3 Benefits of Waterproofing Your Basement
Unless the basement has been converted into a living space, most of us don’t spend much time down there. So, when the walls start to crack or moisture starts seeping into the concrete, we don’t usually find out until it’s too late.
Benefits of Waterproofing
Basements are literally the foundation of our homes and, as such, are very important to maintaining their structural integrity. Making sure that this space is waterproofed can go a long way towards this goal but, many homeowners worry about the cost. In other words, does the cost outweigh the advantages? For the answer to this question, consider these points:
- Protection: When water seeps into your home, it can put the foundation’s integrity at risk and your loved ones in danger. Waterproofing is one of the best ways to keep the foundation of your home intact. And, if you use your basement for storage or as a living area, it will keep items (like gadgets, appliances, furniture, etc.) safe.
- Healthier living space: Many homeowners have converted their basements into spare bedrooms, rec rooms, and more. And, to ensure you get maximum enjoyment out of these spaces, it’s important that they remain dry. If not, they become the perfect breeding grounds for mildew and mold. Not only does this create a nasty smell, it can also endanger the health of you and your loved ones. Waterproofing your basement will keep these contaminants out and your family safe.
- Increase the value of your home: Basement waterproofing, by its very nature, keeps your home and its contents protected. And, it is for this reason, that it also increases your home’s market value. In fact, many prospective buyers consider a waterproofed basement to be a requirement when looking for a new home.
One More Thing…
Although waterproofing your basement has many benefits, it’s not what is considered to be the typical DIY task. There are small things that you can do to minimize water damage but, they are (at best) a temporary fix.
To ensure you get to the root of your water damage problem or to take pre-emptive action, consider calling AAction Waterproofing for a free consultation today. We have over 28 years of experiencing helping our customers in the Northern Virginia, Maryland, and Washington DC areas with their waterproofing needs. You can count on us to get the job done right and for a fair price.