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How to Find The Best Waterproofing Company

Mar 13, 2017 • By Matthew Stock with Mike Likvan.

If you have water coming into your basement, the time to take action is now. Ignoring the water will only complicate cleanup and repairs. To deal with the water, you’ll want to find the best basement waterproofing company so you don’t have the nightmare of fixing it more than...

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Rain Barrel Problems – 3 Things To Consider Before You Buy

May 11, 2016 • By Matthew Stock with Mike Likvan.

Rain barrels are a way some homeowners use to save money by capturing rain to water their gardens and lawns and wash their cars. But there’s another side to these containers that can cause serious headaches beyond the commonly known rain barrel problems (like roofs contaminating the water, the...

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Deciding

The Best Foundation Waterproofing? 5 Things To Consider

Apr 26, 2016 • By Matthew Stock with Mike Likvan.

If you’ve noticed seepage in your basement and are wondering what is the best way to handle it, this article is for you. With so many options to pick from, it can be difficult to sort through them to decide on the best foundation waterproofing method. This is why...

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The Best Sump Pump – 5 Things To Know Before You Buy

Apr 19, 2016 • By Matthew Stock with Mike Likvan.

Your sump pump is the heart of your home’s ground water drainage system. If it fails you’re only one storm away from a potentially expensive flooded basement. This is why it’s important to look for the very best sump pump. Finding the right pump can be difficult however, because manufacturers...

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3 Ways to Do Wet Basement Waterproofing in Joliet IL 60435

Dec 30, 2013 • By Matthew Stock.

In some ways, Joliet IL has been the Rodney Dangerfield of Illinois cities – no respect. Most pop culture references to the city had to do with the now-closed Joliet Correctional Center, ranging from “Joliet Jake” Blues and his brother, Elwood to the late Steve Goodman’s Lincoln Park Pirates...

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Chicago Flooded Basement

5 Things to Do When Your Chicago Basement is Flooded

Jul 1, 2013 • By Matthew Stock.

What a difference a year makes! In the spring and summer of 2012, Chicagoans were baking in the heat and suffering from an extended drought. Lawns dried up, soil cracked and plants and flowers shriveled. However, every homeowner enjoyed a dry basement. In 2013, things couldn’t be more different. Spring was...

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Water In Basement

Why Water in Your Chicago Basement is Easy to Fix

Jun 10, 2013 • By Matthew Stock.

Everybody has their areas of expertise. Lawyers know law, teachers know education, plumbers know plumbing. Often, when things go wrong that are outside of a person’s area of knowledge, they seem catastrophic and mysterious to the point of being unsolvable. Home maintenance often falls into that category. When something breaks...

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Keep Calm

Before You Seal a Chicago Basement, Consult a Waterproofing Pro

Jun 4, 2013 • By Matthew Stock.

On the home page of our website, it asks “Leakin’ Got You Freakin’?” OK, it’s a little flip, I know, but, aside from being exactly the way I talk, it also summarizes pretty accurately the reaction most homeowners have when they discover water in their basement, particularly for the...

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Foundation Waterproofing Basics: Exterior Drain Tile

Drain Tile vs. Yard Drainage for Chicago Basement Waterproofing

May 20, 2013 • By Matthew Stock.

In the basement waterproofing business, drain tile is one of the most useful and versatile tools available to solve basement water problems. It can be installed inside or outside the foundation (or both), can be done during new construction or after the house has been standing for decades and...

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