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Floods Impact Metro Detroit & Basements Crumble

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Southern Macomb County was recently hit with a storm that landed on the record books. With nearly four inches of rain, falling in less than an hour, cities such as Warren, Royal Oak, and nearby areas, suffered damaging effects in their homes, due to the ongoing downpour. So far, it has been estimated that nearly more »

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4 Elements To Consider With Finished Basements

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Finished basements offer families an additional living space in their home. Whether you’re looking to create an entertainment/theater area, additional rooms and bathrooms, or just a quiet space to hold your personal office, the different functions of a finished basement all need to be tackled similarly. The following are the important elements to consider when more »

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Assistance From FEMA From Metro Detroit Flooding

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Governor Rick Snyder announced on August 13th, 2014, that Metro Detroit is currently in a state of disaster, after the devastating floods that occurred across the southeast region of Michigan, nearly 2 weeks ago. Governor Snyder has officially asked for assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), which is the first step before making more »

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The Post Flood Basement Cleanup

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Floods are never welcome in any home, and can be a family’s worst nightmare. They often come at the worst times, and you never feel prepared for the event. But, now you’re left wondering: Why did my basement flood? Here are a few reasons: Your sewer is connected to the city sewer, and has become more »

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Epoxy Paint And Your Waterproofed Basement Floors

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Once we’ve completed a basement waterproofing job, many of our customers ask us, “How can I waterproof my basement floors?” This question is common, as homeowners want to ensure that their home is prepared for the worst possible outcome. When you’re looking to create a safe and sustainable flooring for your basement, look no further more »

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Basement Waterproofing With Carpet

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Here at Tom’s Basement Waterproofing, we see more and more finished basements that have unfortunately suffered the effects of our harsh Michigan winter. Often carpeted areas, the basement waterproofing process takes on a new challenge; keeping a remodeled and finished basement in tack, through the waterproofing process. When you have carpet laid in your basement more »

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Black Mold And How To Prevent This Toxic Substance

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When you have a moisture problem in your basement, you may come across an additional problem: mold. While typically assumed as a separate entity, mold is a symptom of your moisture issues, and toxic black mold can spread quickly. The best way to remove this issue from your home is to eliminate the ability for more »

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Dehumidifiers For Summer Basement Solutions

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Michigan summer months can get incredibly hot and humid, especially when our past winter was so damp. With the higher levels of humidity in the air, crawl spaces and basement moisture can start to rise. Controlling the moisture levels in your home is a crucial part of maintaining basement waterproofing and ensuring a high standard more »

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Basement Flooding Guide

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This spring and summer has made way for ample amounts of rainfall, and possibly creating worry for some homeowners. Heavy and fast rainfall can lead to basement flooding problems and water damage. With mold, mildew, and other harmful materials growing in your basement due to water damage, the costs start adding up fast. A survey more »

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Interior Waterproofing vs. Exterior Waterproofing

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There are several common misconceptions about basement waterproofing. Here at Tom’s Basement Waterproofing, we want to clear everything up, so that you are well informed! When you’re looking into a new basement waterproofing system, to keep your walls and foundation dry, you’ll notice that there isn’t just one system that works for everyone. Let’s go more »

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