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Basement leaks and what to look for before buying an NJ 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…

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Happy Couple Home Purchase

Dry Basements Add to Home Sales Value The New Jersey real estate market is hot, rising 2.6 percent over the past 12 months. If you’re thinking about selling your house, your prospects for a timely, high-value sale are good—IF your home is free of problems like basement moisture or a cracked foundation. Today’s buyers are…

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And More Importantly, How to Fix It With today’s technology and waterproofing systems, there’s really no limit to what you can do with your basement. Whether you envision a game room with a fancy built-in bar or a fully furnished home office, your basement is like a blank canvas in this sense. But homeowners didn’t…

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Santa Fe Basement Dehumidifier Installation NJ

Homeowners Enjoy These Dehumidifier Benefits Home improvements are often the result of home emergencies—those unexpected problems that must be fixed. When your AC quits working in July, you replace it. If your internet goes down every weekend, you find a new provider. When summer rains repeatedly flood your basement, you call an experienced basement waterproofing…

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Efflorescense on brick basement walls in NJ

Aka, That White Stuff That Won’t Leave My Walls Homes do the darndest things. How many times have you searched online for an answer because you didn’t know what else to do? Don’t worry, you aren’t alone! Whether it’s troubleshooting a problem with the air conditioner or searching for basement waterproofing solutions in Union County,…

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Mold growing on NJ basement wall

Control Moisture to Eliminate Mold Danger For many of us, the term mold conjures images of a blueish loaf of bread decaying on the kitchen counter. At Blue Umbrella Waterproofing, we deal with more dangerous types of mold that grow in damp basements and crawl spaces. Some of these molds contaminate indoor air quality and…

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Mold growing on wall in NJ home

How to Spot Basement Water Damage You may have noticed a damp, stale odor in your basement—but you figured it was just “normal.” After all, basements are moist and musty, right? No. It’s not normal for your basement to feel and smell like a rainforest. Left unchecked, a wet basement can cause a lot of…

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moisture penetration nj basement

Mold and Moisture and Mildew, Oh My! Years ago, basements were used mainly for storage space. Basements derive from root cellars which were used to store food before refrigerators were invented. Over time, basements have transitioned from practical storage areas to valuable living spaces. From home offices to elaborate game rooms, basements are an extension…

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leaky basement caused by hydrostatic pressure nj

How It Affects Your Basement and What You Can Do About It. If you’re a fan of the band Queen, you know their hit song “Under Pressure.” (Did the song just start playing in your head? You aren’t alone!) As waterproofing experts, the word “pressure” resonates with us. Why? Because we work with pressure every…

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