Adjacent to Chicago, Oak Park in Cook County, Illinois has a population of about 52,000 and is the 29th largest municipality in Illinois in terms of population. The village of Oak Park lies on the shore of Lake Chicago, and while the lake may be ancient, the problem of flooding is still as modern as can be.
Many basements in Oak Park have a tendency to flood, or at least get wet and damp, thanks in large part to the climate the area shares with the Windy City. A wet basement can cause various issues as well, so keeping it dry is very important.
When you decide to get your basement waterproofed, it’s best to be aware of the different basement waterproofing methods to give you an idea of what’s supposed to happen and how it works.
There are basically two methods to waterproofing: interior and exterior. In a nutshell, interior waterproofing is where drains are fitted, together with a sump pump, french drain, and so on, to get water out of the basement. Exterior waterproofing, on the other hand will involve stopping water from outside the home.
Though these two are the basic methods of basement waterproofing, a lot more fixes are involved, depending on the situation. To learn more about basement waterproofing, feel free to call Perma-Seal and ask for an estimate. Keeping your basement dry is the first step to having a safe and healthy home, so go ahead and take the plunge.