A Message From The Owner

Our Tribe is here to help you!

Many Chicagoland homeowners are experiencing leaks, flooding, sewer backup and structural damage in your basement or crawl space due to the recent record breaking rains.

With more than 50 inspectors and over 100 installers working 7 days a week, we are doing our best to help as many homeowners as possible recover from the recent storms.

Over the last 41 years Perma-Seal has helped over 400,000 homeowners in the Chicagoland and Northwest Indiana areas make their homes healthier and more valuable, and we are looking forward to helping you!

While you’re waiting for help to arrive, I encourage you to read and use the DIY tips listed below. We appreciate your patience and rest assured that our Tribe will do our very best to offer you a permanent solution to your problem.

Roy Spencer

Roy Spencer

Leaky Basements & Crawl Spaces, Sump Pump Failure, Sewer Backup Prevention Systems, Sewer Line Camera & Rodding, Window Well Issues & more!

7 things you can do if you’ve experienced water in your basement or crawl space:

  1. Do NOT go into standing water.
    • Ensure power is shut off.
  2. Check your sump pump to ensure it's running/working properly.
    • Have an older sump pump? Consider replacing it (we recommend every 3-5 years)
    • Watch our DIY video on how you can check your sump pump here.
  3. Clear out your downspouts and ensure they are extended away from the house.
    • For a temporary fix, use black corrugated pipe from your local hardware store to assist with extending your downspouts. This will get water away from your foundation!
  4. Take pictures and video to document observations.
    • When your Consultant arrives the documentation can assist with the assessment.
  5. Clear out window wells.
    • Remove leaves, sticks and debris from the window well drains so they can drain properly.
    • Watch our DIY video on how you can inspect and maintain your window wells here.
  6. Protect yourself from another rainstorm:
    • Move valuable items to high ground
    • Cut away water damaged wood or drywall.
    • Roll and pull back carpet
    • Use fans to assist with drying and preventing mold growth
    • Need help with this? We recommend Chicago Water & Fire Restoration 24-Hr Dispatch 1-800-567-6911 or visit their website here (click)
  7. Add a dehumidification system to the area to help ventilate and regular humidity levels.

Basement Waterproofing and Foundation Repair Chicago & NW Indiana

Perma-Seal has been the most trusted basement waterproofing contractor and foundation repair specialist serving Chicago and Northwest Indiana since 1979.

We have a variety of services available for homeowners to control, repair, and even prevent problems with your foundation, basement, crawl space, sagging concrete and sewer related concerns.

Basement Waterproofing Services

Basement Waterproofing

Water seepage, leaking wall cracks, and flooded basement repair and prevention services.

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Foundation Repair Services

Foundation Repair

Settling foundations, bowed walls and slanted floors. We can solve your problem.

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Crawl Space Services

Crawl Space Solutions

Control humidity, improve indoor air quality, and create a gas/insect barrier.

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Sump Pump Solutions

Sump Pump Solutions

Primary sump pump installation, best battery backup sump pump systems on the market.

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Air Quality Services

Air Quality

Improve the quality of your air with a dehumidifier and air filter.

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Concrete Lifting Services

Concrete Lifting & Leveling

We can raise, lift, and level any concrete slab on your property to make it safer and more attractive.

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Yard and Drainage Solutions

Yard & Drainage Solutions

Standing water after rain, underground downspout & sump pump discharge extensions.

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Basement Pre-Finishing Services

Basement Pre-Finishing

Waterproof, mold resistant wall finishing systems and total air quality improvement solutions.

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Plumbing Services

Plumbing Services

Water heater replacement, ejector pumps, basement plumbing, & utility sinks.

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Sewer Services


Sewer backup prevention, line replacement, and inspection services.

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Basement Window Services

Basement Windows

Basement windows including window wells, egress windows, window covers, and drains.

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Preventive Maintenance Services

Preventive Maintenance Service

We offer a service that will help keep your basement or crawl space dry all year round.

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New Construction Waterproofing Services

Construction Waterproofing

Effective, dependable solutions to help prevent basement and crawl space seepage in your home.

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Financing Options Available


Financing options through our SmartBuy program to help you get the services and peace of mind you need.

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Basement Defender

Basement Defender

The only device that will test sump pumps every day and alert you to any mechanical problems before an emergency situation.

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Celebrating Over 40 Years of Making the World a Better Place

Since we began helping homeowners in the Chicagoland area, we have worked on over 400,000 homes to ensure they are protected from basement and crawl space flooding and unstable foundations. Using products and methods that we have tested and know work for the problems you face in your home, we will provide you with the best available repairs and preventive services in the industry. Perma-Seal guarantees that any product or scope of work that carries a warranty will be serviced free of charge for the entire warranty time frame.

Our Purpose is:

To Make the World a Better Place!

Our Mission is:

To build a sustainable organization.

Our Value Statement:

We accomplish our mission with passion, honesty and integrity.

We Live Our Values:

  • We work hard... Seriously!
  • We strive to be better.
  • We are compassionate.
  • We do what we say we will do.
  • We inspire creativity, optimism, and fun!
Roy Spencer, Owner and President of Perma-Seal

Why Choose Perma-Seal?

We are an industry leader that provides exceptional products installed by expertly trained professionals. Because many of our teammates are from the area and have been working here their entire lives, we know what type of problems to expect and how to appropriately assess and provide the best type of repair for each situation we come across. We treat every job as if we were performing the work on our own home.

Our informative video featuring Perma-Seal Basement Systems founder, Roy Spencer and national home improvement expert, Lou Manfredini will help you understand how and why Perma-Seal is dedicated to providing you with a superior customer experience and the greatest value for your home.

Customer Reviews and Testimonials

Jack Castella come to the house, recreated the problem and provided a cost effective solution. I appreciate the staight forward discussion.
Mike M - Lake Zurich, IL 60047
The foundation consultant john ferguson from the downers grove il office was out at my house this morning for a water leak in my basement i called about. and he found out problem was with a frozen downspout pipe. i also recently had a flooded basement because my sump pumps went out. he gave me information on some good products that i am going to be purchasing as well shortly for sump pump ...
Denise - Monee, IL 60449
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Perma-Seal is The Recognized Industry Leader!

  • 2016 & 2003 Better Business Bureau Torch Award For Marketplace Ethics
  • A+ Rating With The Better Business Bureau
  • 2011 & 2018 Chicago Tribune Top Workplace In Illinois
  • 2011 Philanthropic Community Award From Downers Grove Chamber Of Commerce
  • 98.4% Customer Satisfaction (Based On Customer Surveys)
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