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Sump Pump Talk

The heart and soul of every waterproofing system is the sump pump. Basically, a sump pump is an appliance that pumps water out away from your home, thereby preventing water build-up and floods.

While a home’s sump pump should ideally be checked everyday, we all know that’s not possible. Instead, try to check if it’s working as it should before any major storm. At the minimum, your sump pump should be check thoroughly at least once a year.

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Sump Pump Replacement for Homeowners in Joliet Wanting to Prevent a Leaky Basement

In Will and Kendall counties in Illinois, there's a city that's been dubbed as the fastest growing in the Chicago metropolitan area. Joliet, the fourth most populated city in Illinois, is a Des Plaines River town and expands up to the DuPage River.  

With its proximity along rivers, and its annual precipitation of nearly 37 inches a year, most Joliet residents need a sump pump to control flood levels in their basements or crawl spaces.  

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How Sump Pumps Can Prevent a Basement Flood in Your Lake Forest Home

Along the shore of Lake Michigan, part of the Chicago metropolitan area, sits Lake Forest. A city in Lake County, Illinois, it has been named a Tree City USA due to its commitment to its community forest. However, there are days when even the profusion of trees can't soak up all the water from precipitation, and basements end up getting flooded.  

Granted, precipitation is not the only reason for basement flooding, broken pipes and a rising water table are also culprits. The fact of the matter is, many Lake County basements experience some sort of flooding, which can be a pain.   This is why a majority of homes with basements and crawl spaces in Lake County have sump pumps installed. Basically, a sump pump sucks out water from your basement and pumps it away the house. But what happens if it fails? 

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Backup Sump Pump in Joliet, IL

A city in Will and Kendall counties in Illinois, Joliet is one of the fastest growing cities in the area and is dependent on manufacturing industries. With an annual precipitation of 36.29 inches on average, it's no wonder why many Joliet homes depend on sump pumps to keep their basements dry.  

Basically, a sump pump works by pumping water from the basement out away from the house. This prevents flooding of the basement, which, in turn prevents various moisture issues from occurring such as wooden post rot, deterioration of the foundation, and the growth of mildew and fungi that cause health problems.  

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