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What is Basement Seepage, and Do I Have it in My Downers Grove Home?

Named recently by Forbes Magazine as the eighth Friendliest Town in America, Downers Grove – a village in DuPage County, Illinois, has one of the nation’s most educated citizenry and is number 5 in CNN’s Best Places for a Healthy Retirement List. To continue being a healthy retirement place though, residents must know what basement seepage is, and if it is lurking underneath their homes.

Why? Basement seepage can cause a myriad of problems that range from structural issues to issues for your family’s health. In a nutshell, basement seepage occurs when water and moisture find their way into a home’s basement. This is a reason for concern because excess moisture can lead to mold and fungal growth, as well as deterioration of your home’s foundation, among other problems.

Mold and fungi can lead to health problems, while floods can deteriorate wooden floor joists and support beams, cause rust to form in steel constructs, and ruin appliances and other items stored in the basement.

Solutions to Basement Seepage

If your home has basement seepage, you might need some expert help. Calling a Perma-Seal professional will ensure you find the source of your basement’s seepage problem and cure it.

A professional can determine if the seepage comes from the floor or the walls, if the water is coming from the gutters or the water table underneath, and they can also provide solutions to prevent basement seepage from ever happening again.

Solutions can range from a simple installation of a sump pump or a drainage system, or it can mean rerouting the gutters, or filling the cracks in the walls and floor.

Benefits to Downers Grove Homeowners

A dry and water-free basement means you don’t have to worry about you and your family’s health, or if your home’s foundation is intact, or if the appliances and other stuff you have in the basement are free from rust and flooding.

If you want the peace of mind that comes with a dry basement, call Perma-Seal today.