Basement, Foundation, and Crawl Space Repair Services in Whiting, 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 have cracks in your foundation, you know this is a serious issue. Our experts are ready to provide assistance when you've got any kind of basement water, sinking foundation, or bowing foundation wall problem. We use products that we've tested and methods that we've perfected over the years that our team stands behind. We have a team of professionals in the Whiting area that are trained to correctly evaluate your problem and come up with a specific solution to that problem that will ensure your home is safe and protected. When we install a basement waterproofing system or a repair solution, it is backed by years of experience and trusted products.
It is crucial that as soon as you find an issue with your craw space, basement, or foundation that you contact a trusted repair company. We recommend this because there are a number of potentially dangerous issues that will happen along with these issues such as mildew, reduced structural integrity, and even permanent foundation damage. It doesn't matter if you require our basement waterproofing products to protect your home, foundation repair services to stop cracks from growing in the foundation, or crawl space services to control water in the crawl space, our experts are here to help you.
Your basement is a very important area of your home regardless of if it is only being used for storage or if you have a finished space down there. This means it is important that the area is dry and excess humidity and flooding are controlled. Since water can get into your basement through a variety of possible places, there needs to be a number of repair possibilities that we can utilize to prevent damage to the area. The main places that water leaks in is through cracks in the basement walls, which are usually in concrete or at mortar joints between blocks, at the cove joint, which is where the basement wall and floor connect, and at the windows that are at or below the soil.
Regardless of where the problem may be, we have solutions that are designed to control, transport, and remove the water from your basement. If you have leaking wall cracks, the first step is installing a wall crack repair method to stop the crack from leaking and growing. If the water is leaking at the cove joint or even at your windows, installing a custom drainage system will remove the water from your basement. In some of the more problematic locations, usually with stone, brick, or block foundations on older homes, we can install one of our entire wall solution that is a full height liner that will collect and divert water. Sometimes people already have a waterproofing system in the basement but it is unable to keep up with flooding water, we can install a new, upgraded sump pump to help the system keep up with the demand. We aren't just installing systems, we can also help you improve the drainage in your yard to help stop water from standing next to the home and seeping in.
Structural Foundation Repair
The homes foundation is quite possibly one of the most important parts. It not only holds the building itself but it also is the basement walls. If you've got foundation problems, usually, they will manifest themselves as stair stepping cracks in your outside brickwork, long cracks that run along the foundation or along the basement walls. Sometimes, you will see that your doors will not open or close easily or there may be cracks at the corners of them. There may also be a problem where your basement walls are coming into the basement. While these issues may not seem problematic 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.
Thankfully, the most common foundation problems are caused by similar things and our professionals are very good at evaluating those issues. We can implement a repair product designed for your particular issue to permanently repair and stabilize the foundation or walls. If the problem is a sinking foundation, we can implement a series 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 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 different options. Our team can utilize a number 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 vertically against the cracks to force them back in line and stop further bowing, or carbon fiber straps and staples to strengthen along cracks and prevent the wall from bowing. These products can correct the bowing wall and stop it from coming out of alignment again.
Crawl Space Solutions
In Whiting, many of the homes were built with crawl space areas in addition to basements. For many years, these were constructed 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. Having open vents allows water to get in when it rains or snows and the vents hinder airflow which results in the humidity level staying too high which will eventually foster 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 this area is protected from the elements and controlling excess humidity can increase the overall air quality in your home.
Our team 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 process called encapsulation which is the installation of a series of vapor barriers, sometimes accompanied by insulation products, and are heavy duty plastic and vinyl sheets as well as vent covers and a heavy duty door that can seal the area totally and stop any excess moisture from entering. Closing the area will also stop bugs and animals from moving in your crawl space which will keep any items there safe and allow you to use it for storage. After your crawl space is closed off, we can install a combination dehumidifier and air filter. It will prevent high levels of humidity as well as remove pollutants from the air.
We also offer a variety of services to add features to your basement area. We have basement windows to increase the air flow or increase the amount of light in the area. When waterproofing the basement, we can install a wall system that is both waterproof as well as resistant to mildew growth. If you are building a new home, we can install a system of new construction waterproofing systems to prevent any potential future water problems. If you've have a waterproofing system we did not install in place, we can perform our preventive maintenance service so you know it will continue to work at peak efficiency.
If you would like to talk to someone about 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 organize a meeting with a member of our team.
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