Posted by admin in House and Home, Plumbing, Property, Repair and Maintenance on 09-03-2014
Owning your own home is the quintessential “American Dream.” Sure, you can live in a rented house or apartment, but that often comes with a lot of hassles. Your landlord might turn out to be a slumlord, unwilling or taking too much time to fix things that go wrong. Or, you might get booted at the end of your lease because your landlord has decided to sell. Even if everything goes perfectly, you’re paying good money every month and not getting anything out of it other than a place to live.
Buying your own home puts you in control. Instead of waiting a week or two for your landlord to replace that broken fridge, you can do it right away. You’ll never be turned out of your home just because your landlord wants to sell or wants someone else to live there. And your monthly mortgage payment is for your benefit, not your landlord’s. Part of every month’s payment goes toward building the equity you have in your home, and that translates to making more money when you decide to sell.
Those are just some of the reasons why owning your own home is the American Dream. Unfortunately, not every house is perfect – not even your dream home. Sooner or later, you’ll discover some type of problem that needs to be addressed. Your air conditioner might go belly up, or your roof might need to be replaced. You might notice that some water’s coming into your basement.
Basement water problems are actually pretty common in the Chicago area, so don’t panic if you’ve discovered that your dream home has one. There are plenty of professional flood control Chicago companies that service the region, and they can handle just about any type of basement seepage problem.
Several things could be causing water to enter your basement. A flood control contractor will be able to identify the culprit. It might be something as simple and easy to fix as inadequate or clogged rain gutters or downspouts. The ground near your home might have what’s called a “negative grade” – it slopes toward the foundation instead of away from it, like it should. You might have cracks in your foundation wall or basement floor. Your sump pump (if you have one) might be failing or inadequate.
None of these things are a disaster, and a professional flood control Chicago service provider like Xpert Flood Control and Seepage can identify and fix all of them. The worst thing you can do is ignore signs of basement water seepage, because the cause won’t go away on its own. Instead, call in the flood control professionals.