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Why You Should Waterproof Your Basement?

Why You Should Waterproof Your Basement?
There are many home improvement projects that homeowners think about but definitely basement waterproofing is not one of them. You can understand why basement waterproofing does not enter the mind of a homeowner. The reason for this is that it is not a very glamorous project. Although it is a lot better than having a damp and moldy basement.

If you professionally waterproof your basement, then you will enjoy many benefits. These benefits are given below.

Many homeowners think that the basement is simply space where you put the things that you no longer need. Other people have made their basement a place to do their laundry in. However, homeowners should not look at their basements in this way. By checking the area of the basement, you will soon realize how big space is. The basement alone makes up about half or a third of your entire home. An improper use of the basement will make it a huge, waste space. Bacteria, seepage, and molds will inhabit the basement if you don’t use it properly. If you waterproof your basement, then you can make it a usable space for your home and it will increase its value. If you sell your house in the future, then a waterproofed basement will be an advantage. contact us for more info!

If you waterproof your basement or crawl space, then you can actually save on energy cost. The energy efficiency of your home is increased if old cracks are sealed because cold air is prevented from coming in during the fall and winter seasons. In the same way, during the warmer and wetter months, when seepage and cracks in your foundation cause excess moisture to enter the home, your air conditioner has to work harder to get rid of the warm moist air. If you want your air conditioning to be more efficient, then humidity plays an important role.

Water and humidity causes the increase of molds. Your home can easily be the breeding ground of molds. Toxic black mold grows very fast and in a matter of a day or two, they would have increased in number greatly. Seepage that is left unchecked will surely invite molds in. Your family is at risk of health problems if you let molds grow in your basement. Give a phone us for more questions!

Waterproofing your basement can help protect your investment. Your investment is protected if you ensure the long term health of the foundation of your home.

You get stressed if mold grows in your basement. You can also be stressed every time you hear the claps of thunder before a heavy thunderstorm. You then get ready to do a thorough basement cleaning after the storm. But if you waterproof your basement, you don’t have to be stressed over this. With this, you don’t have to worry about cleaning up after a storm.