When does “good” or “better” become the enemy of the “best?” It is important to keep water from destroying your home and your belongings. Water intrusion is the most obvious, and while it usually can be visually detected, it can sometimes be felt due to high humidity levels. But what about harmful things we can’t see, feel, or smell? Radon, a gas that can cause lung cancer for example, is hard to detect because it’s an odorless gas. While it can be detected, it takes a special measuring device to determine if the levels are safe. Radon is not the only gas that comes from the ground/water.
Industrial discharges, urban activities, agriculture, groundwater pumpage, and disposal of various wastes can all affect groundwater quality. Additionally, fuel and toxic chemical spills may enter the groundwater and contaminate the aquifer while pesticides and fertilizers can accumulate and migrate to the water table.
What does this mean to you? It means that the water in the ground is probably not safe. It means that the gasses in the ground are not safe. It means that harmful contaminants can get into our home and living space via water, vapors, gasses, and air. Any waterproofing that does not address these problems is an incomplete system.
At SafeSeal, we are committed to providing the best Chicago basement waterproofing system and sewer backup prevention available. The proof is in the design of the systems we install. A homes living space should be free of all things harmful to the structure, the home itself and more importantly to the our loved ones who occupy the home.
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