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Rock-Garden Almost Hits Rock-Bottom

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Two homeowners in Mendota Illinois had built a beautiful rock-garden in their front yard that made you feel as if you were in Arizona. In fact, that’s exactly what they were going for. They spent years, and thousands of dollars, picking out the exact variety of plants, decor, rocks, etc, making it the perfect desert […]


Freezing Cold Collapse in Woodridge

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Bone-chilling temperatures have gripped the Midwest all winter long. The Chicagoland area has seen a record number of consecutive days below zero (not including windchill factors). Unfortunately for homeowners, bad weather does not stop problems from happening. In reality, extreme weather in any form compounds the initial problem, making the situation much worse. A homeowner […]

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Ben Franklin Plumbing Comes Thru in Emergency at Northwestern’s Hospital in Grayslake

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Pepper Construction had a serious problem at Northwestern Grayslake’s new Surgery Center in Grayslake, Il. recently.  Northwestern Grayslake Hospital’s 2011, $49 million expansion consists of 70,900 square feet in new construction with the surgery center as its centerpiece. The expansion was awarded LEED Certification by the US Green Building Council. LEED is a performance oriented […]


BFP reaches Platinum Installer status for Perma-Liner

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Benjamin Franklin Plumbing of DeKalb, Illinois has been a Perma-Liner Lateral Lining installer since February of 2009. Mark Carpenter along with his drain cleaning crew was trained in Lateral Lining Inversion process as well as Pull in Place Lining. BFP has demonstrated their ability to install lateral lines 2″ to 10″ in sewer, storm, pool […]


Country Club Sewer Pipe has a Hole In One

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The main sewer line coming from the kitchen through the men’s locker room at Kishwaukee Country Club, was continuing to back up raw sewage on to the carpet in the men’s locker room. This had been an ongoing problem for years. The KCC board of directors had several other plumbing companies try to solve the problem […]