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Get a Basement Waterproofing Estimate in Aurora, IL

Aurora, Illinois – the second most populated city in the state next to Chicago. It is located in the outer region of Greater Chicago area with a population of about 198,000. Once a mid-sized manufacturing city,  it has evolved to become one of the fastest growing cities in the country.

The annual precipitation in Aurora is around 40 inches. A significant amount, it’s no wonder why many households have to deal with flooded basements the whole year round. Because of this, many homes need proper basement waterproofing systems in place to keep them protected.

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Damp Crawl Space in Hinsdale

Known for its beautiful residences and teardown culture, Hinsdale in Illinois is a village that is part of the Chicago metropolitan area. It has a population of about 16,900 and is listed in the top 1% of wealthiest towns in the state.

But under the beautiful homes and rolling wooded, topography lies a secret that not even many homeowners know about – damp crawl spaces. Crawl spaces are a regular fixture in many homes, and if not crawl spaces then basements. But when the weather becomes wet, or sewer pipes back up, these underground spaces tend to get damp or  even severely flooded.

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

Chicago, the most populous city in Illinois, and third-most populous in the country, is known for its cultural contributions to art, theater, novels, film, and music. It is also known as the Windy City because of the weather conditions there.

While many new residents build new homes to take advantage of the city’s culture, those who are aware of the climate changes in Chicago know well enough that you don’t finish your basement until you know it’s sealed.

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Hinsdale Damp Crawl Space

Located in northeastern Illinois, Elk Grove Village gets its name from the herd of elk living in a grove in Busse Woods. The municipality sits just adjacent to the city of Chicago, and as such, shares the same weather conditions.

With thunderstorms common in spring and summer, combined with the cold winters, water in the basement is a very common problem for many homeowners. As such, basements are waterproofed to fully protect them from seepage.

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Overflowing Rain Gutters in Highland Park and What it Could Mean for Your Basement

With a population of about 30,000, Highland Park is a suburban municipality in Lake County, Illinois that lies about 23 miles north of Chicago. Part of the Chicago Metropolitan Area, the area is also affected by the same weather patterns as the Windy City with precipitation levels above 30 inches.

A high precipitation level means that basements in the area are more prone to flooding and foundations are more exposed to water. If you find your foundations to be wet all the time, and your basement to be flooded, sometimes the causes are those that you least suspect.

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