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Northern States Basement Systems Case Studies: Two Jobs, A Fire, And A Historical Building

Friday, January 23rd, 2015 by Nancy Grace


A few years ago, we had two jobs in Ely, MN. Our crew had to spend a total of five days up in Ely to get all of the work done. The first client, ended up upping their bid, and one of our owners and office staff personnel, Nancy, had to bring up more waterguard than had been anticipated. This job was a building that was a lodge for a resort run by a Native American tribe. The men were able to stay in the lodge and the cabins while working there. However, a few years after we waterproofed the basement, the lodge unfortunately burnt down. During the second job, our crew claims they thought they were gonna die. When they were in the basement and he furnace turned on, it smelt like propane and gas. The men thought for sure they were going to die from inhaling the smell (they were all completely fine). This second job site was historical building - it was a big building, that required a couple of sump pumps to deal with all of the water.


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