed foundation wall problem. We use time tested products and methods that our team stands behind. We have a team of professionals in the Saint John area that are trained to correctly evaluate your problem and implement a unique solution to that problem that will ensure your home is properly repaired. When our team implements a basement or crawl space waterproofing system or a repair solution, it is backed by years of experience and trusted products.

It is very important that once you've seen a problem with your craw space, basement, or foundation that you get in touch with a trusted repair company. We say this due to there are quite a few additional issues that can happen along with these issues including mildew, reduced structural integrity, and even catastrophic foundation damage. No matter if you need our basement waterproofing services to protect your home, foundation repair services to stop foundation issues, or crawl space services to control water in the crawl space, our professionals are here to help you.

Basement Waterproofing

FlexiSpan Wall Crack Repair in Saint John

The basement is a very important part of your home whether you're using it for storage or if you have a finished space down there. This means it is important that the entire area is dry and any type of flooding is prevented. Since water can get into your basement using a variety of different places, there needs to be a variety of repair options that we can utilize to prevent damage to the area. The most common places that we see water leaks is through cracks in the walls, whether these are in concrete or at mortar joints between blocks, at the cove joint, which is where the wall and floor meet, and at windows that may be at or even below grade.

No matter where the problem lies we've got solutions that can control, transport, and eject the water from your basement. If you have dripping cracks, the first step is implementing a wall crack repair method to stop the crack from leaking and growing. When the water is leaking at the cove joint or even your windows, having a custom drainage system installed can remove the water from your basement. In some of the more extreme cases, usually with older block, brick, or stone foundations, we can recommend installing one of our entire wall solution that is comprised of a floor to ceiling heavy duty liner that will collect and divert water. If you've already got a waterproofing system installed but it is unable to keep up with demand, we can replace it with a new, upgraded sump pump to breathe new life into the system. We aren't just installing systems, we can also improve the drainage in your yard to assist with preventing water from sitting next to the home and seeping in.

Structural Foundation Repair

Bowing Basement Wall in Saint John

The foundation of your home is easily one of the most important areas of the home. It not only supports the building itself but it also creates the basement walls. When you have any foundation problems, usually, they will present themselves in the form of stair-step cracks in the outside brickwork, cracks that run along the foundation or across the basement walls. You may also notice that the doors or windows will not open or close easily or even cracks at the corners of them. There may also be a problem where the basement walls are pressing inward. While these problems may not seem critical when you notice them, they are all indicative of a sinking or settling foundation which should be looked at by a professional for particular problems and determine if a repair needs to be performed.

It is good that many foundation problems stem from similar issues and our professionals are very good at tracking down these issues. We can utilize a repair product that is for your exact problem to permanently repair and stabilize the foundation. If you've got a uneven foundation, we can install a series of foundation piers to correct the problem. 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 badly the wall is bowing, we have some potential options. We can install a system of wall anchors which are 2 large steel plates connected by a long, steel rod, or c shaped braces that we mount directly against the cracks to force them back in line and prevent further bowing, or carbon fiber straps and staples to strengthen along cracks and prevent the wall from bowing. These products can correct the bowed wall and prevent it from coming out of alignment.

Crawl Space Solutions

Crawl Space Repair Solutions in Saint John

In Saint John, there are many homes that were built with crawl space areas instead of basements. For a long time, they were built with vents which was intended to increase air flow into the area and keep it dry. Unfortunately, the opposite is usually what happens. Having open vents allows water to enter the space when it rains or snows and the vents prevent proper evaporation which causes the humidity levels to stay high which will eventually harbor the growth of mildew. Studies have shown that up to 50% of the air in your home has come up through the crawl space so having the space closed off from the outside and controlling excess humidity can improve the overall air quality in your home.

Our team has been dealing with crawl spaces since 1979 and we know the most efficient way to seal them off and control the humidity. This is done using a method called encapsulation which is the installation of a thick liner or vapor barrier, sometimes accompanied by insulation products, and are heavy duty plastic and vinyl sheets as well as covers to close off existing vents and a heavy duty door that can seal 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 keep any items there safe and allow you to use it for storage. Once the crawl space is protected, we can install a combination dehumidifier and air filter. It will prevent high levels of humidity in addition to removing pollutants from the air.

Additional Services

We also offer a variety of services to improve your basement. We have basement windows to improve the air flow or increase the amount of 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 stop any potential future water problems. If you've already got a waterproofing system in place, we can perform our preventive maintenance service so you know it will continue to work at peak efficiency.

Contact Us

If you are interested in any of the solutions above, please fill out the form on our contact us page, visit our FAQ page or give us a call at 630-206-1177 and schedule a meeting with a member of our team.

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