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Spring 2013 will be noted in weather history for two characteristics: It’s been unusually chilly and unusually wet. Most Chicagoans shrug it off as some sort of karmic balance for Spring 2012 when it was atypically warm and dry.
Boy, did it rain! The Chicago area had one of its heaviest rains ever in spring of 2013, with parts of the city and suburbs getting as much as seven inches of rain in one 24-hour period. Streets flooded, traffic and public transit ground 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
People often talk about how they love the sound of rain falling on the roof or pattering on the leaves of trees. For homeowners, a more reassuring sound when it rains may be the “whirr, clunk” of their sump pump expelling water from
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
We’re headed into a really busy time of year for everyone – preparing for holidays, wrapping up the year on our jobs, traveling or welcoming guests. But, before all that gets into full swing, there are a few things we should take care of around the
Barry Schilling, sump pump expert, has used this series of videos to educate homeowners and consumers by providing an overview of sump pumps and the important role they play in basement waterproofing. This overview has included:How to choose between the pedestal style of
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.”
Sounds great and I&rsquo
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