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Waterproofing Your Basement Walls: Costs and Options

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Waterproofing Your Basement Walls: Costs and Options

by Joe Ellis / June 30, 2022

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Learn more about the cost and options of waterproofing your basement walls with Finished Basements Plus What are the Costs and Options for Waterproofing Your Basement Walls? If you are debating whether you should waterproof your basement walls, the answer should be YES! Every basement is different and may require different steps to achieve your…

Do I Need to Have My Basement Waterproofed Before I Have It Finished?

by Joe Ellis / June 17, 2022

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A common question we get asked at Basements Plus is whether a basement needs to be waterproofed before it's finished or fully remodeled. Fortunately, it's an easy one for us to answer as your basement must be dry before remodeling. It is critical to have basement waterproofing measures in place before any remodeling begins. After…

Basement Allergies: Tips for an Allergen-Free Space

by Joe Ellis / May 17, 2022

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What causes basement allergies? Learn more about allergens that thrive in your basement and what you can do to put a stop to them. Runny nose. Itchy eyes. Sneezing. Scratchy throat. ALLERGIES. No one likes allergies and let alone in your home. There may be allergens that thrive in your basement. The good thing is…

6 Causes of Basement Moisture (and How to Fix Them)

by Joe Ellis / May 13, 2022

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When you think of basements, usually some sort of moisture comes to mind. Although basement moisture is common, there are ways to fix it once you identify where it is coming from and why.¬† Clues There is Moisture in Your Basement¬† When homeowners suspect basement moisture it is because they have spotted some clues. Condensation…

Iron Ochre & Bacteria in Basements

by Joe Ellis / April 29, 2022

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Iron ochre results from a chemical reaction or a biological process that can happen in wet basements, within clogged pipes or sump pump pits. The last thing you want to hear is in your basement or in your home is bacteria. Unfortunately, iron ochre may occur in wet basements, within clogged pipes or sump pump…

Is Basement Waterproofing Worth It?

by Joe Ellis / April 6, 2022

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Is basement waterproofing worth it? Explore the benefits of waterproofing your basement and get answers to the biggest questions about the process. If you are planning the basement remodel of your dreams, the last thing you want to worry about is something going wrong. Basement flooding and water damage are always a huge concern. Planning…

Tips for Waterproofing Your Basement

by Joe Ellis / March 25, 2022

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Waterproofing your basement should be top priority for your home as excess moisture and improper drainage systems can lead to mold and costly repairs. Excess water or moisture can also make it virtually impossible to finish your basement since you would not want to create the finished basement of your dreams only to have it…

Basement Waterproofing 101

by Joe Ellis / January 29, 2022

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How do you waterproof a basement? Learn more about the steps you need to take for basement waterproofing, what it costs, how long it lasts, and more. Basement Waterproofing 101 If you are planning on finishing your basement, waterproofing needs to be one of your top priorities. Basements Plus has worked on tons of basement…

Waterproof Your Basement Before You Finish

by Adam Jensen / October 15, 2020

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If you have a one-story home with a full basement, then that basement represents a major portion of your home's usable space. The best way to make use of this space is to finish the basement into a new, comfortable living space. But like all home improvements, a little preparation beforehand can go a long…

How to Hide That Unsightly Sump Pump

by admin / July 20, 2016

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The weather in Michigan is unpredictable,¬† especially during the spring and fall months when there tends to be a lot of rain and potential flooding around your home. The lower level of your home is full of obstacles that may not be such an issue in the upper levels of your home. Things such as…