Take Good Care of Your Window Wells

Take Good Care of Your Window WellsYou might think your basement window wells are no big deal.  You might not even know why they’re there.  In fact, you might not think about them at all.   That’s a mistake you want to avoid, because ignoring your window wells could give water a chance to seep into your basement.

Not every homeowner realizes how important it is to take good care of their window wells.  We all know we need to water the lawn, cut the grass, paint the house, and replace the roof every so often.  Taking care of the basement window wells falls pretty far down the list of chores we all have to do.  They’re easy to overlook. Continue reading

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Have You Ever Wondered Where Basement Water Seepage Comes From?

Have You Ever Wondered Where Basement Water Seepage Comes From?Lots of folks are under the impression that their basements are impervious to water.  After all, most home foundations are constructed of layers of concrete blocks, bricks or some other building material that water normally can’t penetrate.

Unfortunately, many of the homes in the Chicago area have a basement water seepage problem.  They would all benefit from basement waterproofing.  That kind of work is something that should be done by an expert seepage Chicago contractor – most homeowners (no matter how handy around the house they might be) just don’t have the skills, tools, equipment and materials to do the job right.  Continue reading

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Don’t Try to Correct Your Basement Water Seepage Yourself!

Don’t Try to Correct Your Basement Water Seepage Yourself!A lot of Chicago’s homes have issues with basement water seepage.  In fact, experts estimate that 90 to 95% of the homes in Chicago and its suburbs have some type of basement water problem.  It might not be constant, but it sure crops up after we have a heavy rain.

That’s why there are so many seepage Chicago companies doing business.  There’s more than enough work to go around, and we stay pretty busy with basement waterproofing jobs! Continue reading

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Have a Wet Basement? Here are Some Possible Solutions

Have a Wet Basement? Basement water seepage can be caused by a lot of things, so there are several solutions for the problem.  It’s not a one-size-fits-all kind of thing.  The procedure that corrects your neighbor’s wet basement might not work at your home at all.  Instead, the right solution will depend on what’s causing the issue, whether your basement is furnished or not, and a few other circumstances.

No matter what’s causing your wet basement, there are several reasons why it’s important to call in an expert flood control and seepage Chicago company.  First and foremost, a company like ours will be able to accurately identify the reason the water issue is occurring.  We won’t be guessing like a home handyman would. Continue reading

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Don’t Let a Wet Basement Stop You from Selling Your Home

Don’t Let a Wet Basement Stop You from Selling Your HomeAt long last, the residential real estate market is finally starting to pick up in the greater Chicago area.  We all know it’s been in the doldrums for way too long.  A lot of homeowners have been holding off on selling because the market’s been so down.  Now, though, things are starting to change.  More and more owners are putting their homes up for sale.  Many of them are engaged in various home improvement projects that are intended to make their homes more appealing to prospective buyers.  Kitchen or bathroom remodeling, upgraded landscaping, new carpeting, and a fresh coat of paint are a few common projects of this type.  Too often, though, sellers disregard the importance of the condition of their basement. Continue reading

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