While it is natural for a foundation to settle over time due to soil, weather, and other conditions, it can eventually lead to structural damage. From water leaks to leaning walls to warped ceilings, everything points to foundation failure, and when this happens, your only saving grace is foundation repair.
Getting the right solutions for your foundation issues from The Real Seal professionals as soon as you identify them will save you from a lot of trouble in the long run.
Chicago, Illinois Foundation Repair – Services Offered
The Real Seal performs foundation repair, basement waterproofing, and a lot of other services using tried and tested methods and techniques. Following are some of the popular services we offer:
Pipe Penetration Seal
A leaking pipe is one of the common and most overlooked problems faced by homeowners. One cause for this is pipe penetrations. Any pipe that passes through your foundation walls – plumbing, electrical, or structural – could be improperly sealed during installation, which might have eventually led to the leakage issue.
When you book a pipe penetration seal service with The Real Seal, we will employ a 3-step process:
- Removing all dust and debris from around the penetrating pipe.
- Applying an epoxy bonding material to create a waterproof seal around the pipe.
- Inject a polyurethane epoxy into the void, pushing out any stagnant water.
Crawl Space Repair
The crawl space provides you with valuable storage space, which means it is important to keep it clean, dry, and free from pests. Some of the common warning signs that indicate the need for crawl space repair are drywall cracks, wet and musty doors, and sagging floors.
At The Real Seal, we offer different types of crawl space repair services, such as crawl space encapsulation, crawl space dehumidification, and crawl space insulation. Depending on the existing condition of your crawl space, we would implement one or more of these techniques to keep the space clean and dry for years to come.
Foundation Crack Repairs
Cracks in the foundation walls are a widespread problem homeowners encounter regularly. While there are several reasons that lead to this condition, it is the repair technique used on the foundation that makes all the difference.
The Real Seal offers carbon fiber staples to repair cracks in your foundation. These staples provide additional reinforcement to the repaired cracks, by working along with our epoxy injections. This combined technique helps prevent the formation of future cracks after we finish repairing the existing ones.
Foundation Damage Signs To Look Out For
To identify and repair foundation damages at their early stage, you need to learn their signs. These include:
- Uneven floors
- Foundation cracks
- Floor and wall cracks
- Cracked exterior bricks
- Water seeping through bricks
- Warped ceiling
- Bowing walls
- Misaligned doors and windows
- Leaning chimney
- Musty smelling basement or crawl space
The Real Seal – Serving Areas
The Real Seal LLC offers basement waterproofing and foundation repair services to homeowners in Chicago, Illinois, and its surroundings. To know the other areas where our services are available, visit our Service Area page.
Why Call The Real Seal?
The Real Seal is the real deal when it comes to foundation repair and basement waterproofing. From helping repair simple cracks to offering regular maintenance services and more similar solutions, we assist our customers proactively, every step of the way. When you choose The Real Seal, you are choosing professional and reliable care for your foundation!
Call us today for a free estimate!