Did you know that moving in New Jersey mandates a plumbing inspection of your house or property? As a homeowner, it pays to know what you can do to inspect your own house and plumbing to fix any major or minor problems ahead of time and save yourself unnecessary costs on plumbing repairs after a professional inspects your plumbing. Posts like this can help! Inspections & Movin' Out Leaving #BergenCounty? New Jersey, whether it's a change of jobs, costs of commuting or high real estate taxes that are only deductible to the $10,000 limit on a Federal Tax return, is [...]
As we enter the Fall season in NJ, storms and heavy rains have become the norm. For those homes with French Drains installed, functioning sump pump(s) can mean the difference between a warm, dry and cozy basement, and a potential flood-destroying carpets, and ruined electronics left on the floor of a finished basement.
One of the most overlooked components in residences today is below ground level and works well – until it doesn’t. I am speaking of the almighty sump pump. But first a history lesson: French drains, as they are frequently called have very little to do with the country in their name. In fact, French drains are an American invention. They were popularized by Henry Flag French (1813-1885) who was born and raised in Concord, MA. They were developed to respond to the homes built in the late 1700s and 1800s before foundations constructed out of reinforced concrete. The results were [...]