Basement Services for Skokie, IL

Did you know Skokie is known as the “World’s Largest Village”? At least that’s how the town use to advertise itself. Of course, it is larger than many other Chicago suburbs, but regardless of this, if you own a home here you need to take care of it. This includes taking care of the basement and foundation. Reliable Basement Service can help you with all of your concerns, questions and needs.

Crawl Space

If you’re curious about the state of your foundation, it is best to start out with your crawl space. This is because your crawl space doesn’t have any paint or other cosmetic features that cover up your foundation. It gives you clear access to what it looks like. So, if you have cracks, water spots or a musty smell, Reliable Basement Service will identify it and fix it.

Yard Drainage

If you’re looking at your foundation and basement, you should also look at your yard. Yes, your yard actually is a leading cause behind foundation problems. This is because the moisture and water may cause soil erosion, which leads to the shifting of your foundation. How do you correct this? Well there are a few different methods, but sump pumps is one viable option. Sump pumps will remove moisture from the ground and pump it to other areas of the property. You should also look into a back up battery system, just in case you lose power during a storm but need the sump pump to remain active.

Foundation Repairs

Have you noticed a crack in the foundation? It doesn’t matter if this is on the basement side or on the outside of the house. You need to correct the problem. Crack repairs will fix this problem and prevent moisture from making its way into the house.

Do you have bigger problems such as a shifting foundation? Wall bracing and foundation underpinning can help.

Basement Waterproofing Your Home

An exterior waterproofing membrane is one way you can waterproof your basement. Other ways include preventing moisture from leaking in around the windows. Window well drains and egress window installation will help with these kinds of problems.

You might want to also consider exterior and interior French drains installed around the property and basement, not to mention new tiling laid around the drains as well. This will all help improve the overall drainage of your basement and prevent the development of moisture.

It doesn’t matter if you’re just moving into the community or if you’ve lived here your entire life, it is very important to take care of your foundation and basement. So, if you have any kind of issue or concern, now is the time to give Reliable Basement Service a call.