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Why Waterproofing Your Basement is a Good Idea

A finished basement with sofas and a TV

When you are a homeowner, it’s in your best interest to do everything you can to protect the integrity of your home. Not only will you protect the value of the property, but your family’s health and safety will be a priority. If you are keen on maintaining a healthy lifestyle and general cleanliness of your home, then you must consider waterproofing your basement.

What…basement? You read that right. It might not be on your “to do” list when you are renovating, but it is a wise investment and highly recommended. Not only will it help maintain a healthy environment in your home, it also adds value to your property. The last one got your attention, didn’t it?

Make the basement more useable

Your basement can be used for more than just storage and a laundry area. Just because it is underground doesn’t mean it’s not an important part of your home. Leaving your basement unattended means giving a whole load of good space to bacteria, mold growth, and seepage. Waterproofing the basement will make the area a whole lot more useful and if you intend it to sell in the future, this adds to the value of your property.

Save energy costs

The increased costs and demand for energy is no surprise. How appealing does reduced energy costs sound? If you waterproof your basement, the cracks in the basement will cover up and the hot air in the colder months will be trapped in the house. Thus, reduced energy costs. It works during summer time too by reducing the amount of hot air coming in through the walls and air-conditioned air escaping out through the cracks.

Maintain a healthy environment at home

If water is collected in any area in the basement or if there is a leakage, then it is doomed. Combine that with humidity and you have an unwanted guest: mold growth! It is disgusting and annoying and unhealthy; you do not want it under your roof. Associated with this mold growth are serious health hazards. Waterproofing is a great solution to a great many problems linked with seepage.

Show your home some love

You spent hundreds of thousands of dollars buying this home. Then you spent another big wad of cash decorating it and loving it (this was probably free of cost). Property is a huge investment and spending money on its behalf will pay off. But all that aside, waterproofing will enhance the foundation of your home and give it a brighter future. So you can enjoy your home stress-free.

No stressing during rains.

You know that moment when it suddenly starts to rain and you go running fetching buckets and pots to place under leakages. Wouldn’t life be better without all that hassle?

So here it is, the benefits of waterproofing your basement. Convinced yet? Give The Crack Doctor a call to learn more or to schedule a free estimate.


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