Foundation and Basement Waterproofing and Repair Services in Schneider, Indiana
If you've noticed your home floods when there are extended rains or as the snow melts in the spring time or there are cracks along the foundation, you already know this is a serious issue. We are ready to assist when you have any type of basement water, sinking foundation, or bowed foundation wall problem. Our team uses time tested products and methods that we stand behind. We have a team of professionals in Schneider that are trained to properly investigate your home and evaluate your problem to create a specific solution for your problem that will ensure your home is properly protected. When we install a waterproofing system or a repair solution, it is backed by years of industry experience and trusted products.
It is crucial that once you find an issue with the crawl space, foundation, or basement that you get in touch with a trusted repair company. We recommend this due to there are a number of potentially dangerous problems that will accompany these issues including mildew, weakened structure, and even permanent foundation damage. It doesn't matter if you are in need of our basement waterproofing services to prevent water damage in your home, foundation repair products to stop foundation issues, or crawl space services to prevent damage to your floor joists, our team is here to help you.
Your basement is a very important part of the home regardless of if it is being used for storage or have already finished the area. Due to this, it is important that the entire area is dry and protected from flooding and excess humidity. Because water is able to get into the basement by a number of possible paths, there are a number of repair possibilities that we can use to keep the area safe. The main places that we find water leaking is through cracks in the basement walls, which are usually in concrete or at the joints where the blocks meet, at the cove joint, where the basement walls and floor meet, and at the windows that may be at or even below the soil.
No matter where you're having the problem there are solutions that are designed to control, divert, and remove the water from the basement. If you have leaking cracks, the first step is implementing a wall crack repair to control the crack growth and leaking. When the water is leaking at the cove joint or even basement windows, installing a custom drainage system will help remove the water from the basement. In some extreme instances, typically with stone, brick, or block foundations on older homes, we can recommend installing an entire wall solution that is comprised of a full height heavy duty liner that will collect and divert water. Sometimes people already have a waterproofing system in place but it cannot 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 the yard to assist with preventing water from standing next to the home and seeping in.
Structural Foundation Repair
The homes foundation is quite possibly one of, if not the, most important areas of the home. It not only supports the structure itself but it also creates the basement walls. When there are foundation problems, they will generally show themselves in the form of stair-step cracks in the outside brickwork, horizontal cracks that run along the foundation or across the basement walls. Sometimes, you will see that the windows or doors will get stuck or even cracks at the corners of them. You may also see a problem where the basement walls are pressing into the area. While these problems may not seem critical at first, they are all indicative of a sinking or settling foundation which should be looked at by a professional for particular problems to determine if a repair needs to be in place.
Thankfully, many foundation problems are caused by similar things and our team is very good at noticing those problems. We can utilize a repair solution that is for your exact issue to permanently repair and stabilize the foundation. If you have a sloping foundation, we can install a system of foundation piers to stabilize 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 can help stabilize your foundation. If you have basement walls that are bowing, depending on how the severity of the bowing wall, there are 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 c shaped braces that we mount directly against the cracks to push the section back in line and stop further bowing, we also can apply carbon fiber straps and staples to strengthen weak spots and prevent the wall from bowing. When properly used, these products can repair the bowed wall and stop it from coming out of alignment again.
Crawl Space Solutions
In our area, many of the homes are built with crawl spaces instead of basements. For a long time, they were built with open vents which was intended to increase fresh air flow into the area and keep it dry. Unfortunately, the opposite is usually what happens. The vents allow water to get in when it rains or snows and the vents prevent proper evaporation which causes the humidity levels to stay high which can harbor the growth of mildew. Studies have shown that up to 50% of the air in your home comes up through the crawl space so ensuring the crawl space is closed off from the weather and controlling excess humidity can increase the overall air quality in your home.
Perma-Seal has been working on crawl spaces since 1979 and we know the proper way to seal them off and control high humidity. We do this using a process known as encapsulation which is the installation of a thick liner or vapor barrier, occasionally installed with insulation products, and are sturdy plastic and vinyl sheets as well as vent covers and a heavy duty door that can seal the area completely and stop any unwanted moisture from entering. Encapsulation will also stop pests and animals from getting in the crawl space which will help keep any equipment there safe and allow you to use it for storage. Once the crawl space is closed off, we can install an air quality control system which is a dehumidifier and air filter. This will prevent high levels of humidity as well as remove pollutants from the air.
We also provide a number of services to help add features to your basement. We carry basement windows to increase 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 mildew growth. If you are building a new home, our new construction waterproofing solutions can stop any potential future water problems. If you've have a waterproofing system we did not install in place, we can perform our preventive maintenance inspection so you know it will continue to work at peak efficiency.
If you would like to talk to someone about the solutions 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 organize a consultation with one of our experts.
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