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Winter Thaw Causing Basement Moisture Damage in Chicago – Tips for Preventing a Leaky Basement

A recent winter thaw has left many Chicago homeowners with a leaky basement. Fortunately, Perma-Seal is here to help. With more and more snow melting on the lawn and on roofs, it’s no surprise that a lot of people are coming home or waking up to flooded basements. However, this isn’t a problem that you have to deal with. With our help, we can come to your home, install a new sump pump, wall liner, basement drain, or whatever may be needed to prevent your basement from getting damaged from more snow melt. Also, we can take care of any kind of basement repair work you may need after the water has damaged wooden support beams and floor joists.

Preventing a Leaky Basement

To prevent a leaky basement on the warmer days of winter, be sure that your sump pump’s discharge lines aren’t frozen. If they are frozen, water from your basement won’t be able to be pumped out and away from your foundation. Also, you need to be sure that you are shoveling snow away from your foundation and basement windows so that it doesn’t seep directly into the soil next to your home and into cracks or crevices in your basement environment.

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