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SEWER BACKUP

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FLOODING? WE CAN MAKE IT STOP

There are few things more nerve-racking for homeowners than a flooded basement. It can wreak havoc on your life and be extremely costly to clean up. It’s why the best way to deal with basement flooding is to prevent it in the first place.

Basement Waterstoppers has flood control systems for every home and budget, and our technicians have decades of Chicago-area flood control experience. 

To schedule a free estimate, just fill out the easy form above, or call us at 630-597-1304. We’ll take it from there.

WHY BASEMENTS FLOOD

There are many reasons why basements flood, including a broken sump pump, the wrong pit, or problems with your sewer. The worst floods, however, occur when the city sewer backs up into a home.

When the sewer fills, it becomes pressurized. And often the path of least resistance leads directly into your basement. The best way to prevent it is to install a flood control system.

POPULAR CHICAGO FLOOD CONTROL OPTIONS

Below are some of the most popular flood control systems chosen by our Chicago area customers.

Double Check Valve Flood Control System

Another flood control system Chicago area customers often choose is the Double Check Valve system. These systems are installed outside of the home, usually in the front yard.

A concrete basin is installed over your sewer. Inside this basin, a pump and two check valves work to ensure that the flow of your sewer line is directed away from your home.

During heavy rain, when the pressure from the city sewer pushes sewage and water back towards your home, the check valves close, stopping the flow.

Overhead Sewer Conversion.

The best and most reliable way to prevent flooding from sewer backup is to convert your sewer to an overhead sewer system.

An overhead sewer system is one in which the sewer pipe is raised above the level of the basement floor. This stops the city sewer from ever reaching your basement.

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