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Why You Need to Seal Your Chicago Basement to Prevent Flooding
The third most populous city in the US, Chicago's metropolitan are, called Chicagoland, is home to 9.5 million people. A cultural powerhouse that has contributions in visual arts, films, novels, theater, and music, Chicago is also known as "The Windy City" and has pro teams in each major professional league.
Large and windy, Chicago residents also find themselves at the mercy of its extreme weather changes. Summers can be hot, winters freezing, while thunderstorms are common during spring and summer. These weather changes can wreck havoc in basements, causing moisture issues and, at times, flooding.
Though basements are relegated to the bottom of priorities in terms of room maintenance, leaving it to the mercy of moisture can cause various problems. Moisture in basements can damage appliances and electronics, weaken the home's foundation, and can cause health issues as well due to mold, mildew and bacteria growth.
The best way to handle this is through prevention. By keeping your basement free from moisture, you also protect your home. Call a Perma-Seal professional today and find out how you can protect your Chicago home through proper basement sealing.
A sealed basement means making sure that all cracks in the wall and floor are filled, windows are sealed, pipes are repaired, and a vapor barrier installed, among other things.
Once sealed, you won't have to worry anymore about moisture issues in your basement, resulting in a dry home, safe appliances, working pipes, a basement free from cracks, foundations free from premature degradation, and a family free from airborne health risks.
Check with a Perma-Seal professional today and find out how you can protect your home and your family by sealing your basement properly.