A village in DuPage County, Illinois, Downers Grove was recently named by Forbes Magazine as the eighth Friendliest Town in America. It also has one of the nation’s most educated citizenry and is fifth in CNN’s Best Places for a Healthy Retirement list. Maintaining these accolades require its citizens to do their part in keeping the village a pleasant place to live, and that includes making sure their own homes are free from any unpleasant problems – starting with basement cracks.
Basement cracks start small enough, but if left neglected, they could pose serious risks to the house’s structural integrity and to the health of its occupants. Even the smallest of cracks should be noticed and taken care of. If it starts to grow over time and if moisture seems to come from it, a professional should be contacted immediately.
Solutions to Basement Crack Repair
If cracks in your basement wall start to sprout and grow bigger everyday, and if you notice your basement being moister than usual, even on dry days, a Perma-Seal professional is needed.
A professional will assess the crack and figure out why it is there, its cause, and its effects on the home. This will ensure that the repair of the crack won’t be just superficial. Anyone can fill a crack, but to truly repair it requires getting to the root of the problem, addressing it, and making sure the repaired crack won’t cause any more problems in the future.
Benefits to Downers Grove Residents
Cracks in the basement can mean one of many things. It can mean a leak has sprung and is pushing its way through the cracks, it can mean a problem with the foundation, backfill damage, or settling of the house. Any crack can mean anything to anyone, but only a professional can know for sure what causes it and how to fix it.
Whatever the crack in your home might mean, having it repaired and fixed will give you the peace of mind that you and your family are safe – and it will make your basement look better too.