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!
Perma-Seal News and Information
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.
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!
HAMMOND, IN - Laura Ann Spencer, Executive Vice-President of Perma-Seal Basement Systems, has been named an Up and Coming finalist for the 2016 Influential Women of the Year award in the Construction category. The award is presented by Influential Women of Northwest Indiana and winners will be announced at a banquet on September 29, 2016.
Ms. Spencer has consistently been a strong leader and achiever in the business world as well as in the philanthropic community. After nearly a decade of working at Perma-Seal, she has been influential in helping the company hit record sales numbers, open new divisions, and prepare to make a quantum leap forward. She has worn many hats in the company, most notably that of Marketing Manager, where she helped the company become one of the strongest brands in the area. Ms. Spencer has also championed Perma-Seal’s cultural environment. She organized a retreat where the company’s mission and vision statements were articulated and codified for the first time. These identified core values within the organization has moved the company forward to where it is today.
Last month, Perma-Seal and our advertising agency, the FORT Group, were invited to attend the 2012 Ad Club Awards Ceremony in New Jersey after being nominated for our recent outdoor billboard campaign. Throughout the evening, a select group of agencies