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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.

5 Things to Do Before Finishing a Basement in Chicago

5 Things to Do Before Finishing a Basement in Chicago

Whether living in a bungalow in Lincoln Square or a split-level home in Des Plaines, many Chicago-area homeowners find that when the weather breaks, they begin to see past the dark, damp clutter of their unfinished basements to recognize the potential value of the extra space. They want to begin using that below-grade area confidently for storage, living and even entertainment purposes.
But they also know that finishing a basement is no small project.

The trick is to do a bit of prep work and avoid jumping right into the remodeling portion of the project. Here are five things you should consider doing before you finish your basement.

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Perma-Seal Overcomes Office Flood and Helps Homeowners

Perma-Seal Overcomes Office Flood and Helps Homeowners

Downers Grove, IL – On the morning of Thursday, April 18, 2013, thousands of Chicagoland homeowners awoke to flooded basements and streets. At Perma-Seal, what should have been an extremely busy day of answering phones and internet requests for estimates, instead was a day of trying to salvage equipment and setting up a temporary office to try to help those in need. When the Downers Grove office they’ve occupied for over 20 years was overcome with floodwaters from a nearby river, Perma-Seal lost their power, phones and many service vehicles. Yet, in spite of this major catastrophe, they rallied their troops and have been working tirelessly to respond to every inquiry as quickly as possible.

Roy Spencer, owner and president of Perma-Seal, has seen a lot of water damage in his 35 years in the business. Although he and his entire staff have always understood how disastrous water damage can be for homeowners, dealing with the flooding of his office has given him even more empathy for those who are underwater. The good news is that Perma-Seal is back up and running and ready to provide service to those in need. Mr. Spencer sincerely apologizes to anyone that was caused an inconvenience by their situation and appreciates the messages they’ve received from thankful customers whose homes stayed dry during the storm. While they don’t have the power to stop overflowing rivers from engulfing entire neighborhoods, Perma-Seal is determined to help homeowners who are repeatedly dealing with sewer backup due to overwhelmed city sewers. They also have simple solutions for anyone living with an inefficient sump pump or without a battery backup. There are ways to keep basements dry and healthy, and Perma-Seal is ready to help. For a free estimate or more information about Perma-Seal, call 800-421-SEAL or fill out the online form. And, if you are interested in working for a GREAT company, submit your resume in Microsoft Word Doc or Adobe PDF format to [email protected].

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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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Dry, healthy basement adds useable space and value to your home.

//www.permaseal.net Roy Spencer, owner and president of Perma-Seal, talks about Perma-Seal products and how dry, healthy basements add useable space and value to your home. Perma-Seal is known best for basement waterproofing. That's because we've been working hard at it for over thirty-four years. We've installed more sump pumps than I can count! Did you know we're also structural foundation repair specialists? Or that we can seal your damp, musty crawl space? And don't forget basement plumbing! You can trust our licensed professionals to get the job done right. Call Perma-Seal today at 800-421-SEAL. Our team is ready to wow you with their expertise and dedication to superior customer service. Whether you're in need of a Crack Repair, a Battery Backup Pump, or your water heater needs replacing, we have an affordable solution for you. The fact is, Perma-Seal is the proven solution.

 

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Perma-Seal Says Thank You: 10% OFF, up to $300, for the month of January

Perma-Seal Says Thank You: 10% OFF, up to $300, for the month of January

This holiday weekend provides a great opportunity to relax, maybe play a round of golf, have a BBQ, or visit with family and friends. It's also a great reason to pause and remember why we have a day off.

Memorial Day is a day of remembrance for those who have died in service of the United States of America. It is not a celebration, but rather a day of formal reflection over the cost of freedom; the freedom to speak our mind, to vote, to live where we choose, to be anything we choose to be.

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13th annual Entrepreneurial Excellence Awards invited Roy Spencer of Perma-Seal to be Keynote Speaker

13th annual Entrepreneurial Excellence Awards invited Roy Spencer of Perma-Seal to be Keynote Speaker

Whether living in a bungalow in Lincoln Square or a split-level home in Des Plaines, many Chicago-area homeowners find that when the weather breaks, they begin to see past the dark, damp clutter of their unfinished basements to recognize the potential value of the extra space. They want to begin using that below-grade area confidently for storage, living and even entertainment purposes.
But they also know that finishing a basement is no small project.

The trick is to do a bit of prep work and avoid jumping right into the remodeling portion of the project. Here are five things you should consider doing before you finish your basement.

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Perma-Seal Teams Up with Schools Count Corp. to Help Chicago Students

Perma-Seal Teams Up with Schools Count Corp. to Help Chicago Students

For over 33 years, Perma-Seal has been focused on continual improvement and doing the right thing for our Clients, Tribe, Partners and Community. When we were contacted by Schools Count Corp. and heard about their mission to help Chicago schools and students in areas of poverty, we were happy to lend a hand.

Since Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans, Schools Count Corp. has been helping people in various parts of the country that have suffered through floods, earthquakes, hurricanes and other similar events. Three years ago, they decided to make a “man-made” relief effort in the city of Chicago by delivering school supplies, winter coats, music instruments and even sporting equipment to schools in need.

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Perma-Seal Lends a Helping Hand to a Homeowner in Need

Perma-Seal Lends a Helping Hand to a Homeowner in Need

Perma-Seal was honored to assist with a recent home rehabilitation project run by Habitat For Humanity in Lansing, IL in order to provide a family in need with a decent, affordable home. Habitat for Humanity Chicago South Suburbs (HHCSS), in partnership with the Cook County Bureau of Economic Development, is taking part in a federal program to help alleviate the dilemma of foreclosed homes in the community. The program allows Habitat to purchase foreclosed properties and transform them into warm, safe, energy efficient homes. The homes can then be sold to qualified, low-income families who meet certain guidelines. Taking part in worthy projects such as these is an ongoing part of fulfilling Perma-Seal’s mission to help make the world a better place and to help homeowners improve the quality of their homes.

This particular project was very unique as the home was nearing foreclosure and was in need of repairs. A wet basement was among the multitude of repairs needed to improve the living conditions of the home. The homeowner had previously experienced seepage and flooding, and did not have a sump pump to help control the water around the house. This was going to be quite a task to repair, so Habitat For Humanity turned to the experts at Perma-Seal for help.

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A "Perma-Sealed" Basement Adds Value To Your Home

A "Perma-Sealed" Basement Adds Value To Your Home - Reliable Sump Pumps, Crawl Space Solutions, Foundation Crack Repair, New Basement Windows, and Eliminate Sewer Back Up. Call Now - 800-421-SEAL!

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Perma-Seal takes part in a Home Makeover!

Perma-Seal takes part in a Home Makeover!

This past Saturday, May 19, the Perma-Seal Tribe teamed up with a local organization, Global Hope, and helped out at a community service project at the Downers Grove Ray Graham House. We met up for carpentry repair work, yard clean up, added a fresh coat of paint to the living quarters or anything else we could lend a helping hand with.

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Perma-seal Teams up with Bernie’s Book Bank to Collect Children’s Books in March

Perma-seal Teams up with Bernie’s Book Bank to Collect Children’s Books in March

DOWNERS GROVE, IL: March 7, 2012 – Perma-Seal is sponsoring a children’s book collection to support local non-profit Bernie’s Book Bank throughout the month of March. The goal is to collect 1,000 children’s books!

Bernie’s Book Bank collects, processes and distributes quality new and gently used children’s books to at-risk children all over Chicago and its suburbs with the intention of creating book owners and readers for a lifetime. Founded in December 2009, Bernie’s Book Bank has distributed more than 600,000 books to Chicago-area children through schools and other organizations that serve large populations of at-risk children.

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Perma-Seal Selected as a 2011 Top Workplace

Perma-Seal Selected as a 2011 Top Workplace

Perma-Seal Basement Systems is delighted to announce that it has been named a 2011 Chicago Tribune Top Workplace in Illinois by its very own team members.

Local companies in Chicago Tribune’s Top Workplaces were selected from employee surveys measuring qualities including company leadership, communication, career opportunities, working environment, managerial skills, pay and benefits.

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“Perma-Sealed” Basements Say THANK YOU!

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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Lending A Helping Hand

Lending A Helping Hand

Earlier in 2011, Perma-Seal and several other contractors and companies took part in a home adaptive renovation project in Oak Lawn, Illinois, (sponsored by Salute, Inc) to honor an injured Marine Yuriy and his wife Aimee.

Yuriy is a young Marine veteran who served two terms in Iraq and Afghanistan and is the recipient of many awards, combat action ribbons and medals. Upon returning home and making plans to be married, he had an appendix attack. He was sent to a military hospital for a routine appendectomy where complications during surgery led to him in a coma for two and a half months. He is now suffering with an Anoxic brain injury, which has left him unable to speak, visually impaired, unable to walk and has spasticity in both hands. As soon as Yuriy came out of the coma Aimee decided to marry him and care for him.

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Perma-Seal Receives Award for Community Contribution

Perma-Seal Receives Award for Community Contribution

On last Wednesday, Perma-Seal was honored to receive the Award for Community Contribution. At the Downers Grove Area Chamber of Commerce awards ceremony on February 9th, Perma-Seal was recognized for their philanthropic involvement in the community.

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Perma-Seal Introduces Active Moisture Management System (AMMS)

For over 30 years Perma-Seal has been the leader in keeping homeowners’ basement walls and floors dry, now we’re excited to introduce a whole NEW LEVEL OF DRYNESS: the Active Moisture Management System.

Concrete walls and floors, once sealed and installed with an appropriate drainage system, are an effective barrier against seepage even during the heaviest of downpours. Moisture vapor however can still penetrate even the best concrete and cause excess humidity in a basement or crawl space. High humidity levels lead to mold, mildew, mustiness, and odors.

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Perma-Seal Reaches for the Stars

Downers Grove, IL
September 19, 2008

You may not think about basement waterproofing until you need it. Thankfully the experts at Perma-Seal Basement Systems think about it everyday.

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Perma-Seal Becomes An Accredited Business

Hammond, IN
March 13, 2009

Perma-Seal Basement Systems has been accepted as a BBB Accredited Business by the BBB of Northern Indiana. If a business has been accredited by BBB, it means that the Better Business Bureau has determined that the business meets BBB accreditation standards, which include a commitment to make a good faith effort to resolve any consumer complaints.

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Christmas Donations 2008

Christmas Donations 2008

Downers Grove, IL
December 2008

During these tough economic times, it’s clear that the need for help in our community is greater than ever.

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Perma-Seal Basement Systems Opens New Office In East Dundee, IL

Downer’s Grove, IL
February 2008

Perma-Seal Basement Systems is pleased to announce the opening of their newest office in East Dundee, Illinois, in an effort to provide better service to the Northern Suburbs and Chicagoland area. Between 2006 and 2007, an increase of over 35% in service needs was experienced in this area. Therefore, in an effort to reduce commute times and provide more scheduling flexibility, Perma-Seal opened its newest location at 1090 Rock Road in East Dundee, IL. This service facility will immediately house a staff of 12 employees and 4 trucks, with the potential for growth as the customer base continues to expand.

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Perma-Seal Basement Systems Assisting Residents

Downers Grove, IL
February 4, 2008

What happens when you send a talented group of volunteers from Perma-Seal to make a difference? More than you could ever imagine! Perma-Seal Basement Systems joined forces with Global Hope, Inc. in their efforts to make a difference in New Orleans’ Lower 9th Ward. Back in April of 2007, several Global Hope board members visited New Orleans for Jazz Fest. While they were there, the seized the opportunity to volunteer with Common Ground Relief and quickly realized the ongoing need for help in the area. Upon their return, they immediately began planning a pilot service trip and sought business involvement.

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New Records Set for Waterproofing Requests

Downers Grove, IL
August 28, 2007

Perma-Seal Basement Systems of Downers Grove, IL is busy, busy, busy after last week’s rains, high winds, flooded streets and flooded basements. As of Sunday afternoon, Perma-Seal’s office staff had set more than 2,300 appointments for customers wanting to have their basements waterproofed to avoid further problems during the next rainstorm. The staff fielded more than 500 internet inquiries regarding flooding, waterproofing, and general requests for assistance from homeowners throughout the Chicagoland area.

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