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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.

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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Don't Finish Your Basement Until You Know it's Sealed in Arlington Heights

With a population of about 75,000, Arlington Heights is a village in Cook County, Illinois that is known for being the home of the Arlington Race Track, where the Arlington Million, a Breeder’s Cup qualifying event, is held.

A suburb of Chicago, Arlington Heights shares the same climate with the Windy City, which means winters are harsh and thunderstorms are common in spring and summer. Precipitation levels come in at nearly 39 inches a year, which makes basements particularly vulnerable to floods and dampness.

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Downers Grove Foundations - How Hydrostatic Pressure Can Cause Problems

A village in DuPage County, Illinois, Downers Grove has been voted number 8 in Forbes’ list of America’s Friendliest Towns, and number 5 in CNN’s Best Places for a Healthy Retirement list.

However, there are some things that can threaten the pleasant nature of the town, one of which being hydrostatic pressure.

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