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Sometimes, finding the source of a wet basement in Chicago is a little bit like a detective story. The homeowner discovers the scene of the crime – a puddle on the floor or a soaked carpet – and calls in the expert, in this case the basement
Sometimes, finding the source of basement seepage can be like a detective story. The crime scene is the puddle on the floor and the homeowner, in the role of Sherlock Holmes or Sgt. Friday, starts following the leads. After finding no cracks in the walls or floor,
The Orland Park area was originally settled by English immigrants, followed by Luxembourgers and Germans, including the Hostert family whose original log cabin is still preserved in the village today. The “father” of Orland Park, John Humphrey, was part of the second generation
Morton Grove was originally part of the tribal lands of the Potawatomi, much like the neighboring village of Skokie and the nearby Chicago neighborhood of Sauganash. Settlement by Europeans began in the 1830’s and the area, now a bustling suburb, was mostly rural and
There are a lot of misconceptions about how wet basements happen in Chicago. Some homeowners think that the joint between a paved sidewalk or gangway and their home needs to be caulked to keep water out. Others have been told that because their home