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Naperville Homeowners - Learn the Difference Between Interior and Exterior Waterproofing

An affluent city, Naperville in Illinois has evolved from being a quaint farming town into “the second-best place to live” according to Money magazine. The wealthiest city in the Midwest, the city has a population of about 142,000 and is the fifth-largest city in the state.

While it might be the richest city in the area, it still has its share of household issues, namely wet basements. Wet basements don’t choose a home’s size or its owners’ social standing, it just happens, especially if the basement isn’t properly waterproofed.

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After the Storm: What Not to Do in Your Chicago Home

The third most populous city in the country, Chicago is known for its cultural contributions to art, film, theater, novels, music, and many more. It is also known for its weather, hence earning the nickname the Windy City.

Aside from the harsh winters, Chicago is also prone to thunderstorms, especially during spring and summer. When a heavy storm hits, Chicago basements tend to flood if they aren't properly waterproofed.

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Basement Waterproofing Materials Used to Fix Leaks in Aurora Homes

Aurora, Illinois – the second most populated city in the state, it is home to about 198,000 people and is located in the outer region of metro Chicago. What was once a mid-sized manufacturing city, Aurora has grown exponentially in the past 50 years to become one of the fastest growing cities in the country.

Though the city grows, one household issue remains constant; and that is basement moisture issues. Because of the high levels of precipitation in the area, with annual levels averaging 38.39 inches, wet basements are always a problem.

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Clogged Drain Tile in Oak Lawn

A village in Cook County, Illinois with a population of about 57,000, Oak Lawn is a suburb of Chicago that shares borders with the windy city.

Because of the area’s vulnerability to high levels of precipitation, many homes in Oak Lawn have a drain tile to help control basement seepage. However, even the most sophisticated and well-placed drain tile can be prone to clogging, thus resulting in flooded basements.

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Sump Pump Problems in Highland Park

A suburban municipality in Lake County, Illinois, Highland Park is located on the North Shore of the Chicago metropolitan area and has a population of about 30,000. It is home to many landmark structures, particularly homes designed by famous architects, such as Frank Lloyd Wright, David Adler, and many more.

Lake County is besieged by precipitation all year round, from harsh winter snow to thunderstorms that are common during spring and summer. This causes many basements to become inundated by water, resulting in various moisture issues.

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