Perma-Seal News and Information

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

5 Things to Do Before Finishing a Basement in Chicago

5 Things to Do Before Finishing a Basement in Chicago

Whether living in a bungalow in Lincoln Square or a split-level home in Des Plaines, many Chicago-area homeowners find that when the weather breaks, they begin to see past the dark, damp clutter of their unfinished basements to recognize the potential value of the extra space. They want to begin using that below-grade area confidently for storage, living and even entertainment purposes.
But they also know that finishing a basement is no small project.

The trick is to do a bit of prep work and avoid jumping right into the remodeling portion of the project. Here are five things you should consider doing before you finish your basement.

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PermOlympics

PermOlympics

HAMMOND, IN - Laura Ann Spencer, Executive Vice-President of Perma-Seal Basement Systems, has been named an Up and Coming finalist for the 2016 Influential Women of the Year award in the Construction category. The award is presented by Influential Women of Northwest Indiana and winners will be announced at a banquet on September 29, 2016.

Ms. Spencer has consistently been a strong leader and achiever in the business world as well as in the philanthropic community. After nearly a decade of working at Perma-Seal, she has been influential in helping the company hit record sales numbers, open new divisions, and prepare to make a quantum leap forward. She has worn many hats in the company, most notably that of Marketing Manager, where she helped the company become one of the strongest brands in the area. Ms. Spencer has also championed Perma-Seal’s cultural environment. She organized a retreat where the company’s mission and vision statements were articulated and codified for the first time. These identified core values within the organization has moved the company forward to where it is today.

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Thinking of finishing your basement?

Thinking of finishing your basement…when you start with a dry, healthy basement, anything is possible!

The first step you should take when you are planning to finish your basement is to stop any active seepage or moisture in that area.  If you have any potential water problems, it is crucial to resolve those issues before you spend thousands of dollars to refinish the basement.  Call a professional to evaluate your foundation for any active as well as potential leaks.  They should also examine your sump pump to make sure it is properly working and efficient for your home.  Lastly, you should have a backup sump pump system to ensure full protection for your basement.

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How To Finish Your Basement

How To Finish Your Basement

Finishing your basement is no easy task, but with a little bit of planning and hard work, you can turn your drab basement into a fabulous lower level living or entertainment area.

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Perma-Seal to Offer Prefinishing Systems

Downers Grove, IL
September 17, 2008

With the housing market in a slump, more and more homeowners are investing in their existing homes. One of the best, long-term investments for a house is basement waterproofing for added usable space and possible finishing. Emecole claims that it is wiser and healthier to first minimize humidity, prevent deadly soil gases from entering a home, eradicate mold, and stop damaging water leaks before they happen. Roy Spencer, Owner of Perma-Seal Basement Systems in Downers Grove, IL, says, “It is a lot easier and less expensive to fix these problems before than it is after you have finished your basement.” Fortunately, basement waterproofing and prefinishing can be done on a budget while also making the downstairs living space attractive and safe for children.

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