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.
Named after the bison bones found in the area and the grove where the buffalo grazed and rested, Buffalo Grove is a village found in the northern suburbs of Chicago. An idyllic village home to two annual festivals, the Buffalo Grove Days and Arts Festival, residents don't have much to complain about - except when their homes' walls start cracking.
For Buffalo Grove residents, what would you do if you saw cracking in your home's walls? Well, first and foremost, you must assess how serious the cracks are. As a rule of thumb, any crack that is wider than 1/16 of an inch should be a cause for concern, especially if water seeps in through them. These are indications of foundation movement, which is not good.
If the cracks are wider than 1/64 inches, termites can slip through and wreak havoc, as well.
Solutions for Wall Cracks
Wall cracks are ugly and aren't easy to fix. There may be DIY stopgap solutions, but if you want long-term results, a professional is needed.
Calling a Perma-Seal professional will ensure that the cracks' cause is determined while evaluating the foundation of your home inside and out. A professional will know what repairs are needed and can seal existing cracks for good, while making sure that future cracks are prevented.
Repairs to the foundation can be expensive, so be sure to call a trusted professional from Perma-Seal. Others may diagnose non-existent problems, or worse, do the wrong repairs which can cause more problems in the long run.
Benefits for Buffalo Grove Homeowners
The benefits of having a crack-free home range from the aesthetic – that is, no more ugly cracks ruining your walls – to your overall mental state. You won't have to worry about cracks anymore and wonder if or when your house might crumble, and you won't have to stress about termites coming in or water seeping through. Peace of mind is the most important benefit of having your home's cracks evaluated and repaired, that can't be measured in value.
Stop worrying about those cracks in your walls now, call a Perma-Seal professional to make things right.