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What to look for when choosing a basement contractor.

When choosing a basement contractor many people have a very hard time navigating through the hype and finding that one company that you know is the right choice. As a contractor [for my entire professional career] both as an employee and as an owner, I can tell …

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Yuck!!! What’s That Smell in the Basement?

Yuck! What’s That Smell in the Basement? Have you ever opened the basement door and smelled that damp, moldy, smell. You just shut the door and hope it will go away?  So, “What’s the smell in the basement?” What your smelling when you open that …

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Let’s Get Smarter About Our Basements

Let’s Get Smarter About Our Basements Recently, I was watching a popular TV show where a specific work crew is hired to address and fix “over-sites” from a poor Home Inspection. The house was built on a wet footprint and was in need of some kind of …

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We’re Getting LinkedIn!

The social media movement is affecting all of us, some far more than others. As for anyone who thinks it has not, if your reading this blog your part of the social media movement. Most people have accepted social media and found a way to integrate …

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The Sump Pump Switch – How a Sump Pump Works

When answering the question “How does a sump pump work?” we need talk about the sump pump switch. The sump pump switch turns the pump on and off.  The on-off cycling of the sump pump, via the sump pump switch, depends on the water level …

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The Role of the Sump Pump Check Valve

What Is The Primary Function of a Sump Pump Check Valve? The primary function of the sump pump check valve is to make sure that the water being pumped out of the sump pump pit liner and through the discharge plumbing cannot drain back into the liner. …

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How does a Sump Pump Work?

Sump pump systems have been a common fixture in homes for many years. Most of these homes tend to be in low-lying areas where basements flood on a regular basis. Today, sump pumps are becoming more and more popular because of the protection they provide. …

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