Basement, Foundation, and Crawl Space Repair Services in Town Of Pines, Indiana
It doesn't matter if your basement experiences flooding when there are extended rains or in the spring during the snow melt or there are cracks in the foundation, you already know this can be a real problem. Perma-Seal Basement Systems is ready to assist when you've got any kind of basement flooding, foundation settlement, or buckling foundation wall problem. Our team uses time tested products and methods that we stand behind. We have a team of experts in the Town Of Pines area that are trained to correctly evaluate your problem to implement a unique solution to that problem that will ensure your home is safe and protected. When we install a crawl space or basement waterproofing system or a repair solution, it is strengthened by years of industry experience and trusted products.
It is very important that if you find a problem with the foundation, crawl space or basement that you contact a trusted repair company. We say this because there are quite a few additional issues that will happen along with these issues such as mildew, reduced structural integrity, and even permanent foundation damage. No matter if you're in need of our basement waterproofing services to prevent water from entering your home, foundation repair services to stop cracks from growing in the foundation, or crawl space services to control mildew growth in the crawl space, our experts are here to help you.
The basement is an important area of the home whether it is being used for storage or have already finished the area. This means it is important that the entire area is dry and excess humidity and flooding are controlled. Due to the fact that water can get into a basement through a number of different paths, there needs to be a variety of repair possibilities that we can utilize to keep the water under control. The most common places that water leaks in is at cracks in the walls, which are usually in concrete or at the joints where the blocks meet, at the cove joint, where the walls and floor meet, and finally at any windows that are at or even below the soil.
Regardless of where you're having the problem there are solutions that are designed to collect, transport, and remove water from the basement. If there are dripping basement cracks, the first step is installing a wall crack repair procedure to stop the crack from leaking and growing. When water is leaking at the cove joint or even basement windows, having a custom drainage system installed will help remove the water from the basement. In some extreme cases, typically with older block, brick, or stone foundations, we can recommend installing an entire wall solution that is comprised of a floor to ceiling liner that will collect and divert water. Occasionally there is already a waterproofing system in place but it is unable to keep up with demand, we can install a new, upgraded sump pump to help the system keep up with the demand. In addition to installing systems, we can also help you evaluate the drainage in the yard to help prevent water from sitting next to the home and seeping in.
Structural Foundation Repair
The homes foundation is easily one of the most important parts. It not only supports the building itself but it also forms the basement walls. When you have any foundation problems, they will generally present themselves as diagonal cracks in the outside brickwork, cracks that run along the foundation or along basement walls. You may also notice that the windows or doors will get stuck or even cracks at the corners of them. You may also have a problem where the basement walls are coming into the area. You may not think these issues seem problematic when you notice them, each of them are indicative of a sinking or settling foundation and they should be evaluated by an expert for problems to determine what type of a repair needs to be in place.
It is good that many foundation problems are caused by similar things and our experts are very good at tracking down those issues. We can implement a repair solution intended for your particular problem to permanently repair and stabilize the foundation or walls. If the problem is a sloping foundation, we can install a system of foundation piers to stabilize the foundation. The location and amount of sinking will determine if we use helical or push piers. Both are very strong and can stabilize your foundation. If you've got bowing basement walls, depending on how badly the wall is bowing, there are a few different options. We can install a number of wall anchors, these are 2 large steel plates connected by a long, steel rod, or c shaped braces that sit vertically against the cracks to force them back in line and control further bowing, we also can apply carbon fiber staples to strengthen weak areas and prevent the wall from bowing. When properly used, these products can straighten the buckling wall and stop it from coming out of alignment again.
Crawl Space Solutions
In the greater Chicagoland area, there are many homes that were built with crawl space areas in addition to basements. As long as there have been crawl spaces, these were created with vents to the outside where were intended to help fresh air flow into the area and keep it dry. Unfortunately, the opposite is usually what happens. The vents allow water to enter the space 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. Up to ½ of the air in your home has come up through the crawl space so ensuring the crawl space is protected from the weather and keeping the humidity levels low can increase the overall air quality in your home.
We have been enclosing 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 called encapsulation which is the installation of a thick liner or vapor barrier, occasionally installed with insulation products, and are strong plastic and vinyl sheets as well as vent covers and a heavy duty door that can close off the area totally and stop any excess moisture from entering. This will also stop critters and animals from getting in the crawl space which will help keep any items there safe and allow you to use it for storage. After the crawl space is encapsulated, we can install a combination dehumidifier and air filter. This will reduce the excess humidity to a proper level in addition to removing pollutants from the air.
We also provide a number of services to help upgrade the basement and crawl space areas of your home. We can upgrade, replace, or install new basement windows to increase the air flow or provide additional light in the area. When waterproofing the basement, we can help with pre-finishing the area by installing a wall system that is waterproof as well as resistant to mildew growth. When you are building a new home, our new construction waterproofing solutions can stop any potential future water problems. If you've have a competitors waterproofing system in place, we can perform our preventive maintenance service to ensure it continues to work at peak efficiency.
If you are interested in any of the services above, feel free to 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 consultation with one of our experts.
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