A lot of things are happening at All Around.  Recently we sponsored the NRBA event and had a blast doing so.  The NRBA is the National REO Brokers Association.  The Minnesota chapter has about 40 of the top REO agents in the state.  We went golfing and were able to mingle with the agents prior to the conference.  A special thanks to Brian Rossow and Bruce McAlpin for allowing us to come there and present.


We are also excited to announce that we have opened our services in the State of Iowa.  On June 1st we began taking orders for bids and already are doing approved projects.  We added Greg Blumhagen who is our Production Manager out of Des Moines.  We are looking to offer the same top notch service we are offering everyone in Minnesota.


The last thing I want to touch on is a repair topic that we have been seeing a lot lately.  With all the recent rain we have had we have been receiving a lot of water infiltration bids.  The first thing you want to do is clean up water.  You want to dry out the water source with either pumps or fans. Then install dehumidifiers and or fans to help with the drying process.  If there is damage to materials in the home they have to be removed.  Whether it is removing sheet rock or carpet.  Once water damage occurs in a home it is very important to remove the damaged materials.  Reason being is that mold starts forming instantly and could be harmful to you.  After your property has been cleaned you should now identify the source of the problem.  You need to look to see if you have proper gutter installation or gutters at all.  Then look at the grading towards the home.  You need to have your property properly graded away from the home in order to prevent further water intrusion.  The last thing we have been doing if all the above fails is installing a drain tile system.  That is hammer jacking the concrete in the basement around the perimeter of the house.   Approximately about a foot wide and two feet down.  Then we install drain tiles routed to a sump pump to dispose of the water.  Finally you fill the concrete back in and you should have a fully functioning water intrusion defense system.