Foundation and Basement Waterproofing and Repair Services in Schererville, Indiana

Exterior Basement Waterproofing in Schererville

If your basement floods when there are extended rains or in the spring during the snow melt or there are large cracks in the foundation, you know this is a serious problem. Our experts are ready to assist when there is any type of crawl space flooding, 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 Schererville that are trained to correctly evaluate your problem to implement a specific solution for your problem that will ensure your home is safe and protected. When our team implements 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 crawl space, foundation, or basement that you contact an experienced repair company. We say this because there are some additional problems that will happen along with these issues including mildew, structural damage, and even catastrophic foundation damage. If you're in need of our basement waterproofing services 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.

Basement Waterproofing

Basement Wall Crack Repair in Schererville

The basement is an important part of your home regardless of if you're using it for storage or if you have a finished space down there. This means it is necessary that the area is free of standing water and excess humidity is controlled. Since water is able to get into the basement through a number of different paths, that means there have to be a variety of repair solutions and products that we can use to prevent damage to the area. The most common places that we find water leaking is at cracks in the foundation walls, whether these are in concrete or at the joints where the blocks meet, at the cove joint, which is where the foundation walls and floor meet, and finally at windows that are at or below grade.

No matter where you're having the problem we have solutions that will control, divert, and eject the water from your basement. If there are dripping cracks, the first step is installing a wall crack repair to stop the crack from leaking and growing. When the water is coming in at the cove or even your windows, installing a custom drainage system will remove the water from your basement. In some extreme cases, usually with stone, brick, or block foundations on older homes, we can install one of our entire wall solution that is comprised of a full height liner that will collect and divert water. Occasionally there is already a waterproofing system installed but it struggles to keep up with the water, we can replace it with a new, upgraded sump pump to help the system keep up with the demand. On top of 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

Foundtion Piers in Schererville

The homes foundation is quite possibly one of the most important areas of the home. It not only supports the structure itself but it also is the basement walls. When you've got foundation problems, usually, they will manifest themselves in the form of stair stepping cracks in the outside brickwork, cracks that run along the foundation or along the basement walls. Sometimes, you will see that the doors will get stuck or even cracks at the corners of them. There may also be a problem where the basement walls are buckling into the area. You may not think these issues seem critical at first, they are all indicators of a sinking or settling foundation which should be looked at by a professional for problems to determine if a repair needs to be installed.

It is good that many foundation problems stem from similar issues and our professionals are very good at spotting those problems. We can utilize a repair solution that is for your specific problem to permanently repair and stabilize the foundation. If there is a uneven foundation, we can install a system of foundation piers to level 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 can stabilize your foundation. If you've got bowing basement walls, depending on how the severity of the bowing wall, we have a few possible options. We can install a number of wall anchors, these are 2 large plates that are connected by a long, steel rod, or tall braces that are installed directly against the cracks to push them back in line and control further bowing, or even carbon fiber staples to strengthen along cracks and prevent the wall from bowing. If they are correctly installed, these products can repair the bowed wall and prevent it from coming out of alignment.

Crawl Space Solutions

Crawl Space Encapsulation in Schererville

In Schererville, there are many homes that are built with crawl spaces and not basements. As long as there have been crawl spaces, they were created with vents to the outside where were intended to help air flow into the area and keep it dry. Unfortunately, the opposite is usually what happens. Having open vents allows water to get in during rain and snow storms and the vents hinder airflow which results in the humidity level staying too high which will eventually foster the growth of mildew. We have found that up to half of the air in your home can come up through the crawl space so having the space closed off from the outside and keeping the humidity levels low can increase the overall air quality in your home.

Perma-Seal has been helping customers with their crawl spaces as long as we have been in business and we know the best way to seal them off and control high humidity. This is done using a method called encapsulation which is the installation of a heavy duty liner, sometimes accompanied by insulation products, and are thick plastic and vinyl sheeting as well as covers to close off existing vents and a heavy duty door that can seal the area completely and prevent any unwanted moisture from entering. Closing the area will also prevent bugs and animals from getting 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 control any excess humidity in addition to removing pollutants from the air.

Additional Services

We also offer a number of services to upgrade your basement. We can upgrade your basement windows to increase the air flow or provide additional light in the area. When waterproofing the basement, we can install a wall system that is both waterproof and 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 potential future water problems. Even if you've have a competitors waterproofing system in place, we can perform our preventive maintenance testing so you know it will continue to work at peak efficiency.

Contact Us

If you would like more information about the services above, don't hesitate 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 meeting with one of our experts.

Customer Reviews in Schererville

Drainage System Installation in Schererville, IN

Did the 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.

Karen K. - Schererville, IN 46375
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