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If there is one thing everyone can count on living in Chicago area is at some point during the winter, it is going to get cold. Freezing Cold. Some winters are worse than others and those freezing temperatures can wreak havoc on your home if proper planning
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.
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
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
OK, so we’re the basement waterproofing experts. We make our living by keeping our customers’ basements dry and their homes healthy. The work we do, for the most part, can’t (or shouldn’t) be done by a homeowner
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
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
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
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 a prior series of videos, sump pump expert Barry Schilling took viewers through the important design, construction and performance aspects of sump pumps in an effort to educate homeowners and consumers about this crucial piece of basement waterproofing equipment. In that series, he covered:<
This series of videos has attempted to educate homeowners and consumers about the major differences in sump pump design and construction and how these factors affect the pump’s performance. So far, Barry Schilling has discussed:How to Choose a Sump Pump: The
Sump pump expert Barry Schilling has been hosting this series of videos to help viewers when it comes to choosing a sump pump, another step in our mission to educate homeowners and consumers about basement waterproofing. Up to now, Barry has discussed:How to Choose
To continue our commitment to educating homeowners and consumers, Barry Schilling is hosting this series of videos on that most common piece of basement waterproofing equipment, the sump pump. To date, Barry has discussed:How to Choose a Sump Pump: The difference between the pedestal
So far, in our series of videos to educate homeowners and consumers about sump pumps, Barry Schilling first discussed how to choose a sump pump, explaining the differences between the pedestal style of pump and the more common submersible style. He has also explained the
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.