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.

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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Basement Leak in Chicagoland

Basement Leak in Chicagoland

Does your basement get any small water leaks or seepage from time to time when it rains? If so, don't put off getting it repaired any longer! Did you know that a basement leak, even though it may seem small and insignificant, can actually cause major damage and destruction to your basement walls, floor, and can even lead to health problems for your family? It's the truth! Basement moisture has been known to cause a variety of problems throughout the entire home, so it's not just limited to your basement!

In fact, a damp, humid or wet basement has been known to trigger:

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Basement Dehumidifiers Prevent Humid and Damp Basements in Chicago, Illinois

So, you don't have a finished basement and you live in the Chicagoland or Northwest Indiana area. Then you don't have to worry about making sure that the area is dry, safe, and healthy, right? Wrong! When you have a leaky basement, it's going to make your whole home feel damp and smell musty (kind of like dirty gym socks). Perma-Seal continually stresses to homeowners that regardless of what you use your basement for, you need to make sure that it isn't humid, damp, or growing dangerous mold. That unhealthy air will make it's way upstairs since up to 50% of the air we breathe originates in the lower living space of the home.

A Little About Mold…

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Fixing a Leaky Basement in Chicago, IL

Fixing leaky basements is our specialty at Perma-Seal! Regardless of how old or new your home is, we can provide you with both foundation repair and basement waterproofing services and turn this area of your home into a valuable, functional space in no time! We receive plenty of phone calls from concerned Chicago area homeowners who want to know what we can do when it comes to repairing their wet basement problems.

We're glad you asked! This shows that you are truly concerned about the well-being and health of your home, its structural integrity, and your family. You see, a flooded basement doesn't just look bad, but it can cause a lot of problems for the rest of your home, and it can even make your family sick! This is why it's so important to make sure that you contact us whenever you notice a basement leak in your home.

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Preventing a Wet Basement in both Chicago, IL and Northwest Indiana

Perma-Seal will be glad to help you with preventing a wet basement. Even if you aren’t the handiest homeowner in the world, it doesn’t mean that you can’t help to protect the basement of your home from dangerous leaks. In fact, there are many things that you can easily do on your own to help minimize the chance of coming home or waking up to a flooded basement. Please take a look at the list below and feel free to contact us if you have any questions!

1. Maintain your window wells – A lot of homeowners might not give much thought to the window wells around their basement. However, if they’re leaking, it’s only a matter of time before this moisture gets inside of your home and causes problems. Make sure that your basement windows have a tight seal against the foundation of your home. If you notice any gaps, you can fill them with a waterproof caulking material. Also, make sure that you have a cover over your window well to prevent unwanted debris or small animals from getting inside and clogging the interior drain.

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Why Should You Repair Your Leaky Basement in Chicagoland or Northwest Indiana?

Why Should You Repair Your Leaky Basement in Chicagoland or Northwest Indiana?

A lot of Chicagoland and Northwest Indiana homeowners may not understand why they should have their leaky basement repaired. They may not have a finished basement, and for this reason, they think they can overlook what goes on in this area of their home. The fact is, regardless of how much time you spend in your basement, if it leaks, you need to have the problem taken care of immediately – before it gets worse – and it’s going to get much worse!

We know a lot of homeowners might worry that a wet basement could potentially cost them thousands of dollars to repair. As with most home repairs, the sooner the problem is addressed, the higher the likelihood of being able to utilize the most cost effective solution. In every home and in every situation, Perma-Seal certified consultants and trained technicians will do everything we can to make the entire basement repair and waterproofing process as fast and affordable as possible. We realize that there are other things you’d rather spend your money on, however, protecting the health of your home is one of the most important things you can do for yourself and your family.

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Perma-Seal Receives Top Awards at International Convention

If the weathermen are right, it's going to be a wet week! Is your basement going to stay dry? Sounds like a great reason to call Perma-Seal TODAY and get your sump pump checked! //www.permaseal.net/contact-us.html

We are on a mission to get you to think about your sump pump. That's probably not something you think about every day, but we want to save you from a wet mess in your basement! And when you schedule your FREE estimate before April 30th, you will save 10% on all primary and backup pump systems, as well as ejector pumps.

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Being Prepared: Flood Awareness Week

Being Prepared: Flood Awareness Week

Floods are one of the most powerful, deadly, and destructive natural disasters.

Like Perma-Seal, the focus of the flood safety awareness message is to educate homeowners and encourage them to be proactive, and take the necessary steps to protect themselves and their property from water damage.

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Pain in the Drain: The Holidays Can Be Tough on Your Plumbing

Pain in the Drain: The Holidays Can Be Tough on Your Plumbing

By Roy Spencer, Perma-Seal The winter holidays are certainly a festive time for many homeowners, but they can also be a particularly tough time for your plumbing and sewer lines. The incorrect disposal of cooking grease, overuse of garbage disposals and improper or excessive disposal of paper waste can resulted in clogged drains and are frequent culprits of pipe-clogging sewer problems during this time of year. If you don’t catch a blockage in time, your household plumbing systems can become inoperable and, what’s worse, raw sewage can back up through toilets, tubs and sinks into your home. Here’s how to avoid trouble with your sewer lines this holiday season:

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Perma-Seal Preventive Maintenance Service | May Promotion

Perma-Seal Preventive Maintenance Service | May Promotion
Smiles went all around at the BBB’s Annual Golf Outing. From left: Paul Spinella, Director of Sales, Matt Kmoch, Sales Manager, Steve Bernas, BBB President, Jim Montalbano, Sales Manager, and Dave Maas, Marketing Creative Coordinator.

Perma-Seal Basement Systems’ Sales and Marketing Tribal Members joined the Better Business Bureau of Chicago and Northern Illinois for their yearly golf outing on Thursday, August 11th. The 22nd Annual Integrity Golf Classic, presented by the BBB, was held at the Twin Orchard Country Club in Long Grove, Illinois. Perma-Seal’s foursome team was nearly awarded Longest Putt of the Day, but was defeated by mere inches.

Perma-Seal has an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau, and has been awarded their coveted 2016 Torch Award for Marketplace Ethics. For more information about the BBB, visit www.bbb.org/chicago/.

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April Showers bring flooded basements; how ready are you?

April Showers bring flooded basements; how ready are you?

How ready is your basement for the next big spring rain?

Do you know how many sump pumps fail?…All of them. And that means water damage in your basement, which leads to headache and heartache for you and your family.  However, thousands of Chicagoland and Northwest Indiana residents continue to live without a backup for their sump pump system.

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Even Dry Basements Require Inspection

Even Dry Basements Require Inspection

At the beginning of every year, we like to hang up a brand new, empty calendar and start filling in those important dates to remember for the upcoming year. We always start with the fun and exciting dates, like anniversaries, birthdays and vacations. However, we also have to remember our yearly appointments to go to the dentist, get the furnace and air conditioning looked at, the fluids in our cars changed, and even your annual physical with your doctor.

While you are writing down all of the necessary things to be checked annually, do not forget about an important part of your home, your basement. A dry, healthy basement is a very valuable asset and is even more vital when you’re basement is finished. The small cost of maintaining your downstairs is nothing compared to the hassle and heartache of cleaning up after it has been flooded with a couple inches of water from a heavy rainstorm.

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Basement Waterproofing Chicago

For the past 32 years Perma-Seal has created happy, healthy basements all over the Chicagoland area. Those basements (and their valuable contents) are very thankful!

Over 250,000 families have trusted Perma-Seal to protect their treasured items, and so should you. Take advantage of our limited time offer. Take 10% off (up to $300) all services purchased by January 31,2012. Some exclusions apply. See your Perma-Seal consultant for complete details. May not be combined with any other offer, promotion or discount.

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Basement Waterproofing Chicago | Sump Pump Inspection | Beyond the Ivy Promo

Perma-Seal Basement Systems have been waterproofing basement in the greater Chicago area for theh past 30 years. Call by June 30, 2011 to receive a free inspection of your basement, and sump pump and you will be entered to win two tickets to Beyond the Ivy. Contact us today at 800-421-SEAL or visit //www.permaseal.net to learn more on how we can help waterproof your basement.

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Basement Waterproofing Chicago with Lou Manfredini | Foundation Repair | Sump Pump Systems

Lou Manfredini, a National Home Improvement Expert, discusses Perma-Seal,Basement Systems of Chicago, about their work with basement waterproofing solutions and sump pump systems . Contact Perma-Seal today at 800-421-SEAL or visit //www.permaseal.net for a free estimate on your wet basement problems.

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Fixing Your Basement In Winter

Fixing Your Basement In Winter

During the cold, Chicago winter, most people don’t consider beginning a  major project like basement waterproofing. Unless there is a large rain or snowmelt, your basement probably stays dry in the winter months. But did you know that this is the best time of the year to have your basement waterproofed?

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How To Choose the Best Basement Waterproofer

How To Choose the Best Basement Waterproofer

There are many Chicagoland basement waterproofing companies, and it is is difficult to know who is the best choice. When your basement is flooded, it is easy to call the first contractor that you find in the phone book. You might be in a desperate situation, but don’t make a decision in a state of panic. This is the number one way to find yourself in this situation again, and in turn, hiring another company to do it right. Take your time and make the right, informed decision on the first time.

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