Feb 18, 2016
February 19,2016 - The phones at U.S. Waterproofing have been ringing off the hook this winter, more than ever before due to the drastic changes in temperature this winter. Extreme temperatures on both ends are causing gradual damage to basements all over Chicago. Many homeowners are calling with questions about basement seepage and foundation cracking that they’ve never seen before in the winter. And since many homeowners are preparing for the Spring real estate market, the urgency to fix these issues is heightened.
“We saw very high precipitation levels in January which led to an increase in basement seepage issues. And now with more rain in the forecast, we are preparing for our busiest February and March on record,” said Matthew Stock, owner of U.S. Waterproofing. “We are hoping our online Resource Center helps consumers get instant answers when faced with immediate basement problems.”
Another problem this winter has been when the temperature goes from freeze-to-thaw and then back to freezing again, it leads to significant cracking in foundation walls. As the snow or ice melts, these cracks provide a pathway for water to seep into your basement, resulting in damage to drywall, carpeting and personal belongings. It can also contribute to decreased indoor air quality if mold starts to grow.
The Learning Center is a resource guide to help consumers with preventive waterproofing ideas or to help fix problems that have already occurred this winter. It’s an online article library where consumers can search every imaginable seepage related topic to get immediate answers or to simply educate themselves in case of emergency.
U.S. Waterproofing, (www.uswaterproofing.com) the Midwest’s trusted basement waterproofing and foundation repair company, has fixed over 300,000 wet basements and settling foundations in the Chicago area since they were founded in 1957. They are family owned and operated and are located in Rolling Meadows.