Here’s an interesting read by on the job reporter Chuck Yarborough…
Chuck Yarborough works as a basement waterproofer: On the Job Training
by Chuck Yarborough/Plain Dealer Reporter
Water is good if you’re a boat. Water is not good if you are a basement.
But for more than 30 years, watery basements have been good for Willoughby Hills-based Adelio’s Contracting Co., formerly Adelio’s Basement Waterproofing.
Sergio DiFranco’s dad, Adelio (hence the name) started the company in 1976, 10 years after immigrating to the United States from Italy. According to Sergio, who now runs the business, and Adelio, Italian immigrants at the time had two options for employment: concrete or basement waterproofing.
Me, I’m the kinder, gentler (lazier) type; I’d have gone for something easier, like milking alligators in a monsoon.
I gotta tell y’all, of all the On the Job Training chores I’ve undertaken in the 2½ years since this gig started, basement waterproofing is the hardest, most physically demanding. That’s probably because Adelio’s does things the old-fashioned way. Which is to say, the right way.
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