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Benefits of Adding Egress Windows to Your Basement

It’s true that the addition of egress windows increases the value and curb appeal of your home, but there are even more important reasons to consider installing egress windows in your basement. First of all, what is an egress window? The word egress is defined as the action of going out of or leaving a more »

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Different Types of Basement Cracks Mean Different Types of Damage

When was the last time you checked your basement walls for new cracks? Once you’ve taken the time to examine your walls to discover cracks, take a good look at them. There’s more to each little fracture than meets the eye. There’s no Need to Panic Cracks in your basement wall means you are in more »

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Common Ways That Rain Can Damage Your Home

All living things on Earth need rain, but the fact that water pours from the sky on a frequent (or infrequent, depending upon where you live) basis causes unwanted problems. It not only ruins holidays, picnics and outdoor events, it also has the potential to damage your home. Here are a few of the areas more »

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Why You Need to Hire a Professional to Waterproof Your Basement

When it comes to your home, there are plenty of jobs that you can do yourself. For example, you shouldn’t really need the services of a professional to put some shelves up, and you might even have the skills to insulate your attic space. One job that should always be left to the professionals is more »

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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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