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Foundation Repair Services in Des Plaines, IL
Foundation REPAIRAt Regional Foundation Repair, we're proud to offer the services of the top foundation repair experts in in Des Plaines. Whether you need a small crack repair or something larger like house leveling, our team of professionals can help. We work with you to deliver customized solutions that will hold up for many years to come.
MUDJACKING & concrete levelingIf you need mudjacking or other concrete lifting services, our team has you covered. We'll level your concrete slab and give you peace of mind. Other possible fixes include underpinning and polyurethane foam jacking. All of these solutions level your foundation without the need for replacement. Our expert team will complete an inspection to determine the cause of the problem and the best solution. Then, we'll provide our top-quality service to ensure your foundation stays level.
Basement waterproofingWe offer basement waterproofing to stop basement leaks and prevent future ones. The longer you wait to deal with basement leaks, the worse the problem can get, so contact us today. We offer both interior or exterior waterproofing to help protect your home from water damage and mold.
crawl space encapsulationThe health of a crawl space can affect the health of your entire home. From structural issues to mold growth, you want to treat crawl space problems quickly and prevent them from coming back. We're happy to help homeowners with all their crawl space encapsulation needs. Our professionals will help waterproof your crawl space and turn it into a safe, dry capsule. This helps prevent water damage and gives you peace of mind.
THE REGIONAL FOUNDATION REPAIR DIFFERENCE
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A local Des Plaines expert will inspect your foundation to determine the cause of the issue and the best solutions, free of charge.
We'll develop a plan based on the specific issue, the underlying cause, and all of the factors specific to your home and property. We'll make sure you understand the work we do and why we do it.
We provide our top-tier service from start to finish: the best people delivering you the best results.
We're passionate about helping Des Plaines homeowners and want you to have the best experience possible. We strive for great communication, fast service, and trust between our team and the neighbors we serve.
FOUNDATIONS WE Service
PIER FOUNDATIONSPier foundations are supported underneath by large concrete pillars known as piers. Sometimes, foundations of any type may need additional piers added later on as the foundation settles. Find our guide to pier foundations here.
CONCRETE SLABUnlike some other foundation types, concrete slab foundations have no pen space under the house; the floor sits directly on the slab, which sits directly on the ground. This type of foundation tends to be straightforward and budget-friendly. Learn more about concrete slab foundations here.
BASEMENT FOUNDATIONSBasements are common in Des Plaines. Basements can be made with concrete or cinder blocks and may be finished or unfinished. Click here to learn more about basement foundations.
CRAWL SPACE FOUNDATIONLike basements, crawl space foundations provide storage space under the house. Unlike basements, crawl spaces tend to have low overhead without room to stand up. A crawl space foundation may have a dirt or concrete slab floor. Click here to learn more about crawl space foundations.
WOOD FOUNDATIONA permanent wood foundation (PWF) tends to be more budget-friendly than other options. A PWF can be all wood or have a concrete slab floor for the basement. Find our guide to wood foundations here.
COMMON FOUNDATION ISSUES
CRACKS OR CRUMBLINGWhat It Is: Foundation cracks or crumbling (also known as spalling) are areas of visible damage to your foundation. What Causes It: Some cracks may be caused by the foundation settling over time. Others might be caused by natural phenomena, like severe weather or extreme temperatures. Crumbling is typically caused by moisture and might worsen if the moisture in your foundation freezes. Signs to Look For: You might notice cracking or crumbling in various locations. There may be issues on the foundation itself (inside or outside), on your basement floor, or even on your driveway. If you notice any cracking or crumbling, contact Regional Foundation Repair, and we can investigate and determine whether or not professional repair is necessary.
leaksWhat It Is: Leaks are fairly straightforward: water getting into your basement or crawl space where it shouldn't be. Leaks can be large or small, and you might have one or several. What Causes It: Leaks are caused by gaps or cracks in your foundation that allow water in. Some cracks may form over time as the ground shifts, while others might be caused by external forces like severe weather and pests. If you've previously had your foundation or basement waterproofed, the seal may have a gap somewhere. Signs to Look For: You might find water inside, or you might notice white trails on the concrete left from minerals carried by the water. Find our guide to identifying and fixing leaks here.
Here's a great video showing how professionals repair a concrete crack, a common foundation issue:
UNEVEN FLOORS OR CEILINGSWhat It Is: You might notice that your floors or ceiling are no longer level, and this may be more pronounced the lower in your house you get. What Causes It: This is typically due to foundation settling. If the soil under one area of your foundation is more compacted, that part of your house will sink lower into the ground. This could be caused by things like soil quality or uneven moisture distribution. Signs to Look For: You may be able to visually tell that your floors or ceiling are uneven. You may also notice baseboards and molding peeling away from the wall or doors jamming when you try to open or close them.
CRACKED, BUCKLING, OR BOWING WALLSWhat It Is: If there's too much pressure on your foundation, the walls may begin to bow over time. This is often a sign that you need to call a professional right away. What Causes It: Problems with your walls are almost always caused by pressure. Normally, issues are caused by a combination of pressure from your house sitting on your foundation and the dirt pressing around it. The problem can get worse if Des Plaines gets unusually heavy rain. Signs to Look For: You may be able to visually tell that your walls are bowling or bulging-if you're unsure, you can use a level to check your interior walls. You can also use a level or square where the wall meets the floor to see if the wall is tilting or the floor is uneven. You may notice cracks on interior walls, exterior walls, or both. You might also notice that doors and cabinets are no longer shutting properly.
STICKING DOORS AND WINDOWSWhat It Is: Doors and windows may sit askew in their frames and stick when you open and close them. What Causes It: A foundation settling unevenly can cause floors and walls to slant. This can obstruct the path of a door opening and closing, or distort door frames and window frames. Signs to Look For: Windows and exterior doors may let in a draft. Doors and windows may be difficult to open or close, and doors may seem to drag along the floor when being opened and shut.
MOLD, MILDEW, AND WATER DAMAGEWhat It Is: Water damage refers to any damage caused by water flowing over the same path over and over or getting anywhere it isn't supposed to. Mold and mildew growth tends to happen in areas with a lot of moisture and can be hazardous to your health. What Causes It: Water getting into places where it shouldn't be, especially over an extended period of time, will lead to water damage. Water building up and standing in corners, cracks, or other areas can encourage mold and mildew growth. Excess humidity can also contribute to these problems. Signs to Look For: If you notice new damage around your foundation or basement, monitor the area for moisture, especially during and after rain. Mold or mildew may appear as black or white spots on concrete and can produce a damp or musty smell. If your basement is unusually humid or you notice things like condensation or peeling wallpaper), it's a good idea to have a professional inspection.
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