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This is where we will post industry news as well as helpful hints for the home and business owner in Chicagoland.

After the Storm: What Not to Do in Your Chicago Home

The third most populous city in the country, Chicago is known for its cultural contributions to art, film, theater, novels, music, and many more. It is also known for its weather, hence earning the nickname the Windy City.

Aside from the harsh winters, Chicago is also prone to thunderstorms, especially during spring and summer. When a heavy storm hits, Chicago basements tend to flood if they aren't properly waterproofed.

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Cleaning Up After a Basement Flood in Chicago

Chicago, Illinois – also called the Windy City, aside from the city’s cultural contributions in art, literature, film, novels, film, theater, and music, it is also known for its extreme weather conditions.

Lying in a humid continental zone, Chicago weather is characterized by harsh winters, and thunderstorms are common during spring and summer. This results in precipitation levels that can reach nearly 40 inches annually.

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Best Basement Waterproofing Materials for Leaky Chicago Basements

Living in Chicago is a blast. As the third most populous city in the US, Chicago is home to nearly 2.7 million residents giving you 2.7 million potential friends and neighbors. But what makes it even more interesting is the fact that the city is major cultural hub, with contributions in theater, comedy, films, novels, and music.

However, despite the everyday awesomeness of the city, there are some quirks that homeowners have to deal with. One of these are wet basements. A wet basement isn’t just about dealing with water in your home, it also means dealing with potentially major issues that come with it such as a weakened foundation, cracks in the walls and floors, damage to your paint and electronics, and more.

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Perma-Seal Busy After Chicago Storms

Chicago in Illinois is known as the Windy City, and for good reason. The climate in the third most populous city in the US can be extreme with hot summers, cold winters, and thunderstorms common in spring and summer.

With the changing weather, many Chicago basements have to deal with leaks, dampness, and even floods. These problems cannot be ignored since a wet basement can cause potentially serious issues, such as rot in wooden posts, weakening of the foundation, and even health risks brought about by mold.

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Melting Snow is Leading to Wet Basements in Chicago - Ways to Prevent Water Damage

Temperatures are on the rise in the Chicago area, and while it means that going outside is a little more bearable, it also means that the snow is starting to melt. This melting snow means wet basements for a lot of homeowners in the region. This basement moisture can cause serious damage if left neglected for too long. In fact, it could cause the development of nasty mold and mildew. This could make your family really sick. What's more is that this basement moisture could cause serious problems for the structural integrity of your home.

Wet basements cause wooden materials to rot, warp, decay, and deteriorate. This means that your wooden support beams and floor joists are going to start rotting away. These materials are partially responsible for holding up the weight of your home, so it's important that they are strong, stable, and in relatively good shape.

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