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When Should I Get Foundation Crack Repair?

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When it comes to foundation repairs, timing is crucial. There is no such time as “too early” to have your foundation inspected, even on a newly constructed building. Foundation cracks happen on homes and offices of any size, shape, and age, depending on where they were built and how they were supported on the base. more »

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What Is Foundation Piering?

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Foundation piering is one of the safest and most effective ways to repair foundation cracks and restore the structural integrity of a building. This is the process we use here at Tom’s Basement Waterproofing to complete our foundation repairs. Not only will this process save you time and money, but it can add years to more »

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Why Taking Care of Your Gutters is Taking Care of Your Basement

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When it comes to home maintenance, cleaning out your gutters might not be at the top of your list, but it should be. Neglecting your gutters can cause serious and expensive consequences to your basement’s foundation. Gutters are designed to funnel precipitation that hits your roof away from your home. They protect your siding, windows, more »

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The Basics of Drain Tile

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The experts at Tom’s Basement’s Waterproofing are often asked about drain tile. What is drain tile? How does drain tile work? Do I need drain tile in my home? We’re here to set the record straight and help you understand exactly what drain tile is in the basement waterproofing world. Where drain tiles began The more »

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Interior Drain Tiles And Exterior Drain Tiles

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In a previous article, we went over the history and basics of drain tiles, and how they can function to keep water at bay with your basement waterproofing project. There are many different ways that drain tiles can be utilized in the home, and whether they’re functioning inside or outside is based on a few more »

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Most Common Basement Construction

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When Tom’s Basement Waterproofing is conducting a basement waterproofing job, we always have to factor in how your basement was constructed in the first place. By determining basement construction, we are able to fine-tune your basement waterproofing process so it works best for your home or business. Block or Masonry Walls Poured Concrete Precast Panels more »

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How To Improve The Value Of Your Home

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What type of condition is your basement in? It is an un-furnished area? Or, do you have an outdated and unappealing basement? Whether you’re looking to stay in your home for years to come, or just recently bought a home to renovate and sell, updating your basement through remodeling and waterproofing can significantly increase the more »

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Check Your Ceilings For Foundation Damage

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You may have noticed that your ceiling has a few cracks starting to form. There is a difference between which cracks you can stress about and the others that you can let go. Tom’s Basement Waterproofing knows the difference and is here to put your mind at ease. Every standing structure is bound to experience more »

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Basement Flooring Tips

Did you know that you can install virtually any type of flooring you desire into your basement? While your options are endless, Tom’s Basement Waterproofing has put together a list of things to consider when you’re looking to rebuild your basement floor, to make sure it can withstand the elements over time. Consider humidity and more »

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Common Signs Of Water Damage

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At Tom’s Basement Waterproofing, we are in the business of solving your basement water problems and foundation repairs. However, how do you know you even have a problem to begin with? We’ve put together a list of the most common ways you can find out if your basement has water damage or foundation problems. Metro more »

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