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Find Answers to Some of Our Most Commonly Asked Questions

Michigan Basements aims to be a good partner in providing you with as much information you need to make the best decision for your home. If you are unable to find an answer to your question, a member of our team will be happy to help. Contact our office for more information or to schedule a consultation. 

What is waterproofing?
Waterproofing is the process of making an object or structure waterproofed or water-resistant so that it remains relatively unaffected by water or resisting the ingress of water under specified conditions.
Is the estimate really free?
Yes, as long as you are the home owner! We want to educate our customers before they decide to do anything to their home’s foundation.
What is the average cost of waterproofing a basement?
It is hard to give an exact price since basements are different for every home. Pricing depends on the scope of the works as we offer different solutions for different spaces depending the issues at hand.
How many years have you been in business?
We have been in business since 2012, but our experiences exceed 20 years!  We only hire those that have multiple years of professional experience in the industry.
What are the signs of a wet basement?
Any of the following are indicators of moisture in your basement:
  • Musty odor
  • Rust on metal objects, such as appliances
  • Rapid growth of mildew or mold
  • Damp spots on the floors or wall
  • Dry rot of items in the basement
  • Presence of a white, chalky substance on the walls
  • Bubbling wallpaper or peeling paint
What causes a wet or damp basement?
Many reasons can be the cause of a wet basement, such as a leaky pipe, condensation, etc. At Michigan Basements we solve water intrusion through the foundation.
What is a crawlspace encapsulation?
Crawlspace encapsulation is the process of wrapping every part of a crawlspace with a moisture barrier, including the walls of the foundation, as well as foundation piers and the ground.
What is a moisture barrier?
A moisture barrier, also known as a vapor barrier, is a piece of sheeting that is used to prevent moisture.
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