Park Ridge

Basement Services for Park Ridge, IL

Historical Park Ridge is a unique and beautiful city to the northwest of Chicago. The community is fantastic when you want a smaller town feel with historical charm, yet remain close to all the action in Chicago. Of course, if you live here you already know exactly what makes it such a wonderful destination. The house you call home is likely the most expensive one time investment you’ve ever made. So what can you do to help protect it and keep it just as beautiful now as it was the day you moved in? You need to take care of all the ins and outs of the home, including the foundation integrity of the home. Problems with the foundation can cause major problems with the house, not to mention significantly cut down on its overall value. Thankfully, the team at Reliable Basement Service is here to help you with all of your foundation and basement waterproofing requirements.

 

Crawl Space

If your house is like many homes in Park Ridge, you have a crawl space under the stairs leading to the basement. And, if you’re like most home owners in the area, you probably are not in the crawl space all too often. However, did you know what happens in the crawl space is often an early warning sign for what is happening in other areas of the basement and around the foundation? Because there is no paint and other cosmetic decorations is is easier to spot cracks and moisture problems, all of which Reliable Basement Service can and will address.

 

Foundation Repairs

There’s nothing worse than walking down into the basement and seeing a crack along the wall you swear wasn’t there the last time you looked. Cracks often occur due to soil erosion around the house and the constant pressure of moisture. The first important method for correcting foundation problems is with crack repairs. These crack repairs will fill in the cracks and prevent moisture from coming in. 

If your foundation has shifted, corrections with wall bracing and foundation underpinning may be necessary.

 

Basement Waterproofing Methods

The right method will depend on what’s causing the moisture problem in the first place. Exterior waterproofing membranes can help. The installation of drains in window wells and on the exterior of the house help as well. You might also want to consider egress window installation.

 

Yard Drainage

The best way to prevent foundation problems is to control water flow on your property. Sump pumps can do this, and battery back ups will allow you to protect your property even if the power is knocked out. 

Park Ridge is a fantastic city to call home. It’s even better when you have peace of mind regarding the foundation of your home. So whether you have immediate concerns or you just want to have the property inspected and pointers given on how to better protect the house, the team at Reliable Basement Service is ready to work with you.