Waterproofing Your Basement Will Prevent Headaches Down The Road
When it comes to your home, your basement is probably often overlooked. After all, it’s most likely used for storage of little-used items and furniture, and is infrequently visited. But the source of costly repairs could be lurking in this often overlooked room. With the brutal polar vortex that’s been plaguing the northeast, your basement could be quietly leaking and damaging your home and possessions without your knowing it. Water can get into your basement from a variety of sources. In this post, we’ll look at them and how AA Action Waterproofing can help you protect your most valuable asset with basement waterproofing.
How Water Gets Into Your Basement
Water can seep or flow into your basement in several ways:
- Condensation from warm air outside hitting the cool pipes in your basement
- Water from leaky pipes or broken sewer lines
- Runoff from heavy rains or melting snow
- Groundwater seeping in through cracks in your foundation or basement walls
Through one these routes, water can infiltrate your basement and damage your home in several ways, from water damage to the drywall to causing mold and mildew growth. This damage can occur for an extended period of time with you completely unaware of it. Once you notice the damage, you may have no other option than to carry out costly repairs. But this unpleasant scenario can be avoided with waterproofing installed by our professionals. Waterproofing has many advantages that can enhance your home and save you from expensive repairs in the future.
The advantages of waterproofing are the protection of your home’s structural integrity, potential increase in living space, and peace of mind in knowing you’re safe from flooded basements. The structural integrity of your home is its most important feature. Water leakage can erode your foundation, leading to foundational shifting that can result in extensive damage to your home, which will cost thousands of dollars to repair. In addition, damage to your home’s structural integrity can seriously impact its value on the market, significantly reducing its resell value. Waterproofing your home can prevent this and add value to your home should you choose to put it on the market. Another advantage that basement waterproofing can provide is an increase in living space.
With waterproofing, you can transform your basement from a little-visited storage area to a vibrant living or play space. Increased living area also adds value to your home. Finally, basement waterproofing gives you peace of mind in knowing that regardless of weather conditions, your home and its value are protected, and that you won’t have to spend a fortune of repairs. Waterproofing your basement can save you money and time and is a sound investment in your home’s future. Call or fill out our online form for a free estimate today!