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Tips for Avoiding Basement Water Problems in Highland Park, IL

Highland Park is a suburban municipality in Illinois and is part of the Chicago Metropolitan Area. It is also home to the Ravinia Festival, an open-air pavilion that hosts classical, pop, and jazz concerts during the summer. Additionally, the municipality has been the summer home of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra since 1936.  Also noted for its landmark structures, you can find Frank Lloyd Wright's Willits House and many other homes designed by prominent architects.  

Highland Park residents may not live in homes worthy of landmark status, but it is their own castle and thus should be treated as such. Unfortunately, nature does not discriminate, which makes basement water problems a common occurrence in the area.  

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What to Do with Basement Wall Cracks in Chicago or Northwest Indiana

What to Do with Basement Wall Cracks in Chicago or Northwest Indiana

If you're finding cracks in your home's foundation walls, you are not alone. Wall cracks are the most common type of basement seepage problem and can be found in homes all over Chicagoland and Northwest Indiana. The first step to repairing any crack is to contact a professional waterproofing company in your area to come and give you a free estimate to repair the issue. Here are a few things the professionals will look at to help determine the best repair method for your home.

What kind of foundation does your home have?

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Flooded Basement in Chicago, IL

Have you ever dealt with the heartache, clean up and damage caused by a a flooded basement? Too often Chicagoland and Northwest Indiana homeowners have to part with ruined family heirlooms, photographs or childhood memories because they were stored downstairs in an unprotected area. Or every rainstorm there are homeowners who invested into finishing their basement, but didn't waterproof the area first, that have to rip out all that dry wall, carpet and furniture because it was destroyed by water that made its way into the home.

Or maybe you're one of the many homeowners who just deals with the water seepage or flooding every time it rains or snow starts to melt on a mild winter day. We've heard many clients who live with water issues say, "it not a big deal, it's just the basement or crawl space and I never even go do there!" Even if you don't have nicely finished basement or may not keep anything valuable downstairs, most people don't realize that basement moisture, regardless of how much or little there is, will cause damage eventually.

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Finding the Best Basement Waterproofing Company in Chicago or Northwest Indiana

If you're experiencing any kind of water seepage, dampness or active leaks in your basement or crawl space, it's time to start searching for local crawl space or basement waterproofing contractors in your area. Even if you're very handy around the house or a big time fan of DIY, most basement waterproofing issues are almost always better left to the professionals. The kinds of repairs, patches and paints that you can purchase at your local hardware store are not permanent and eventually these will fail, once again causing water damage and costly repairs to your home.

The first thing you'll find when you start searching around online is that there are a ton of companies in the Chicagoland area that repair basement or crawl space leaks. Here are a few things to consider when searching for the best company to hire for your basement needs.

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Basement Water Problems in Chicago

Do you have basement water problems in Chicago, IL or Northwest Indiana? If you said yes, then Perma-Seal is local and here to help you! With over 35 years of experience working in the field, you can rest assured knowing your home is in good hands with us.

It's very common for homeowners who have an unfinished basement to ignore any basement seepage, even if it's more than just a little trickle of water on the floor or wall. So many times we've heard our clients say, "Eh, it's just in the basement, I hardly even go down there." But what most people don't realize is that crawl space and basement moisture has devastating effects, and regardless of how much or how little there is, it's going to do damage eventually. A leaky basement has been known to cause:

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