Perma-Seal News and Information
Burr Ridge, Ill., Feb. 13, 2020 --- Perma-Seal, the most trusted basement waterproofing and foundation repair experts serving the greater Chicagoland area and Northwest Indiana, is the official basement waterproofing and foundation repair company of Home Sweet Home Chicago on WGN Radio 720.
Led by David Hochberg, Home Sweet Home Chicago airs every Saturday on WGN Radio 720. As part of the partnership, Perma-Seal president and founder Roy Spencer, will join Hochberg in-studio each month to connect with callers and provide insights and recommendations for the home challenges they are facing.
Tis the season of giving, and Perma-Seal is honored to contribute to WGN Radio's John Williams' online Red Kettle. All donations will benefit The Salvation Army which provides year-round support to those in need. Nearly 1 million meals were provided in 2018. Click HERE to make a donation. No matter the amount, each donation makes a meaningful impact.
Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Celebrates Grand Opening of New Perma-Seal Headquarters in Burr Ridge.
Pictured from left to right, Willowbrook/Burr Ridge Chamber of Commerce Board Member Michael Simmons, Former Mayor of Burr Ridge Mickey Straub, Chief Operations Officer Laura Ann Spencer, President and Founder Roy Spencer, Burr Ridge Assistant to the Village Administrator Evan Walter, Burr Ridge Village Administrator J. Douglas Pollock.
Burr Ridge, IL (November 28, 2018) – Perma-Seal Basement Systems held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the grand opening of its new headquarters located in the heart of Burr Ridge at 412 Rockwell Court.
This month, Perma-Seal was recognized as a 2018 Silver Award recipient at the 2018 Rock The Cradle Gala which took place at Wintrust Grand Banking Hall located in downtown Chicago.
Renowned as one of the foremost adoption agencies in the country, since opening in 1923 The Cradle has helped place more than 15,000 children into permanent, loving homes. The Cradle provides lifelong support for all who are touched by adoption – birth parents, adopted persons, and adoptive parents. The Cradle is the only adoption agency in the country with an on-site nursery - a safe, nurturing place for infants to stay while their parents receive options counseling to decide if adoption will be the best plan for their baby. The nursery also enables The Cradle to place infants whose special medical needs may mean that it takes a bit longer to find them a family that is prepared to help them thrive.
HAMMOND, IN - Laura Ann Spencer, Executive Vice-President of Perma-Seal Basement Systems, has been named an Up and Coming finalist for the 2016 Influential Women of the Year award in the Construction category. The award is presented by Influential Women of Northwest Indiana and winners will be announced at a banquet on September 29, 2016.
Ms. Spencer has consistently been a strong leader and achiever in the business world as well as in the philanthropic community. After nearly a decade of working at Perma-Seal, she has been influential in helping the company hit record sales numbers, open new divisions, and prepare to make a quantum leap forward. She has worn many hats in the company, most notably that of Marketing Manager, where she helped the company become one of the strongest brands in the area. Ms. Spencer has also championed Perma-Seal’s cultural environment. She organized a retreat where the company’s mission and vision statements were articulated and codified for the first time. These identified core values within the organization has moved the company forward to where it is today.
Whether living in a bungalow in Lincoln Square or a split-level home in Des Plaines, many Chicago-area homeowners find that when the weather breaks, they begin to see past the dark, damp clutter of their unfinished basements to recognize the potential value of the extra space. They want to begin using that below-grade area confidently for storage, living and even entertainment purposes.
But they also know that finishing a basement is no small project.
The trick is to do a bit of prep work and avoid jumping right into the remodeling portion of the project. Here are five things you should consider doing before you finish your basement.
For over 33 years, Perma-Seal has been focused on continual improvement and doing the right thing for our Clients, Tribe, Partners and Community. When we were contacted by Schools Count Corp. and heard about their mission to help Chicago schools and students in areas of poverty, we were happy to lend a hand.
Since Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans, Schools Count Corp. has been helping people in various parts of the country that have suffered through floods, earthquakes, hurricanes and other similar events. Three years ago, they decided to make a “man-made” relief effort in the city of Chicago by delivering school supplies, winter coats, music instruments and even sporting equipment to schools in need.
Last month, Perma-Seal and our advertising agency, the FORT Group, were invited to attend the 2012 Ad Club Awards Ceremony in New Jersey after being nominated for our recent outdoor billboard campaign. Throughout the evening, a select group of agencies
Perma-Seal Basement Systems is delighted to announce that it has been named a 2011 Chicago Tribune Top Workplace in Illinois by its very own team members.
Local companies in Chicago Tribune’s Top Workplaces were selected from employee surveys measuring qualities including company leadership, communication, career opportunities, working environment, managerial skills, pay and benefits.
Lots of things around your home require a back-up. For those with a basement, a sump pump is a must and a back-up for that unit is a necessity. Think about all you have down there and then about how most insurance companies either cap the amount they will cover or no longer offer flood insurance. The mistake that most people make is not matching up the backup pumps capacity to the main pump. If your primary pump moves 3,000 gallons of water and hour your backup unit needs to do the same. Another consideration is inspecting these systems on a yearly basis. Standard batteries need to be filled with water yearly, sealed batteries cost more but need no maintenance for 5 years. A good back-up system installed will cost around $2,500.00 but it is worth it. Call Perma-Seal at 800-421-7325 to schedule a FREE evaluation of your sump pump system.
June 1, 2009
Downers Grove, IL
On June 1, 2009, the Better Business Bureau (BBB) began using an improved rating system, rating businesses based on letter grades A+ through F. The new letter grades replace the BBB’s previous “satisfactory” or “unsatisfactory” ratings.
March 13, 2009
Perma-Seal Basement Systems has been accepted as a BBB Accredited Business by the BBB of Northern Indiana. If a business has been accredited by BBB, it means that the Better Business Bureau has determined that the business meets BBB accreditation standards, which include a commitment to make a good faith effort to resolve any consumer complaints.
Downer’s Grove, IL
Perma-Seal Basement Systems is pleased to announce the opening of their newest office in East Dundee, Illinois, in an effort to provide better service to the Northern Suburbs and Chicagoland area. Between 2006 and 2007, an increase of over 35% in service needs was experienced in this area. Therefore, in an effort to reduce commute times and provide more scheduling flexibility, Perma-Seal opened its newest location at 1090 Rock Road in East Dundee, IL. This service facility will immediately house a staff of 12 employees and 4 trucks, with the potential for growth as the customer base continues to expand.
Downers Grove, IL
August 28, 2007
Perma-Seal Basement Systems of Downers Grove, IL is busy, busy, busy after last week’s rains, high winds, flooded streets and flooded basements. As of Sunday afternoon, Perma-Seal’s office staff had set more than 2,300 appointments for customers wanting to have their basements waterproofed to avoid further problems during the next rainstorm. The staff fielded more than 500 internet inquiries regarding flooding, waterproofing, and general requests for assistance from homeowners throughout the Chicagoland area.