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The reality is eventually ALL basements will have issues. From (in lieu of weather) water in your basement, sump pump failure, wall & floor cracks, or even interior drain tile systems, no job is too big. With over 20 years of experience our work is guaranteed for life and your basement will thank you for it. EcoDry products are 100% environmentally safe and our prices are eco-nomical!
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Battery Back Up Sump Pump
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Carbon Fiber Staples
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Soil Pressure
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Will concrete, asphalt or brick pavers prohibit you from fixing the problem from the exterior?
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I plan on remodeling my basement. Is there anything that can be done to prevent my basement from ever getting seepage?
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Can’t I just pick up some materials from the hardware store and fix it myself?
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My basement is finished. Will you be able to fix my problem?
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Do you do work in crawl spaces?
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Can I fix one small area?
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My chimney is leaking. Do you offer any service to eliminate that type of problem?
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I am selling my house. Should I fix the problem before I sell it?
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Will I have to wait around all day for your Basement Advisor to show up? How about your work crew?
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What happens if the problem recurs after you do the work?
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How do I pay for the work?
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Why should I fix my basement?
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What can I expect from a basement waterproofing estimate?
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How long is the work guaranteed for?
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Why can’t I just put hydraulic cement or mortar over the crack to waterproof it?
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How long does it take to waterproof my basement?
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How much will it cost to waterproof my basement?
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How often should I change my sump pump ?
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Why do cracks leak water?
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Why do basement walls crack ?

Battery Back Up Sump Pump

  • April 20, 2015
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Water In The Basement The other day I did an estimate in Naperville. It had just rained cats and dogs. I pulled up to this beautiful 12,000 sq ft home for my appointment. The homeowners met me in the driveway and walked me down to their beautifully finished basement. Nice thick oak doors, nice carpeting, …

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Carbon Fiber Staples

  • April 20, 2015
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How Carbon Fiber Stables Work When a poured concrete wall starts to crack horizontally, injecting the crack with epoxy or polyurethane foam would stop the water, but that is not enough. To structurally fix the cracks, Eco Dry uses carbon fiber staples. Staples are different than straps. Straps are 7 to 8 feet long and …

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Soil Pressure

  • April 20, 2015
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Soil Pressure Causing Bowed Basement Walls We have had a lot of appointments lately due to basement walls bowing. This is due to Soil pressure. This can cause a concrete block, stone or brick foundation to crack and start to bow in the middle of the wall. At Eco Dry Basements we use Carbon Fiber Straps. …

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Can’t I just pick up some materials from the hardware store and fix it myself?

  • January 27, 2015
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Most materials found at the local hardware store produce limited results. There are however, things you can do yourself to alleviate the problem. Extending your downspouts and cleaning out your gutters on a regular basis may prove very beneficial. Eliminating Water Around Your House Assuming all options have been exhausted and water is still seeping …

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My basement is finished. Will you be able to fix my problem?

  • January 27, 2015
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As a full-service waterproofing company, our Basement Advisors generally have several options for you to choose from. In many cases, the work we do inside can also be done from the exterior. If it is not practical or possible, we can resolve the problem from the interior with little impact on interior finishes. This may …

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Do you do work in crawl spaces?

  • January 27, 2015
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Yes. Nearly all methods we utilize in conjunction with full-depth basements may also be used to address crawl space related problems. If the floor inside of the crawl space is dirt or gravel, interior drain tile systems, sump pumps or encapsulation can also be implemented.

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Can I fix one small area?

  • January 27, 2015
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In most cases, the answer is yes; but it really depends on the particular problem. Unlike some waterproofing contractors, we do not push you into waterproofing the entire basement if we don’t feel it is necessary (unless you prefer it). As a full service waterproofing contractor, we offer several solutions, both from the interior and …

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I am selling my house. Should I fix the problem before I sell it?

  • January 27, 2015
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Yes, absolutely. Prior to selling your home, you are required to fill out a disclosure form. One of the first few questions inquires about your knowledge of any seepage problems in your basement or crawl space. Leaving the problem for the new owner to fix will typically result in a much lower sale price, as …

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What happens if the problem recurs after you do the work?

  • January 27, 2015
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Unique to the industry, you will speak directly with Tim, the owner of Eco Dry. Upon receipt of your call, Tim will ask you some questions to help determine the cause of the problem and steps required to correct it. All completed work is scanned into our computer system, allowing us to access your records …

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How do I pay for the work?

  • January 27, 2015
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We accept cash, personal or bank checks, money orders and credit cards (Visa, MasterCard, and Discover). Financing programs are available through Eco Dry. A 50% deposit is required with a signed contract.

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Why should I fix my basement?

  • January 27, 2015
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There are several reasons why you should fix your basement. Among the more common reasons are: a healthier living environment, increased living space, mold prevention, eliminating bugs, safe storage space, avoiding damage to your belongings, increased property value and peace of mind.

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What can I expect from a basement waterproofing estimate?

  • January 27, 2015
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Each basement seepage problem and/or repair needs to be individually and thoroughly evaluated. There might be just a crack in the foundation. But it really is not that simple. There are several other factors that require further inspection. What caused the crack? Where is the water coming from? Is it a structural problem? Are there …

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How long is the work guaranteed for?

  • January 22, 2015
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Guarantees vary based on the services provided. Every waterproofing company offers their own guarantees. At Eco Dry, ours are simple. Crack repairs are guaranteed for the life of the structure and are transferable from one homeowner to the next. Interior and exterior drain tile systems have a lifetime guarantee on workmanship, along with a one …

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How long does it take to waterproof my basement?

  • January 22, 2015
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There are many different things we do to waterproof a foundation. The problem and type of foundation that needs to be waterproofed will determine the length of time. A sump pump or crack in poured concrete foundation typically takes a 1-2 hours. An interior drain tile system can take 3-5 days and a exterior drain …

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How much will it cost to waterproof my basement?

  • January 22, 2015
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There are many different types of basements. Depending on what work needs to be done to waterproof your basement, the cost will vary. For example, a drain tile system could run in the thousands. If you need a crack fixed or new sump pump installed, it could cost only a couple hundred dollars. Call or …

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How often should I change my sump pump ?

  • December 30, 2014
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And is there anything I can do to protect my failing sump pump? Most sump pumps last anywhere from 3-5 years. I have seen sump pumps fail as fast as 6 months and last as long as 10 years. There are several signs of sump pump failure before it actually stops working for good. However, …

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Why do cracks leak water?

  • December 30, 2014
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The reason cracks leak water is because when it rains, the water runs through the ground. The first couple feet of water will run into the ground easily because the dirt is loose and can absorb the water fast. Around 3-4 feet deep, the ground turns to clay and slows the water down. Water will …

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Why do basement walls crack ?

  • December 30, 2014
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There are many reasons why basement walls crack. The most common reason is pressure. Dry spells during the summer cause the ground to dry and crack so much that it can actually push your walls and create cracks. Additionally, during rainy seasons, added weight to the ground from the rain may push your walls and …

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