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We hear this question often from homeowners who are looking at their finished basements and realizing the risk of having a single mechanical sump pump to protect their belongings from flood damage. They know that as soon as their single pump, or the power it’s connected to
Your basement. Whether it’s finished or unfinished, used or unused, neat or messy, there’s one thing you always need from it – to be dry. Obviously, if your basement is finished, keeping it dry is essential but, as many Chicago
It’s coming. You know it is; you can feel it. We’re due for one of those gully-washing summer thunderstorms with winds that take out trees and power lines. Even smaller storms that affect only a limited area can crash the somewhat
We’ve now posted two series of videos on the primary and backup sump pump systems respectively as important parts of educating homeowners and consumers about basement waterproofing. U.S. Waterproofing’s Barry Schilling, sump pump expert, has so far covered:The
U.S. Waterproofing’s resident sump pump expert, Barry Schilling, used a series of videos to discuss the primary sump pump. In that series, he discussed how pedestal pumps differ from submersibles, why pumping capacity is important, why a solid float switch is generally
Our original video series covered all the basics of the primary sump pump; we’ve now begun a discussion of battery backup pumps. Barry Schilling, sump pump expert, continues to educate homeowners and consumers about the importance of a functional sump pump system in
Sump pump expert Barry Schilling covered all the basics of the primary sump pump in a recent series of videos, educating homeowners and consumers about the design, construction and performance of this important safeguard against basement water seepage. That series covered:How to choose a
So, you finally have the basement you’ve always wanted – finished walls, nice carpeting, big-screen TV, comfortable couch. You tell your envious friends, “It has everything, even a mini-fridge and a framed, signed picture of Mike Ditka.”
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In the first of a series of videos to educate homeowners and consumers about sump pumps, Barry Schilling discussed how to choose a sump pump and the differences between the pedestal style of pump and the more common submersible style used in most homes today.
If you’ve been to the big box home improvement store lately you already know there are lots and lots of sump pumps on the market. Some are plastic, some are metal and some, well, are hard to tell. Some are submersible; others
Any homeowner who has suffered through a flood knows that having a sump pump is no guarantee of a dry basement. In fact, many sump pumps are inherently plagued with problems. Somehow, we managed to put a man on the moon, but we haven
The most important device in your basement is a Battery Backup Sump Pump. Sure fellas, an argument can be made for your pool table or big screen TV, but you wouldn’t be able to enjoy them if your basement flooded. I’ve
When a homeowner walks into their basement and discovers WATER EVERYWHERE, one of the first thoughts that come to mind is that the sump pump failed. They automatically assume that either the power went out or the pump was on its last leg.