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.

Horizontal & Vertical Movements

Horizontal & Vertical Movements
 If you're seeing cracks in your walls, the wall separating from the floor or ceiling, or maybe you're concerned that your walls seem to be bowing or caving in – chances are you have a foundation problem. There are many reasons why a home's foundation may be experiencing issues. A contractor trained specifically in foundation repair will be th...
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Foundation and Crawl Space Repair Options to Avoid

Foundation and Crawl Space Repair Options to Avoid
Think you may have problems with your crawl space or foundation?  The helpful document below can provide you with some insight into what could be going on and common repair options that should be avoided. Click to View
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The Cost of Doing Nothing

The Cost of Doing Nothing
So, that foundation crack in your basement—the one you discovered last summer? View the pdf below to learn the cost of not treating foundation problems. Click to View
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3 Concrete Safety Concerns Around Your Home During the Holidays

3 Concrete Safety Concerns Around Your Home During the Holidays
 The holidays are the perfect time to gather friends and family at your home. But, if the concrete around your house is in disrepair, it can cause serious safety issues for your guests. First, sidewalks can become a particular concern if the concrete is needing repair. Uneven sidewalks can be a trip hazard, and sloping or sunken concrete sidew...
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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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PolyLevel is the NEW Mudjacking

PolyLevel is the New Mudjacking
 If you're reading this blog, you've probably already found some concrete issues around your home and are looking for the right solution to fix these troubles. If the issue is sinking or settling slabs, mud jacking is a technique that's been around for decades. The process involves mixing a mud and concrete slurry and pumping it under a sinkin...
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Real Estate Market

What's Happening in Our Area's Real Estate Market?
 There's no doubt 2020 has been a strange year for careers, families and communities – this includes real estate. Across the country, inventory was at historic lows over the spring and summer months as COVID-19 left many people uncertain about their future. But, for those looking to sell, doing so during a period of low inventory could be a go...
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The Do's and Don'ts of Driveway Repair

The Do's and Don'ts of Driveway Repair
 If you have a home, chances are you have a driveway. (Okay, we really didn't work too hard on that one, keep reading). Driveways in the midwest can often become cracked and sunken. This is a result of the soil underneath those concrete driveway slabs. As the soil softens during rain or moisture, the weight of the concrete could cause the slab...
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How to Save Money on Major Home Repairs

How to Save Money on Major Home Repairs
Are you needing major home repairs? Has your home been damaged by flooding or bad weather? We can help you save money on those major home repairs. Click to View
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4 Questions to Ask a Contractor

4 Questions to Ask a Contractor
Are you having work done on your home by a contractor?  The helpful document below can provide you with some helpful questions you should ask any contractor working on your home before they begin the work. Click to View
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Why Sidewalks Become Uneven and Who it Impacts

Uneven Sidewalks and Who They Impact
You probably don't spend much time thinking about the sidewalk in front of your home. It's not so much for you as it is for the pedestrians around your neighborhood. However, the sidewalk on your property is your responsibility to maintain. There are a few factors that could cause a sidewalk to need repairs. Rain can wash away the dirt underneath t...
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How Weather Affects Concrete

How Different Weather Affects Concrete
In the summer months, a lot can happen to the concrete in and around our homes. And with more people out and about, concrete issues might feel more noticeable – and more annoying. From a sunken sidewalk slab to a cracked concrete driveway, the climate of the region has a direct impact on the soil and, ultimately, the concrete on top of it. It's not...
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Sinking Concrete at Your New Home? It Could Be Poorly Compacted Soil

 A new house in a new neighborhood can be exciting. It can feel like the possibilities are endless. Even better, new homes usually come free of problems… for a time. When builders construct new homes, they disrupt the natural soils, digging into them to assemble the foundation and shifting the earth to create a flat space for the home to sit l...
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Hear it From Lou: Concrete Raising & Leveling

Hear it From Lou: Concrete Raising & Leveling
SPONSORED CONTENTBy Lou Manfredini In my early career in construction I spent one summer as a concrete finisher. I worked on a crew pouring and finishing concrete at the old U.S. Post Office in downtown Chicago. It was really hard work, but I learned a lot from some very seasoned professionals. The one thing one of them said to me is there are thre...
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Cracked, uneven concrete is dangerous!

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