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Chicago, Illinois is also known as the "Windy City." Its weather plays at the extremes with hot summer, freezing winters, and thunderstorms are common in spring and summer. Weather changes such as this can cause problems with any home, especially basements where leaks can occur.  

Basement leaks are the result of many factors. Weather is one factor; precipitation can seep through the ground and walls, causing moisture issues in basements. Broken pipes are another cause of basement leak. Even the water table can contribute to a leaky basement if steps aren't taken to prevent it.  

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Tips to Prevent Chicago Basement Flooding

Known as the Windy City, Chicago is the third most populated city in the US and, as an international hub, is home to the second busiest airport in the world. Having had major cultural contributions to the arts, novels, film, theater, comedy, and music, residents have a lot to be proud of with their city.  

However, the weather in Chicago can be quite fickle. Summers are hot, winters are freezing, with thunderstorms common during spring and summer. This see-saw weather contributes a lot to the city's moisture problems, especially basement flooding.  

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