Common Problem: Mold & Mildew

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Seeing mold and mildew in your basement or crawl space can be worrying. Not only is it a sign of water damage, it can be a health problem for anyone living in the home. Unfortunately, it’s not enough to just clean up the mold & mildew. Without fixing the root of the problem, the mold will just come back over time. There are a few things that may have caused this problem. Likely, you also have foundation cracks which may be letting in water. The slightest bit of moisture in your basement can be a problem. It is a warm, dark place where mold thrives. Even small cracks need to be taken care of. Luckily, we can help you there!

Basement Waterproofing Fixes Mold & Mildew

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Contact us here at Midwest Waterproofing and we can provide you with a free in-home inspection and free estimate to determine exactly what your problem is and how to fix it. We will sit down with you and explain the issues and what options are available to fix it. We understand a budget, so we will work with you to find the solution that best fits your budget but also provides safety for your foundation.

Foundation cracks can be fixed a few different ways. One of the most cost-effective and efficient ways is polyurethane crack injection. We will inject the crack with a polyurethane solution that will expand and fit into all the small nooks and crannies in the crack. It is a water proof solution that will keep moisture out of your foundation. Once these repairs are taken care of, the mold & mildew can be cleaned and it will no longer come back! Give us a call for more information or book online if you are interested in getting rid of mold & mildew in your basement.

The Solution for Unsightly Crack Repairs

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A frequent comment I hear from clients is the way crack repairs look after completion. They see the smeared on epoxy bonder with unsightly injection ports leave the repair looking messy. We see it too! While the products we use offer a Lifetime Warranty and we know they work, I agree that the final product is often less that attractive for crack repairs. This can also cause concern for potential home buyers who see this as a foundation issue and not a simple crack that was repaired and the lifetime warrantee transfers to them. That’s where we step in.

 

 

 

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                                               Seal and Peel

Midwest Waterproofing has a solution for crack repairs. It’s a removable top coat that holds the product being injected in the crack but can be removed along with the injection ports within a few days. Ground smooth with the surface of the foundation, when painted, the crack repairs virtually disappears.

Being small, flexible and experienced, we address any homeowners concern. We create a unique solution that meets all your criteria and concerns. The big waterproofers only offer solutions to fit their profit model. Going the extra step is what makes Midwest Waterproofing the ONLY choice. Contact us at 815-245-6890 or Book Online

Yes, You Can Get Seepage In The Winter

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When it comes to waterproofing, don’t be lulled into a false sense of security during the colder months. Drenching rains, melting snow, and thawing ground cause a unique set of circumstances that can cause seepage in your basement.

Snow melts before the ground thaws. This causes the ground to become saturated accelerating any flooding that might occur during a rainfall. It also puts hydrostatic pressure on your foundation walls which could cause leaning or bowing walls. With enough pressure, your foundation walls could even collapse!

Also, freeze/thaw cycles may damage a foundation. Small cracks and crevices fill with water then freeze, expanding and opening the crack ever so slightly. This happens over and over, year after year until a threshold is reached and water seeps in. Deep freezes can cause this to occur even at at the base of the foundation.

We are expecting a strong storm this weekend that will dump several inches of rain onto the already saturated ground. While we are limited by the weather in the amount of exterior work we can do, we have several interior solutions available to eliminate your seepage issues. While it is cold now, the thaw is coming and seepage is a very real possibility.  Do not hesitate to call us at: 815-245-6890 or Book Online.

We want to help you make sure your home is protected from water damage as well as foundation damage. Contact us about waterproofing services. With 30 years of staff experience, you can trust us to make the right calls. Our goal is to provide you with the information you need to understand the problem, give you multiple solutions, and help you decide which option will be best for your home and your budget. Give us a call today so we can help you keep your foundation safe!