Waterproofing 101

Craked driveway

Polyurethane vs Mudjacking

Posted Aug 24, 2020 in Concrete Raising

When needing to raise and level concrete slabs that have sunk such as sidewalks, driveways, and patios; people sometimes get confused in selecting the best out of two common methods:…

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Hose

Diagnose your basement leaks in a few simple steps

Posted Aug 10, 2020 in Waterproofing, DIY Center

Let’s be honest, basement waterproofing is not really that essential during the COVID-19 shutdown. I am not minimizing what we do, but it is more likely that you have bumped…

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Sinking concrete

Why is my concrete sinking?

Posted May 17, 2020 in Concrete Raising

What caused your concrete slab to sink? (The concrete we are referring to include sidewalks, driveways, patio slabs, pool decks, and even some home foundations.) Most concrete slabs are free-floating…

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FWS Company Update – COVID-19

Posted Apr 07, 2020 in News

We would like to thank everyone who is participating and supporting the efforts to help suppress the spread of Coronavirus. We especially would like to thank our first responders, medical…

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COVID-19 Company Update

Posted Mar 23, 2020 in Foundation Crack Repair

This is a difficult time for our world. It is with heavy hearts, but full understanding that we as Illinoisans, will follow the instruction of our Governor. We will be…

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Interior footing drain

Interior drain systems 101

Posted Dec 02, 2019 in Waterproofing, Drain Tile System

Over time, your basement’s original protections fail as soil erodes, cement cracks, foundations move and barriers fail. Poor maintenance and ignoring early signs of basement water problems could lead to…

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Sump pump

4 reasons you need a sump pump

Posted Nov 25, 2019 in Waterproofing, Sump Pump Solutions

ump pumps are devices that are placed in a basement to pump out excess water that would otherwise flood the space. They’re almost always put in the lowest point in…

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Summer House

Summer waterproofing checklist

Posted Jun 26, 2019 in Waterproofing

The summer is the best time to ensure that your waterproofing strategy is working effectively. You don’t want to be caught off guard when mother nature arrives. So here is…

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Bowed basement walls

Bowed basement walls

Posted Jun 26, 2019 in Waterproofing, Bowing Walls

Bowed basement walls in a home are a serious issue. They often affect the structural strength of the foundation and lower the possible overall resale value of the home. Bowing…

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Patio 2 Before

Sinking or cracked concrete slab

Posted Jun 24, 2019 in Concrete Raising

A sinking slab (also known as sinking concrete) is always worth fixing, whether it’s located in your basement, garage, driveway or patio. A simple crack in a concrete slab isn’t…

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What our customers say

  • Work­man­ship and ser­vice were excel­lent. Would rec­om­mend with­out reservation.

    Ed
  • We con­tract­ed Fam­i­ly Water­proof­ing Solu­tions for exte­ri­or wall seal­ing and foun­da­tion crack repair ser­vices. Ken was very thor­ough in explain­ing the work that would be done, and his crew did a great job. This busi­ness was a plea­sure to work with.

    Stacie T.
  • You and your crew did a great job in our base­ment and crawl­space. You went the extra mile to insure that all of our water seep­age prob­lems are over. We would rec­om­mend you high­ly to oth­er peo­ple. Your qual­i­ty and time­ly work out­match­es all the others.

    William