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Why Proactive Foundation Repair Is So Important In Michigan

Should I invest in foundation repair? Is it really worth the money? These are some unspoken questions many Michigan homeowners have because of how common foundation cracks are in this area. If you have been debating whether to get your foundation repaired, or you’re simply trying to determine when the right time is to commit more »

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How Foundation Piering Works

Foundation piering is one of the safest and most effective ways to repair foundation cracks and prevent more cracks from developing in the future. The process is quick, easy, and far more affordable than the cost of a new foundation. Best of all, you can use your building the entire time your foundation is repaired, more »

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Protect Your Foundation From Spring Rainfall In Michigan

Spring rainfall levels in Michigan are fairly high, resulting in heavy soil saturation throughout the state. Detroit alone experiences 133 days of rainfall each year, averaging nearly 31 inches! All of this water in the soil creates pressure on your foundation and basement, which can eventually lead to foundation cracks, basement water leaks, and much more »

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The Importance Of Basement Waterproofing In Michigan

What’s the purpose of basement waterproofing? Specifically, why is basement waterproofing in Michigan so important? We get these sorts of questions all the time because many homeowners simply do not know the benefits of basement waterproofing. In this discussion, we will take a closer look at the importance of basement waterproofing in Michigan so you more »

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4 Ways Homeowners Cause Foundation Cracks

Many causes of foundation cracks are the result of poor construction and unpredictable weather, but there are also manmade causes that you need to be aware of. As a homeowner, there are some simple mistakes you could make that will cause major damage to your foundation in the future. Rather than setting yourself up for more »

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Causes of Foundation Cracks In Michigan

Foundation problems can happen for different reasons throughout the country. Changes in soil content, weather patterns, building laws and other factors can change the way a home’s foundation may settle during construction and over time. If you are worried about cracks in the basement or uneven concrete in your home, check out these common causes more »

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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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