Passionate About Basements

Provide us with your thoughts to enter random drawing.       Steve Andras
(Drawing held March 31, 2012)

  • $1500.00 TNT Vacations Travel Voucher
  • $500.00 Best Buy Gift Card

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Hi,

This is Steve Andras President and Founder of Pioneer Basement. During the months of January, February and March 2012, we would like to hear from everyone about the use of our well-known slogan “We’re passionate about basements and we love helping people”.

Weigh in on our forum and have the chance to win over $3000.00 in prizes. There is no purchase necessary, nor do you need to be an existing customer of Pioneer Basement to win the Random Drawing or Best New Slogan categories.

Some people say the word passionate should be reserved for love and romance and not be used to describe how a person or company could feel about their sole purpose and focus.To encourage as many responses as we can during the next 3 months, we will be giving cash prizes for the following categories:

1. Random Drawing – (Held March 31, 2012)

  • $1500.00 TNT Vacations Travel Voucher
  • $500.00 Best Buy Gift Card

You qualify if you post a comment on this thread. Multiple comments will gain you additional entries up to 5 total. Open to everyone over 18 years old.

2. Best New Slogan – (Announced on March 31, 2012)

  • $500.00 Best Buy Gift Card

If your recommended slogan is chosen by Pioneer Basement you win. (Open to everyone over 18 years old)

3. Best Testimonial - (Announced on March 31, 2012)

  • 1st Place – $500.00 Best Buy Gift Card
  • 2nd Place – $250.00 Best Buy Gift Card
  • 3rd Place – $100.00 Best Buy Gift Card

(Open to only Existing Customers who have hired Pioneer Basement in the last 28 years) Pioneer Basement Employees are encouraged to weigh in on the subject but are not qualified to win any of the prizes.

Pioneer Basement appreciates honest feedback from our customers and also from the general public. We look forward to this discussion and hope that you take part.

Wet Basement? Have Questions? Need Help? – Pioneer’s Forums

Pioneer Basement provides a free, monitored forum in which homeowners can post questions reguarding the water in their own basements.

http://www.pioneerbasement.com/forum/index.php

Simply sign up and post away! Getting your questions answered about your situation has never been easier!

It is still suggested to have a professional view the basement before any work is done, however getting an idea of some of the solutions to your basement’s issues can help you stay on track and find answers.

If you’re looking for more detailed advice on your project, Pioneer Basement’s owner Steve Andras, and his staff, work hard to provide inspections of individual basements as well as solutions .

Pioneer Basement Gains Angie’s List 2009 Super Service Award

Pioneer Basement has been awarded the prestigious 2009 Angie’s List Super Service Award!

The Super Service Award, now celebrating its 11th year, is reserved for companies who have achieved and maintained a superior service rating on Angie’s List – the nation’s leading provider of consumer ratings on local service companies – throughout the past year. Fewer than 5 percent of the companies on Angie’s List meet the eligibility requirements to be considered for the award…

Read the Full Press Rlease on  Pioneer Basement’s Forum: 2009 Angie’s List Super Service Award

Addressing Homeowners and Contractors in Blogs

For over a year now, on my main blog Safe’n’dry Basement Waterproofing, Foundations and Finishing I’ve communicated with homeowners asking questions about thier own homes as well as getting in touch with contractors nation wide.

Pioneer Basement has a local reputation in Mass. as being the best waterproofing company to refer to clients.  Other companies in the Grate Products Authorized Contractor network have also become house hold names in their local communities.

It takes a great deal of passion, the right technology and skilled staff to make it all work. 

Grate Products LLC is redesigning their site to communicate better with many contractors in their network while providing information, data, and support to customers all over North America.

A Grate Products Blog will be officially announced and released once all the nessesary supports are put into place. This will help contractors receive information faster and from the source. The blog will play a key roll in helping contractors who don’t normally do business with websites to navigate and get the full benifit out of all the sections of the new site, including ones that they might have thought they didn’t need.

Grate Products : Basement Health

Find a Grate Products Authorized Contractor

Read more @ Safe’n’Dry – Basement Waterproofing, Finishing and Foundations Blog

 

Basement Inspection for Friend leads to good advice

A friend of mine recently had me take a look at some images of the basement of a forclosed house he was looking to buy into. I posted my initial reactions: friends basement inspection

Also made an annoucement that if you’re using Twitter that you can follow me there: Follow me on Twitter for Basement Advice

Wet Basements in Connecticut Can be fixed: Basement Waterproofing must be licensed first!

The expert basement waterproofing company that I work for has been helping CT overcome their wet basements for over 25 years. Pioneer Basement has also been in Mass and Rhode Island, helping thousands of happy homeowners defend against having to live with a wet basement.

 

The basement waterproofing industry is loaded with unqualified and uninsured people and businesses. It’s important to also consider when looking for a waterproofing contractor what you’re protected against in the future.

 

Contractors who work with improper licenses subject you to little or no coverage against fraud and state protection if something goes wrong with the job they install. Make sure that your contractor is fully insured, not just with liability, but is also fully licensed with the state. Contractors who don’t keep up with their registration with the state are ether too lazy, understaffed, have had their license revoked, or have just never applied.

 

Make sure to contact your state’s department of labor to check that your contractor is suited to work on your home and to help you improve your conditions. Verify their license number that they give you and make sure that they’re up to your state’s standards for coverage. This information is free and open to the public at all times.

 

For basement waterproofing companies, make sure that they are included in your Better Business Bureau. Each state has their own, but if you’re using a contractor that’s licensed in multiple states check their BBB.org record against their home state. This will give you the most accurate and up to date information on where they generally stand with their customers. This information is also free and open to the public.

 

Also make sure to do a quick search on www.nawsrc.org (National Association for Waterproofing and Structural Repair Contractors) to see if they’re registered and meet standards of that organization.

 

Doing a little research first can save you mountains of headaches later. After that, the work is only as good as the crews and the products that are used.

 

 For help with your wet basement in ct, contact Pioneer Basement

Crack Repair and Foundation Repair: Slight obsession

So the past few days have been all about crack repair for me. Foundation repair, piering, wall anchoring, epoxy, hydorphobics, hydrophillics..etc.

Needless to say there have been many posts coming into the forums that have some aspect of crack repair. This time of year many people are experiencing problems with random temp changes which switch the ground to “thaw mode”. Wet Basements persist and I’m online trying to help people make important choices on having their basement’s properly inspected.

http://www.pioneerbasement.com/forum/blog.php?b=26