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

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

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

Why Does My Sump Pump Run So Often?

Homeowners ask: Why Does My Sump Pump Run So Often? What Can I Do? Some houses have more water in the ground at the foundation than others. Your neighbor’s pump might hardly ever run, but yours in cycling constantly. It even runs during the winter and droughts! The reasons for this can vary. Call 847-852-7150 for Sump Pump Service First, you want to … Read More

Which Battery Backup Sump Pump Should I Buy?

Homeowners ask: How do I know which backup system is right for my basement? Like any purchase try to do some research first to familiarize yourself with different systems. Avoid buying the cheapest pumps. Like many things, you get what you pay for. Skimping on cost now could lead to much more expense in flood damage later. Buy a backup … Read More

Is a French Drain Right for You?

A French drain may be just the right answer if you tend to notice water accumulating in your basement after a heavy rain or you continually have damp spots in your yard. Here is some information to help you decide whether or not this alternative is right for you. What is a French Drain A French drain sounds like something elaborate, … Read More

The Dangers of Black Mold

Black mold is not only a costly problem, it can also cause potentially dangerous health complications. Be alert to the signs that you may have it in your home so that you can have it addressed before major issues occur. What is Black Mold? Stachybotrys chartarum, the scientific name for black mold, feeds on organic materials in many of the materials … Read More

Warning Signs of Foundation Problems

There are several signs that you may have foundation problems that could be extremely expensive to fix if not addressed promptly. These include cracks, misaligned windows, doors that will not open or close properly, sloped floors and others. Here are just a few of the warning signs to be on the lookout for so that you can take the necessary … Read More