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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.

Winter Basements: What You Should Know

By Steve Karlik | February 8, 2019 |

Don’t Leave Your Basement in the Cold So far, it’s been a forgiving winter. Despite some cold snaps, there’s been very little snowfall (did we just jinx it?!) But we aren’t in the clear yet. If you recall past winters, we’ve seen our fair share of snow in New Jersey. Question is: How do snow and cold temperatures affect your home? Whether you’re already living with a leaky basement or you’re starting to notice some small changes to your walls or floors, here’s what you should know about winter and your basement. Water Expands When It Freezes Burst pipes are…

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What are the benefits of a Battery Back-Up Sump Pump?

By Steve Karlik | November 26, 2018 |

Not Every Hero Wears a Cape “Alright, what’s our Plan B?” “There is no Plan B.” “…What do you mean there’s no Plan B?” This is about the time when panic sets in. If you could predict the future, you wouldn’t need a backup plan. But life is full of unexpected twists and turns. Just when you think everything is going according to plan, something happens that throws you for a loop. That’s why it’s important to always have a backup plan— especially when there’s a lot at stake. Water can wreak havoc on a home. And it doesn’t take…

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Five Reasons to Waterproof Your NJ Home in the Fall

By Steve Karlik | September 27, 2018 |

Time to Rake in the Benefits If there’s one thing New Jersey saw plenty of this summer, it’s rain. According to NJ state climatologist Dave Robinson, over the past month and a half, parts of the state were hit with up to three times more rain than normal. Wet summers like these can wreak havoc on basements that are already damaged. If your basement floods or you’ve noticed other issues such as wall cracks, musty smells and bowed walls, consider partnering with your local waterproofing company in Union County, NJ, to protect your basement this fall. The Autumn Weather Is…

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Why Are Weep Holes Important for Basement Waterproofing?

By Steve Karlik | August 1, 2018 |

Time to Relieve That Pressure Do you remember learning about dams in science class? These barriers are used to retain water and provide more control over a water supply. Wet basements are similar to dams…with one major difference. While dams are designed to release water on demand, basements don’t have this luxury. When water infiltrates the foundation, it will continue to rise and exert pressure on the walls, which can result in a leaky basement, structural damage and more. This is when weep holes make all the difference. By drilling weep holes into the foundation, we’re able to reduce hydrostatic…

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Blue Umbrella Waterproofing Launches New Brand & Website

By Steve Karlik | June 26, 2018 |

Protect Your NJ Home With the Experts This Summer Temperatures are rising. Families are vacationing. After a long and unforgiving winter, summer is finally here. Just in time for the celebrations, we’re making a splash with our brand new website! As your local waterproofing contractor in Union County, NJ, Blue Umbrella Waterproofing will be making its way across the state this summer. Not sure where to find us? Send us a message online! One Umbrella, Decades of Experience Though the company is new, our industry expertise runs deep. Owner Steve Karlik was first introduced to waterproofing at a young age.…

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