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What Happens If My Basement Foundation is Cracked?

by Joe Ellis / August 31, 2022

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Foundation cracks are more common than you may think. Although some may be more serious than others, if you ever see or suspect a foundation crack, you should always have it checked. It is important to note whether the crack remains the same over time or continues to grow. If you have a crack and…

Benefits of a Triple Sump Pump for Your Basement

by Joe Ellis / August 10, 2022

Water powered sump pump

If you have a basement or have ever been in one you have probably heard of a sump pump. A sump pump is essentially used to protect your basement from rainwater entering. The device moves water to the outside of your home and can help homeowners save thousands of dollars in repair costs due to…

5 Tips for Waterproofing Your Basement

by Joe Ellis / July 21, 2022

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Basement waterproofing is essential when you are working on finishing or remodeling your basement and nearly all basements are prone to moisture, mold and water damage. As a basement waterproofing contractor in Michigan, we know that throughout certain points of the year and areas of the country, especially those with more rainfall, basement moisture can…

What to Expect When Waterproofing Your Basement

by Joe Ellis / July 14, 2022

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Waterproofing your basement is a daunting task but it doesn’t have to be with the help of a professional basement waterproofing company. Whether you are waterproofing to fix an existing problem or to prevent a future problem, waterproofing your basement is always a good idea and a great investment in your home, but depending on…

Waterproofing Your Basement Walls: Costs and Options

by Joe Ellis / June 30, 2022

Basement waterproofing

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

Basement Floor and Wall Crack Repair

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…