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Steve Karlik

Steve was introduced to waterproofing at a very young age. Through the years, he continued to develop his skills and adopt industry-leading techniques to emerge as a true expert in the field. Today, he applies everything he’s learned to help homeowners and business owners across New Jersey stay dry.

Are My Basement Wall Cracks Normal or Dangerous?

By Steve Karlik | April 27, 2024 | Comments Off on Are My Basement Wall Cracks Normal or Dangerous?

If you notice any type of crack on your basement wall, stick around. This article is perfect for homeowners in New Jersey who want to know the difference between “normal” basement wall cracks that don’t require immediate attention and dangerous cracks that can threaten your home’s structural integrity. You’ll also learn about the different types of basement wall cracks, five easy ways to evaluate their severity, and cost-effective ways to repair them.

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Sponsoring Childrens’ Education

By Steve Karlik | March 30, 2024 | Comments Off on Sponsoring Childrens’ Education

Blue Umbrella Waterproofing is proud to participate in sponsoring children’s education through the Shapla Foundation. We are sponsoring two children, Dola and Tanvir. Sponsoring a child’s education gives them a little help and hope, providing them the tools they need to build a better life. Learn more about sponsorship opportunities and see how you can participate.

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Why You Need to Fix Your Bowing Foundation Walls RIGHT NOW

By Steve Karlik | October 8, 2023 | Comments Off on Why You Need to Fix Your Bowing Foundation Walls RIGHT NOW

Imagine your home’s foundation as the sturdy backbone that holds up the entire structure that is your New Jersey home. It’s a critical part of your home’s stability, and when it starts to show signs of distress, like bowing or bulging basement walls, it’s time to take action. Let’s dive into the risks of bowing basement walls and how to fix them.

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Foundation Repair After Hurricanes: Everything You Need to Know

By Steve Karlik | August 24, 2023 | Comments Off on Foundation Repair After Hurricanes: Everything You Need to Know

Blue Umbrella uses Fortress Stabilization Systems to repair damaged foundations in homes and business properties across New Jersey. We are proud to announce that Fortress Stabilization Systems has earned the ICC-ES certification on the carbon grid strap fiber-reinforced polymer composite system used to fix bowing, leaning, and damaged foundation walls.

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Blue Umbrella Waterproofing 2023 Scholarship Recipients

By Steve Karlik | July 24, 2023 | Comments Off on Blue Umbrella Waterproofing 2023 Scholarship Recipients

Blue Umbrella uses Fortress Stabilization Systems to repair damaged foundations in homes and business properties across New Jersey. We are proud to announce that Fortress Stabilization Systems has earned the ICC-ES certification on the carbon grid strap fiber-reinforced polymer composite system used to fix bowing, leaning, and damaged foundation walls.

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Blue Umbrella Manufacturer Fortress Stabilization Systems Is ICC-ES Certified

By Steve Karlik | January 12, 2023 | Comments Off on Blue Umbrella Manufacturer Fortress Stabilization Systems Is ICC-ES Certified

Blue Umbrella uses Fortress Stabilization Systems to repair damaged foundations in homes and business properties across New Jersey. We are proud to announce that Fortress Stabilization Systems has earned the ICC-ES certification on the carbon grid strap fiber-reinforced polymer composite system used to fix bowing, leaning, and damaged foundation walls.

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Feeding the Roselle Park Panthers and Cheerleaders

By Steve Karlik | November 9, 2022 | Comments Off on Feeding the Roselle Park Panthers and Cheerleaders

It was Blue Umbrella’s pleasure to help fuel the Roselle Park high school football players and cheerleaders for their big playoff game in October by providing the pregame meal.

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Spring Into Action and Waterproof Your NJ Basement Before Hurricanes & Nor’easter

By Steve Karlik | April 13, 2022 | Comments Off on Spring Into Action and Waterproof Your NJ Basement Before Hurricanes & Nor’easter

Every year hurricane season comes and every year basements across New Jersey flood. Learn how basement waterproofing can keep your basement dry.

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Can I Repair My Foundation Myself?

By Steve Karlik | January 19, 2022 | Comments Off on Can I Repair My Foundation Myself?

Should you be trying to repair your foundation repair issues yourself? You can certainly try, but here are safer, more affordable options.

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Basement Water Inspection Before Buying a New Jersey Home

By Steve Karlik | March 27, 2020 | Comments Off on Basement Water Inspection Before Buying a New Jersey Home

How to Tell If a Basement Has Water Problems It’s a picture-perfect home. The kitchen. The bathroom. Everything that you could ever possibly want, this home has. Then it comes time to inspect the basement, and that’s when things go awry. Buying a home isn’t something you do every day. For many people, it’s the most significant investment they’ll ever make. So before you sign your name on the dotted line, take a close look at the basement and make sure it’s as perfect as the rest of the home. It might not be as glamorous as the kitchen island…

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