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Basement Waterproofing & Foundation Repair in Toledo, OH

Toledo’s wet weather and expansive soils are behind much of the water and foundation damage homes in the area experience. FSM has the best moisture management and foundation repair solutions available to combat these forces and protect your home.

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Toledo, OH Local Office

Foundation Systems of Michigan

5555 Airport Hwy
Toledo, OH 43615
(567) 202-8705

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Monday – Friday: 7 am – 9 pm
Saturday: 8 am – 6 pm
Sunday: 10 am – 7 pm


Foundation Systems of Michigan (FSM), a Groundworks Company, specializes in helping homeowners with their foundation repair, basement waterproofing, crawl space encapsulation, concrete, gutter, and generator needs. Our top priority is providing high-quality home repair solutions and personalized service across the state of Michigan. With fully trained technicians, industry-leading products, and nationally backed warranties, FSM is here to restore your foundation or basement.


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One of our contact center representatives will reach out to you to determine your problem and set the best time for one of our certified field inspectors to visit your home.

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Our certified field inspector will visit your home to observe the problems in your home and inspect other areas of your home that may have been impacted.

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Our professional production crew installs patented, American-made solutions in each home with care and strives to leave the area better than we found it.

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Why Homeowners Choose Foundation Systems of Michigan

Foundation Systems of Michigan, a Groundworks Company, is the leading foundation repair company in Michigan. We proudly offer basement waterproofing, foundation and crawl space repair and encapsulation, concrete lifting and leveling to homeowners across the state.

For more than 15 years our commitment to exceptional customer service, cutting-edge products, and installation procedures has made us the number one choice for Michigan homeowners. We treat your home like it is our own and get the job done right, the first time. Schedule your free inspection and estimate by calling or contacting us today.

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Basement Waterproofing in Toledo, OH

Basements are naturally damp because they are primarily below ground, and Toledo’s wet, humid continental climate only makes matters worse. Water from the area’s more than 65 inches of annual precipitation can easily find its way inside your basement through cracked walls and floors, leaking windows, and because of poor foundation drainage. Elevated humidity inside your basement, flooding, musty odors, and mold growth, are hazardous problem signs to watch out for. As soon as you notice these issues, contact FSM right away for a free inspection and repair estimate. We will recommend and install quality, long-lasting solutions like interior drainage, sump pumps, dehumidifiers, wall vapor barriers, and anti-freeze exterior sump pump discharge line attachments to keep your basement dry and healthy.

Crawl Space Repair & Encapsulation in Toledo, OH

Crawl spaces aren’t as prevalent as basements, but many Toledo homes were built on top of these hollow areas that elevate the house off the ground. Water and humidity can attack your crawl space and home due to open vents that aid in the stack effect. Mold spores, pest waste, and musty odors will travel up to your main living area, and soft, wet clay-based soil will fail to uphold support beams. Cutting off moisture and changing the environment with crawl space drainage, sump pumps, dehumidifiers, thermal insulation, and encapsulation with vapor barriers and vent covers will be a game changer for the rest of your home. 

Foundation Repair in Toledo, OH

Clay-based soil common throughout Toledo can easily become unstable from 34 inches of rain and 31 inches of snow the area receives within a year. These forces are destructive to your foundation, which relies on the soil for stability. Hydrostatic pressure formed from overly saturated expansive soil has the power to crack and move walls, and wet or shifting underlying soil also causes the foundation to settle and move downwards. You will know there is a problem when you have wall cracks, drywall nail pops, inwardly bowing basement walls, uneven floors, and sticking windows and doors. All our fully warrantied foundation repair solutions including wall anchors, pier systems, and crawl space supports bypass the expansive soil to offer permanent repair and protection. 

Concrete Lifting & Leveling in Toledo, OH

Concrete slabs are subject to similar damage for the same reasons foundations fail – the soil and weather. When Toledo’s clay soil is too wet or washes away (from 34 inches of rain and 31 inches of snow each year), it lacks the stability the concrete slabs need to stay standing. Voids also can be left behind if the soil is too dry and shrinks, or if invasive tree roots shift the soil. Concrete around your property such as your steps, sidewalk, driveway, or patio will then crack and become uneven. These issues create tripping hazards and poor aesthetics. To bring your concrete back to its former glory, FSM’s innovative polyurethane foam concrete lifting and leveling solution will be used.

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Many homeowners believe that concrete is indestructible. Although used for virtually every building, driveway, and sidewalk, concrete is still a porous material. This means that it has thousands of tiny pores within it that water can easily flow through and cause damage. When water sits on top of concrete for a prolonged period it can cause it to crack and become uneven. The same goes for your home’s foundation. When water sits around your foundation, whether in the soil or around the base, it can cause severe structural damage. 

Lack of proper foundation drainage can put your home at risk of suffering from water damage. The water around your basement or even in your basement can compromise your foundation and the safety of your home on various levels. Not investing in a high-quality drainage system may seem like the most affordable option, but in the long run, it is the most expensive one.  

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The volume of damage water can cause should never be underestimated. While standing water around your foundation or overly saturated soil may seem harmless, it can cause your foundation to move and shift. When this happens, cracks can appear, causing a whole array of other problems. By keeping your foundation properly drained, you won’t just keep it dry, but stable and safe as well.  

If you do not have proper drainage, heavy rains can easily soak the soil beneath your home, making it less stable. As a result, your foundation can begin to settle. Foundation settlement is a serious problem that should not be ignored. It can make your home collapse if left unsupervised. On the other hand, water accumulating beneath your home can push against your foundation floor or walls, making them crack or bow.  

Mold and Rot Growth  

Keeping water away from your home can also prevent mold growth. Mold mostly thrives in dark and damp places, so your humid basement will be an ideal place for it to spread. Since mold releases airborne spores, it also presents a health hazard. If you inhale them, you could end up with serious respiratory issues. On the other hand, wood rot also prefers humid environments. Since rot can damage your wooden supports and drastically weaken them, it can easily compromise your home’s structural integrity.  

Ensuring that your foundation stays dry is the best way to keep mold and rot away from your home. By doing so, you will make your home a safer and healthier place for your family. Furthermore, you will also increase your home’s market value. Nothing can lower the price of the house as quickly as foundation issues, so make sure you invest in a proper drainage system.

When homeowners hear about crawl space waterproofing and all it entails, many question the necessity of encapsulation, especially if the area is already closed off. A sump pump and dehumidifier make sense, but how can a vapor barrier protect a crawl space from water damage? Well, the materials your crawl space is made of, wood and concrete, experience rapid deterioration after water exposure. This is because both materials are highly absorbent. 
Because of their permeability, even water vapor can get through and invade your crawl space or crawl space. You might think this isn’t really a big deal—after all, water vapor is what the dehumidifier is for, right? However, once that moisture passes through the wood and concrete, there’s a possibility that mold will grow. There are certain types of mold that can survive even when the air isn’t very humid, so it wouldn’t take much for your foundation to start deteriorating. 
Vapor barriers completely block all water and water vapor that tries to get into the crawl space. It’s made of a completely inorganic material, so no mold can eat at it and grow. Encapsulation also helps insulate the area and keep temperatures stable which lowers energy bills. And last but not least, encapsulation tidies up the way your basement or crawl space looks. The sleek, white barrier brightens up the space, makes it look bigger than it truly is, and keeps everything clean for years to come. 

Besides high moisture below your home, vapor barriers also prevent wood rot, mold, efflorescence, uneven floors, pests, standing water, and wet insulation from occurring in your crawl space. The craziest part is that’s not even everything a vapor barrier protects against. Since your home relies on your crawl space for solid support, installing a vapor barrier protects nearly everything in your home – including furniture, walls, and your loved ones.

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