Urban Flooding – Skokie, Illinois

Some very interesting facts are listed in the 2014 research paper “The Prevalence and Cost of Urban Flooding – A Case Study of Cook County, IL”, which was prepared by The Center for Neighborhood Technology (CNT), an innovations laboratory for urban sustainability. This study attempted to collectively analyze flood damage claims and sewer and backup claims from several providers of insurance and other financial assistance groups. It looked at claims paid out between 2007-2011.

Some of the key points of this analysis were:

  1. Urban flooding in Cook County is chronic and systemic, resulting in damage that is widespread, repetitive and costly.
  2. Over 181,000 claims were made across 97 percent of Cook County.
  3. There are multiple social and economic impacts on residential property owners, including stress, ill health, loss of use of property, loss of valuables and hours of work time to clean up.
  4. Flood insurance is not carrying the burden of damage payouts.
  5. Experts estimate that wet basements decrease property values by 10-25%.
  6. Wet basements are among the top reasons that potential buyers don’t purchase a home.
  7. Experts estimate that almost 40% of small businesses never reopen following a flooding disaster.
  8. 76% of survey respondents who had flooded had invested in measures to prevent future flooding but only 6% of those people feel that they have addressed their problem.

This is why flood control systems are so important to Skokie, Illinois residents and why Parks’ Plumbing and Sewer, Inc., has been providing flood control systems in Skokie, Illinois and yard drainage systems in Skokie, Illinois since 1983. Their patented Double Guard Valve is the number one reason to trust them to stop the flooding in your home and property. Look to Parks’ for Sewer Repair and Sewer Rodding Services in Skokie, Illinois as well as for Sump Pumps and Ejector Pumps in Skokie, Illinois. They are professional plumbers who have specialized in flood control systems for homes and businesses in Skokie, Illinois. Don’t wait until the damage is done, call the flood control experts today.

Urban Flooding – Berwyn

 

Some very interesting facts are listed in the 2014 research paper “The Prevalence and Cost of Urban Flooding – A Case Study of Cook County, IL”, which was prepared by The Center for Neighborhood Technology (CNT), an innovations laboratory for urban sustainability. This study attempted to collectively analyze flood damage claims and sewer and backup claims from several providers of insurance and other financial assistance groups. It looked at claims paid out between 2007-2011.

 

Some of the key points of this analysis were:

 

  1. Urban flooding in Cook County is chronic and systemic, resulting in damage that is widespread, repetitive and costly.

  2. Over 181,000 claims were made across 97 percent of Cook County.

  3. There are multiple social and economic impacts on residential property owners, including stress, ill health, loss of use of property, loss of valuables and hours of work time to clean up.

  4. Flood insurance is not carrying the burden of damage payouts.

  5. Experts estimate that wet basements decrease property values by 10-25%.

  6. Wet basements are among the top reasons that potential buyers don’t purchase a home.

  7. Experts estimate that almost 40% of small businesses never reopen following a flooding disaster.

  8. 76% of survey respondents who had flooded had invested in measures to prevent future flooding but only 6% of those people feel that they have addressed their problem.

 

This is why flood control systems are so important to Berwyn residents and why Parks’ Plumbing and Sewer, Inc., has been providing flood control systems in Berwyn and yard drainage systems in Berwyn since 1983. Their patented Double Guard Valve is the number one reason to trust them to stop the flooding in your home and property. Look to Parks’ for Sewer Repair and Sewer Rodding Services in Berwyn as well as for Sump Pumps and Ejector Pumps in Berwyn. They are professional plumbers who have specialized in flood control systems for homes and businesses in Berwyn. Don’t wait until the damage is done, call the flood control experts today.

 

 

 

Urban Flooding

Some very interesting facts are listed in the 2014 research paper “The Prevalence and Cost of Urban Flooding – A Case Study of Cook County, IL”, which was prepared by The Center for Neighborhood Technology (CNT), an innovations laboratory for urban sustainability. This study attempted to collectively analyze flood damage claims and sewer and backup claims from several providers of insurance and other financial assistance groups. It looked at claims paid out between 2007-2011.

Some of the key points of this analysis were:

  1. Urban flooding in Cook County is chronic and systemic, resulting in damage that is widespread, repetitive and costly.
  2. Over 181,000 claims were made across 97 percent of Cook County.
  3. There are multiple social and economic impacts on residential property owners, including stress, ill health, loss of use of property, loss of valuables and hours of work time to clean up.
  4. Flood insurance is not carrying the burden of damage payouts.
  5. Experts estimate that wet basements decrease property values by 10-25%.
  6. Wet basements are among the top reasons that potential buyers don’t purchase a home.
  7. Experts estimate that almost 40% of small businesses never reopen following a flooding disaster.
  8. 76% of survey respondents who had flooded had invested in measures to prevent future flooding but only 6% of those people feel that they have addressed their problem.

This is why flood control systems are so important to Chicago residents and why Parks’ Plumbing and Sewer, Inc., has been providing flood control systems in Chicago and yard drainage systems in Chicago since 1983. Their patented Double Guard Valve is the number one reason to trust them to stop the flooding in your home and property. They are professional plumbers who have specialized in flood control systems for homes and businesses in Chicago. Don’t wait until the damage is done, call the flood control experts in Chicago today.

Yard Drainage Systems in Chicago

Why are yard drainage systems important to Chicago homeowners and landlords?

Water that collects in your yard, however large or small your yard is, should be a concern to the property owner. Nobody wants a soggy yard with standing water which attracts mosquitos and looks terrible. It can also become a bigger problem the closer it is to the foundation of the building as it can start eroding the ground around the foundation and start to cause leakage, seepage, and/or actual flooding. With the density of buildings, streets and parking lots in Chicago, there is very little green space to absorb or slow down the onslaught of water in a heavy downpour or a sustained amount of rainfall. Severe rains are happening more and more frequently, and your yard can sometimes become a lake. Installation of a yard drainage system in Chicago is a necessary solution to prevent this flooding and to protect your property from water damage. It is very reassuring to residents of apartment and condo buildings that they can walk on their yards without wading boots and failure to address the problem could have potential buyers and/or renters slogging away from your property.

What is a yard drainage system?

Usually, a yard drainage system consists of a basin which is installed in the lowest spot of the yard, and drainage piping through which the water from the yard drains toward the street. Sometimes the piping is called a French Drain. But any method that keeps the yard from flooding can be called a yard drainage system. Some methods that may work include redirecting the water from the gutters, including into a buried drain pipe to a bubbler at a different part of the yard, installing rain barrels, installing a basin.

It is important to remember that yard drains need to be installed per local government codes and regulations, and have to be designed so that water drainage does not cause issues somewhere else once it is drained from the flooded yard. The best way to approach this problem is to carefully inspect and examine the affected property, and then design a system that will take care of the exact problem your property is having.

Most yard drainage issues are defined by rain water building up near your gutter downspout, soggy areas in the yard, a stream of water that flows to a low spot, or a combination of these. To fix these issues, we will typically look to fix downspout issues, correct slope of ground next to the foundation, install downspout splash blocks or underground bubblers, install a french drain, build drywells to store excess water, and/or install a connected yard drainage systems with a pump.

Who to call to prevent yard drainage problems in Chicago?

When flooding does happen in around your property, or if it is a concern for your future, you should call the company that has proven experience in providing Chicago yard drainage systems for residents. Since 1981, when Parks’ Plumbing & Sewer, Inc. opened their doors in their original Chicago location, they have been solving yard flooding problems in Chicago. The innovators at Parks’ are always finding new ways to save money for their customers through creative new ideas and their years of experience with these systems.

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