One of the most common forms of damage we see in homes is water damage. Water damage can be caused by a number of factors, such as extreme weather conditions or faulty plumbing. One area that’s particularly vulnerable to water damage is your home’s basement, where water can enter through foundation cracks or bursting pipes. Most home basements experience water damage at some point during their existence. Here are some of the benefits of hiring a contractor to waterproof your basement, preventing water damage from ever being an issue for you.
Lower Insurance Claim Costs
Around one-fifth of all insurance claims homeowners make are due to water damage. Often, water damage can go unnoticed and build up over time, leaving you with extensive damage and an expensive repair bill. If you want to keep your home insurance from going up, preventive measures like waterproofing your basement can go a long way.
Stop Basement Flooding
Even waterproofing basics like sealing foundation cracks or installing a sump pump can be incredibly effective in preventing water damage. If water does seep through your home’s foundation, it can impact the joints and edges of your home’s structure, eventually causing more foundation cracks, buckling of walls, or damaged floors.
A Healthier Home
Not only can water damage harm your home, but it can also bring harm to you and your family. Excessive moisture and water damage are some of the most common causes of mold and mildew growth, leading to many health issues, including respiratory problems, skin rashes, and eye irritation, to name a few. By reducing your home’s moisture levels, you can reduce the risk of mold and mildew growth.
Lower Utility Costs
Excess moisture in your home can also raise humidity levels, making your home’s cooling and heating system work harder. Some estimates indicate that this can increase your energy bills up to 15%. Waterproofing can be a solution helping to maintain humidity levels within your home.
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