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It is really fun to have a pool…
… but most people do not want to go swimming in their basement!

At Great Lakes Waterproofing, Inc. we love water–just not in the wrong places. That is why we have perfected basement waterproofing methods to keep water from ruining your basement and keep that pool in the backyard—where it belongs.

Problem: Wet Crawl Space

There are a variety of serious issues that be caused by damp and flooded crawl spaces, but they all create an environment in which mold, mildew, and fungus can thrive.  This poses major health and safety concerns to anyone inhabiting an effected area or location.

Insect infestations, which can cause a need for professional extermination and use of pesticides in the homes, is a small concern compared to the structural damages constant moisture can create.  If left untreated, these issues can become very serious, rotting out the sill plate, and potentially spreading to the floor joists.  Damage of this magnitude could require the need for a structural engineer on a foundation re-build.  Any time water or moisture is present, the issue needs to be corrected quickly and thoroughly.

Our specialists will do a free consultation, and work with you to develop an action plan specific to your situation, ultimately providing you with a moisture-free, structurally sound, usable storage area.

Solution: Crawl Space Encapsulation

When exposed to harsh weather conditions, regular plastics become brittle and easily crack.  Researchers discovered that using Polyethylene as the base material prevented this rapid molecular break-down, and provides a long-lasting material that can survive wet crawl spaces in harsh Midwest temperatures.

At Great Lakes, we encapsulate the crawl space using two layers of polyethylene sheeting with a nylon string reinforcement running between the layers for increased strength and permanent repair.  This material  has a similar appearance and texture as a pool liner.

Contact Us to receive a Free In-home Consultation from an experienced professional or call 1-888-448-2351 for your free inspection and estimate.

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Satisfied customers since 1978

We purchased our house from someone who had hired them initially. So we are a license transfer of warranty. We had them come out to our house twice to service some water issues and they very prompt, courteous and did an excellent job. It’s been around three years now and all is dry.
Mark K.
“It was very good. They were prompt, came exactly when they were supposed to, did what they were supposed to do, and the crew was pleasant. It was the type of experience that you’d want if someone was doing work in your home. The job took a couple of days and it has worked just fine.”
Dawn S.
Very good customer service and communication about the project at hand. I would highly recommend Great Lakes Waterproofing.
Barbara B.
Very quick turn-around on work. Helpful people. Finally, I’m excited to be a home-owner!
Jon B.
I researched this company and discovered it invented the outside-injection process in the 1970s for sealing basements without having to dig up the ground/foundation. They understand the concept that, if the water is coming from the outside, you need to treat it from the outside to keep the water off the wall! Other companies only have the inside systems that don't address the source (external) of the water. Great Lakes has a variety of options, and the volclay-bentonite they provided for my house permanently stopped the water and mold!
James G.

A job well-done is priority #1.

Great Lakes Waterproofing is one of the largest and most dependable basement waterproofing companies serving the Chicago and Michigan area.

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