Tom's Basement Waterproofing Blog

Tips to Troubleshoot When Your Sump Pump Goes Out

When it comes to your sump pump going out, you can quickly be up to your neck in it if you don’t get it taken care of quickly. A sump pump is a vital component to keeping your basement, and other spaces where water tends to collect, safe from damage. This is especially true for more »

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How to Avoid Foundation Damage During Wet Parts of the Year

Depending on the specific location of your home, you may be more prone to foundation damage due to the amount of rain you receive. Heavy amounts of precipitation can leave your home more susceptible to damage during rainier seasons throughout the year. Homeowners in Michigan may be surprised to learn that the driest month of more »

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The Benefits of Crawl Space Encapsulation for Your Home

While they tend to be an effective means of providing access to different sections of your home, crawl spaces are also a breeding ground for all kinds of issues. Most of the problems associated with crawl spaces are due to moisture that finds its way into the area. When water comes into a crawl space, more »

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High Humidity in Your Basement Could Mean Bad News

With more of a focus on our health these days, many experts are pointing to a new and invisible cause of concern hiding in our homes. High humidity can wreak havoc on our homes and, ultimately, our own health if not handled properly. Depending on the age of your home and the climate in which more »

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How to Spot the Most Prevalent Causes of Foundation Failure

If you begin to notice cracks in the concrete and brickwork along the exterior of your home or in the walls inside your home, you could be on the road to foundation failure. Although the signs of foundation failure are easy to spot, the causes are much less easy to discern. Moisture is most often more »

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The Evolution of Egress Windows

Most of us as homeowners take for granted the building codes that dictate the design and determine what is included in our homes. Something as mundane as windows has several regulations that require how and where they are installed. The history of these requirements are very interesting. Did you know that what is typically called more »

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How Waterproofing Can Increase the Value of Your Home

When thinking about adding value to your existing home, many people consider remodeling or renovating a room to increase its overall value. While these superficial changes are an attractive method, there are other ways to increase the value of your home that may have an even higher return on your money. The Best Investment to more »

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The Difference Between Foundation Repair and Foundation Leveling

The symptoms of a problem with your foundation are often located at a distance from the foundation itself. You may begin to see a crack forming in the top corner of a wall or become frustrated by a bathroom door sticking every time you open it. In fact, you may have doors that no longer more »

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The Drawbacks of Interior Waterproofing

With the ground thawing out as warmer temperatures make their way deeper into the soil around your home, you may begin to notice more moisture on the walls of your basement or crawlspace. To deal with this normal home maintenance issue, you may be tempted by advertisements claiming that a quick fix will remedy those more »

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Reasons Why Cracks in Brickwork Can Indicate Water Damage

There are several signs that your home is experiencing water damage due to moisture seeping in through your foundation. The presence of mold and mildew are obvious signs that moisture has made its way in. A less obvious indication, however, is the presence of a crack in your masonry work. Understanding the Structure of Your more »

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