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Learn About Joliet Basement Waterproofing Methods

A city in Will and Kendall Counties, Joliet in Illinois is located just 40 miles southwest of Chicago. It’s one of the fastest growing cities in the state and has been featured in several movies and TV shows, like The Sting, The Blues Brothers, and Prison Break.  

With its proximity to the Windy City, Joliet shares the same weather patterns such as hot and humid summers, cold winters, and thunderstorms in spring and fall. Because of these changes, plus the annual precipitation of 36.7 inches, the city’s residents know a thing or two about wet and leaky basements.  

A leaky basement is pains to deal with, so many call on professionals like Perma-Seal to help waterproof their basements. But before you go ahead and have yours protected from moisture, you should have an idea what as to basement waterproofing methods are out there.  

There are two methods involved in waterproofing. The first is interior waterproofing.  

Here, a French drain is installed while a drain directs water towards a sump pump. A sump pump is used to pump water out.

The other is exterior waterproofing, which is waterproofing work done outside of the home.

Understanding these methods will help you know more about waterproofing so you’ll know what is happening if you have your basement waterproofed. If you need to find out more, call Perma-Seal and ask about the methods of basement waterproofing available.