Naperville, located in DuPage and Will counties in Illinois, is a suburban city of Chicago that was named the wealthiest Midwest city in 2010, and the eleventh in the nation. Once a quaint farming town, Naperville has become an affluent city through the years. But no matter how big or small its residents’ homes might be, basement wall cracks are still a concern.
Aside from being an ugly sight, wall cracks can be caused by moisture, a settling home, or an underlying foundation issue. It is a major cause of basement moisture problems, which in turn, can foster mold and mildew growth, cause premature foundation damage, and other structural and health issues.
Solutions to Basement Wall Cracks
Those with a love for DIY projects can attempt to fix basement walls using concrete fillers and the like. However, unless you are trained to do so, maybe it’s best to call a Perma-Seal professional. Even if you repair the crack, if the cause of the crack is not addressed, your fix won’t do much help. It will only serve as a stopgap solution.
A Perma-Seal professional can assess the damage and pinpoint the cause of the crack, making sure the root of the problem is taken care of to ensure that additional cracks won’t appear in the future.
Benefits to Naperville Homeowners
It doesn’t matter what kind of home you live in, how large it is, or how affluent you may be, cracks in the basement walls can cause serious problems and may be a sign of existing ones, too. By having the cracks in your basement’s walls fixed by a Perma-Seal professional, you can be assured that your home, and your family, are in good hands.