Perma-Seal News and Information

This is where we will post industry news as well as helpful hints for the home and business owner in Chicagoland.

4 Reasons the PermaDry is the Best Dehumidifier for Your Home

4 Reasons the PermaDry is the Best Dehumidifier for Your Home
Your basement or crawl space may seem like a small part of your home, but they have a big impact on your whole house. So if you have high humidity, musty odors and mold growth downstairs, it affects the health and comfort of your upstairs environment, too. Perma-Seal's PermaDry DehumidifierTM dries and filters the air in your basement or crawl spac...
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Leave Something Better

Leave Something Better
As your concrete, foundation repair, and basement waterproofing contractor, we strive to leave your home better than when we first arrived. At any point, our team members strive to leave you with better peace of mind and – ultimately – a better home. Our customer care team works to promptly get back to you, to ease your home concerns. Our customers...
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Tips to Keep Your Home Warm & Dry

Tips to Keep Your Home Warm & Dry
Now that it's officially winter, the temperatures in the forecast tend to trend downward, making it a little harder to keep your home warm and cozy. Here are a couple tips to keep in mind that will help your home stay warmer and remain dry not only during the winter months, but all year round: 1. Schedule an annual furnace check-up & replace yo...
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2 Reasons to Refer a Contractor to Your Family & Friends

2 Reasons to Refer a Contractor to Your Family & Friends
 Referring someone to a contractor can be an intimidating task. Here are two very important reasons to consider before passing over that contact information.
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Why Indoor Air Quality is Important

Why Indoor Air Quality is Important
Healthy Air is Essential to a Healthy Home Maintaining healthy air in your home is one of the most important things you can do to protect the health of your family. According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), you're likely to experience up to 100 times greater exposure to air pollutants indoors than outdoors. Since we are spending more ...
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The SaniDry XP For Better Air In Your Basement and Home

The SaniDry XP For Better Air In Your Basement and Home

The Basement or Crawl Space – Damp and Humid

The one feature that sets the basement apart from other levels in your home is the ambient dampness. That’s not surprising is it?  After all, a deep hole was dug to accommodate the basement, and the earth is typically wet and cold (about 55 degrees Fahrenheit) year round. Solid concrete is a pretty good thermal conductor — it lets heat pass right through it — and is somewhat porous; is it any surprise that your basement or crawl space feels damp and humid? For years, cellars were built under homes with the full expectation that they would be a cool, wet space, not fit for habitation but ideal for root vegetables and vintage wines. Today, expectations have changed. People recognize the potential value of their below-ground space, be it a basement or a crawl space, and want to be able to use it confidently for storage, living, and even for entertainment purposes.

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