Foundation Repair Chicago, Illinois
The Leaders in Foundation Repair - United Structural Systems of Illinois
United Structural Systems, the leader in structural foundation repair solutions in and around Chicago, is committed to serving its customers with the best solutions and techniques in the most economical manner. We pride ourselves on providing sound, sensible, engineered solutions to your basement and foundation problems.
Our Foundation Repair specialties:
- Steel Push Piers
- Helical Anchors
- Wall Bracing
- Soil Nails
- Basement Foundation Repair
- Structural Repairs
Signs of Foundation Failure in Chicago, Illinois
As your home ages, so does the foundation. You may start to notice cracks in the walls or sloping floors. Your basement walls may even start to bow or lean. There are many reasons why your home's foundation is changing. Whatever the reason is, know that water is the main enemy for most foundation failures.
Your home may be experiencing soil issues from excessive water or inadequate water. When there is too much water, the soil will expand. Usually plumbing leaks, excessive surface water, and poor drainage can have a huge impact on your soil. Make sure your gutters are free from leaves and debris. Properly cleaned gutters and downspouts help eliminate flooding by redirecting the water flow away from the home. Also, make sure your landscaping is not too close to your foundation. A safe distance is 5 feet or more. Plants and trees that are too close can also cause soil expansion and dehydrate the plants. Roots can reach underneath the foundation and cause foundation cracks.
Do you have a swimming pool? Pools that are not properly installed can lead to water seepage throughout the soil. The expanding soil can increase soil pressure on the foundation of your home. As a homeowner, you can help eliminate future foundation failures.
If you think your home is experiencing foundation failure, contact United Structural Systems. Without foundation repairs, the problem will only get worst. By helping you identify foundation failure signs, our team of professionals will save you time and money in the long run. Look for the following signs:
- Bowing and leaning walls
- Sloping floors
- Slab cracks
- Doors or windows that don't open and close
- Cabinets that won't close right
- Foundation cracks
- Tile cracks
- Leaning chimneys
- Water stains on walls
- Garage column cracks
If your home has any of these signs, then call our team of professionals. You may have foundation failure. We make sure your foundation is repaired and equipped with a proper waterproofing systems. Our waterproofing solutions include heavy duty sump pumps and interior/exterior drainage systems. Contact us today!
Crawl Space Repair Chicago, Illinois
Of course, if you have a crawl space in your basement, and your basement is flooded or wet, there's a pretty good chance that your crawl space is, too. Whatever your crawl space holds: storage, pipes, vents, etc., it's important, and you don't want water getting in there that could damage whatever you have in there. That's why there's crawl space encapsulation. What this is, is basically fabric that goes around all of the areas of your crawl space. This fabric is air-tight, waterproof, and affordable, so you can make sure that your crawl space doesn't get any water in it, and you don't have to spend a fortune!
Foundation Crack Repair Illinois
When it comes to cracks, concrete tends to crack, especially if it wasn't set properly, or if you live in an area with a lot of moisture or varying temperatures. This can cause your concrete some problems, and can make it hard for your concrete to be stable. One of the most common problems with concrete is cracks, and for that, we've got lots of solutions! We have slab piers, which lift your concrete slab from underneath and return it to a position where it will be stable. If you don't need that underpinning, we have crack injection, which is basically injecting a solution into the cracks in your basement, which will create a joint that's stronger than the original concrete, so future cracks are guaranteed not to pop up.
If you don't just have cracks, but have an unstable, sinking, failing slab, then you could really be in trouble. Fortunately, there is something you can do about it, and it's about half the cost of getting your concrete replaced. It's called mud jacking, and it's a great solution that's guaranteed to help your slab! What happens is that pressurized grout is pumped down through holes that are drilled through your slab, and that hydraulically lifts your slab, which returns it to the position it's supposed to be in. From there, we can give your concrete some crack injection to bond it and make it stronger, and your concrete will be perfectly safe and stable once more!
Chicago's Greatest Service Providers in the Area
Call USS at 847-382-2882 to see why we are the recognized leader in the structural foundation repair Chicago area industry, providing repair solutions for Homeowners, Property Managers and Contractors. We also assist Architects and Professional Engineers with projects ranging from Residential Repairs to DOT and Municipal projects. No job is too big or too small to require the best company for the project. We are not only a foundation repair Chicago company, but we also are also your basement waterproofing Chicago dealer.
Utilizing our company’s unique ability to diagnose, design, and repair structural foundation problems, we offer a cost effective method of foundation repair unmatched in the Chicago area. United Structural Systems combines design build capabilities of multiple foundation repair techniques, distinct installation methods, and the experience required to permanently correct your foundation problems. Our team of experts are standing by to assist you and display why we are simply the best!
USS of Illinois utilizes only the latest techniques and products to solve your structural repair issues.
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