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Your sump pump is the heart of your home’s ground water drainage system. If it fails you’re only one storm away from a potentially expensive flooded basement. This is why it’s important to look for the very best sump pump.
Homes in NW Indiana suffer from basement water problems just like homes everywhere but there are several factors specific to the area that affect the severity of the problem and the nature of the repair.
High Water Table – “Water table” is the term used
Portage, IN is an old town, dating back to Native Americans known as the Mound Builders. There is some question about which European explorer actually set foot there first but famous names like Joliet and Marquette are often mentioned as its “discoverers.”
Griffith, IN maintains a small-town feel even though it is nearly in the shadow of one of the country’s largest cities. Once known as a Midwestern railway hub, Griffith today is a mixture of residential, commercial and light industrial properties with 16,000 residents and 8,000
One of the sure signs of the arrival of spring in the Midwest, more reliable than robins, crocuses or Opening Day of baseball season, is water. Snow melts, rain falls and things get soggy for a while and all this moisture often leads to basement
It may not feel like it at the time but when winter rages in Merrillville, IN 46410, spring isn’t far behind. At the close of February, helpful TV weather folks will remind residents of northwest Indiana that it’s the end of &ldquo
Hammond may be best known outside the Midwest as the place where Ralphie almost shot his eye out, but it’s actually a thriving city of 80,000, bordering Chicago on the east and enjoying a small slice of Lake Michigan shoreline. It’s one
Unless you live in the deep woods or a bunker somewhere you probably have a few neighbors. If you live in Valparaiso with its population of nearly 32,000 you surely have some and, like neighbors everywhere, they undoubtedly have some impact on your life, family and
We’re all busy people. The pace of the world has accelerated to the point that our everyday lives are just jam-packed and we try our best to save time wherever and whenever we can.
Even so, there are certain things
If you’ve owned your home in Highland, IN for any length of time you know the truth of this simple phrase: stuff breaks.
Eventually, anything mechanical in your house will come to the end of its useful life and will need to
Winter around Lake Michigan can be pretty spectacular – ice, snow, high winds. It’s rough on those who live in the area, even the ones who like to brag about how tough they are.
Winter’s rough on homes in
Winter’s coming to northwest Indiana and many homeowners will take advantage of the indoor time to do some work around the house. The truly ambitious may even take on a major project like a new kitchen or bathroom or finishing the basement.
Anyone who’s ever owned a home in northwest Indiana, or anywhere else for that matter, knows the importance of a sump pump. It’s the heart of any basement waterproofing system – you can have the best drain tile system in the world but if
It’s fall and lots of people will tell you it’s their favorite time of year in northwest Indiana. The temperatures cool down, kids go back to school and leaves on the trees change into beautiful reds and golds.
Oh, about those leaves.
If you live in northwest Indiana, chances are you’re seeing orange in your basement. Whether it’s a lot or just a little, whether it’s a stained floor around your water heater or sludge in your sump pump, it all comes from the
As a basement waterproofing expert in northwest Indiana, drain tile is one of my favorite things. It solves a number of basement water problems, like cove seepage, hydrostatic pressure and oversaturated soil. Best of all, it’s a permanent solution that requires little to no maintenance
Water table? I have a pool table in my basement but I don’t know anything about a water table.
OK, lame joke. We all know the water table isn’t furniture. It’s actually not so much a thing as
Northwest Indiana is famous for, among other things, the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore – big heaps of sand on the south shores of Lake Michigan. With the presence of all that sand on the lakefront, it’s not surprising that sand is a key ingredient of the
The northwestern part of the Hoosier state is known for many things – steel mills, popcorn, the Indiana Dunes – but in our business it’s known for its concrete block foundations.
That’s not going to make the tourism brochures but, if you&rsquo
Today, my friends, Basement Matters achieves a milestone – this is our 100th post! That’s 100 informative, educational articles designed to make you a better, more educated consumer of basement waterproofing services, not just from my company but from any company anywhere.
As a basement advisor, a big part of my job is to answer questions from homeowners. One question I am often asked is “If I spend money now to waterproof my basement, will my home be worth more?”
When a homeowner asks this question,
You can tell it’s spring because all the signs are there: daffodils, baseball, allergies -- and “For Sale” signs popping up on front lawns. As we continue to struggle with economic recovery, selling a home is a tough job in most parts
When I started “Basement Matters” a few months ago, I did so with one goal in mind – to educate homeowners, real estate agents, home inspectors and others involved with home improvement and repair about the right way to do basement waterproofing.