Located along the shore of Lake Michigan, Lake Forest is a city in Lake County, Illinois with a population of 19, 375 and is part of the Chicago metropolitan area. With its placement by the river, many residents who are plagued with flooded basements often blame it on the river. However, there are many causes of basement flooding that don't necessarily involve any body of water.
Flooded basements can be cause by the weather, broken plumbing lines, or even the water table pushing water up. It can be a combination of those, too. No one likes to deal with a flooded basement, because it also causes a range of problems for the homeowner. It can damage your belongings, cause wood rot, foster mildew and fungi growth, and can even cause premature deterioration of the foundation.