Why should I waterproof my basement?

There are a multitude of reasons why you should waterproof your basement.  The most common reason to take on a basement waterproofing project is because of damage that has already occurred.  However, Home Spec Advanced Basement, sees many cases and many reasons why someone will want a basement waterproofed.

Waterproffing

Waterproffing

It is important that you understand how important your basement is – it is more than just a storage area.  Whether you have a finished basement or not, it is your foundation – the structure that keeps your home safe and secure.  Many times if there is a waterproofing issue, then there is also a foundation issue.  It is important that you take care of both issues as soon as possible to avoid further problems, including costly structural issues.

basement waterproofing

basement waterproofing

Below are just a few of the most common reasons why you should consider basement waterproofing of your home:

  • Health issues are a main concern with many families today.  If your basement has a water or moisture problem, it can be causing allergy or asthma problems for your family.  As the water and moisture evaporates through your home, dust mites, mold, and mildew can accumulate causing serious health concerns.
  • Another common concern is higher energy costs.  Increased water and moisture in your basement will increase the humidity in your home.  It is more difficult to cool humid air, which can cause your air conditioner to run longer to try and cool the air off.  The same is true when you try to head humid air.  Some have experienced increase energy costs of as much as 10-15%.
  • The main reason, if the above two are not enough, is for structural problems. Without basement waterproofing, you may experience serious damage to not only the foundation of your home, but the interior as well.  It can be costly to fix the foundation, however, when you have to replace drywall, windows, doors, and more because problems, it can get very costly.

While these few reasons should be enough of a reason to do basement waterproofing, remember that if you have water issues and foundation problems, it can decrease the value of your property.  However, a basement that is properly waterproofed, with no foundation issues can increase the value of the home.  Do not take a chance with your health, continue paying high energy costs, or potentially have a safety issue with an unstable foundation – consider basement waterproofing today.  There is no reason to not do it!

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