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This is where we will post industry news as well as helpful hints for the home and business owner in Chicagoland.

Importance of Cracked Foundation Repair on Elk Grove Village Homes

Though not native to the area, Elk Grove Village was named after its elk herd that's kept at the edge of Busse Woods. A municipality of Illinois, the village is one of the first municipalities in Illinois to ban public smoking. Located near Chicago, the village shares the same temperamental weather the Windy City has, that is, humid summers and cold winters, with thunderstorms common in spring and summer.  

These weather changes can cause moisture problems in basements, and can even play a part in affecting a home's structural integrity. Whether it's from the weakening of the backfill or deterioration of posts due to moisture, foundations can crack, and when it does, it must be repaired immediately.  

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Elk Grove Village Basement Crack Repair

Elk Grove Village is known for its elk. Though not native to the area, it has become an important part of the municipality's identity. Located in northeastern Illinois, it is also home to the largest industrial park in the US with over 3,600 businesses located in its 5.4 square-mile area.  With the elk and industrial park, residents have their hands full, which makes it understandable if they don't notice the wall cracks that appear in their homes' basements.  

Cracks in the basement can cause moisture issues which, in turn, can cause flooding, damage to your belongings stored here, foster mold and mildew growth, and they can even weaken a home's foundation - this is why if you notice cracks starting to appear, it's best to have them fixed immediately.  

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What Would You Do if You Saw Cracking in Your Buffalo Grove, IL Home's Walls?

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.
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Sewer Backup Protection Chicago

Oak Brook is home to some of the wealthiest citizens in Illinois and the United States. A village in DuPage County, Illinois, its population is at a modest 7,883 and is home to the headquarters of McDonald's, Ace Hardware, Blistex, and Lion's Club International. With all the homes that have taken root in Oak Brook, it's important to make sure that the root (or foundation) of your home is structurally sound, lest everything falls down.  For Oak Brook, IL residents, how do you know if you have a structural issue? First, you should know that structural issues can be caused by; subsidence – caused by the downward shift of your home's foundations; damp; fungal decay; and woodworm.  

Though cracks in walls are a sign of subsidence, it can also just be the effects of settlement or natural changes in temperature and humidity. However, if the cracks are around 1mm or more in width, and usually wider at the bottom, this can be a sign of something more and professional help is needed.  Damp, on the other hand, is cause by lack of ventilation, water penetration through walls (caused by gutter or roof problems), or from the ground rising up through the walls which in turn carries salt.  

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How the Summer Drought Causes Structural Foundation Damage

The extremely dry weather we are experiencing causes the ground to crack, move or even sink, which could damage your home's foundation! If you have cracks in your foundation or you're seeing gaps under your cabinets or baseboards, schedule an estimate today!

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Dry Weather Can Lead to Structural Problems with Your Foundation

This year's drought did more than damage crops. Many Chicagoland homes have been left with structural foundation damage.

You should be on the lookout for cracks in your brickwork, walls and ceilings, and you may even notice that your floors are uneven. These are symptoms that can indicate structural issues. But you should also be aware that if your doors and windows aren't functioning properly, it's very important to determine the root of the problem before having them replaced. If you have structural problems, new window and doors will end up behaving just like the old ones.

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Contractors Avoid Explosive Complaints with Low Pressure Crack Injections

Downers Grove, IL
May 16, 2009

Pre-finishing techniques protect indoor air quality against airborne health hazards.

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