a foundation crack in a home located in the suburbs north of Chicago, IL

Foundation – Huntley, IL

Customer Name:

Robert M.

Problem: 

As an experienced homeowner, Robert M knew how easy it could be for water to enter his basement. Because of this, he knew it was very important to check for signs of flooding during a very rainy period. Day after day, he’d go down into his basement and make sure everything was dry. Unfortunately, his worries were validated when he went downstairs to find water all over his basement floor. He knew that the cause was most likely a crack in his basement wall, but he could not confirm that suspicion because of all the storage shelves and other personal items lining his basement wall. He knew this was a problem that needed to be addressed quickly, so he called Alliance to set up an assessment and got to work moving everything away from the wall.

Solution:

Upon our arrival, everything was cleared from the basement wall, meaning the problem was staring us right in the face: there was, in fact a substantial crack in the wall, allowing water to flow into Robert’s home. Luckily, since he had been diligent in checking for problems ahead of time, the repair was relatively simple. Our technician cleaned the area, applied ports, and used injection materials to fill the foundation crack. Since we had determined that this crack was not a warning sign of anything more seriously wrong with his foundation, this was it! We quickly cleaned up the mess and left Robert with a dry basement and peace of mind that he wouldn’t have any further flooding issues in his basement.

Any Quotes from the homeowner:

“They were very great. Thank you for helping me get this fixed so quickly.”

Robert M.

A crack on an exterior wall with water seepage in West Dundee, IL before foundation repair

Foundation Crack Repair – West Dundee, IL 60118

Customer Name:

Steve H.

Problem: 

Steve was getting ready to finish his basement and expand his living space. While down there he noticed a crack on an exterior wall that was seeping a little bit of water. He knew that in a finished basement that even a little bit of water was too much. He called Alliance Restoration for a repair estimate.

Solution:

We asked him to take some pictures of the area with the crack and text them to us. Once received, we were able to respond with a ballpark estimate for repair. The homeowner approved the estimated price and understood that if anything unusual was found onsite from our technician the price was subject to change. We scheduled a time to come out to the house and repair the crack, giving him the peace of mind, he is looking for before he finishes the walls.

Any Quotes from the homeowner:

“Thank you for all your help with this.”

Steve H.

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!