Perma-Seal News and Information

This is where we will post industry news as well as helpful hints for the home and business owner in Chicagoland.

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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How the Summer Drought Causes Structural Foundation Damage

The extremely dry weather we are experiencing causes the ground to crack, move or even sink, which could damage your home's foundation! If you have cracks in your foundation or you're seeing gaps under your cabinets or baseboards, schedule an estimate today!

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Dry Weather Can Lead to Structural Problems with Your Foundation

This year's drought did more than damage crops. Many Chicagoland homes have been left with structural foundation damage.

You should be on the lookout for cracks in your brickwork, walls and ceilings, and you may even notice that your floors are uneven. These are symptoms that can indicate structural issues. But you should also be aware that if your doors and windows aren't functioning properly, it's very important to determine the root of the problem before having them replaced. If you have structural problems, new window and doors will end up behaving just like the old ones.

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Much Needed Rain Storm Causes Major Flooding

Much Needed Rain Storm Causes Major Flooding

Throughout the entire day yesterday, a slow moving storm rolled through Chicagoland and Northwest Indiana and brought some much needed rain to the area. As much as four inches of rain fell in a mater of hours, with the city of Chicago and the Western Suburbs getting hit the hardest. The prolonged downpours led to flooding and closures of some major roadways, including Lake Shore Drive. By Sunday evening, many cars were found stalled or even completely submerged in water due to the flash floods.

But these storms didn’t just affect traffic.  Unfortunately, many homeowners spent their Sunday nights dealing with the water that was flooding into their basements. If you have experienced any seepage or water leaking into your home, it’s important to have it dealt with right away. Ignoring the problem could lead to further damage of your home and family’s personal belongings.  And most importantly, it will affect the health of your family.  Active water leaks or excessive dampness will help support the growth of dangerous molds in your lower living area.  Although you may think it will stay downstairs, it won’t. The mold will make its way upstairs into the living environment of the home, and it could be responsible for causing headaches, allergies, breathing problems, and a number of other health-related issues that your family should not have to contend with!

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