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Why is Basement Waterproofing Necessary?

Monday, June 28th, 2021 by Lydia Peth


Why Is basement waterproofing necessary? 

 

Many homeowners may wonder if waterproofing their basement is necessary or not. Well, no one wants to deal with a damp or wet basement, so let's say that it’s highly recommended for your home. Let’s discuss more in detail why waterproofing your basement is important and how the job can improve your home: 

 

  1. Keeps your basement dry while reducing moisture overall 

  • The build up of moisture from water leaks could potentially lead to mold and mildew growth within your home. This could potentially resort to negative health issues… which is not ideal. It’s important to feel safe and comfortable in your own home, so waterproofing your basement is important in reducing overall moisture to prevent this. Keep your basement dry!

  1. Chances of flooding are decreased 

  • Severe weather and even plumbing failures may cause flooding in your home. The simple action of waterproofing your basement through the use of installing items such as sump pumps and drainage systems can help make certain that  any water entering your basement is quickly removed. 

  1. Prevention of further structural damage 

  • Waterproofing helps to prevent any further damage to your property. Further damage to your structure may look like cracks in the foundation, leaks in basement walls, or buckling of the floors and walls. By waterproofing your basement, this will help to protect the edges from excess water and will help to prevent any further serious damage. 

  1. Lower energy cost and improvement to value of your home 

  • The humidity in your home can increase due to a wet and warm environment in your home, especially as the heat increases during the summer months. Water proofing can help to insulate your home to help keep your heating and cooling system bills under control. High bills are no fun!

  • Improvement to your home value could be due to waterproofing. No one wants to purchase a home with a wet basement. Protect your home for future buyers!

     

    Basement Waterproofing Before and After

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