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How to Hire A Basement Waterproofing Contractor


Basements are prone to leaks and water damage, necessitating the need for homeowners to hire waterproofing contractors to fix their problem.  However, if the waterproofing job goes wrong, you stand to lose a lot of money as well as becoming extremely frustrated. In order to avoid being caught in a bad waterproofing deal, we offer these tips when choosing who to hire:

Considerations when hiring a Basement Waterproofer:

Do they specialize in basement waterproofing? Or do they provide a multitude of home improvement services?

Does the contractor have years of experience, and do they give you the necessary information to make you feel like an educated consumer making an informed decision about your own waterproofing needs?  

Are they clear about the products and services they recommend and do they propose solutions based on your budget and the things you want accomplished? You should know exactly what you are getting, why those products are necessary and what to expect as a result. Check their references with the Better Business Bureau. Are they keeping their customers happy? Can the company provide references of satisfied basement waterproofing customers? How long will their installation take?H ow much more marketable and valuable will they make the home after it’s waterproofed? Do they operate with integrity, or do they use questionable sales tactics, pressuring homeowners to close the deal? Will a fully transferable, written warranty be provided with the system Do they offer a service department to service any needs after the installation?

Not all waterproofing contractors are the same, and using these tips, you can sort through the good, the bad, and the ugly!  You’ll save yourself a lot of headache by knowing what you are looking for when it comes to a reputable waterproofing contractor.

Call at least a few companies, and see what they have to say….or save yourself some trouble and call Foundation Systems of Michigan….because that is how we do business!  We are the experts, and pride ourselves on our integrity and experience.

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