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Leaky Basement Window Solutions

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Basements, by nature, are susceptible to leaks, floods, and anything else water related, due to their location below ground. Likewise, windows that are placed at ground level, or below ground, run into the issue of leaks and cracks. Tom’s Basement Waterproofing finds that most basement flooding issues stem from old windows that need new solutions more »

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Preventing Basement Floods and Leaks

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With winter right around the corner, we know many of you are fearing what Michigan has in store for us this year. Last winter, Tom’s Basement Waterproofing prepared for the aftermath of heavy snow, with flooded basements in the spring. However, there are some precautions that you can take now, to prevent your basement from more »

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Basements And Sewage Backup Prevention

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Here at Tom’s Basement Waterproofing, we go over a lot of different methods and tips to help you alleviate water from entering your basement. Most of these are due to foundation issues, cracks in the walls or windows, or electrical problems. However, sewage backups in your plumbing system can be a true hassle, and potentially more »

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Back Up Generators To Keep Your House Running

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With the volatile Michigan weather, a power outage could come at any moment. These natural hazards can cost homeowners thousands in repairs and damages, which often result from basement flooding and sump pump failures. Many across Metro Detroit have recently dealt with the effects of these outages and brownouts, but shouldn’t fear the repercussions of more »

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Cleaning The Gutters

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Basement leaks and water damage can be due to a multitude of different occurrences, but don’t let clogged gutters be one of them. Making sure your gutters are clean and free of debris can save your wallet a lot of money in the long run. With fall season in full swing, the Michigan leaves are more »

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Michigan Basements

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You may think that a Michigan basement is just some weird title for anyone who lives in the mitten state and has a basement, but it is actually referring to something else. Believe it or not, Michigan basements are common elsewhere across the country, but just more commonly found here. Michigan basements refer to a more »

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Sump Pump Problems? Don’t Call The Plumber

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When pumps and drains in your home are either clogged or not working correctly, the first thing that comes to mind is to call the plumber. However, in the case of the sump pump, that controls and maintains your dry basement, the basement waterproofing professionals are a better option. What Could Go Wrong?  The team more »

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Tackling Chronic Water Seepage In Your Basement

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At Tom’s Basement Waterproofing, we have many customers that are constantly battling water leakages and seepage in their crawlspaces and basements. Eventually, the DIY fixes are not enough to handle this problem for a long-term solution, and that’s when we receive a call. Typically, crawlspaces and basements that are surrounded by soil that is rich more »

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Basement Inspections

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Chances are, your basement suffered some damage from the recent storms that have hit Metro Detroit in the past few months. If so, you may want to consider adding an annual basement inspection to your “to-do list” between seasons. A quick evaluation of your basement and its’ condition can help you avoid costly repairs that more »

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Start With Waterproofing

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If you’re looking to remodel your basement to be a cozy area for the upcoming winter months, don’t forget to add waterproofing to your list of things to do. Especially when you’re adding valued packed space to improve the quality and price of your home, making sure that your basement is dry and free of more »

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