The Four Reasons Why You Need To Waterproof Your Basement
It’s truly mind-boggling to see the number of people who don’t it’s worthwhile to waterproof your basement. At first glance it might simply seem like an expensive task that won’t really give you much in return. But when you take a look at the health, financial, and personal benefits, hiring a contractor like AA Action Waterproofing to protect the basement in your Maryland home is a no-brainer.
Waterproofing Prevents Mold
Mold, mildew, and fungus—doesn’t sound fun, does it? First of all, it’s just not nice to look at, but it actually can cause some serious health issues for you and your family including sneezing, itching, runny nose, congestion, and dry and scaly skin. The spores from mold growing in your basement can also enter your body and cause hay fever symptoms. Even worse, mold spores can trigger asthma and other respiratory problems that are not easy to take care of. A basement that has been waterproofed, however, is much less likely to grow mold, therefore keeping you and your family healthier.
Waterproofing Keeps Your Home Strong
The second you have water in the foundation of your home, you’re already facing much bigger problems down the line. Slowly but surely, this water will deteriorate the building and its foundation, and small cracks in the building materials become huge problems once water comes into the picture. Yes, it’s a financial investment to waterproof your basement, but go ahead and look up how much it might cost you to repair a bit of your home’s foundation. The number is going to be astronomical! Compared to the price of waterproofing your home, which not only keeps it in good condition but can even increase its market price, opting to repair instead of prepare with waterproofing can truly break the bank.
Waterproofing Protects Your Possessions
Whether your basement is a play room, extra living space, laundry room, office, or simply storage for some of your valuable belongings, it’s important to keep whatever you have down there in good condition. Imaging going downstairs one day only to find your entire basement flooded and all of your things—furniture, toys, electronics, and more—completely ruined. You’d likely be kicking yourself, wishing you’d done something more to protect such valuable items.
Of course, some of your items can be destroyed with even the smallest amount of water. You really don’t need to experience a flooding disaster to lose important things that you care about! Dampness or little pools of water are just as dangerous. Infiltration, or the unintended leaking of moisture, water, and water vapor can lead to significant damage later on. It can even be more dangerous if it goes unnoticed, harming the structure of your home as well as whatever your basement holds.
Waterproofing Gives You More Space
Imagine the possibilities of your new safe, dry space: an office, living area, exercise space, or even a bedroom! If you’re feeling a little bit cramped in your home and would like to expand, first take a look downstairs. With professional waterproofing services from AA Action Waterproofing, you can transform that space downstairs into something truly special.
If you’re ready to make positive changes in your home, call AA Action Waterproofing at 877-344-9654 today for your free quote.