Tag Archives: Basement Leaking

Why It’s Important to Remove the Leaves from Your Gutters and Window Wells Frequently

Autumn is a beautiful time of the year.  Daytime temperatures become much more comfortable, and the changing colors of the leaves are something almost everyone enjoys.  Unfortunately, after a while those leaves fall from the trees.  It’s a pain, but … Continue reading

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The Pitch and Grade Elevation of the Soil Can Make Basement Waterproofing Essential

It’s no secret that water runs downhill.  It’s a matter of gravity, and you see it happening every day.  Water runs down your kitchen drain.  A stream that has its headwaters in the mountains always flows toward a lower elevation.  … Continue reading

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How You Can Tell Whether Your Basement has Water Seepage or Simple Condensation

Water is essential for life, but that doesn’t mean we want it in our basements – unless the water comes out of a tap in a basement sink or it’s used by a washing machine to launder our clothes. It’s … Continue reading

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How Foundation Cracks Wall Can Cause Seepage in Your Basement

Basement water seepage is common in the Chicago area.  A lot of nasty thunderstorms and heavy rains roll in.   Snowfalls can be deep, and a sudden melt caused by a downpour of rain can really make the water accumulate.  Many … Continue reading

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Why You Might Need a New Sump Pump

Doesn’t it seem like something’s always going wrong around the house?  First you need to have your roof replaced, and then your air conditioning conks out.  Or maybe a water pipe bursts during a hard freeze. Problems like this are … Continue reading

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