Author Archives: BasementTom

How Window Well Covers Can Work For Your Basement

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Window wells are often not considered for homes across Metro Detroit, unless they’re already present in the building. Ideally, window wells are designed to allow a lot of light into what is typically a dark space in your home, and potentially make way for outside breeze and cool air. However, many window wells also serve more »

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How We Handle Your Basement Exterior

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The biggest difference between professional basement waterproofers and the amateurs are those that consider the entire source of a basement leak; inside and out. At Tom’s Basement Waterproofing, we don’t just get the water out of your basement, we make sure there is no way that it’s going to get back in. The only way more »

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Keep Your Home Healthy This Winter

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Staying in good health during the cold winter months in Michigan can be a challenge. While you can’t control the outside elements around you, there are ways for you to control what is happening in your home. Controlling Mold and Mildew The smelly elements that enter your home and basement are often mold and mildew. These are more »

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Heavy Snow In Detroit Makes For Wet Basements

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Just when we thought we might be in the clear this winter, the heavy snow has hit Metro Detroit once again. Unlike last year, where smaller amounts of snow eventually grew to record setting numbers over several months, this time we were hit all at once. In some areas southern Michigan, cities saw snow as more »

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The Differences For Basement Waterproofing Techniques

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The do-it-yourself options for basement waterproofing are at your disposal in any hardware store. Quick fixes and basement remedies are everywhere, but they’re not going to cut it when it comes to truly fixing your waterproofing problems. Why? Because pressure in your walls, soil, and foundation come into play, and there is no easy way more »

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Why Your Foundation Needs To Be Checked

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There are several reasons why your foundation on your home or business needs to be addressed, and quickly. When settlement and movement becomes present, your foundation is at risk for a multitude of issues. If your foundation is settling, the structure of your home or business is immediately compromised, and can become extremely unsafe. Water more »

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Purchasing A New Home With A Water Damaged Basement

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You may have just found that dream home. It’s everything you want and more, but it comes with one small catch. The basement has extensive water damage. At Tom’s Basement Waterproofing, we suggest you always have a professional inspect your future home, before signing your name on the dotted line. However, if you’re willing to more »

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The Most Common Winter Issues For Every Home

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Winter is upon us once again, and in Michigan everyone is mentally preparing themselves for a long-cold haul. After last winter’s extensive reputation as being one of the snowiest and coldest in history, many homeowners are taking precautions ahead of time, just in case this year is even worse. At Tom’s Basement Waterproofing, we have more »

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Controlling The Moisture In Your Basement

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You may think that moisture control and basement waterproofing are synonymous terms. While they definitely intersect with each other, specifically addressing moisture control in your basement is its’ own feat. Excessive moisture in your basement can eventually lead to health conditions for you and your family. Additionally, the unsafe conditions that can result from foundational more »

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Removing Efflorescence

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Many homeowners are not aware of the little issues that can pop up in their basement over time. One of the most common questions we encounter is, “What is the white and fuzzy material showing up on my basement walls?” This odd material that often presents itself on concrete or masonry blocks is called efflorescence. more »

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