South of Waukegan, along the shore of Lake Michigan, lies Lake Forest, a city in Illinois that was founded around Lake Forest College in 1857. Named a Tree City USA by National Arbor Day Foundation, Lake Forest is recognized for its commitment to community forests.
For a city that’s dedicated to trees, you won’t expect to see many floods in the area. However, despite this, issues with floods still remain, albeit in basements.
This problem calls for the installation of basement waterproofing systems, and here are some facts you should know:
Flooded basements can be a pain to handle, and its effects can cause stress and worry. A basement that’s almost always flooded tends to cause electrical damage, rot in wooden posts and furniture, weakening of the foundation, and growth of mold, which in turn, causes health risks.
A basement that has recurring floods can’t be fixed through DIY efforts alone. A call to Perma-Seal professionals is needed, especially if massive damage has already occurred.
Aside from the weather, other causes of basement floods are: damaged pipes, backed up sewers, and a rising water table.
If you have been dealing with flooded basements, or if you wish to ensure you don’t have to deal with one, call a Perma-Seal professional today and ask how to best make your basement protected from floods.