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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.

Sump Pumps for Hinsdale Basements

Listed in the top 1% of wealthiest towns in Illinois, Hinsdale is known for its teardown culture and beautiful homes. With a population of about 17,000, the village is part of the Chicago metropolitan area and has a wooded topography.

But whether you live in a newly renovated home, or one that has been standing for decades, given the weather conditions in the area, you would still have to contend with flooded basements if you don't have a waterproofing system or product installed – such as a sump pump.

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Downers Grove Homeowners - Cut the Cost of Foundation Repair

A village in DuPage County, Illinois, Downers Grove is known for being one of the more pleasant places to live in the northern area of the state. It was ranked number 8 in Forbes list of America’s Friendliest Towns, fifth in CNN’s Best Places for a Healthy Retirement list, and named by the American Community Survey as having one of the nation’s most educated citizenry.

Downer’s Grove is also located in a humid continental climate zone. What this means is that winters can be harsh, while thunderstorms can be common during summer and spring. Precipitation levels are at nearly 38 inches a year, which means many homes in the area experience flooded basements, or at the very least, very damp ones.

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Lake Forest Sewer Camera Inspection

A city in Lake County, Illinois, Lake Forest is part of the Chicago metropolitan area and has a population of about 20,000. Named a Tree City USA, Lake Forest is committed to preserving and nurturing its community forest.

With a climate that’s characterized by harsh winters and thunderstorms in spring and summer, Lake Forest has its fair share of flooded basements. Being a Tree City might help curb the floods some, but sometimes the floods come from the sewers.

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Best Basement Waterproofing Materials for Leaky Chicago Basements

Living in Chicago is a blast. As the third most populous city in the US, Chicago is home to nearly 2.7 million residents giving you 2.7 million potential friends and neighbors. But what makes it even more interesting is the fact that the city is major cultural hub, with contributions in theater, comedy, films, novels, and music.

However, despite the everyday awesomeness of the city, there are some quirks that homeowners have to deal with. One of these are wet basements. A wet basement isn’t just about dealing with water in your home, it also means dealing with potentially major issues that come with it such as a weakened foundation, cracks in the walls and floors, damage to your paint and electronics, and more.

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Lombard Crawl Space Repair for New Homes

A village in DuPage County in Illinois, Lombard is a suburb of Chicago with a population of about 43,000. It is also known for its annual Lilac Festival where lilac themed events happen every May.

For many new homeowners, one of the most overlooked parts of their homes are the crawl spaces. Being underground and usually unused, crawl spaces aren’t filled with glamor. Thus, these underground spaces tend to be ignored.

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