Foundation and Basement Repair Services in Town Of Pines, Indiana
If you've noticed your downstairs area has excess water during heavy rains or in the spring time when the snow melts or you've got large cracks in the foundation, you already know this can be a real issue. Our experts are here to help when your home has any type of basement water, foundation settlement, or bowed basement wall problem. Our team uses 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 Town Of Pines that are trained to correctly investigate your home and evaluate your problem to create a unique solution for your 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 strengthened by years of experience and trusted products.
It is critical that if you've seen an issue with your crawl space, foundation, or basement that you reach out to an experienced repair company. We recommend this because there are a number of additional problems that will arise with these issues such as mildew, weakened structure, and even catastrophic foundation damage. If you need our basement waterproofing products to control water entering your home, foundation repair services to stop cracks from growing in the foundation, 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 your home regardless of if you're using it for storage or if you have a finished space down there. Due to this, it is important that the entire area is free of standing water and excess humidity is controlled. Because water is able to get into a basement by a variety 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, which are usually in concrete or at the joints where the blocks meet, at the cove joint, which is where the foundation wall and floor meet, and finally at windows that are at or even below grade.
Regardless of where the problem may be, we have solutions that will control, divert, and remove water from your basement. If there are dripping wall cracks, the first step is installing a wall crack repair method to prevent the crack from growing and leaking. When water is entering at the cove joint or even at basement windows, installing a custom drainage system will remove the water from your basement. In some extreme locations, typically with stone, brick, or block foundations on older homes, we will install one of our entire wall solution that is made up of a floor to ceiling liner that will collect and divert water. If you've already got a waterproofing system in the basement but it cannot keep up with flooding water, we can replace it with a new, more powerful sump pump to make the system as good as new. On top of installing systems, we can also upgrade the drainage in your yard to assist with preventing water from pooling next to the home and seeping in.
Structural Foundation Repair
The foundation of your home is quite possibly one of, if not the, most important parts. It not only holds the building itself but it also forms the basement walls. When you have any foundation problems, normally they will show themselves as diagonal cracks in the brickwork, long cracks that run the length of the foundation or along basement walls. You may also notice that the doors and windows will not open or close easily or even cracks at the corners of them. You may also see an issue where the basement walls are bowing into the basement. You may not think these problems seem problematic when you notice them, they are all indicators of a sinking or settling foundation which should be looked at by a professional for problems to determine what type of a repair needs to be performed.
Thankfully, the most common foundation problems stem from similar issues and our professionals are very good at noticing these problems. We can offer a repair product designed for your exact issue to permanently repair and stabilize the foundation. If you have a settling foundation, we will install a series 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 your basement walls are bowing, depending on how badly the wall is bowing, it can be solved with a few possible options. Our team can utilize a series of wall anchors which are 2 large plates that are connected by a long, steel rod, or tall braces that are installed directly against the cracks to push the section back in line and stop further bowing, we also can apply carbon fiber straps to strengthen weak areas and prevent the wall from bowing. If they are correctly installed, these products will correct the bowed wall and stop it from coming out of alignment again.
Crawl Space Solutions
In our area, there are many homes that were built with crawl spaces and not basements. As long as there have been crawl spaces, these were built with open 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 when it rains or snows and then it never leaves which causes the humidity levels to stay high which can harbor the growth of mildew. Studies have shown that up to half of the air in your home comes up through the crawl space so having the space protected from the weather and controlling excess humidity will increase the overall air quality in your home.
Our team has been working on crawl spaces since we opened our doors and we know the most efficient way to close them off and control the humidity. We do this using a method called encapsulation which is the installation of a series of vapor barriers, occasionally installed with insulation products, which are heavy duty plastic and vinyl sheets as well as covers to close off existing vents and a heavy duty door that will close off the area totally and stop any unwanted moisture from entering. Encapsulation will also stop rodents and animals from moving in your crawl space which will keep any items there safe and allow you to use it for storage. After the crawl space is closed off, we will install an air filter and dehumidifier to improve the indoor air quality. This will reduce the excess humidity to a proper level in addition to removing pollutants from the air.
We also provide a variety of services to improve the basement and crawl space areas of your home. We can upgrade your basement windows to increase the air flow or provide additional light in the area. After we install a waterproofing system, we can install a wall system that is both waterproof as well as resistant to mildew growth. If you are building a new home, our new construction waterproofing solutions can prevent any potential future water problems. Even if you've have a competitors waterproofing system in place, we can perform our preventive maintenance testing to ensure it continues to work at peak efficiency.
If you would like to talk to someone about the solutions above, don't hesitate to fill out the form on our contact us page, visit our FAQ page or give us a call at 630-206-1177 and organize a consultation with a member of our team.
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