Basement Waterproofing and Foundation Repair in Hoffman Estates

United Structural Systems is a local and professional company specializing in foundation repair and solutions in Chicago, IL and surrounding areas. We are committed to providing our local property owners the best options and the most affordable pricing for their foundation and basement issues.

Foundation Repair Services

We offer a range of repair services and solutions for your residential and commercial properties. Some of the areas we specialize in include the following: 

  • Foundation Repair 
  • Mudjacking
  • Steel Piers
  • Helical Anchors
  • Helical Piles
  • Micropiles
  • Tiebacks
  • Soil Nails
  • Waterproofing
  • Concrete Repair
  • Chimney Repair
  • Vapor Barriers 

But how will you know if your foundation is in need of repair? Some telltale signs include stair-step or diagonal cracks in exterior foundation walls, bowing walls, ceiling gaps, sagging floors, and chimney separation. At the first glimpse of any of the above problems, it’s time to consider foundation repair. Moreover, if you detect any excess moisture or a musty smell emanating from your basement or crawl space, it’s worth considering installing a vapor barrier, to prevent serious problems like mold infestation.

Basement Waterproofing Services

If you are not able to waterproof your basement while your home is still being constructed, it’s not likely to be an inexpensive solution, but it will be worth it. First of all, you’ll ideally want to schedule basement waterproofing for a relatively dry season, like summer or fall, and you’ll need the help of professional contractors like United Structural Systems. In fact, some neighborhoods will only allow a licensed contractor to conduct such extensive repairs on a home.

The most effective type of basement waterproofing is conducted from the outside, via waterproofing exterior basement walls. The process involves excavating soil away from the exterior foundation walls, on all sides of the house, and installing drain tile at the base of the foundation. It will also require the installation of a sump pit where water will collect before it’s pumped to the surface via a sump pump. During this time, you or your contractor can repair, patch, and seal the exterior foundation walls using a mortar-based product. You can use dry, roll, brush, or spray on an exterior masonry sealant, to protect the basement from any further water damage.

Get a Quote!

When you contact us at 847-607-1202, our expert personnel are available to schedule an estimate, confirm work schedules, or just answer a question you may have. Should you contact us outside of regular business hours, your call will always be returned on the morning of the next business day.

Customer Reviews from Hoffman Estates
Cindy W. from Hoffman Estates, IL
5 Stars
Reviewed on Review Central
Dec 12th, 2019
Brian and Sandra both have been extremely helpful. I highly recommend this group!