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Everything to Know About Basement Waterproofing

Have water seeping into your basement? First, give Blue Umbrella a call so one of our basement specialists can visit your home for a free inspection. They will inspect your home and sit down with you to create a customized basement waterproofing solution to permanently protect your home. In the meantime, you can read through our basement knowledge center for everything you need to know about basement waterproofing.

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What to Know When Hiring a NJ Waterproofing Contractor

Finding the Best Basement Waterproofing Company Water problems are a messy, smelly hassle—and they could put your health at risk. When there’s standing water in your basement, foundation walls are bowed or your crawl space is damp and musty, it’s time to call a New Jersey waterproofing expert. The longer you wait to tackle basement…
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Should the Pipes Be Pitched for Basement Waterproofing?

Yes. Here’s Why. If you’ve ever taken a music class, you probably learned about pitch. The note should ring out clear without sounding too sharp or too flat. Whether you’re singing or playing an instrument, the pitch can make or break any musical performance. Pitch takes on a different meaning in the basement waterproofing industry,…
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Winter Basements: What You Should Know

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…
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Five Reasons to Waterproof Your NJ Home in the Fall

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…
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Why Are Weep Holes Important for Basement Waterproofing?

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…
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Blue Umbrella Waterproofing Launches New Brand & Website

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…
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