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Spring is Inching Closer

The weather has been quite pleasant over past couple of days in Chester County. After an extraordinary series of snow falls, the county is starting to thaw and the snow is melting.

Our good friends at Brandywine/Springfield Waterproofing offers the following great advice to avoid flooding problems and keep your basement dry through the spring thaw.

WATERPROOFING PREVENTIVE MEASURES AFTER HEAVY SNOW FALLS and BEFORE HEAVY RAIN

Sump Pump Discharge Line – check for no snow/ice blockage (especially if discharging into the downspouts)

Pump Electrical outlet – fuse may have blown if pump discharge was blocked and the pump overheated

Window Wells – clear Snow build up as House heat causes fishbowl effect which collects water causing window leakage

Sill Plate leakage – clear away high snow which allows water to spill over the Sill Plate

Base of house – Clear and Trench drainage for roof melting/heavy rain run off

Brick Veneer Walls - high snow blocks the low drainage ports and heavy winds blow water into the higher ports dropping water down on the sill plate

Outside Basement Door Drains – remove snow/ice blockage  which allows water entry under door and causes rotting

Internal Sump Pump – install to help relieve upward hydrostatic water pressure from flooding the floor

Battery Backup systems – should be considered depending on content risk and especially if a finished basement

Brandywine/Springfield Waterproofing is a preferred vendor of The Chester County Chronicles. If you have signs of a wet basement or leaking foundation, give Bill or Sean Worthington a call at (610) 280-7775. They are the best in the business!

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Trusted Advisors

 

imageIn the course of my real estate practice, I have come in contact with many excellent service providers and tradesman, people who I have referred to my clients with the full confidence that they will do a great job. In order to become a trusted advisor on my team, there are a few requirements:

  • You must always put the needs of the client first.
  • You must charge a fair price for your services.
  • You must be dependable.
  • You must not be influenced by any outside factors.
  • Did I mention you must put the needs of the client first?

I have found that most people are happy to work with professionals that I recommend to them. You will make very important decisions about your real estate transaction based on the advice you receive. Here are some things you can do to help you choose a trusted advisor.

  • If your real estate pro recommends an advisor, ask for more than one referral. Your agent should have several to choose from.
  • Call them and ask them what you can expect from their service.
  • Ask them for references and check them if you feel it’s necessary.
  • Raise any concerns you may have with your real estate professional. A good agent has your interest first and will reconcile any issues.

I wish you the best of luck. If you wish to contribute to the conversation, please feel free to comment here.

Peace.

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