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April Storms Could Mean Wet Basements for Chicago Homeowners – Prepare Your Home Today!

Perma-Seal was recently featured in an online news article from The Bugle. This week marks the 1 year anniversary of the wild and wet weather that rolled through town last spring. Many homeowners were shocked to find that their basement had flooded, or that they had huge puddles of water on the floor. Over a 2 day period, between 5-10 inches of rain fell in northern Illinois and Indiana. As a result of these torrential rains, a lot of homeowners were asking what they can do to prevent this problem in the future, and what can be done to help with the damages.

Perma-Seal has been in the waterproofing business for nearly 35 years now, and they have worked with homeowners throughout the Chicago and northwestern Indiana area. There are many basement water problems that come during the spring months, and as a homeowner, you need to be prepared for the worst. Roy Spencer, owner and president of Perma-Seal, says that many calls received last year at this time were for problems with basement flooding due to city sewer backups, failed sump pumps, subsurface flooding, or from the overflowing streams and rivers in the area.

While it’s impossible to control the amount of rain that falls, Spencer says that a lot of basement moisture problems can be prevented. Sewer backup prevention systems can be installed, sump pumps and basement drains can be put in place, and many other waterproofing and moisture control systems can easily be set up for homeowners so that they never again have to deal with these issues under their homes.

Spencer goes on to say that Perma-Seal is a company that was founded on good, ethical business practices. When starting the company, he realized that a lot of other waterproofers in the industry chose to use unethical and deceitful business practices that could potentially be harmful to homeowners. Instead of following suit with these types of companies, Spencer set out to create a waterproofing company that was honest, dependable, and helpful for customers. They know have nearly 200 employees, 80 service trucks, and three locations in Elk Grove Village, Downers Grove, and in Hammond, Indiana.

Spencer says that this past harsh winter could be troublesome for your basement and foundation. If you are worried about the condition that your home is in, it’s best to give Perma-Seal call as soon as possible to schedule a consultation. You can reach them at 1-800-421-SEAL (7325).