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Homeowners’ Guide to Keeping Water Out of the Basement

“Better,” “Best,” “Very Best” Strategies With lots of formerly dry Twin Cities basements suddenly . . . not, I thought it was timely to review homeowners’ various “water prevention” options. Many homes don’t need drain tile and sump pumps:  they sit on a (relatively) high piece of land and/or the grade slopes away from the...
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Weekend Storm(s) Aftermath

The Wisdom of a Sump Pump With a Battery Backup Q: What’s worse than biting into an apple and finding a worm? A. Biting into an apple and finding half a worm. What’s worse than having water in your basement from one of the two(!) deluges that hit the Twin Cities last weekend? Having water...
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