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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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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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Basement Waterproofing Solutions Chicago

Chicago, Illinois - the third most populated city in the US - has been a major industrial and cultural force for more than a century now. The city has numerous stories to tell, from its struggling past, mafia connections, musical contributions, and much more. However, one story that many in the city experience, but don't make the headlines, is the story of a wet basement. 

Chicago is prone to extreme weather conditions, with freezing winters and scorching summers. Thunderstorms are also common during spring and summer. These changes in weather can cause many moisture problems. Whether it's because of bursting pipes, rain water seeping through floor and wall cracks, humidity levels at a high, or even the water table pushing up from below, water can get in your basement and it can cause lots of headaches.  

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