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Will Your Homeowners Insurance Cover Foundation Repair?

If you’re in need of foundation repair, you may be asking yourself if your homeowners insurance will cover this type of repair. Unfortunately, the answer is typically no. While it’s never a bad idea to check with your local insurance agent, typically foundation repair is not covered by most homeowners insurance policies. At Tom’s Basement more »

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When Should You Repair Foundation Cracks?

If you’ve noticed foundation cracks around the exterior of your home, you may be asking yourself when should you repair foundation cracks? At Tom’s Basement Waterproofing, it’s always our advice that you repair foundation cracks as soon as possible for a myriad of different reasons. Why You Shouldn’t Put Off Repairing Foundation Cracks There are more »

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Why Winter May be Hard on Your Michigan Foundation

The winter months can be difficult on the structure of a home, including the foundation. The truth is that there are multiple reasons why winter may be hard on your foundation. At Tom’s Basement Waterproofing, we’ve been protecting foundations for over 40 years. So, if you’re ready to keep your foundation protected even during the more »

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4 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t put off Foundation Repair

At Tom’s Basement Waterproofing, there’s nothing that gets under our skin more than seeing people ignore their need for foundation repairs. The foundation of your home is critically important when it comes to the life expectancy of your home. The investment that you made in your home is far too great for you to put more »

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Causes of Foundation Cracks in Macomb County MI

If you are lucky enough to own a beautiful home, then chances are that you’ll do anything and everything to keep it that way. Problems with your house can develop in all types of ways, and some of them are more obvious than others. For example, did you know that around eight out of every more »

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Why a Humid Basement is Bad for You and Your Home

If you were to choose a favorite room in your home, chances are you won’t spring for your basement (unless you’ve had a basement renovation and turned it into a game room or a man cave). Basements not only tend to be dank and dimly-lit, they tend to be humid too. Having a humid basement more »

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Why Humidity is Bad for Your Basement

If you live in humid conditions, then you’ll know all about what it feels like. Not only is it difficult to cope with the heat, in addition there seems to be too much moisture in the air for you to get any oxygen into your lungs. Even the simplest amount of physical exertion can leave more »

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4 Basement Waterproofing Tips to Protect Your Foundation

A home needs a solid foundation, and that is something that simply cannot be denied. You should not take the solidity of your foundation for granted, though. If your foundation is not as solid as it ought to be then you could soon be facing severe problems and some hefty bills. Here are 4 basement more »

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How a Dry Basement Can Boost the Value of your Home

Is the basement of your home a strong selling point should you ever decide to put your property on the market? Basements are definitely a part of the home that many people are searching for, as long as it is dry. If the basement has water issues, then that may be the exact reason why more »

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Get a Foundation Inspection Before Putting your House on the Market

While there is no official rule that says you need to have a foundation inspection performed before putting your house on the market, it is extremely unwise not to. At Tom’s Basement Waterproofing, we want you to get the most out of your home. Whether you are buying or selling, a foundation inspection is likely more »

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