wet, moldy basement and crawl space before mold remediation and waterproofing services in Brookfield, IL.

Crawl Space & Basement Waterproofing – Brookfield, IL 60513

Customer Name:

Kristin H.

Problem: 

Kristin and her husband were buying a home from her father in law that had been in the family for a long time. Even though it was a family to family transaction they did their due diligence and had a home inspection.  The inspection report noted that there were several items that needed to be addressed. There was visible mold and a basement foundation crack in the wall. They wanted basement waterproofing and mold removal issues corrected prior to moving into the home. To prevent future water intrusion they needed a professional crawl space and restoration company to repair the basement wall crack and address crawl space mold remediation as soon as possible.

Solution:

Alliance Restoration reviewed the home inspection report along with any pictures that were provided prior to sending an estimator out to the home for an assessment. Our estimator met with the potential homeowners and discussed the details surrounding crawl space mold removal and foundation wall crack repair. He took pictures and measurements of the specific areas of the crawl space and basement that needed mold remediation services.  We discovered visible signs of additional water damage in the basement during our assessment. It was discussed with the homeowners and agreed that we would extend our work to include basement waterproofing into our project estimate as well.

Alliance prepared an estimate for crawl space clean up, foundation crack repair, and basement clean up work. The quote included installing Whitecap Premium crawl space liner to the floor and walls, applying spray foam insulation to the rim joist area at the top of the foundation, removing and disposing of damaged drywall and paneling, and sanitizing the framing and floor.

Kristin accepted our proposal for work and it was scheduled for a few days after her closing.

If you discover a foundation crack in your basement walls, contact the basement and crawl space specialists at Alliance Restoration for a free consultation about mold removal and crack repair services.

Any Quotes from the homeowner:

“We couldn’t be happier! Alliance performed work (crack repair and mold remediation) on our new home in early March, the week before we moved in – there were known foundation cracks, and the inspection also revealed a small amount of mold. From the first phone call, to the initial eval and quote, to the completion of work – everything was timely and professional. We elected to have them gut the small lower level (of our tri-level home), and are thankful we did – rotten floorboards and an additional crack were discovered. We were called and consulted prior to them doing some additional work that was required. The cracks were repaired, the containment process was excellent, and the work area was completely cleared of debris and was left tidy when they were finished. Then, all we had to do was wait for some torrential rain to see if the repairs worked! It is now June, and we’ve had 2 days of heavy rain – the type of rain that previously caused there to be water all over the lower level (this home was known to us for several years prior to purchase from a family member). I’m so thrilled to report that although our side yard is a lake (which normally meant that so was the basement), our basement is completely dry! Not a drop. We are so happy that we feel safe finishing the lower level now and have some wonderful additional living and storage space. The cost for repair was 100% worth it. Thank you so much for everything!”

Kristin H.

image of a wet basement from water seepage in Elgin, IL before pipe penetration repair.

Pipe Penetration Repair – Elgin, IL 60120

Customer Name:

Donna M.

Problem: 

The Client reached out with concerns, because she noticed water seepage in her home. Water seepage is when water leaks out into an area or space, and it can cause expensive damage.  She noticed the water seepage coming from where the water main entered the home.  Her main concern was that she was selling the home and knew the issue needed to be addressed quickly. She scheduled an inspection hoping to find an answer.

Solution:

An Alliance Restoration specialist came out to do the inspection and look at the water seepage. After the initial diagnosis of the issue, the Alliance crew came out to fix the seepage. Alliance injected a polyurethane material into the openings to seal the space. Polyurethane is filler used for padding and insulation. Doing this would ensure that water seepage wouldn’t repeat and any new potential homeowner wouldn’t have to deal with this issue.  The customer was satisfied and ready to proceed with the sale of the home.

Anything interesting with the project?

They wanted to have it taken care of before the real estate closing so the new homeowner didn’t have to.

Any Quotes from the homeowner:

“Very professional evaluation of issue and certainly very timely response for solution. Would absolutely recommend this company.”

Donna M.

a large crack in a Lake Forest, IL basement before foundation crack repair and mold remediation

Basement Mold Removal & Foundation Crack Repair – Lake Forest, IL

Customer Name:

Christine K.

Problem:

This Lake Forest, IL homeowner noticed she had multiple issues that needed to be addressed in her basement, including mold growth and basement foundation wall cracks. Due to a previous basement flooding, her basement walls, ceiling, and floor showed signs of mold and required professional mold remediation services. Flooding causes the moisture in organic materials in a basement (i.e. carpet & ceiling tile) to allow the germination of mold spores. This caused major concern because of the certain health and environmental risks attached to mold. Through further examination, it was also discovered that there were several foundation cracks that needed repair. Christine had a couple of issues on her hands would be a headache for any homeowner. Christine knew that the first step to getting rid of these issues would be to seek professional help.

Solution:

Christine began to search for reputable companies and mold remediation specialists serving Lake Forest, IL that could properly resolve her mold and foundation issues. After meeting with project managers, she decided to go with Alliance Restoration. Christine believed that Alliance Restoration was most qualified to handle this project. In accordance with a remediation plan written by an IEP, Alliance set up containment moved the personal belongings to the center of the room, remediated the mold, applied a stain remover to heavily stained areas, sanitized and coated the area. The carpet and padding from the storage room was also removed, disposed of, and then that area was remediated too. Once the mold concerns were resolved, the crew removed and disposed of plastic pvc pipe from the perimeter of the basement, and completed the basement foundation repairs.  Christine was satisfied that Alliance went to great lengths to ensure the mold and foundation issues were resolved.

Anything interesting with the project?

Upon completion of the mold remediation work and foundation crack repairs, the customer requested that we paint the basement floor for a more visually appealing look.

Did a flooded basement leave your home with a dangerous mold problem? Ask us about our basement waterproofing services and call us at 815-447-0029 to schedule a free mold consultation today!