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Why You Need to Fix Your Wet Highland Park Basement

One of several municipalities on the North Shore of the Chicago metropolitan area, Highland Park is a suburban municipality in Lake County, Illinois. Evolving from two settlements with a population of just 500 to a municipality of 30,000 individuals, Highland Park is known for its landmark structures created by famous architects, such as Frank Lloyd Wright and his Willits House.

With houses that serve as landmark sites, you can be sure none of those suffer from wet basements given its destructive effects. Question is, is your Highland Park home protected as well?

Wet basements can cause damage to electronics, rot in wooden posts, weaken foundations, and cause the growth of mold and mildew – which in turn can cause health risks for the home’s occupants. To be safe from these issues, one’s home must first be protected from moisture problems in the basement.

A wet basement can be cause by one or several factors, including broken or damaged pipes, cracks in walls and floors, a damaged rain gutter, or even the wrong slope of land. At any rate, these factors must be addressed to ensure your basement stays dry and safe.

If you struggle with wet basements, call a Perma-Seal professional and have your basement assessed to ensure that all sources of moisture is fixed, repaired, or sealed. A professional can also further waterproof your basement by installing sump pumps, vapor barriers, and more.

You can’t go wrong with a dry basement. Aside from being aesthetically pleasing, a dry basement can prevent risks to the structural integrity of your home, and keep your family safe from health issues.

Keep your home safe and dry, and your family healthy. Call a Perma-Seal professional today and ask how they can help you with your wet basement.