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

Fix Foundation Damage in Elk Grove Village

A municipality in Illinois that lies adjacent to Chicago, Elk Grove Village is so-named for its herd of elk living in a grove in Busse Woods. Aside from the elk, the municipality is also home to the country’s largest industrial park, with over 3,600 businesses located within it.

Sitting just beside Chicago, you can expect the climate in Elk Grove Village to be harsh in the winter, with thunderstorms common in spring and summer. This makes many basements and foundation in the area prone to floods and water damage.

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Joliet Sewer Rodding

A city in Illinois that lies just 40 miles southwest of Chicago, Joliet is the state’s fastest growing city with a population of about 148,000.

Because of its proximity to the Windy City, it’s not hard to imagine that the climates for both cities are similar – that is, winters can be harsh, while thunderstorms are common during spring and summer. This can cause many basements to flood when the weather starts to get wet.

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Get a Basement Waterproofing Estimate in Arlington Heights

Arlington Heights in Illinois is a suburb of Chicago and a village in Cook County. Its population is at around 75,000 and is the most populous village in the U.S.

Annually, the village gets pelted by 38.25 inches if precipitation. This makes basements particularly prone to getting damp or flooded all year round. With a climate that is characterized by harsh winters and thunderstorms being common in spring and summer, it’s easy to imagine why.

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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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