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Most homeowners have had the experience of heading down into the basement, maybe to a workshop project or to catch up on some laundry only to find that they have unexpectedly wet feet. Yep, it's water in the basement and every homeowner knows what to do
Anyone who lived in Chicago during 2012 can recall the year with two words: “hot” and “dry.” Besides parched lawns and overtaxed air conditioners, the drought that began last year also had a disastrous effect on basements and foundations.
Life in a big city like Chicago is great. There are interesting neighborhoods, excellent restaurants, extensive public transportation and lots of things to do – shopping, museums, forest preserves and sports for both participants and spectators.
Of course, being in a large city
For many people, owning the ideal home is a lifelong goal. Many Americans dream of a cabin in the woods, a sunlit beach house or a tri-level on a golf course. For Chicagoans, it could be a South side graystone, a two-flat in Wrigleyville
We hear lots of theories from homeowners and even from experienced people in other construction trades about what causes (and what can prevent) a wet basement. In fact, we’ve written about some of these theories before, twice, and discussed why so many of them don&rsquo
Arrgh! I have water in my basement. Where did it come from?
Good question. There are several answers, each indicating a different type of water problem. And, each will require a different solution.What are the Sources of Basement Water Problems?
In a recent article, we talked about “first aid” for your unfinished basement water problems – what to do immediately when ground water infiltrates your basement. As big a mess as you may have on your hands with water in an unfinished basement, the problem is
You wake up to the sound of rain, heavy rain. The news on the bedside clock radio tells you that it’s been raining all night and should be ending shortly. It’s Saturday, so you start to roll over and go back
The first major hurricane of the season has been beating up on Florida and the Gulf Coast, particularly on our poor, battered neighbors in Louisiana. Hurricane Isaac, like most hurricanes and tropical storms, has weakened over the land but it will continue to have its effect on the
Every homeowner likes to see their lawn freshly cut, their bushes neatly trimmed and the planting beds outside their house free of weeds. Most of us like it even better when the local landscaping company has done it all for us, leaving us valuable free time for other