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Whiting, IN is one of the smaller towns in northwest Indiana with a population of around 5,000 but it is known widely around the region for an event that takes place there each July. Pierogi Fest, a three-day celebration centered around the traditional eastern European dumpling,
Schererville, IN calls itself the “Crossroads of the Nation” and with good reason. In its earliest days, long before settlement as a town, what is now called Schererville was known as “Crossroads” for the major Native American trails that intersected there.
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
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
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.