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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…

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…

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…

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…

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…