Archive for October, 2012

  • This is simply beautiful. What a cool idea. -mike


                 

     
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  • Bathroom Remodeling Ideas on a Budget

    By 3rdP-ad on October 26, 2012
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    This video has some really good ideas for remodeling a bathroom on a budget. It’s obviously a promotional piece for Lowe’s but the ideas are really good. The only thing I’d suggest would be to make sure your basement is dry if you’re planning to remodel a bathroom downstairs. – mike                   […]
  • If this story is true then it will be more important than ever to make sure the lowest level of your home is dry as it is more likely some of the family will be rooming downstairs. -mike   

    “The average U.S. home is 2,438 square feet. But contractors surveyed by the National Association of Home Builders say that homeowners are increasingly interested in affordable mortgages and greener homes that are cheaper to heat and cool.” More>>>

               

     
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  • 22 October 2012

    Winterization Reminder


    Winter is coming and the time is near to winterize your system, at the end of the month disconnect you discharge pipe as close to the house as possible and put the diffuser cap (screen) on. For those of you that have the free flow buried discharge system there is nothing you need to do unless you have a heat cable; that should be plugged in once we have snow cover and below freezing temperatures (32º F).

                  

     
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  • It’s never fun to find out your new house has a water problem. We feel for the lady who shot the video below as she has a real problem on her hands. This basement is a perfect illustration of how water gets into your home. The good news is you don’t have to live with it. 

    Since 1977 Standard Water has been offering homeowners peace of mind by making sure their basements stay dry. We use a system we’ve developed over the years (including a patented product) that has a warrantee for the life of your foundation.

    Take a look at the video below and if you find yourself with a wet basement please don’t hesitate to call on us. We can help. -mike

     

              

     
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  • “The nation’s widespread drought is forecast to be costly for Americans as the prices of fuel and popular grocery items spike. And adding insult to injured budgets, the extreme heat and suddenly arid climate in certain parts of the country have homeowners unexpectedly facing high home repair bills — to the tune of thousands of dollars — as well as the potential for increased home insurance payments for years to come.” More>>>

                

     
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  • At the beginning of September we installed a basement waterproofing system at a home in Roseville, MN. This was an interesting job as we were replacing an existing system that had a number of problems. First, as you can see, the sump was full of rust. But if you look closer you’ll see an illegal drain at the bottom of that sump. Also, the discharge pipe was made of galvanized metal which can rust and corrode. Not only that but the pipe ran straight up from the sump pit in the middle of the room which is pretty inconvenient to finish around; plus, it was noisy. We installed our rigid pvc drain tile, surrounded by washed rock that keeps the dirt out, and put our patented Diamond Drainage Board in place. We then installed our Service Marked Seamless Discharge pipes against the wall to keep them out of the way and allow for easier remodelling. These pipes will never rust, crack or break; there are no seams or fittings to leak; if they ever freeze the pipes are flexible enough to expand with the ice while maintaining their water tight integrity. With our Seamless Discharge you really do have peace of mind. Janice, the homeowner was pleased with our crew and, when asked to grade their performance either Good, Fair or Poor actually wrote in Excellent. She gave us 5’s across the board for Quality, Responsiveness, Punctuality and Professionalism and, in her closing comments said Standard Water was … “timely, respectful of me and my property, clean, personable and cost effective.” … and went on to say this was … “a positive experience.” If you have a basement water problem you’d like to talk about – call or email us anytime. We look forward to talking with you.



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