Keep Your Home Dry with Effective Flood Control Solutions for Evanston, IL & Chicago’s North Shore

Seasonal heavy rains can cause local or regional flooding, which may overwhelm local storm sewers and back-up into homes and businesses.

Cahill offers experience and expert solutions to react to, manage, and remediate flooding in your home or business.


Clean, well-positioned gutters divert water away from your home and basement. Keep your gutters clog-free by routinely removing leaves and other debris. Make sure downspouts extend at least 4 feet from the side of your house, and that the initial 3 feet of soil next to your foundation slope away from the house.

Sump Pump

A sump pump is one of the most effective and affordable lines of defense against flooding. This device is installed in a pit in the most vulnerable area of your basement. When water flows to that area, it gets captured and pumped out before it rises to the level of the floor.

Interior Drain Tile

If you have chronic flooding issues, supplementing your sump pump with drain tile may be the answer. Drain tile is a perforated piping system that collects water as it tries to seep into your home and channels it to the sump pump.

Most new homes feature drain tile and sump pumps, but many of the area’s older homes were built long before these systems were introduced.

Flood Control Systems

If water comes up through your floor drain, it could mean your city’s sewer system is being overtaxed. Cahill offers expert and effective solutions such as:

  • Overhead Sewer Systems
  • Yard Flood Control Systems

Did You Know?

A proper diagnosis is the first step in addressing basement flooding. Contact Cahill for help in determining the best solution to keep your home clean and dry.

Please contact us to learn more: 847-864-5225.

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John J. Cahill, Inc. 1515 Church Street
Evanston IL 60201

Phone: (847) 864-5225

Lic. # 058-196977

Business Hours: Monday - Friday: 7:30am - 5:00pm
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