Entire Wall Solutions
If your home has a water problem that cannot be properly solved with a traditional drainage system, we have solutions designed to cover the entire exterior wall and prevent future water damage to your home. This is generally applied in older homes in the Chicagoland and Northwest Indiana areas that do not have concrete walls. If you have a block, stone, brick, or even wooden walls, we have a solution for you!
The longer you wait, the more likely it is that water will infiltrate your basement thus causing damage to the walls, floors, and any other valuables that you have kept there. Plus, the moisture and humidity could cause mold growth and will lead to that unhealthy air making its way to your upstairs living environment. Prevent this problem from happening by contacting Perma-Seal at the first sign of a problem. One of our certified foundation consultants will assess the situation and provide solutions for a permanent repair. He will also address any other issues in your home that may be keeping you from having a dry basement!
Interior Wall Waterproofing
Even if you don’t have a finished basement, keeping excess moisture out of your lower living area is extremely important and will be a benefit to the health of your family. The best way to ensure that your basement stays dry permanently is to protect it with a full wall liner and drainage system.
Regardless of the type of foundation you have, we can install a drainage system around the perimeter of your basement, connect it to a sump pump and battery backup, and install a wall system that will direct any moisture straight to the drainage system and keep it out of your home.
Exterior Wall Waterproofing
The best way to ensure that your basement is fully protected from water infiltration is to install a full drainage system, a sump pump and backup system, and a wall liner. This can be done from the interior or exterior of your home, but many homeowners who have a finished basement choose to have this work done from the exterior of the home.
These systems are designed to wrap the entire outside of the home with a durable membrane and water diversion system. This type of repair entails excavating the entire wall and then installing a new exterior drain tile system around the footing of the whole foundation. The walls are sealed where possible, and a waterproof drainage fabric will be fastened to the wall to divert water straight to the drainage system.
Do I need an entire wall waterproofing system?
Many older homes in Chicagoland and Northwest Indiana have foundation walls constructed of materials other than poured concrete, like cinder or cement block, stone, brick, telephone tile or even wood. These foundations are more prone to water issues. Once water makes its way in, it can enter one area of a block foundation, run through the hollows of the blocks and enter the basement several feet away, making it very difficult to diagnose the source of the issue. Most often, non-concrete foundations are waterproofed successfully with a full wall and drainage system.
If you’d like to schedule a consultation with a member of our team to discuss an entire wall waterproofing solution for your basement, please contact us today.