The Healthy Way
Unlike other waterproofers in New Jersey, we provide our customers with a streamlined process for all of their waterproofing needs. Our goal is to get to the crux of your home's issues. If we spot signs of water in your basement, we go right to the source of the problem, working hard to fix structural deficiencies to prevent problems like mold growth and foundation damage. We are proud to be New Jersey's one-stop shop for all of your basement waterproofing needs. New Jersey homeowners choose Healthy Way because our experts are friendly, experienced, harworking, and fully certified. We won't rest until your waterproofing problems are solved. Because we specialize in both interior and exterior waterproofing services, you won't have to worry about hiring a laundry list of contractors to correct your moisture problems. Healthy Way provides all-inclusive basement waterproofing in Squankum, it's no surprise that New Jersey residents trust Healthy Way to make their homes more livable every day.
The Healthy Way Difference
At Healthy Way, we strive to set ourselves apart from the competition by offering the best basement waterproofing services in New Jersey. We won't be happy with our work until you are 100% satisfied, whether you need a thorough moisture inspection or a large-scale waterproofing project. Our basement waterproofing experts are certified, trained, and have worked on more than 4,000 repairs. They understand that your moisture problems aren't like anybody else's, which is why all of our waterproofing proposals are created specifically for your home. You won't find any "one-size-fits-all" solutions here, and we wouldn't have it any other way.
- Best warranties in the industry
- Free initial inspection
- Full-service basement waterproofing
- Mold remediation
- Foundation repair
- Water management solutions tailored to your unique situation
Once your basement waterproofing project is complete, we make it a point to keep our staff available to address any questions or concerns you may have. Our goal is your 100% satisfaction, from the moment you call our office to schedule an inspection to the time you sign off on our work.
Waterproofing Services in New Jersey
With more than two decades of experience and a team of fully certified and trained waterproofing professionals, there is no waterproofing project in New Jersey that we can't handle. When not addressed, water and moisture problems can cause serious health risks for your family. We're talking buckling walls, sinking foundations, and even toxic mold. With your home's value and your family's health on the line, you must attack these problems head-on, and the best way to do that is by bringing in the Healthy Way team. Some signs of existing water problems in your home can include:
- Signs of rust or oxidation on metal fixtures
- Mildew residue
- Water stains on your foundation's walls and floors
- Erosion of your concrete
- Mineral deposits found on pipes
- Flooded landscaping after heavy rain or snow
- Pooling water around your foundation's interior
- Humidity levels above 60% in your basement or crawlspace
Basement Waterproofing in Squankum
Healthy Way has been providing the most trusted, effective basement waterproofing in New Jersey since 2007. Waterproofing your basement is crucial to protecting the value of your home and the safety of your family. That is why we only employ the best, brightest, fully-certified experts, who will treat your home like it was their very own. Taking shortcuts just isn't in our nature. We use innovative technology and time-tested techniques to discover and solve your basement's water-related problems.
Because basement wall leaks and water seepage are often caused by structural issues, external waterproofing is required. While some companies only seal the interior walls of your basement, Healthy Way goes the extra mile to fix your water issues inside and out. That way, your basement leaks stop for good.
Once we find the root of the water issues in your basement, we will get to work on a custom-designed solution that will exceed your basement waterproofing needs.
Our basement waterproofing services in New Jersey help prevent the following problems:
- Mold growth, which can cause serious health hazards for your family
- Basement flooding
- Loss of valuables
- Serious water damage to your home's walls and floors
- Decrease in home value
Don't wait to address the moisture developing in your basement - call Healthy Way today for a customized solution to your water seepage problems.
What Causes Moisture in Your Basement?
It's easy to spot water leaking through a crack in your basement, but most homeowners don't know that there is a potential for water issues without heavy rains or obvious signs of standing water. At Healthy Way, we try to educate our clients on the real causes of water in your basement. Here are two of the most common reasons why you might need basement waterproofing in Squankum:
The "Clay Bowl" Effect
It might not be evident on the surface, but many basements are built in a below-grade dip, which is surrounded by backfill. Because backfill is made up of soil that was removed during foundation digging, it creates an empty shape or "bowl" effect. Once the foundation is finished, this loose soil is placed back around the foundation. Unfortunately, soil of this consistency is more absorbent and porous than the undisturbed soil around it, which is hard-packed and less porous. When rain or thunderstorms occurs, the soil closest to your home becomes saturated, putting pressure on your basement walls.
This kind of pressure affects homeowners with property built below the water table or on a hillside where water runs down a hill. When the soil around your foundation becomes saturated, it will expand and put intense pressure on the walls of your foundation and basement. This pressure can create cracks, giving water an easy route into your basement.
How Healthy Way Solves Your Basement Waterproofing Needs
Having a wet basement not only puts your health at risk, it lowers the value of your home and makes it more difficult to sell. The good news? We offer a number of waterproofing services and products to solve your problems fast. A few of our solutions include:
- Sump pumps
- Perimeter drainage systems
- Doorway drainage systems
- High-strength washer hoses
- Floor and wall crack repair
- Replacement windows
- Flood protection for your water heater
When you use Healthy Way for basement waterproofing in New Jersey, you can rest easy knowing that all our systems come with a written, lifetime warranty. This warranty is transferrable, meaning you can re-establish your home's value and give future owners confidence knowing that their new home is protected.
The Healthy Way Basement Waterproofing Process
Because every home is different, your basement waterproofing solution could be vastly different than that of your next-door neighbor. Many factors play a part when it comes to keeping your basement dry and safe for living. As a general rule, we approach each issue with a "prevention over repair" mindset. By taking this stance, we give our clients a more cost-effective, long-term resolution. We're not in the business of putting a "Band-Aid" on your water problem - we want to fix your issue completely, so you don't have to worry about recurring problems. Our effective basement waterproofing systems include a mix of the following strategies:
Interior waterproofing methods usually start with our team ensuring that any holes or cracks in your basement floors, walls, and windows are sealed properly. Sealing cracks in your basement is an important first step since this is usually the first place where water can enter your home. Our sealants keep your basement dry and help prevent more moisture from finding its way into your home. Interior waterproofing strategies like these also help lower humidity levels in your basement. While sealants and other interior waterproofing strategies help correct initial issues, they don't usually solve the underlying problem causing leaks in your basement. Those issues are most often found outside your home.
Once our team is finished with your interior waterproofing, we will move to the exterior of your home. Waterproofing the outside of your home is often a more complex, nuanced goal. Because of the difficult nature of exterior waterproofing, we recommend you consult with our team of professionals before tackling the job on your own. Generally speaking, our team beings the outdoor waterproofing process by excavating the soil around your home's foundation. Once we remove the soil surrounding your foundation, our experts will apply a polymer-based sealant to any cracks we discover. This sealant is a long-term solution and should remain intact for the life of your home. While the Healthy Way team solves your outdoor moisture problems, we will also check your downspouts, to make sure they aren't clogged. An inefficient gutter system does a poor job of directing water away from your home's foundation, which can cause more moisture to seep into your basement over time.
One of the most common reasons that people need basement waterproofing in cityname is because they have a poor drainage system. A proper drainage system is paramount in keeping your basement dry and your family safe. These systems are meant to direct water away from your home and come in many forms, from French Drains to simple systems like ground soil. If you're thinking of installing a complex drainage system, save yourself some time and check the soil around your foundation first to make sure it isn't retaining moisture. If a more complex system like a sump pump is required, it's best to work with certified professionals like those at Healthy Way, to make sure your drainage system is installed correctly.
WHICH WATERPROOFING SOLUTION IS RIGHT FOR ME?
Because every home is different, it's hard to say what kind of waterproofing solution is right for your situation. Most homeowners require a combination of interior and exterior waterproofing. There are dozens of factors that come into play when it comes to waterproofing your home, so the answer to your problem may be different than your neighbor's. The good news is that Healthy Way is fully equipped to handle whatever moisture issue you're having. We will work tirelessly to make certain your basement is dry, mold-free, and safe to enjoy. That way, you can get back to living life rather than worrying about mold growth or foundation damage.Contact Us
GET IT DONE RIGHT, THE FIRST TIME
Other companies may offer temporary or partial solutions. At Healthy Way, we believe in correcting the problem completely, so you save money and have long-term peace of mind. Our goal is to fix your problem to prevent it from coming back, or we won't do the work!
If you require quality basement waterproofing, it all starts with a FREE inspection from our certified waterproofing experts. We will take as much time as you need to find your problem, develop a solution, and walk you through our process step-by-step.
Don't let water leaks and foundation damage create a dangerous environment in your home; contact the experts at Healthy Way today!
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Howell Planning Board faces marathon meeting, jammed agenda after postponements
Alex N. Gecanhttps://www.app.com/story/news/local/western-monmouth-county/howell/2021/12/13/howell-nj-planning-board-dec-16/6459914001/
HOWELL — The 319-unit Views at Monmouth Manor is back up for consideration Thursday, but that isn't all.The controversial proposal — which would include dozens of units of affordable housing and is part of a housing mandate that has left the Planning Board's chairman "appalled" — must vie fo...
HOWELL — The 319-unit Views at Monmouth Manor is back up for consideration Thursday, but that isn't all.
The controversial proposal — which would include dozens of units of affordable housing and is part of a housing mandate that has left the Planning Board's chairman "appalled" — must vie for time against eight other applications in an unusually dense schedule for the township's Planning Board.
With the Planning Board never having scheduled a second meeting in November and cancelling its first in December, the members are scheduled to hear eight applications, including for a microbrewery, car wash, industrial developments and more housing. Typically the board only hears a fraction of that number of applications.
The Views, as proposed, would include 72 market-rate, single-family homes, 155 market-rate townhouses and 92 condominium units set aside for low- and moderate-income tenants.
"Frankly, I'm appalled that we have to provide affordable housing," the board's chairman, Brian Tannenhaus, said in September when testimony was given on The Views. "This tells me nothing more than how screwed up the state is."
Board member John Leggio added that the proposal "seems overwhelming."
Large residential and industrial developments have become the focus of civil suits and political attacks in recent years. One set of developers who sought to build 1.2 million square feet of warehouses, but were rebuffed by the Planning Board, are trying again through legal action.
The 92 affordable units in the proposed development would fulfill part of Howell's ongoing obligation under a settlement with the Fair Share Housing Center, finalized in 2018. At the time a judge determined the township had to construct 895 "credits" worth of affordable housing by 2025, part of a statewide resolution in which the courts determined how much affordable housing towns needed.
Here are the other items up for debate Thursday:
The Planning Board is scheduled to convene at 7 p.m. Thursday via Zoom.
Alex N. Gecan covers local news and unsolved mysteries for the Asbury Park Press. You can reach him at 732-547-1365 or [email protected], or follow him on Twitter @GeeksterTweets.
13 Things Near NYC to Do With Kids Who Are Obsessed with Dinosaurs
If you have a kid who loves dinosaurs, you know that the prehistoric creatures are EVERYTHING. The dinosaur obsession is real. We may not live in the Jurassic era, but we do live in New York, where we don't have to go far to fuel our little paleontologists' roaring curiosity.In New Jersey and Connecticut, you will find fossils and tracks from the dinosaurs who once lived there. New York City’s assortment of museums, zoos and parks will provide you with all you need for a fun-filled and educational experience this summer!...
If you have a kid who loves dinosaurs, you know that the prehistoric creatures are EVERYTHING. The dinosaur obsession is real. We may not live in the Jurassic era, but we do live in New York, where we don't have to go far to fuel our little paleontologists' roaring curiosity.
In New Jersey and Connecticut, you will find fossils and tracks from the dinosaurs who once lived there. New York City’s assortment of museums, zoos and parks will provide you with all you need for a fun-filled and educational experience this summer!
Where to Take a Kid Who Loves Dinosaurs in and Near NYC
200 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024 Hours: Open 10:00 am - 5:30 pm Wednesday through Sunday Admission: $23; $13 children 3-12; $18 students with valid ID and seniors 60+; Free for children 2 and under; residents of NY, NJ or CT can pay what they wish
Check out the Hall of Saurischian Dinosaurs to see the iconic Tyrannosaurus rex and Apatosaurus models alongside video and archival photos to learn about the history of paleontology. Be sure to visit the Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Orientation Center first to see the famous Titanosaur and learn about the layout of the Dinosaur Wing, which is arranged by evolutionary relationships!
Interested in seeing more of the Museum? Check out Watson Adventures’ Museum of Natural Hysteria Scavenger Hunt for Kids to uncover “the weirdest, the wildest, and the wackiest secrets” of the Museum! Designed for teams of 5-6 kids with at least one adult on each team, these scavenger hunts will get you up close and personal with the exhibits, and you might even be able to touch ancient rocks and dinosaur bones! Inquire about setting up a private hunt here.
3 Overpeck Park Driveway, Leonia, NJ 07605 Hours: Open 10:00 am - 6:00 pm Tuesday through Sunday for summer season (June 28 - September 4) Admission: $17.75; Free for children 2 and under; $5 for Paleontologists’ Laboratory; $10 for Jurassic Jump; Commanders and Explorers Passes available for more inclusive packages
This amusement park-like attraction has everything a dinosaur lover needs! The new Jurassic Jump Bungee trampoline will let you jump up to 25 feet in the air, the height of the tallest dinosaur models here!* There are interactive amphitheater shows playing throughout the day, including “Are You Smarter Than a Paleontologist?” and “Dinosaur Dance Party”! There are also more hands-on workshops for aspiring paleontologists, such as the Fossil Dig Site, and you can even create your own dinosaur drawings while learning how paleontologists hypothesize dinosaur colors!
2300 Southern Boulevard, Bronx, NY 10460 Hours: Open 10:00 am - 5:00 pm Monday through Friday, 10:00 am - 5:30 pm Saturday and Sunday (until Oct. 30) Admission: $41.95; $31.95 children 3-12; $36.95 seniors 65+; Free for children 2 and under
Get up close with 52 life-size animatronic dinosaurs and pterosaurs on the Dinosaur Safari! Dig up fossils and learn about the connections between dinosaurs and modern birds. Visit the Wildlife Theater for “Professor Jurassic’s Amazing Dinos Puppet Show” on Friday through Sunday from July 1 - August 28 at 10:45 am, 12:30 pm, and 3:15 pm, or head to the “DINOSAURS ROCK Fossil Adventure Show” from August 20 - 28 from 11:00 am - 4:00 pm!
222 Jersey City Blvd., Jersey City, NJ 07305 Hours: Open 10:00 am - 5:00 pm Tuesday through Sunday Admission: $27.99; $22.99 children 2-12; $24.99 seniors 62+; Free for children under 2
Experience the Dino Dig Adventure, an immersive paleontological dig with fossils from seven different dinosaur species to uncover–who knows what you might find! Although the dig is outdoors, a tent provides shade over the whole site so you can still enjoy this dig in the midsummer heat!
New Jersey American Water wins approval to improve property in Howell
HOWELL – New Jersey American Water has received approval to improve the property where it operates the Oak Glen water treatment plant on Squankum-Yellowbrook Road in Howell.The company filed an application with the Howell Zoning Board of Adjustment and was granted approval during a meeting on Oct. 25.New Jersey American Water was seeking permission to demolish an existing residential dwelling, a machine shop, a warehouse and other improvements in one area of the property and permission to install a 41,450-square-foot mate...
HOWELL – New Jersey American Water has received approval to improve the property where it operates the Oak Glen water treatment plant on Squankum-Yellowbrook Road in Howell.
The company filed an application with the Howell Zoning Board of Adjustment and was granted approval during a meeting on Oct. 25.
New Jersey American Water was seeking permission to demolish an existing residential dwelling, a machine shop, a warehouse and other improvements in one area of the property and permission to install a 41,450-square-foot materials storage area with a 114-foot x 19-foot canopy.
A parking area at the site will be removed and replaced with a paver patio and a gazebo. A loading area at the site will be milled, raised and repaved to allow for direct vehicle access to one building.
Additional improvements that were proposed included fencing, lighting, landscaping, signs, sidewalks, a garbage enclosure, electric vehicle charging stations and improvements to utilities at 149 Yellowbrook Road.
Attorney Niall O’Brien represented New Jersey American Water before the zoning board. He said the 12.7-acre site is in a Special Economic Development zone where public utilities are a permitted use.
He said a use variance was being sought to allow more than one occupant on the site, and also because the company has several buildings that comprise the operation center use, many of which are considered principal buildings.
O’Brien said the proposed storage area would contain materials the company uses at the treatment plant and at off-site locations. In addition, the applicant was seeking to amend a previous approval regarding a tenant.
Several years ago, New Jersey American Water “predicted it would occupy all of the building … but with (the coronavirus pandemic) and with people working from home, and with people being slow to return to work, and some people not returning at all and continuing to work at home, we are looking to amend a representation we made in 2019 and to allow our only remaining tenant, KSI Engineering, to stay on-site,” O’Brien said.
The tenant’s lease is due to expire in 2023.
“We represented to the zoning board that all of the tenants would leave the site when their lease expired, but we are now going to ask for your approval to allow KSI Engineering to renew their lease and to stay in a limited portion of the existing office building. They will continue to occupy the second floor,” O’Brien said.
A motion was made to grant the approvals New Jersey American Water requested and board members Matthew Hughes, Richard Mertens, James Moretti, Jose Orozco, Paul Sayah, Matthew Gonzalez and Chairman Wendell Nanson voted “yes” on the motion to permit the site improvements and the company’s request for the tenant to remain in the building.
NJ history of Reeveytown: Monmouth County dump neighborhood's picture-perfect past
TINTON FALLS - Before the stench of the landfill made life unbearable for many who live near Shafto Road, the Reeveytown section of town was a haven, a place of wild blueberry bushes and peastone crossroads.Most of what is Reeveytown lies between the narrow-upstream portion of the Shark River and Asbury Avenue. In the 1970s and 1980s, M...
TINTON FALLS - Before the stench of the landfill made life unbearable for many who live near Shafto Road, the Reeveytown section of town was a haven, a place of wild blueberry bushes and peastone crossroads.
Most of what is Reeveytown lies between the narrow-upstream portion of the Shark River and Asbury Avenue. In the 1970s and 1980s, Monmouth County acquired 900 acres of the land by eminent domain to make the landfill.
The people who lived there or who have relatives there have not forgotten.
"It was a shame to take such good property and make it into a dump," said Claire Garland, director of the Sand Hill Indian Historical Association and a descendant of Cherokees who moved to the area in the late 18th century.
The Monmouth County Reclamation Center, as the dump is formally known, is the subject of complaints from neighbors, who have threatened a $233 million class-action lawsuit against Monmouth County over the odors emanating from the site. County officials have pledged to fix the problem.
The name Reeveytown derives from Native Americans and African-Americans, whose surnames Reavy, Revy, Rebee, Revey, Reevey and Richardson start to show up on the tax list dating back to the 1780s, Garland said.
In the late 1700s, the Cherokee Richardsons migrated from Georgia to New Jersey to live with their Lenape cousins, the Reveys.
The Reeveys were African-Americans who established the Reeveytown A.M.E.Zion Church in 1882.
"It was mostly just dirt lanes back there and it was possible to go blueberry picking. People had farms and raised pigs," Garland said of the land the county took for the dump.
One of the dirt lanes connected to Squankum Road, where there is an Indian burial ground. The burial is part of Pine Brook Cemetery today and is the property of the St. Thomas A.M.E. Zion Church.
One of the oldest plots is that of Richard P. Revey, who was born in 1784 and was the father of Elizabeth Revey, who married Isaac R. Richardson in 1844.
At one time 854 landfills operated in New Jersey, many of them private. However, in the 1970s the state created the Department of Environmental Protection and made new regulations for solid waste management.
That led to the closure of almost all the landfills.
The counties were then required to handle their own garbage and from the middle of the 1970s to the late 1980s, Monmouth County officials came knocking on the doors of Reeveytown residents.
"We got a telephone call in 1986 that we were going to get certified letters in the mail that we were going to be condemned," Geraldine "Jake" McCarthy said.
McCarthy said her parents Calvin and Belle Theobold lived in Kearny and bought their 33-acre property at 2955 Shafto Road in the 1950s. They used it as a weekend getaway and summer house for their 10 children.
Their wood cabin home sat on a hill that was 160 feet above sea level. The family made improvements over time, adding a skate shed by a pond, a tennis court, swimming pool and driveway.
"It was a haven back there. We rode our horses through the trials. There were peastone crossroads. They took the land from us, but not the memories," McCarthy said.
McCarthy said her family fought eminent domain for five years and took the county to court. Her mother was a judge general advocate in World War II and studied the case law.
The Theobolds lost the battle for their property but their legal fight got them more money for the land than the $10,000 per acre the county originally offered.
In 1991, the family picked up their house by its foundation and moved it across the street to 2978 Shafto Road, where it still stands today — though under new ownership. See the house in the above photo gallery. It still has its original peastone fireplace. The siding however, is a newer renovation
The driveway to their old property at 2955 Shafto Road is still visible but is fenced off.
More: Monmouth County plans $7.5M to fix stinky landfill. Stay with APP.com for more, or, better yet, subscribe today.
The eminent domain fight launched McCarthy's career in real estate. She was in college at Farleigh Dickinson University at the time and started taking real estate classes. Today she owns Theobold Properties and lives in Shrewsbury.
"This whole thing sparked my career. I wanted to know why? I wanted to know the laws on it. I wanted to how someone can just come along and take your property," McCarthy said.
In 1994, the Reeveytown A.M.E. Zion's white shingled church with its red front door that was built in 1882 was demolished to make room for the expansion of the landfill, according to the church. The group has relocated up the road to 2505 Shafto Road.
Garland, who lives in Middletown, said many of her relatives couldn't afford to fight eminent domain and took what the county offered them for their land. Some of them still remain in the area and live on nearby Wardell Street.
"It's really caused a lot of problems because of the stench leaking from the landfill has made it difficult to go out on their properties. The stench has taken over," Garland said.
Monmouth County officials will provide an update on the current work being performed at the landfill. The public meeting is at 7 p.m. May 13, at the Tinton Falls Municipal Building.
When Jersey Shore native Dan Radel is not reporting on the news you can find him in a college classroom where he is a history professor. Reach him @danielradelapp; 732-643-4072; [email protected]
Howell development: Commercial plaza near Middle School North, warehouses in Ramtown?
Alex N. Gecanhttps://www.app.com/story/news/local/western-monmouth-county/howell/2021/05/10/howell-nj-development-commercial-flex-warehouses-farmingdale/4971062001/
Brookstone at Casola Farm LLC's application to develop a commercial flex space complex on Squankum Yellowbrook Road was postponed to an as-yet undetermined date.Testimony began on 366 Ramtown Greenville Road LLC's proposal to enlarge a warehouse facility in Ramtown but was continued to June 28.ORIGINAL STORY:HOWELL — Two developers, one looking to build a commercial plaza outside Farmingdale and ...
Brookstone at Casola Farm LLC's application to develop a commercial flex space complex on Squankum Yellowbrook Road was postponed to an as-yet undetermined date.
Testimony began on 366 Ramtown Greenville Road LLC's proposal to enlarge a warehouse facility in Ramtown but was continued to June 28.
HOWELL — Two developers, one looking to build a commercial plaza outside Farmingdale and another seeking to expand warehouses in Ramtown, will make their pitches to the Zoning Board of Adjustment Monday evening.
Developer Brookstone at Casola Farm LLC and landowners James and Patricia Casey are proposing 30 units of "multitenant flex" space, which typically comprises a mix of office and warehouse space, at 526 Squankum Yellowbrook Road.
The office plaza would sit up Squankum Yellowbrook Road from Howell Middle School North and Howell High School. The parcel sits just to the west of where Farmingdale is carved out of Howell, with a mix of businesses, residential developments and industrial parcels nearby.
Although earlier plans called for more storefronts, the current proposal is for 30 units spread between two buildings, one with 24 tenant spaces and the other with six. All in all the plans call for 49,500 square feet of commercial space, plus a 30-foot-wide driveway and 96 parking spaces.
The neighborhood could accommodate 13,072 square feet of office space and 57,650 square feet of warehouse space at the proposed location "without having an adverse or detrimental impact on traffic conditions in the area," according to an analysis by traffic engineering consultants McDonough & Rea Associates Inc.
The proposal would require a variance sits the proposed development site sits mostly in an agricultural and residential zone, although the northeastern side, near the border with Farmingdale, crosses into a special economic development zone.
The other development up for discussion Monday is a 45,973-square-foot warehouse proposal in the Ramtown neighborhood. The Fishing Line LLC also wants to build out 9,402 square feet of offices. The proposal would triple the warehouse space already on the site. As with the other proposal, the parcel sits in an agricultural and residential zone.
The proposed site, 366 Ramtown Greenville Road, sits among mostly farmland, with residential neighborhoods further to the east and west.
Alex N. Gecan: 732-547-1365; [email protected]; @GeeksterTweets