How A Waterproofed Basement Can Save You Money
Your home is made up of a lot of different components, but it’s built on one thing – a solid foundation. Your foundation walls need to be protected and so does your basement in order to keep your home in the best shape possible – and to save you money in the long run. Maryland homes endure a considerable amount of rain each month – as much as 4 inches in most cases – and here at AA Action Waterproofing we take pride in keeping water out of your basement.
It’s important that you understand that taking the initiative to have a waterproofed basement is something that can save you money in numerous ways. It might seem like something you can put off, but the reality is that taking the time to waterproof a basement is something you need to do now. Here’s a look at some of the main ways it can save you a substantial amount of money.
- Prevents Mold – Mold growth can lead to a wide range of issues within the home including respiratory illness, allergies, and more. That can cause medical bills and create hotel room fees since many families have to stay in temporary lodgings until the mold is removed. And that mold removal can be incredibly expensive – especially if the mold growth is rampant.
- Prevents Rot – Damp basements can lead to rotted floor joists, wall studs, subfloors, and more. That rot can be expensive and time consuming to replace since the wood in a basement is often the primary support for the entire home.
- Prevents Foundation Damage – A poorly waterproofed basement is very susceptible to the appearance of cracks in the foundation. Those cracks can grow in size – especially over the winter – and allow more moisture into the basement while also compromising the structural integrity of the home. As a result, basement foundation wall repairs can be very expensive.
Those are just a few of the different ways that basement waterproofing can help save you money. By spending a small amount of time and money investing in preventative steps, you’ll be able to avoid higher costs in the future. It’s an investment that’s well worth making, and one that any Maryland homeowner needs to consider for their home.