Addison Crawl Space

Concrete Crawlspaces and Basement Waterproofing serves Addison, Illinois.  If you are an Addison resident and you are reading this be sure to save our information.  Concrete Crawlspaces and Basement Waterproofing would love to come out to your home to inspect it for you.  We will check for damages from water seepage and give you an honest estimate on how much it would cost to fix something like that. 

We specialize in the prevention of water infiltration.  If you have water coming into your home now then you are in need of Concrete Crawlspaces and Basement Waterproofing.  Whether it is your basement or your crawl space we have the experience to ensure that your home is dry.  Our systems will keep the moisture out of the home and protect you against mold, radon, rodents, and any other harmful contaminants.  Please take the time to check out our Addison page and get a free estimate today!

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Our Service Area is being filled with great information on all the cities we serve.  If your city is not up yet be patient and see how we can benefit you in the community you live in.  If you live in the Chicago Land area and are interested in basement or crawl space waterproofing you should take a look.  All the answers you need are just a click away. 

If you want a local company that you can trust Concrete Crawlspaces & Basement Waterproofing is the choice for you.  Get a free assessment of your lower levels with Concrete Crawlspaces & Basement Waterproofing.  The best way to prevent a leak is to get an inspection during the start of each season.  When the snow and ice thaw it seeps into the ground.  The ice could have caused some cracks on the foundation walls so getting your home inspected is the best decision you can take.  If you already know you have water coming into the home please contact Concrete Crawlspaces & Basement Waterproofing for a free estimate!

How much do you spend on storage?

Americans as a whole spend 22 Billion dollars on storage.  Think about how much money you spend each year on storage.  Is it really a reasonable expense?  There are other options.  If you have a home with a crawl space that is one place you could store things.  Most people don’t even use that extra space because it is musty, damp, dirty, or it doesn’t have a concrete ground.  There is a solution!

Concrete Crawlspaces will encapsulate your crawl space with concrete, a vapor barrier and spray foam insulation.  These three things will keep the crawl space clean and free of contaminants.  It will actually make it a pleasant place to be. 

If you had 1,000 extra square feet in your home for storage what would you do with it?  If you would like more information you can request it from Concrete Crawlspaces and they will even come out and give you a free inspection.  

Radon in Chicago

Chicago and the surrounding suburbs have some of the highest radon levels in the country. A concrete floor in the crawlspace will mitigate the problem in your home. The American Lung Association and The E.P.A (Environmental Protection Agency) recommend a concrete floor and proper drainage be installed in all existing crawlspaces. If you want to reduce your in-home exposure to radon a system like this is necessary. Radon in Chicago reaches extremely high levels and Concrete Crawlspaces has a real solution to radon for Chicagoans.

 

How radon gets in to your home:

 

  • Unfinished crawlspace
  • Construction joints
  • Cracks in walls
  • Gaps in suspended floors
  • Gaps around service pipes
  • Cavities inside walls
  • Cracks in solid floors

 

 

Concrete Crawlspaces knows how to protect your home. If you live in the Chicago Land area and have high levels of radon contact us today and we'll help you evaluate your radon risk.

Make Your Crawl Space a Clean Space With Concrete Crawlspaces

Are you tired of the musty odor from your crawl space?  Are you sick of never having a place to store your stuff?  If you want a clean space to store your things and you have a crawl space we have a solution.  Concrete Crawlspaces will make your crawl space a clean space!

 

Our solution to a dirty, moldy, musty crawl space is a system we have developed over the years and it is proven to work.  Installing drain tile, a sump pump, a proper vapor barrier and concrete is how you make your crawl space a clean space.  There is of course a right way to make your crawl space a clean space.  It takes trained professionals and the right materials.  We use the best supplies for waterproofing and all of our workers are trained.

 

Make the right decision and choose Concrete Crawlspaces to make your crawl space a clean space!  Our estimates are free and there is no obligation!

Why Repair Your Crawl Space?

More often than not people would rather fix an outside appearance of a home.  Does that make any rational sense to you?  Are you the type of person that would rather have a new deck in back than a crawl space free of allergens and moisture?  Me personally when it comes to my home I like to do 2 big projects a year.  One on the inside and one on the outside is my motto.  This year I added a new heating system to my pool and extended my kitchen.  So why repair the crawl space?

 

You should repair the crawl space because if your crawl space is unfinished with only a dirt, gravel, stone or sand finish you leave an exposed area for pests into your home.  This unfinished surface is a breeding ground for mold and in Illinois there is a very large amount of radon gas.  The radon gas can cause cancer.  Mold causes asthmas and when people live in the home that already have allergies it increases the chance for issues. 

 

Repair your crawl space and protect your home.  It is that simple.  You increase the value of the home by adding a finished surface down there and it also will give you a great place to store your things.  For a free estimate on your crawl space check out Concrete Crawlspaces and repair your crawl space today!

Plastic and Concrete!

Do you know the difference between polyolefin and polyethylene?  Did you know there were different types of plastics available?  A lot of people think plastic is plastic and that is just not the case.  Polyethylene is the most common plastic and it is used as a vapor barrier by the competition.  It typically is only 4-mil thick and it will break down over time especially when concrete is poured over it.  The corrosive agents in the concrete like lime will eat through the non treated plastic and eventually there will be no vapor barrier. 

 

When you use plastic under concrete you need to use a stronger plastic.  That is why Concrete Crawlspaces uses polyolefin.  When combining plastic and concrete there has to be something protecting the plastic.  Our vapor matt is chemically treated to protect from break down.  It is 10-mil thick, over twice as thick as our competitors.  The plastic we use under the concrete will last the lifetime of the home and we stand by that by offering a lifetime transferrable warranty.

 

Other companies don’t use concrete at all and they just do layers of the polyethylene, 4-mil, plastic.  This method will never last the lifetime of the home and will always fail.  From over 30 years of experience using a 10-mil chemically treated plastic and concrete we know our way works and will always work.  For more information on a real solution get a free estimate here!

Concrete Crawlspaces – Mold and the solution!

Did you know that an unfinished crawl space can cause mold to grow in your home?  Having mold growing in the crawl space can be a danger to everyone living in the house.  There is a solution for mold growth in an unfinished crawl space.  The solution for removing mold in a crawl space is to get rid of the water. 

 

When water and air are combined mold grows.  So you are probably wondering how do I get rid of the water in the crawl space.  First, I think it is important to know how the water gets in the crawl space.  Water comes from the earth.  Water always has to meet a level plain.  When there is a dirt, gravel, or a sand surface under a home (below grade) and the water table rises the moisture seeps inside the house. This is called hydrostatic pressure.  Water may also be seeping into the crawl space from foundation cracks. 

 

The process that Concrete Crawlspaces takes to ensure a dry crawl space is as follows.  First and foremost we prepare the home with protective plastic sheets.  Then we remove all the debris in the unfinished area.  Next, the perimeter of the crawl space has to be trenched and drain tile is installed.  To protect the integrity of the drain tile and ensue it doesn’t clog lava rock is placed around it.  The lava rock is porous and allows water to travel through it while catching any dirt that travels through.  While the perimeter is being trenched another worker is inspecting the walls for any foundation cracks and if there are any injecting the cracks with a 2-part epoxy every 6 inches.  Fixing the foundation cracks like this is the best way because we are sealing it from the inside out and the bonding agents in the epoxy are a lot stronger then the concrete is.  After the drain tile, lava rock, and cracks are sealed Concrete Crawlspaces installs drainage board up the walls above grade and on the drain tile.  The drainage board is extra insurance in case in the future a new crack in the wall occurs.  Next, the 10 mil chemically treated vapor barrier is installed over the dirt and the drain tile.  Finally we pour 4 inches of fiber mesh reinforced concrete over the plastic and smooth it off with a darby finish.

 

After the concrete dries we have our sister company, GoFoam Inc., come out and install closed cell spray foam on the exterior walls. Now your crawl space is completely encapsulated and has been repaired from a hazardous allergen collector to a safe place to store things.  Contact Concrete Crawlspaces to fix your crawl space today!  We are professional at waterproofing crawl spaces and we want to help you with yours!