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Prepare Your Foundation

Getting your basement ready for winter can be a daunting task if you live in Chicagoland, IL. It is, however, a necessary step if you do not want to end up with a flooded basement during the cold or after the snow melts.

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Why Are New Construction Piers

If you are building a new home in the Chicagoland area, it is important to install helical piles under your new construction footings.

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The Problems with Crawlspaces

If your home has a crawlspace, don’t ignore it. If your crawlspace is not properly maintained or inspected, it can lead to many issues throughout your home.

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How to Manage Stormwater

Due to its location in the Midwest, the Chicagoland area experiences plenty of severe weather, from heavy thunderstorms to blizzards. Any type of storm with lots of precipitation can cause stormwater overflow and flooding.

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Do I Really Need A Sump Pump

If your Chicagoland home doesn’t have a sump pump, you may be taking a risk. Chicagoland is known for its unpredictable thunderstorms and heavy rains in a short amount of time.

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Common Spring Foundation

Does your basement flood after heavy rains? Unfortunately, basement flooding occurs when nearby lakes or rivers overflow its banks.

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Winter Waits for No One

It's not even November and we have already had a few significant snows in the Chicagoland, IL area. After last Winter, we have learned to expect almost anything. One of the last things most homeowners are thinking about is their foundation.

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Concrete isn't Always the Answer

Concrete is one of the most commonly used building materials across the Chicagoland area. There is good reason for that. It is a widely available building material that is available at a relatively low cost.

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Flooding Rains in Chicagoland

In Chicagoland, IL, heavy rains are extremely common in August. Because of this, many homes will experience unexpected flooded basements and crawlspaces.

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Inspect Your Foundation

Before the weather gets cold in the Chicagoland area, it is a good idea to inspect your home for any repairs that are needed. When you look around your basement make sure to check if you are having any water issues.

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How To Repair Concrete In Chicagoland

Whether it be your driveway, sidewalk, or your foundation, concrete has an impact on the life inside and around your home.

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When to Replace that Sump Pump in Chicago

When you notice that your sump pump is cycling on and off frequently, even in heavy rains, this is a sign that something is wrong.

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