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Foundation problems are more common than you think. Regardless of how old or new your property is, there are several factors that can contribute to foundation deterioration, which are easy to overlook. When neglected, these issues could escalate quickly, leading to hazardous living conditions and expensive repairs and replacements.

The Real Seal – Services Offered

The Real Seal is the go-to foundation repair service provider in Oak Park, Illinois. We offer an extensive range of services to relieve homeowners of their foundation-related concerns.

Window Well Drain Installation

If you have windows in your basement, you need to have some window wells installed outside. But, what matters is the proper installation of those wells because poorly installed window wells can cause something as serious as a major flood.

At The Real Seal, we offer two types of window well drain installation services – from the outside and from the inside.

While most of our window well drains are installed from the inside, in some cases, we do install them from the inside, but only by connecting them to an exterior drain tile system.

Foundation Waterproofing

The Real Seal provides waterproofing solutions in Oak Park, Illinois for both crawl space and basement foundations.

For basements, we use moisture barriers to seal the walls, install a sump pump to remove water, install an interior or exterior drain tile system to prevent water from entering the basement, and check for and repair leaks in egress windows.

The steps are the same, except that you can have your crawl space completely sealed, which is widely referred to as crawl space encapsulation.

Foundation Piering

Foundation settlement is an issue that can even lead to your house collapsing if you don’t get the problem fixed as soon as possible. One of the most efficient solutions recommended by The Real Seal’s foundation repair experts in Oak Park, Illinois is foundation piering.

The process involves digging up the soil around and underneath your house, after which supports would be added to help raise the sinking foundation. Foundation piering is a cost-effective method, can be completed in a day and requires little maintenance.

Early Signs of Foundation Problems

Foundation problems can be identified early and treated with the right techniques at the right time if you learn to look for these signs:

  • Tile cracks
  • Exterior cracks
  • Rotten wood
  • Sticking doors and windows
  • Uneven floors
  • Bowed walls
  • Pest infestation
  • Mold formation
  • Cracks within columns
  • Cracks in the drywall
  • Door gaps
  • Cabinets and counters separating from the wall
  • Tilting chimney

The Real Seal – Serving Areas

Professional foundation repair and basement repair services from The Real Seal are available in Oak Park, Illinois, and its surrounding areas. A complete list of all the areas we serve can be viewed on our Service Area page.

Why Choose Us?

Choosing The Real Seal for your foundation repair needs gives you complete peace of mind knowing that you are dealing with professionals from the industry. Offering efficient solutions to various foundation issues since 2011, we know what and where to look as soon as we inspect your space. Call us today to book an in-person inspection!