Downers Grove Basement Waterproofing and Foundation Repair 60515, 60516

Trying to find permanent basement waterproofing in Downer Grove, IL for your home or building? Specializing in waterproofing and foundation repair, The Real Seal offers the best solutions for your unique situation at a competitive quote. We are so confident in our work that we will even give you a Lifetime Warranty on most of our services!

In addition to sporting a great unique movie theater, the Tivoli Theatre, Downers Grove experiences some rough winters. With the combination of a ton of snow and freezing temperatures, it’s no surprise that some citizens find their basements flooding, which can lead to problems with their foundation.

Why is my basement flooding?

If you find water in your basement, you most likely wonder how this happens. Well, the short answer is the soil around your home had too much water in it, and:

the water forced itself through cracks and gaps in your foundation walls or floors,
your sump pump failed and backed up with water flooding your basement,
or it simply came through your clogged window well.
When basements aren’t properly waterproofed or foundation issues occur, all of these answers are possible. Contact The Real Seal, LLC for a complementary inspection of your basement seepage in Downers Grove and we will diagnose and start fixing the problem for you at an affordable price.

Why is my foundation cracking, bowing, or settling?

Like a leaking basement, there can be a few different causes of foundation issues:

As we mentioned before, hydrostatic pressure creates a lot of lateral force on your foundation, especially during heavy rains and areas with poor drainage. When the pressure gets too large, your foundation fractures, bows, and/or shifts, weakening the load capacity. Matters are made even worse in the winter when the groundwater freezes.
Soil can also be a cause. When soil absorbs too much water, it can apply pressure against the walls which leads to cracks as well.
When the ground is too dry it can also affect your foundation. Extremely dry dirt is brittle and provides very little support of your foundation, causing it to move, settle and crack.
These issues are severe and should be taken seriously, as they weaken the structural integrity of your home. Contact the Real Seal when you think your foundation might have issues and we will send a professional to analyze your specific situation and create a tailored strategy.

The Real Seal is proud to be the premier basement waterproofing and foundation repair company in Downers Grove. Our services are permanent which is why we offer a Lifetime warranty on most of our services. We are happy to say we’ve helped many families repair their foundations and take bake basements so they can enjoy their homes for a long time to come. Give us a call today so we can start helping you!

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