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Solutions for Standing Yard Water

Solutions for Standing Yard Water Water always flows downhill, and by the easiest route possible. That’s the basic concept behind a French drain, a slightly sloped trench filled with round ...
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What Is Hydrostatic Pressure?

What is Hydrostatic Pressure? We use the term “hydrostatic pressure” a lot when discussing foundation repairs and basement waterproofing in Illinois. This is another term for water ...
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Illinois Unstable Winter Weather Can Cause Basement Concerns

Illinois Unstable Winter Weather Can Cause Basement Concerns The winter we’ve had in Illinois this year has been one of inconsistency. We’ve seen rain, snow, below freezing temperatures ...
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We Treat Your Home Like Our Own

Is this You? We Can Help! Reliable Basement Services If basement water leakage is something you find yourself worrying about, then you should look into calling the professionals at Reliable Basement ...
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Crawl Space Encapsulation

Crawl Space Encapsulation Getting crawl space encapsulation can be one of the most important and beneficial decisions you make for your home. The crawl space is a small open area under the house that ...
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Hydrostatic Pressure is More Powerful than You Think

Hydrostatic Pressure is More Powerful than You Think What is it? In science, engineers study hydrostatic pressure as the natural occurring pressure that standing water creates in relation to an object ...
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Has Spring Sprung A Leak In Your Basement?

Has Spring Sprung A Leak In Your Basement? Protect your basement from spring flooding with our expert services and products. Spring often brings heavy rain to Illinois and that means you have to ...
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SUMP PUMPS ARE WORKING OVERTIME IN ILLINOIS

SUMP PUMPS ARE WORKING OVERTIME IN ILLINOIS If you have a basement, then you need a Sump Pump. At Reliable Basement Services our professional staff can help you make an informed decision on the best ...
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Interior Drainage

Interior Drainage Leaking walls and floors causing water issues in existing basements is a very common problem. They are often misinterpreted and not treated correctly, which in time will lead to more ...
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Foundation Crack Repair

Foundation Crack Repair Do you see cracks on your basement walls? Even the finest hairline cracks can be a homeowner's worst nightmare. What is your foundation crack repair strategy? If you think ...
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French Drain

French Drains French drains are underground water management and drainage systems developed and popularized by Henry French, a Concord, Massachusetts judge and farmer, and discussed in his 1859 book, ...
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Yard Drainage Correction

Yard Drainage Correction| Reliable Basement Services Illinois has gotten more than its fair share of rain which means lush forest and beautiful gardens, but it also can mean disaster for those who ...
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Summer Flooding Problems?

Summer Flooding Problems? Summer is around the corner. With summer we have many great things that accompany it: vacations, warm weather, picnics, sitting by the pool, all kinds of outdoor activities, ...
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Helpful Spring Checklist to Avoid a Leaky Basement

Helpful Spring Checklist to Avoid a Leaky Basement Check Your Gutters A common cause of water seepage in basements is gutters and downspouts that are clogged. Broken downspouts or clogged gutters can ...
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Springtime Thaw & Wet Basements

Springtime Thaw & Wet Basements The winter in Illinois brought some days of heavy snow and it has stayed around until recently as the temperatures have slowly started warming up. Now the snow that ...
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New Year's Resolution To Waterproof Your Home

New Year's Resolution Happy New Year from all of us at Reliable Basement Services ! It's that time of year again: time for a New Year's Resolution. Make a resolution that not only protects ...
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Think You Can't Waterproof Your Basement In The Winter?

Think You Can't Waterproof Your Basement In The Winter? As a homeowner braving yet another Illinois winter, you may be tempted to put off your basement waterproofing to the spring. After all, it ...
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Help To Prevent Frozen Discharge Lines

HELP TO PREVENT FROZEN DISCHARGE LINES The sump pump is the heart of an interior waterproofing system. Anything that prevents it from working properly could cause basement flooding. In the winter ...
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WHY WINDOW WELL DRAINS ARE IMPORTANT

WHY WINDOW WELL DRAINS ARE IMPORTANT Why a window well is an important part of the drainage system. A window well without the drain can essentially allow water to pool up around the window and in the ...
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Home Evaluation Checklist

RELIABLE BASEMENT SERVICES HOME EVALUATION CHECKLIST Your home may be the largest investment you will every make. To avoid hazardous air quality, structural damage and decreasing property values, it ...
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SIGNS OF YARD DRAINAGE PROBLEMS

HELPFUL INFORMATION SIGNS OF YARD DRAINAGE PROBLEMS Think you have a drainage problem? Some signs of poor yard drainage include: Standing water or puddles in the landscape or lawn Plants may yellow, ...
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