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Perma-Seal Donation Provides Storage Solution for DuPagePads

Perma-Seal Donation Provides Storage Solution for DuPagePads

Last June, Perma-Seal began a basement waterproofing project at DuPagePads' Employment and Education building at 705 West Liberty in Wheaton, IL. The project was completed by September 2014. It was a big job which involved sealing off the basement area so that it wouldn't allow seepage inside. The basement of the building is used to store diapers, hygiene products, pads for sleeping, clothing, and more - all items which must be kept dry so that participants in their program can live healthy, safe lives.

DuPagePads' mission is to end homelessness in DuPage County. They provide interim (overnight) housing and permanent supportive housing plans.

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Protect Your Lombard, IL Home Against the Dangers of Basement Seepage

A village in DuPage County, Lombard is a suburb of Chicago that's known for its annual Lilac Festival – a 16-day festival that includes lilac-themed events, concerts, fairs, and more.   For such a fragrant celebration, it's nice to think that Lombard is always full of flowery cheer. However, residents have to cope with common house problems, much like everyone else - problems such as basement seepage.  

Basement seepage occurs when water starts to come into your basement through various passages. It can be from the cracks in your walls or floors, from damaged gutters, or from a rising water table. It can also be caused by the land your house is on not sloping away from the foundation. The causes are numerous, but the results are the same, basements have a tendency to experience seepage, and it's up to you to prevent it.  

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Basement Drains in Lake Forest, IL

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. 

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Seal Your Wet Basement in Arlington Heights, IL

A suburb of Cook County, Illinois, Arlington Heights is known for the Arlington Park Race Track, and is home of the Arlington Million which is a Breeder's Cup qualifying event. The area gets about 38.25 inches of precipitation a year and many residents experience some moisture issues in their basement.  

A basement that is prone to moisture is susceptible to a lot of problems. Your personal belongings stored here and HVAC systems can get damaged, the home's foundation can deteriorate, wooden posts can rot, and mildew, fungi, and mold can flourish causing many health hazards.  

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How Do I Stop my Chicago Heights Basement From Flooding?

How Do I Stop my Chicago Heights Basement From Flooding?

Nicknamed "Crossroads of the Nation," Chicago Heights is a city located in Cook County, Illinois that has served as a haven for German, Italian, Polish, Irish, African American, and Hispanic immigrants since 1900. Despite the city's geography being composed of just 0.10% water, many Chicago Heights residents are still plagued with flooded basements.

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Fix Your Leaky Calumet City Basement Once and For All

Calumet City, locally referred to as "Cal City," was founded in 1892 and is a city in Cook County, Illinois. It lies on the west side of the Illinois-Indiana border from Hammond, Indiana. Though the geography of Cal City is made up of just 1.64% water, many residents are still plagued with leaky basements.
 
Leaky basements can cause many problems, mainly problems which include degradation of the foundation, musty smells, and the growth of mold and fungi which can also cause health problems.
 
Solutions for a Leaky Basement
 
If you are one of the many who want to fix their leaky basement once and for all, the first step is to find the source of moisture. This can come from outside or within, so Perma-Seal will be sure to check thoroughly.
 
We will also check your house gutters to make sure water is diverted away from the foundation of the house. Also, we will look out for cracks in the wall or floor since water might seep in through them.
 
Benefits for Calumet City Homeowners
 
The main benefit of having your leaky basement fixed is peace of mind. Peace of mind in knowing that your home's foundations are safe, you and your family's health are protected from mold and fungi, and you don't have to worry about any musty smells in the future.
 
Get yourself some much-needed peace of mind today and call a Perma-Seal professional to stop your basement form leaking.
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What is Basement Waterproofing and is it Important For Aurora, IL Homes?

Aurora, IL is the second most populated city in the State of Illinois. The city's population is 199,932 and ranks in the top 50 fastest growing cities in the United States since 2000. For its residents, many ask what basement waterproofing is and is it important? Well, for a city that gets 40 inches of precipitation every year, yes it is important.
 
But what is basement waterproofing? Basically, it refers to the techniques used to prevent water from entering your basement. Done by professionals, waterproofing is always needed if a structure is built at ground level or below ground because of the hydrostatic pressure exerted below basement walls by the higher water table.
 
This pressure pushes water into the cracks of the floors and walls of a basement, and can result in mold, fungus, decay and other moisture related problems.
 
Waterproofing Basement Solutions
 
There are various techniques that can be used to effectively waterproof a basement, though each differ in ideology and design. These are: interior and exterior drains, sump pumps, underground downspout extensions, and more.
 
To learn more about each product or system, and to determine which method would be most effective for your home's basement, you can contact a Perma-Seal professional who can take you step-by-step through the whole process.
 
Benefits to Aurora Residents
 
The benefits of waterproofing basements range from having a mold-free basement that won't endanger the health of you and your family, to having the peace of mind that decay and rot of your home's foundation is prevented.
 
To learn more, call a Perma-Seal professional today and find out how to have a safer and drier basement.
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