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How to Find a Chicago Basement Waterproofing Company on Angie's List

How to Find a Chicago Basement Waterproofing Company on Angie’s List

Jul 20, 2012 • By Matthew Stock.

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, whether operated by the...

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Tags: researching companies, how to choose a waterproofing company, chicago basement waterproofing, basement waterproofing chicago, angies list, angies list basement waterproofing

Chicago Basement Waterproofing: Understanding the BBB Rating System

Chicago Basement Waterproofing: Understanding the BBB Rating System

Apr 20, 2012 • By Matthew Stock.

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. According to...

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Tags: researching companies, warranties, how to choose a waterproofing company, complaints, us waterproofing complaints, basement waterproofing chicago, better business bureau

Why a Handyman Should Not Do Your Foundation Crack Repair

Why a Handyman Should Not Do Your Foundation Crack Repair

Mar 26, 2012 • By Matthew Stock.

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 touching up the paint in the...

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Tags: foundation cracks, basement crack, cracks in basement walls, foundation waterproofing, researching companies, how to choose a waterproofing company, exterior foundation crack repair, epoxy injection

Why Some Basement Waterproofing Companies Don’t Repair Foundation Cracks

Mar 21, 2012 • By Matthew Stock.

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 heard just about every excuse in the book. Some of these might sound plausible...

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Tags: foundation cracks, cracks in basement walls, foundation waterproofing, basement waterproofing facts, drain tile, researching companies, interior drain tile, exterior drain tile, how to choose a waterproofing company, interior foundation crack repair, exterior foundation crack repair, complaints

Finding the Best Basement Waterproofing Companies - Check References!

Finding the Best Basement Waterproofing Companies - Check References!

Mar 19, 2012 • By Matthew Stock.

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 their proprietary drain tile system...

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Why Basement Waterproofing Contractors Get So Many Complaints

Why Basement Waterproofing Contractors Get So Many Complaints

Mar 16, 2012 • By Matthew Stock.

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 have made a good basement waterproofer. We like to think of ourselves as top-notch...

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Tags: researching companies, competitors, how to choose a waterproofing company, complaints, us waterproofing complaints

Why Tom Silva Has No Clue How to Waterproof a Basement

Why Tom Silva Has No Clue How to Waterproof a Basement

Mar 9, 2012 • By Matthew Stock.

At the beginning of the year, we started a basement waterproofing blog called “Basement Matters”. Our main goal behind the blog was to educate homeowners by publishing fresh and original articles and videos drawing from our 55 years of experience. As a part of the project, I examined hundreds...

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Tags: basement waterproofing solutions, basement waterproofing facts, researching companies, competitors, reviews, diy basement waterproofing

What to Expect from a Basement Waterproofing Estimate

What to Expect from a Basement Waterproofing Estimate

Feb 22, 2012 • By Matthew Stock.

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 you a better understanding of...

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Tags: researching companies, basement waterproofing estimate, how to choose a waterproofing company, reviews

Basement Waterproofing Contractors and Their Scams - Exposed!

Basement Waterproofing Contractors and Their Scams - Exposed!

Feb 17, 2012 • By Matthew Stock.

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, we are all salespeople at heart. That’s okay when you sell...

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