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WATERPROOFING YOUR BASEMENT

A Puddle of Water Can Feel Like a Nightmare!

Basement Flooding Solutions by Clear-Pipe.com, Northbrook, IL

Residents in the Chicagoland area know that basement water seepage is an all too common occurrence. A growing leak can ruin the structure and foundation in your home.  Such leaks even lead to more cracks and water seepage in the cement. Well-meaning homeowners will often go out and spend hundreds of dollars on sealants and supplies to try and stop the leak, but these temporary solutions can lead to more problems down the line. Some of those chemicals can damage the condition of the pipe.

Clear Pipe’s Waterproofing Services Include:

  Free Estimate/Consultation
  Crack Repair
  Downspout Drains
  Drainage and Discharge Lines
  Ejector Pump
  Exterior Drain Tile System
  Grading Repair

  Interior Drain Tile System
  Leak Repair
  Line Cleaning
  Main Sewer Lines
  Pipe Repair
  Sump Pump
  Window Well Drain

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DO YOU HAVE A LEAK IN YOUR BASEMENT?

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847.374.0372 OR Send us a message

PREVENT A LEAK BEFORE IT EVEN OCCURS

If you’ve discovered a leak recently,  get in touch with us as soon as possible. Delaying could mean irreversible damage to your property. We have years of experience fixing leaks and flooded basements. Our expert advice, innovative methods, and comprehensive solutions will keep your home dry.

Common Leak Culprits

Water from heavy rainfall can build up in the soil outside the walls of your basement. If the walls or floor are in disrepair and can’t hold out the water, the concrete will crack and cause leakage. Due to the immensity of the hydrostatic pressure, even the tiniest crack allows water to flow into your basement.
Window­ Wells and other discharge lines can be blocked by dirt, debris, animals, frozen water, roots and more if they are not maintained. These clogs, in turn, cause spillage which can lead to leaks.
When the earth around your basement becomes saturated with moisture, or where a false water table exists, groundwater can enter in the wall and floor joints.
If you’re noticing mold in a ceiling stain, maybe below a drain, it is likely that the drain itself is leaking. This is dangerous for two reasons. First, the drain may be leaking contaminated sewer water; and second, the damage you notice may be part of larger, more widespread damage.
Your sump pump is usually your line of defense against a flooded basement. When it is working properly, the pump speedily removes accumulated water that collects in the sump basin, a common basement fixture. If the pump is not properly maintained or if it gets overloaded, it may fail. Avoid an unnecessary disaster by having Clear Pipe come out to inspect and maintain your sump pump. As an extra measure, our professional technicians can install a battery backup just in case the power goes out.
Unfortunately, a simple clog in your sanitary or municipal sewer line will cause your home’s sewer system to back up into the drainage system. This causes unseemly water to come up through the floor and sink drains in the bottom levels of your home.
Leaks can also get in through the unsecured bonds between the footing and walls in your basement, water pipe conduits, rod holes, mortar joints or the honeycomb.

Unattended Leak Consequences

Permanent damage to your flooring, carpet, wallpaper, furniture and those precious belongings you have stored away in your basement.

Hazardous bacteria from unsanitary water can lead to long-term health complications.

Breeding ground for mold created from all the humidity and moisture. Even toxic black mold can grow instantaneously after a flood.

Ruined walls, framing, drywall, or anything made of wood due to moisture build up.

Noxious smell can be emitted when still water sits in the basement for even a number of hours.

Damage to structure and foundation in your home which in turn can lead to more cracks and more leaks in the cement.

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