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.

Perma-Seal 2022 Foundation Supportworks Integrity Award Recipient

Recognized for their commitment to workplace culture and exceptional quality work Burr Ridge, Ill., May 9, 2022 --- Perma-Seal, the most trusted basement waterproofing and foundation repair experts serving the greater Chicagoland area and Northwest Indiana, is honored to be the recipient of the 2022 Foundation Supportworks Integrity Award. Hosted b...

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Chicago Tribune Names Perma-Seal Winner of the Chicagoland Top Workplaces 2021 Award

Perma-Seal, the most trusted basement waterproofing and foundation repair experts serving the greater Chicagoland and Northwest Indiana areas, has been awarded a Top Workplaces 2021 honor by Chicago Tribune Top Workplaces. The list is based solely on employee feedback gathered through a third-party survey administered by employee engagement technol...

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Today Perma-Seal, the most trusted basement waterproofing and foundation repair experts serving the greater Chicagoland area and Northwest Indiana, is honored to have has earned the 2021 Top Workplaces USA award, issued by Energage, a purpose-driven organization that develops solutions to build and brand Top Workplaces. This is the inaugural year f...

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West Suburban Community Pantry

The holidays are a time of love, comfort, and joy, but for many families it can mean making heartbreaking choices. Serving DuPage and Will County, West Suburban Community Pantry is dedicated to providing food for the hungry. Perma-Seal visited the West Suburban Community Pantry ahead of the holidays to donate 100 hams. Looking to brighten the lives...

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Perma-Seal Partners With Chicago’s Ignatia House

  Ignatia House's Small Group Home Provides Refuge for Women Recovering From Alcoholism Perma-Seal, the most trusted basement waterproofing and foundation repair experts serving the greater Chicagoland area and Northwest Indiana, has partnered with Ignatia House, a small group home for women recovering from alcoholism and substance abuse, to p...

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Perma-Seal Selected as a 2020 Top Workplace!

 Burr Ridge, Ill., Oct. 30, 2020 --- Perma-Seal, the most trusted basement waterproofing and foundation repair experts serving the greater Chicagoland and Northwest Indiana areas, has been awarded a Top Workplaces 2020 honor by The Chicago Tribune. The list is based solely on employee feedback gathered through a third-party survey administered...

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Perma-Seal's Roy Spencer Speaks With WGN Radio's Bob Sirott on Open Career Opportunities

  One Wednesday, August 26th, our President and Founder, Roy Spencer, chatted with WGN Radio's Bob Sirott about our current job opportunities. Listen to the interview above!

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Record Day of Flooding - May 2020

Perma-Seal President Roy Spencer: "We're having a record day today" of flooding: Perma-Seal President Roy Spencer joins John Williams to talk about some of the cases he's resolved over the last day. That's after storms in the Chicagoland area over the weekend. 

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Roy Spencer on WLS-AM Radio: How Perma-Seal is continuing to make the world a better place during the coronavirus.

  Last week, president and founder, Roy Spencer, joined John Howell on WLS-AM Radio to discuss how Perma-Seal is continuing to provide peace of mind for homeowners in need of our emergency services and other healthy home solutions. #healthyhome

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Perma-Seal Official Partner of Home Sweet Home Chicago on WGN Radio 720

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.

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Tis The Season of Giving - Salvation Army

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.

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Burr Ridge Ribbon Cutting

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.

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Perma-Seal Recipient of 2018 Silver Cradle Award

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.

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Laura Ann Spencer of Perma-Seal Named 2016 Influential Women Award Finalist

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.

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13th annual Entrepreneurial Excellence Awards invited Roy Spencer of Perma-Seal to be Keynote Speaker

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.

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Perma-Seal Teams Up with Schools Count Corp. to Help Chicago Students

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.

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Perma-Seal Wins Awards for Billboards

Martini Billboard

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

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Perma-Seal Selected as a 2011 Top Workplace

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.

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Perma-Seal Products to be featured on the Today Show

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.

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Perma-Seal is awarded an A+ Rating by Chicagoland’s Better Business Bureau

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.

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Perma-Seal Becomes An Accredited Business

Hammond, IN
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.

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Perma-Seal Basement Systems Opens New Office In East Dundee, IL

Downer’s Grove, IL
February 2008

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.

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New Records Set for Waterproofing Requests

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.

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