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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,
Basement windows are great. They let light into what would otherwise be a pretty dark space. They can be opened to bring some fresh air into the basement, refreshing even when the space doesn’t have a musty, “basement-y” smell.
You probably don’t spend a lot of time thinking about window wells -- they’re just there on your house like shingles or doorknobs. If you're like most people, you slapped on some plastic window well covers from Home Depot