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If you have water coming into your basement, the time to take action is now. Ignoring the water will only complicate cleanup and repairs. To deal with the water, you’ll want to find the best basement waterproofing company so you don’t have the nightmare of
I’m about to give away a big secret of the basement waterproofing industry: The man or woman who comes to your home representing a basement waterproofing contractor is an expert in diagnosing basement water problems but they're also a salesperson.
Speaking for my
I’ve been in the basement waterproofing business for a long time and I’ve been in thousands of homes and talked to thousands of customers who were concerned about their basements and often about the structural integrity of their homes.
You’ve finally gotten tired of that puddle that appears in your basement every time it rains heavily so you’ve decided it’s time to call the basement waterproofing company and get it fixed.
The problem is which one do you
Uh-oh. You just went into the basement after a heavy rain and discovered a puddle of water on the floor. And, admit it, it’s not the first time, either. Time to call the basement waterproofing company.
But, which one? The one
You’ve finally gotten tired of having water in your basement every time it rains so you’ve called some basement waterproofing companies. We’ve talked about questions you should ask and things you should look for but what is the basement advisor going to
Given the state of the economy, everybody these days is all about saving money. I certainly don’t blame a homeowner who wants to save money when they need a basement waterproofing solution but I do want to make sure that they don’t regret being,
Thanks to the internet, the average consumer now has access to an overwhelming wealth of information about products, services and companies. One popular segment, review websites, offers consumers the opportunity to review any product or service anonymously, at the click of a button.
These review sites,
It seems that everywhere we look, there are “how-to” articles, TV shows and websites and, yes, more than a few “how-to” blogs, of which Basement Matters is one. It doesn’t matter if you want to learn how to decorate a cake, master
Basement waterproofing is like any other service business. It is made up of companies, both large and small, that have successful track records and a history of standing by their work. There is also a collection of start-ups, one-person outfits, franchisees and “technicians” armed with
When homeowners search for a basement waterproofing company in the Chicago area, one of the most popular places to start is the Better Business Bureau (BBB). This post looks at the BBB, their grading system and how to interpret the information you find and put it into context.
Homeowners tend to have their favorite go-to guy to keep up with basic home repairs and their “honey-do” lists. It’s often difficult to find a good handyman, but when you finally do, you pile more and more on his punch list. Everything from
Believe it or not, there are basement waterproofing companies that won’t fix a foundation crack (as shown below). That’s right! It may be hard to believe, but they are out there.
Over the years, I’ve
I’m often asked what really makes one basement waterproofing company different from the other. Sure, there are nuances on how we fix a crack versus another company. We all offer different lines of back-up sump pumps. And every company will try telling you why
Bill Cosby once said, “I don’t know the key to success, but the key to failure is to try and please everybody”.
Mr. Cosby was certainly a top notch entertainer, but I’m not so sure he would
In order to achieve your goal of a dry basement, a little teamwork between you (the homeowner) and the basement waterproofing company that you end up hiring can go a long way. A real long way. We were all born with two ears and one mouth.
So the realization has set-in that you now own a house with a leaky basement. Your journey to find the answers to your basement seepage problems has begun. You may wonder what the basement waterproofing estimate process entails. The following FAQ’s should help give
The home improvement industry is littered with salesmen who could have played a role in the movies “Tin Men” or “Glenngarry Glen Ross”. They’ll say just about anything in order to sell you a job.
As basement waterproofing contractors,
When making a decision on hiring a basement waterproofing contractor, most homeowners consider reputation, process, price and warranty. Why an entire blog post dedicated to understanding a basement waterproofing warranty? Because it is one of the most misunderstood things in our industry.
Over the past 50+ years, we’ve heard hundreds of theories on what causes basement waterproofing problems and how to go about solving them. Some of them sound quite plausible to the untrained ear. And some are utterly absurd.
I’ll leave out the
When hiring a basement waterproofing company, there's many things to take into consideration.What To Look For in a Basement Waterproofing Company:1. The Solution
There are multiple ways to solve a basement seepage problem. Look for a full service basement waterproofing company offering