Peru, IL is located along the Illinois River. The soil along rivers is prone to shifting which is why K-Mag Basement Solutions is proud to offer basement waterproofing services and foundation repairs to homeowners in the area. Our team of basement contractors has 40 years of experience repairing basements and crawl spaces in the area. There is no foundation issue we haven’t seen before.
It is not uncommon for homeowners in Peru IL to notice a wet basement in the winter or spring. As snow melts and rain increases, you will quickly notice if your home has a faulty foundation. Our team of basement experts can quickly identify where water is entering the home. Once we have located the source of the leaky basement, our team can put together a plan to make your basement dry again.
If you don’t spend a lot of time in your basement it can sometimes be difficult to tell if there are problems with it. Your home’s plumbing system often runs through the basement which is typically the first item people check when they notice water down there. If there is nothing wrong with your plumbing, then it is time to access the foundation.
One of the first warning signs that your foundation is failing is cracks in the walls or floors. This is usually where the source of the water is coming from. As soil shifts from the seasons, it can start to cause staircase-shaped cracks in basement walls. Depending on the age of the cracks and how much erosion has occurred, the team at K-Mag can determine if internal or external foundation repairs will be necessary.
Basement fixes can be easy to ignore because they happen slowly over time. However, you may start to notice the ignored effects ripple through the rest of the house. If you find yourself constantly fixing cracks above your doorways, windows, or fireplaces, repairing the foundation will likely slow down the formation of new cracks. A couple of cracks are normal as a house expands and contracts with the weather but multiple cracks showing up in each room can easily be remedied with foundation repair.
Another factor you may have noticed is mold or mildew growing on your floors or lower parts of your wall. When this happens it is typically because your basement is saturated with water. Mold and mildew can quickly become hazardous to children and pets that occupy the home. Proper foundation repairs can improve air quality and the health of everyone who lives there.
The team at K-Mag Basement Solutions is ready to bring wet basement waterproofing solutions to your home! Whether your house is a new build or a historic classic, we are equipped with the tools, products, and knowledge to bring you a solid foundation that will last for decades. Contact us today to get started.
Peru is a city in LaSalle County, Illinois. The population was 9,896 at the 2020 census, down from 10,295 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Ottawa, IL Micropolitan Statistical Area. Peru and its twin city, LaSalle, make up the core of Illinois Valley. The city’s first settler was John Hays, who arrived in 1830. The city was organized as a borough in 1838, incorporated as a village on February 25, 1845, and incorporated as a city on March 13, 1851. The original plat was between West Street, 4th Street, and East Street (now Pine Street).
As of 2021, Peru has a total area of 10.12 square miles, of which 9.986 square miles is land and 0.134 square miles is water. Located on the Illinois River, Peru lies 3 miles west of the intersection of two major interstate highways: Interstate 39 and Interstate 80. The city is also the western terminus of the historic Illinois and Michigan Canal. Before the Illinois Waterway was constructed, the Illinois River was navigable only up to Peru. Starved Rock State Park, a regional tourist attraction, is located 5 miles southeast of the community. Peru has a twin city on its eastern edge, LaSalle.
Starved Rock State Park