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Frost Heave and Bowing Walls

The snow and ice is piling up outside, and it’s only a matter of time before our homes start to experience problems from this. Winter can be cold and unbearable for us, but it can also wreak havoc on our homes. Frost heave is one phenomena that works with the freeze and thaw cycles and

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Winter Weather’s Effect on Your Foundation

We are heading into the heart of the winter. The average temperature in January for Chicago is 30 degrees and February is more of the same. These endless days of freezing temperatures can have a detrimental effect on your foundation. The ground surrounding your home is perpetually damp. Except in extreme drought conditions, the soil

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What to Expect When You Schedule an Appointment with Midwest Waterproofing

We have had quite a bit of rain this week. Homeowners who discover water in their basement will call and make an appointment for one of our Waterproofing Experts to come out, diagnose the issue and offer an estimate for a complete solution. But I often wonder if homeowners know what to expect from a

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Concrete Foundation Wall Cracks and How to Repair Them

Poured foundation foundations are one of the most common and durable types of foundations used to support buildings. They are used because they are durable, easy to construct and take less time to build than a masonry foundation wall. While a poured concrete foundation is very strong and durable, it can have many issues as

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