Minnesota Twins, Barbeques AND House-hunting in Minneapolis

Wet basements = Black Mold

Baseball, the aroma of grilling steak, and dreams of finding the perfect house. That’s the typical summer in Minneapolis/Saint Paul. Fun memories of special moments. But around January we at AAA Reick’s waterproofing begin receiving plenty of calls from those who bought that perfect house. Or thought they did. Flooded basements turned that dream into…

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From Drought to Flood – AAA Reick’s Connects the Dots

Twin Cities Cracks and Holes

From Drought to Flood – AAA Reick’s Connects the Dots “Tony, will this drought get much worse?” It may seem odd that the owner of the family waterproofing business – AAA Reick’s – would be asked about the current drought. After all, it’s assumed that my business is providing solutions for preventing wet basements. But,…

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Basement Waterproofing Olympics – AAA Reick’s Goes For The Gold

Cracks In Wall Before Sealing

Basement Waterproofing Olympics – AAA Reick’s Goes For The Gold “I would encourage you to set really high goals. Set goals that, when you set them, you think they’re impossible. But then every day you can work towards them, and anything is possible, so keep working hard and follow your dreams.” — Kathie Ledecky, USA Swimming Gold…

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Climate Change, Snow, and Wet Basements

repaired holes and cracks

Climate Change, Snow, and Wet Basements Climate change in Minneapolis/St. Paul has meant snow. Lots more of it than usual. When that starts to melt, the region experiences an epidemic of wet basements. The problem is the flow of surface water. You have been calling us at AAA Reick’s Waterproofing to “bail you out.” Well,…

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Twin Cities: Wet Basements and Risk of Black Mold

Black mold in basement corner

Twin Cities: Wet Basements and Risk of Black Mold You want to keep your family healthy. But black mold – Stachyybotyrs chartarum – is common in Minneapolis/St. Paul. That’s because of the area’s heavy rains which could be seeping into your basement. Even a little moisture can create the breeding ground for mold. The odds…

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The Tale of 2 Minneapolis/St. Paul Basements – Dry and Wet

Black mold in the basement

The Tale of 2 Minneapolis/St. Paul Basements – Dry and Wet In the same part of Minneapolis/St. Paul, on the same side street, side-by-side are 2 houses. One has a dry basement. The other is a wet one. This isn’t a surreal tale out of a Stephen King novel or a SciFi film. Actually, it…

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This Old House – Charming, But What About The Basement?

Big holes found

THIS OLD HOUSE – Charming, But What about the Basement? “We want to buy one of those This Old Houses.” That’s what we at AAA Reick’s Waterproofing are hearing more and more. In these turbulent times, the charm of older houses gives a sense of having a “real home.” “But we are worried that we…

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That Wet Basement in Minneapolis Metro Area

Cracks In Wall Before Sealing

That Wet Basement in Minneapolis Metro Area 4 Reasons You Can’t Afford to Not Fix It Your basement in the Minneapolis Metro area is wet. With climate change that’s happening more often and with more and more water. However, given galloping inflation you think: I can’t afford to even put this on a to-fix-it list.…

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Basement Waterproofing Near Me

Basement waterproofing near me

Basement Waterproofing Near Me Basement waterproofing near me is a popular search term for Minneapolis – St. Paul homeowners. Older homes in the Twin Cities metro area often come down with an illness called “Wet basement syndrome”. It happens after every rainstorm, the homeowner wakes up in a cold sweat and fears the worst. Am…

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AAA Reick’s Basement Waterproofing is a Great Place to Work

Sheet membrane being applied

AAA Reick’s waterproofing is a local, family-owned business, keeping basements dry for over 30 years. We employ some terrific people and here are a few of the things they enjoyed about working with our company. Working Outside Exterior Basement Waterproofing Let’s face it, Minnesota winters can be brutal. With deep snow and frigid temperatures that…

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