Arlington Heights is a village in Cook County, Illinois and a suburb of Chicago that is known for Arlington Park Race Track. With an annual precipitation of 38.35 inches a year, there are times when its residents have to deal with wet basements.
A wet basement can cause all sorts of headaches, from flooding, to wood rot, weakening of the foundation, growth of fungi and mildew, and damage to anything stored in this area of the home.
Causes for wet basements also vary. It can be the result of rain water seeping in, or the water table pushing up from the ground. It can be due to a backed up sewer, or leaks in pipes. Whatever the case, a wet basement is something that must be addressed before serious damage is done.
Solutions to a Wet Basement
If your home suffers from a wet basement despite your best efforts to control it, it may be time to call a Perma-Seal professional and have basement waterproofing done.
Basically, basement waterproofing is when your basement is outfitted with special waterproofing systems and is prepared to keep water out. A sump pump can be installed, cracks may be repaired, pipes and gutters refitted or repaired, etc.
A Perma-Seal professional can determine the main causes of your wet basement and waterproof your basement based on these causes.
Benefits to Arlington Heights Homeowners
Once your basement is waterproofed, you won’t have to worry about floods or any other moisture issues anymore. This means you don’t have to think about your appliances and electronics getting damaged, you won’t have to deal with fungi and mildew, wooden posts are free from rot, and your foundation won’t have to suffer from premature degradation.
Keep your home safe and dry, call a Perma-Seal professional today and ask about waterproofing your basement.