Author Archives: BasementTom

Close Up Those Crawl Spaces

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As soon as you’ve turned off the heat in your home, it feels like it’s only a few days later that the air conditioning is already running. Regardless of which setting your thermostat is currently on, air is bound to escape from your home. This is where proper insulation becomes important. The purpose of insulation more »

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The Dangers Of Foundation Damage

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Do you know if your home is in danger of foundation failure? Chances are that the answer is no, because most homeowners don’t notice foundational damage until the problem has escalated to a greater level. What are some issues you’ll notice if there is foundation damage in your home or property? Cracks in the walls more »

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What You Need To Know About Mold

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We’ve put together the most important facts and statistics on mold and mildew, so you can make sure that your home is free of these nasty elements. Mold can appear anywhere. Don’t just think that mold can only grow in your basement. Mold is formed when excess moisture is in the air, and latches onto more »

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Here’s How You’re Damaging Your Own Foundation

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There are several different reasons for foundation damage, and unfortunately, many can be avoided all together. As an informed homeowner, you should be aware of what areas in your home need to be addressed, and what you may potentially be doing to damage your own foundation. Here are a few ways you can avoid foundation more »

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Landscaping To Help Your Basement And Foundation

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In Michigan, our summers consist of long days, full of sun, and we certainly make the most of every great day that we can. Flowers start emerging from the ground, color comes back into our neighborhoods, and everyone is eager to get back out in their gardens. While you’re working in your yard this month, more »

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Use This Summer To Keep Your Basement Dry

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When our Michigan summers remain dry and warm, we have the best chance of keeping up with basement waterproofing maintenance during this season. Knowing that your basement is not susceptible to leaks and damage during these months is critical for preparing it for the upcoming wetter seasons. Regardless if your basement has ever needed waterproofing more »

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When Your Basement Leak Isn’t From Your Basement

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More often than not, many homeowners are not sure of why their basement is leaking, and it’s up to the professional staff at Tom’s Basement Waterproofing to get to the bottom of their dilemma. What these homeowners typically find is that we often spend more time outside of the basement to find the culprit of more »

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Organize Your Basement This Spring

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The first word that often comes to mind when we think of basements is ‘messy.’ Basements are often utilized as storage and to keep all of those items that you’re just not ready to deal with yet. If spring has motivated you to start addressing that dark area of clutter in your basement, Tom’s Basement more »

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Why You Should Never Ignore A Basement Leak

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It finally happened. Or maybe it happened again. Your basement is leaking. Now what are you supposed to do? Too many homeowners in Metro Detroit blow off a basement leak. They think it’s not a big deal, and take the ‘out of sight, out of mind’ approach. This holds even truer for homeowners who don’t more »

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Epoxy vs. Polyurethane Crack Injections

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When it comes to cracks in your basement walls, fixing them isn’t just a one-size-fits-all solution. There are several different options and factors that go into repairing concrete cracks. The two main forms of injections for repairing cracks are epoxy and polyurethane. Which is better? They’ll both technically get the job done, but getting the more »

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