An interior drain tile system is a very effective, time-tested method of dealing with basement water issues – provided, of course, it is installed by a professional. There are far too many instances of do-it-yourselfers trying to perform their own installations and causing major problems as a result. These are just a few of the reasons why the DIY approach is … Read More
Cheap Sump Pump Installation Could Cost You
Going cheap with your sump pump installation could actually wind up costing you a great deal in the long run. If you either buy sub-standard equipment or you try to install it yourself, there is a very could chance you could wind up with a very expensive mess on your hands. These are just a few of the reasons why … Read More
The Solution for Permanent Foundation Crack Repair
If you notice foundation cracks, you need to act fast to address the problem to reduce the chances that the structural integrity of your home will be threatened. If that crack begins to grow, you could have some serious problems. Whether the issue occurs due to settling or something else, you need to get it taken care of as soon … Read More
French Drains – The Basics
The basic concept of French drains is to provide the easiest route possible for water to flow. This type of drain is typically a slightly sloped trench containing gravel as well as a pipe that moves water away from a structure. If you are thinking about having this type of drainage system installed for your home, here is some basic … Read More
Choosing a Backup Sump Pump in Chicago
Choosing a backup sump pump in Chicago is not that difficult if you know exactly what you’re looking for. This type of pump, as the name indicates, is designed to act as a backup should your main pump fail due to a malfunction, a power outage or another issue. It will provide you with several hours of protection should you … Read More
Preventing Basement Flooding in Chicago
Basement flooding in Chicago is typically a widespread problem during inclement weather. The unfortunate thing is many of these floods could have been prevented. Here are some ways to help keep your home dry no matter what the elements may dish out. Gutters and Downspouts One way to lower the chances of suffering basement flooding in Chicago is to pay … Read More
Do You Need Window Well Replacement?
If your basement floods unexpectedly, that is an indication that you may need window well replacement. But if you see signs of aging, you may want to have the service performed to get ahead of any problems that may occur. Here is some information on what to expect when you call a pro with Basement Flood Protector. Wear and Tear Take … Read More
How Large of an Automatic Generator Do You Need?
When the utility grid fails, having an automatic generator can bring you peace of mind knowing that your essential appliances and electronics will keep running smoothly. There are several different sizes of generators, however, and it can be difficult to decide exactly which size would be right for you. Here is a general set of guideline to help make your … Read More
What is the Difference in Flood Protection Systems?
Homeowners ask: What is the difference between all these Protector systems? Let’s try to make this simple. The most common reason people need a backup sump pump system is to protect against power outage (there are other compelling reasons too, but let’s stick with power outage right now). You can do one of 4 things: 1. power your existing AC … Read More
What Is the Best Solution for Flood Prevention?
Homeowners ask: Is an automatic generator a better solution than The Protector iControl battery backup sump pump system for the purpose of basement flood prevention? VS Occasionally, we are told that a Protector iControl is “not needed” because the house has (or is getting) an automatic generator. While the auto-gen is a wonderful luxury that offers many benefits, this short … Read More