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What Is That? - Basement Defender

What is That?! - Basement Defender
What is that?! It’s the Basement DefenderTM. Sump pumps are mechanical devices that are subject to fail at any time, no matter how vigilant you are. But, what if you could be notified when your pump fails, before a disaster hits? Basement Defender to the rescue! The Basement Defender will TEST your sump pump every morning and ALERT you to any...
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How Sump Pumps Can Prevent a Basement Flood in Your Lake Forest Home

Along the shore of Lake Michigan, part of the Chicago metropolitan area, sits Lake Forest. A city in Lake County, Illinois, it has been named a Tree City USA due to its commitment to its community forest. However, there are days when even the profusion of trees can't soak up all the water from precipitation, and basements end up getting flooded.  

Granted, precipitation is not the only reason for basement flooding, broken pipes and a rising water table are also culprits. The fact of the matter is, many Lake County basements experience some sort of flooding, which can be a pain.   This is why a majority of homes with basements and crawl spaces in Lake County have sump pumps installed. Basically, a sump pump sucks out water from your basement and pumps it away the house. But what happens if it fails? 

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​Backup Sump Pump Installation in Lake Forest, IL

Backup Sump Pump Installation in Lake Forest, IL  Located in Lake County, Illinois, Lake Forest is a city along the shore of Lake Michigan that is part of the Chicago metropolitan area. Named as a Tree City USA by the National Arbor Day Foundation because of its commitment to community forests, Lake Forest takes pride and protects its trees. 

However, sometimes trees can't soak up all the water during rains and inclement weather and basements and crawl spaces still get flooded at times. This is why many residents, if not all, have a sump pump installed.   A sump pump is an appliance that basically pumps out water from basement floors and takes it away the home. It's an inconspicuous piece of machinery, yet without it, you will surely notice its absence.  

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Sump Pump Awareness in Darien, IL

Sump Pump Awareness in Darien, IL

 
With a population of just 22,000, Darien is a city in DuPage County, Illinois that was named for a town in Connecticut. Its motto is "A nice place to live," which Back to the Future fans would recognize as the same motto as the fictitious "Hill Valley." For Darien residents, to ensure your home continues to be a nice place to live in, be sure your sump pump is in good working order.
 
Sump pumps have very crucial jobs, without which, basements and crawl spaces would be flooded, causing all kinds of havoc in your home. From deteriorating your home's foundations, to becoming a breeding ground for mold, to being a literal cesspool of critter waste and other nasty stuff. Without a sump pump, it's very likely you would be living in a home that's full of floating disease carriers, and its foundations would be weakening as time goes by.
 
Solutions to Raising Sump Pump Awareness
 
Do you know how old your sump pump is? Was it already installed when you moved in? Sump pumps usually have a 10-year lifespan, so if you suspect yours has been around longer than a decade, maybe it's time to replace it.
 
If you moved in recently, and have no idea when the existing sump pump was installed, you can inquire with the previous owner or landlord. However, just to be on the safe side, you can check the pump yourself to see if it still works. All you need to do is get a bucket of water, open the sump pump, and pour the water into the catch bin. If the pump starts working, then all is good. But, if the water starts to overflow, then you need to have the pump checked.
 
If you need help with your sump pump, be sure to call Perma-Seal. They can help make sure your pumps are working, help install new ones and back up pumps, and give you a few pointers on how to properly maintain them.
 
Benefits to Darien Homeowners
 
Having a working sump pump, as well as a reliable back up, will ensure your basement or crawl space won’t ever get flooded. A dry basement protects your home from premature degradation and keeps you and your family's health safe from mold, fungi and other airborne particles.
 
So be safe and healthy, make sure your sump pump is reliable and working. Call Perma-Seal today.

 

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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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Basement Waterproofing Solutions Chicago

Wet basements and water seepage, foundation settlement issues or damp and moldy crawl spaces, Perma-Seal has the solution. We are Chicagoland and Northwest Indiana's trusted basement waterproofing contractor and foundation repair specialist.

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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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Chicago Basement Waterproofing Contractor | Foundation Repair | Sump Pump Systems

Perma-Seal talks about basement waterproofing on Chicago's Bring It Home that airs on WGN TV and CLTV throughout the month of March.

Roy Spencer of Perma-Seal talks about the steps to finishing your basement, which starts with a foundation inspection to ensure that there is no water seepage or potential leaks. An adequate sump pump with a battery backup is essential for basement protection, while their Wall Liners can help keep the basement warm and dry by controlling dampness and adding some insulation. The now dry basement can be fitted with waterproof basement flooring and basement windows to give to create the proper setting for a finished basement.

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3 Reasons To Have a Battery Backup Sump Pump

3 Reasons To Have a Battery Backup Sump Pump

You’ve heard that the sump pump is the heart of your basement waterproofing system, and it’s true—without the sump pump, you would have no way to get rid of the water that gathers around the foundation of your home. The sump pump is your ultimate protection against basement water seepage and flooding, and the key to keeping your basement dry. Since so much relies on the sump pump, shouldn’t you be protected if something happens to it?

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Chicago Sump Pump Systems | Sump Pump Contractor | Sump Pump Sale

Chicago area homeowners have the opportunity to save 10% on all primary sump pump systems and backup sump pumps with Perma-Seal's March Sump Pump Sale.
For more information about basement waterproofing and Sump Pump Systems, contact Perma-Seal at 800-421-SEAL, or through our website at //www.permaseal.net.

Your sump pump is the most important part of your basement waterproofing system, but the fact is, all sump pumps fail. It's not a matter of IF, but WHEN.

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Basement Waterproofing | Chicago Waterproofing Contractor | Sump Pump Systems

Chicago area homeowners have the opportunity to save 10% on all primary sump pump systems and backup sump pumps with Perma-Seal's March Sump Pump Sale. For more information about basement waterproofing, sump pump systems, or crawl space repair contact Perma-Seal at 800-421-SEAL, or through our website at //www.permaseal.net.

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Chicago Foundation Repair Contractor | Basement Waterproofing | Sump Pump Systems

Perma-Seal Basement Systems is celebrating 31 years of basement waterproofing, foundation repair and crawl space repair in Chicago and the Chicago Metro Area. In celebration of this great accomplishment, and as a thank you to their valued customers, Perma-Seal is taking 10% off of their products and services. The sale begins on January 1, and absolutely ends on January 31, 2011.

Perma-Seal can be reached at 800-421-SEAL, 630-512-0002, or on through their website at www.permaseal.net.

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Is Your Sump Pump Ready for the Next Big Rain?

Is Your Sump Pump Ready for the Next Big Rain?

With all of the recent storms, rain and flooding that we’ve had recently in the Chicago area, we’ve had a lot of people contact us about their basement. Many called as they saw their basements filling up with water. No one really plans on waiting until their basement is flooded to take action, but it often happens that way. Most people don’t think of their basement flooding, until they are knee-deep in water. Removing water from your basement and cleaning up a big mess can cost a lot of money and be a big headache. You don’t have to spend thousands on a complete basement waterproofing system to make sure that you’re not caught in a bad situation.

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Sump Pump Battery Backup| Sump Pump Installation | Perma-Seal Chicago

On July 16, 2010, Lou Manfredini featured one of Perma-Seal's (Chicago) products on NBC's Today Show (Today's Home). He says that it is a must have when the power goes out, and we couldn't agree more. Ordinary sump pumps fail when a storm causes your home's electrical system to fail. You need a battery backup to back you up. No one wants a flooded basement - make sure that you have a sump pump that will work under any condition.

Perma-Seal Waterproofing
513 Rogers Street
Downers Grove, IN 60515
630-512-0002
800-421-SEAL

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Ugly Sump Pump Winner Announced

Ugly Sump Pump Winner Announced

A while back, we held an Ugly Sump Pump Contest. We announced our winner last week! Terry Bell from Ottawa, IL  is excited about his new sump pump. We will be scheduling an installation with him in the following weeks.

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Perma-Seal Products to be featured on the Today Show

Perma-Seal Products to be featured on the Today Show

Lots of things around your home require a back-up. For those with a basement, a sump pump is a must and a back-up for that unit is a necessity. Think about all you have down there and then about how most insurance companies either cap the amount they will cover or no longer offer flood insurance. The mistake that most people make is not matching up the backup pumps capacity to the main pump. If your primary pump moves 3,000 gallons of water and hour your backup unit needs to do the same. Another consideration is inspecting these systems on a yearly basis. Standard batteries need to be filled with water yearly, sealed batteries cost more but need no maintenance for 5 years. A good back-up system installed will cost around $2,500.00 but it is worth it. Call Perma-Seal at 800-421-7325 to schedule a FREE evaluation of your sump pump system.

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Perma-Seal Basement Systems Named As a Top Dealer Worldwide

Downers Grove, IL
February 2007

At the 2007 Grip-Tite Dealer Meeting, Perma-Seal Foundation Repair was named 2007's #4 dealer out of over 60 dealers worldwide. Perma-Seal performs structural foundation repairs and is the authorized dealer for Perma-Seal Foundation Piering Systems. Perma-Seal’s consultants and installers receive training and national support from this network, keeping them on the cutting edge of current technology in foundation repairs.

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