Chicago Crawl Space Encapsulation

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ACrawlspace / Basement Waterproofing Solution
I needed my household crawl space encapsulated so I called Brian Flanigan after reading good reviews about his company on Angies List.  Brian quickly came out after I called and he assesed the situation.  One thing that I wanted fixed was the cold wood floors directly above the crawl space.  Brian guaranteed that once the crawl space was encapsulated the floors would be warm. Brians crew came out and completely encapsulated the crawl below one of the cold rooms.  However we found out that the other room was sitting on a concrete slab and therefore could not be closed up.  Our original agreement was to have both rooms warm and Brian had to come up with a solution.  Brian propsed a couple of different solutions and we eventually decided on building a baseboard heater unit for the room with the concrete slab.  So he lowered the original price and still managed to solve the problem of the cold room. Brian also made it a point to call me multiple occasions during the entire process including after he was finished with project.  Overall I was very pleased with the service, the attention to detail and the whole experience in general.  In all honesty this was the best contractor experience I have ever had.  I would recommend Brian Flanigan's basement service to anyone.
- Nebojsa D....
AThe Real Seal LLC
Excellent. Team of Luis and George were very respectful of our property and their interactions with me. Exactly on time. Let me know every step they were taking, explained the process. Could not have asked for a better experience.
- C B....
ACrack Attack Waterproofing Team
Overall, I don't normally give out 5-star ratings however I do feel that Tim and the team at Crack Attack Waterproofing went above beyond what was expected for a crawl space encapsulation project for which they also gave me a lifetime warranty.
- Navi D....
AU.S. Waterproofing
Fantastic! On time courteous workers explained things to us. Cleaned up and took away all debris. Would definitely recommend them!
- Mary D....
DPerma-Seal Basement Systems
Actually getting an appointment took about 2 month. Glad I did not have an emergency. The appointment took way too much of my time. It was a surreal moment. Hard to believe i actually spent 2ish hours of my day off listening to this down talking, pontificating salesman Chris Hayden. He quoted drain tile for a concrete crawl. I have a dirt crawl. To explain why Perma Seal was three grand higher than another contractor he explained it was because they use PVC versus abs. Hello I am reasonably young and female but I was not born yesterday. Both are cheap plastic and not that divergent in price. Plus closing my crawl space door is tricky. He man-handled to force the latches closed and left a 2 inch gap on both sides - which I noticed a day or two later. Hope I don't have critters now. The upside is that the Perma seal proposal is very complete and does include material specification.
- Lisa B....
APerma-Seal Basement Systems
From start to finish, everything was great. The free estimate that I received was very informative in regards to the actual process. The installers arrived ahead of schedule and did notify me of their eta. They work very diligently and completed the project in about 2 1/2 hours. They removed old debris found in the crawlspace from the previous owner (which there happened to be quite a bit). My crawlspace looked like the before photos shown on the perma-seal website and I refused to go inside the crawlspace. There were critters such as centipedes, spiders and silverfish that would find there way into other parts of the house from the crawlspace, but since having the work done on 21 March 2009, I have not seen one critter. My crawlspace looks so much more inviting. Even though I may never use it for storage because of being claustrophobic, I feel a sense of security now that its a clean space. And it helps that the space is now clean and healthier because it makes it better to show when the time comes for me to sell my property. I would definitely recommend this CleanSpace system to anyone with a dark, damp, uninviting crawlspace.
- Valeria G....
APerma-Seal Basement Systems
I had a top notch experience with the Perma-Seal folks... from estimating, through installation, and subsequent warranty work and followup. It was almost 2 years ago when I had all the work performed. Everyone was punctual for their appointments, very knowledgeable and informative on what to expect, how things would work, and what to watch. The end result looks very similar to the other "after" pictures posted... very clean and professional. No mess left after the work. I no longer have that musty smell in the crawl, and I actually store things in there now. After the first year I did have an issue with the pump. They responded quickly and took care of the issue (replaced pump) at no cost. Everything continues to work like a charm. On top of it... after another year went by... I recently received a call to schedule a free inspection and checkup. They just were here and checked everything out... all still working great.... and free inspection as well. Can't beat that... they just checked everything out, made sure all was working fine, mentioned a few things I could do for added services but was not "pushy" by no means on the sell... just let me know what was available. Excellent customer focus, followup and support. I am extremely happy I went with these folks.... as I said, my experience has been top notch.
- Mark A....
BPerma-Seal Basement Systems
Conclusion: I recommend the crawl space encapsulation (great for storage) but not the exterior crack repair. exterior crack repair = $530 x 2 = $1,060. (Read from bottom up.) May-June 2014 - Since the remaining seepage was coming in the front of the house facing the village main line, I approached it as a plumbing problem, not suggested by Permaseal. I hired Four Seasons who installed a pump system in my front yard, another $10k, and problem solved. 4/28/14 to do "warranty service" in the spillover. Service by Tony Lira: He did the water hose test again, no seepage again. Recommended that they expose & dig out the base of the south wall from the inside. Only from the inside can they see the exact source of the leak, plug it, & install drain tile. Next step: Call for an estimate. 2/20/14 - More seepage, as much as before the service. 2/1/14 service call with Marco Botello. They need to redo the spillover. 10/31/13 - Got seepage. 10/30/13 - Installation completed. Hard rain started that night and continued through the next morning. 8/8/13 estimate from Jim Montalbano, $9,819.30, down pmt $1,968. This covered crawl space encapsulation, crack repair (2 exterior, 1 interior), & a super sump pump system. Different company: $2k to upgrade my electrical service for the pump's dedicated outlet. I called for an estimate late May 2013 and was scheduled July 8, their next available appointment. My house is tri-level, i.e. half of the "basement" is finished, half is a crawl space. They sent out a guy who was nice but seemed very unprepared. He found a crack in the wall of the unfinished crawlspace but had no idea what to do about the finished part since he could not see behind the drywall or the foundation wall on the exterior. I never got his estimate.
- Lisa W....
AAlliance Restoration, Inc.
I called Alliance for quote on encapsulation. They quoted me for 6 mil, but I opted for 12 mil (Alliance did not up-sell me, I wanted 12) so they generated another quote. The price was extremely fair, and so we scheduled the job. Workers came out on time, removed old insulation, filled some cracks, and encapsulated the crawl space. The job was done excellently, and professionally by a great team. Would recommend them highly! Very responsive, no sales gimmicks or up-selling. Just an honest company with hard workers doing a good job.
- Aaron J....
FBasement Seepage Solution Inc
The Seepage Company did not have any knowledge of what it takes to encapsulate a crawl space. The cleaning process was not followed at all. They did not clean the waste out or spray the necessary chemicals to kill any remaining waste. The put did not put down the proper plastic membrane that keeps the moisture down in the crawl space. Please do your research this company should never, never, ever be allowed to work inside of anyones home.
- Tina J....

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Business Description: Premium waterproofing Inc. YOUR DRY BASEMENT SPECIALISTS. 630-879-6116, We are 20 years old, 1989 to 2009.We perform residential, Commercial & Industrial Waterproofing Services. We are family owned & operated. We cover all of N E Illinois. Licensed Bonded & Insured.
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Recent Review: I liked Tom. We got a few estimates and ended up not doing the work because it was so expensive. We decided to go another route. Their estimate was comparable to the other companies. I liked him the best of all the guys that came in. He wasn't pushy and he gave us an estimate in writing that same day. He was informative. I would consider working with them. He was very professional.
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Business Description: FreeFlow Environmental was formed by individuals with extensive experience in the plumbing, excavating, and underground trades. Our founders were key players in many of the large "trophy" new construction projects completed in the Greater Chicagoland market over the last 30 year period. Essentially, FFE focuses on all types of drainage issues, both storm and sanitary, and the resultant problems these drainage issues often leave in their wake. We believe the vast width of our experience combined with our historical success record in dealing with complex and challenging projects allows us to offer a complete package of attributes second to no other competitor in the markets in which we operate. By design, FFE will refrain from involving ourselves in any scenario where a win/win outcome is not probable. We win when the client wins and never before. We carry greater amounts of insurance than the industry norm and far greater amounts than required by any governing organization. Every technician placed on your propety by FFE is always an employee of FFE. We do not use subcontractors. Our initial review of your situation is always complimentary with no included charge. Despite all these facts, why would we use FreeFlow Environmental? We operate first and foremost on the dictum that people matter more than dollars and when that belief is consistently adhered to, everything else will work it's way out.
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Recent Review: The work was completed in one day. The crawl space is much drier now.
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Business Description: Super Service Award winner the past 8 years in a row, 2011-2018! We are one of the few companies that offer lifetime warranty on materials and 5 year warranty on labor for attic insulation. 5 year labor warranty also includes mold treatment on attic insulation projects when done with air seal and proper ventilation. We are one of the top experts in high-efficiency building, offering the best prices with quality service. Our professionalism exceeds expectations. We qualify for all types of insulation installation: attics, walls, floor or ceilings, Best windows and doors in the industry. We are servicing the Chicago area and the neighboring suburbs. With us, your house is in good hands! To schedule an appointment please fill up our contact form. https://greenatticinsulation.com/ Insulation ** Solar Fan Special - To ensure proper ventilation which will prevent future mold issues and lower your electrical bills during the hot Summer months. Ask for details. **
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Business Description: Proud Angie's List Super Service Award Winner for the past eight years. Family owned and operated since 1977, Fully insured. Installing Blown-in fiberglass attic insulation and Crawl space insulation work. Discounts available to Military and First Responders. Give us a call today!
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Recent Review: George Colucci and his partner were fantastic to work with. The job completed was a high level of professionalism and competency. Would HIGHLY recommend this company to anyone needing this type of work.
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Recent Review: Fantastic! On time courteous workers explained things to us. Cleaned up and took away all debris. Would definitely recommend them!