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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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A-Z Guide To Basement Waterproofing Terms

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In the basement waterproofing business, there are many construction terms that are only applicable to professional waterproofing contractors. When you’re ready to start your basement waterproofing job with Tom’s Basement Waterproofing, here is a handy list of terms and meanings to help you hold your own with the pro’s! Absorption – Often used to describe more »

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Why Your DIY Waterproofing Isn’t Working

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When basement waterproofing jobs come to mind, we know many of you realize that the costs can add up. In our experience, we found that the most costly jobs come from shoddy workmanship or issues that were left untreated for a long period of time. Many homeowners attempt basement waterproofing on their own, and we’re more »

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New York Dodges Winter Floods, But Are You Prepared Here In Michigan?

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In mid-November, you may have been aware of the massive amounts of snow to hit the northern area of New York. This horrific storm brought over 6 feet of snow in a 1-2 day time span, immediately followed by spring like temperatures. While the snow didn’t last very long, many feared the flooding and water more »

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Detroit Flood Assistance Deadline Extended

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In the wake of the floods that occurred across Metro Detroit in mid-August of this year, Governor Rick Snyder has been able to grant an elongated period of assistance for those suffering from damages. The federal system has approved an extension period for those who have not sought out assistance or applied for help, since more »

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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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