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Flood Control Systems in Chicagoland

 When the city’s main sewer line is overworked, your Chicagoland home will become susceptible to water damage. Instead of rolling the dice, it’s best to install a flood control system to safeguard your property during heavy rains.

At Via Galante Cement Contractors, we know all there is to know about installing effective flood control systems in Chicagoland. Our experts take the time to carefully assess your property to help you find the best flood control system for your home. Best of all — you will have peace of mind knowing your property will remain safe and dry during any rainstorm.

Read below to learn more about our flood control systems in Chicagoland.

How does a flood control system work?

As we mentioned above, flood control systems are designed to safeguard your Chicagoland property when the main sewer lines are unable to do so. Flood control systems are made up of one or two brass check valves that prevent sewage from backing up into your house while allowing it to flow into the city sewer lines. Flood control systems also feature an ejector pump, which releases wastewater from the house when the city sewer lines back up and your system’s flapper valves are closed.

Why do basements flood?

A basement might flood due to a faulty, malfunctioning, or incorrectly sized sump pump — or it could be a problem with the sewer line. However, some of the worst basement floods are caused by heavy rains that force city sewers to back up. Essentially, the sewers in your street overflow, allowing water to back up into your Chicagoland home. The only way to prevent this from happening is to install a flood control system at your property.

We will help protect your Chicagoland home.

We are aware of the rising demand for flood control systems in Chicagoland, and we know how to keep your property safe from destructive floods. If you want to install a flood control system, our experts at Via Galante Cement Contractors can recommend the best solution for your property. We will thoroughly inspect your property layout and structure to determine which system is best for your needs.

We don’t just install flood control systems — we also repair and maintain them to ensure that your system runs smoothly throughout the year. Our technicians can inspect your system regularly to ensure that it is clear of blockages and other problems that might cause it to fail. Our technicians perform the following tasks during our maintenance inspections:
● Clean the system’s components
● Lubricate the system’s moving parts (including switches, nuts and bolts, screw caps, etc.)
● Electronically evaluate the ejector pump’s condition and performance
● Clean the pump basin and thoroughly examine all the components

After conducting the maintenance tasks above, we will ‘flood’ the system with water to confirm that everything works properly. If any repairs are required, we can complete them on the spot, eliminating the need for you to wait for your flood control system to work efficiently.

Ready to Install a Flood Control System in Chicagoland?

We understand how devastating flood damage can be for homeowners, and we are here to help you avoid it. Are you ready to install a flood control system in Chicagoland? Need to have your existing system repaired or maintained? In any case, the team at Via Galante Cement Contractors is here to help.

For more than 30 years, homeowners throughout the Chicagoland area have trusted us with all their flood control system needs. Contact us today at (773) 589-9893 to learn more about our professional flood control system services.