Tom's Basement Waterproofing Blog

How Do I Know If I Need a French Drain?

Standing water in your yard is always a problem. After a heavy bout of rain or when a thick layer of snow finally melts in the spring, your yard can look like a sodden mess. The question is, is there anything you can do about it? The good news is that the answer to that more »

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Why Are Concrete Piers Used to Repair My Foundation?

Do you think that your home just sits on the ground? Nothing could be further from the truth! Your home is like an upside-down iceberg – there is plenty to see above, but a lot is going on below too. Below your home sits your foundation, and your home needs a solid and supportive base more »

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Frequently Asked Questions About Waterproofing Basement Walls

All things in life tend to have a natural enemy. For your basement, that natural enemy is moisture. Unfortunately, because your basement is built below ground level, your basement walls face a daily battle to keep moisture from damaging them. Keeping your basement dry can seem an impossibility, but it is something that you need more »

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Don’t Ignore These Signs of Home Drainage Issues

Drainage issues are the bane of houses and other buildings. When it rains, all that water has to go somewhere – okay, so most of it evaporates back into the air, but a lot of it seeps into the ground. If you are not taking the proper precautions or the necessary steps to monitor this, more »

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6 Signs You Need New Gutters

Your gutters are like many things around your house – you don’t notice them when they are doing what they are supposed to be doing, but you do notice them when things are going wrong. The lifespan of a home’s gutter system varies depending on the local environment – with the wide range of weather more »

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5 Tips to Keep Your Basement Dry

With Spring here and Summer right around the corner, rainfall in and around Michigan is on the rise. With an average of 30-38 inches of rain each year, homeowners need to understand the problems that water can cause to their homes and foundations. At Tom’s Basement Waterproofing, we offer a wide variety of basement waterproofing more »

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How Does Weather Impact My Foundation?

Detroit’s humid climate spells trouble due to soil movement, and homeowners are therefore no strangers to leaky crawl spaces and basements. Long-term Michigan homeowners know that both seasons of heavy rain and heavy snow are typical in this region, however, many are still unaware or unprepared for the weather and its effects on their home’s more »

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Why You Should Call a Foundation Repair Contractor When You Begin to See Foundation Cracks

Most of us don’t rush out to repair cracks in our foundation, but we should. Small cracks likely don’t seem like a big problem, but the problem is, they can become so. Our foundations are the very base our homes are built on and they need care and maintenance. They hold our homes up and more »

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The Importance of Waterproofing Patios and Pool Decks

Most home and business owners think about their foundations or basements when considering the need for professional waterproofing. However, there is a lesser-known issue that should be addressed to avoid costly repairs or replacements down the road. The hardscaped spaces around a home or business are also important to maintain and the space in question more »

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Choosing the Finishing Touch for Your Newly Weatherproofed Basement

One of the final steps in ensuring a basement has been fully repaired and waterproofed requires a decision from every home or business owner. There are lots of options, but too many possibilities may cause some to freeze up and be unable to make this choice on their own. Fortunately, keeping up with the latest more »

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