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The Benefits of Basement Waterproofing

The Benefits of Basement Waterproofing

Now is a great time to think about the value of investing in basement waterproofing.

The first day of summer is literally around the corner, but with schools already out it feels like summer is already here. Typically, the spring brings lots of wet, rainy weather to nourish the corps and encourage the flowers, but this spring has been unusually dry. This may have made it easy to forget that your basement has that obnoxious flooding issue whenever it rains. But it won’t be dry all summer (hopefully – that would be bad for the crops, after all), so now is a great time to think about the value of investing in basement waterproofing.

The Trouble With Water and Not Basement Waterproofing

Water is one of the most vital parts of life, but it is also one of the most destructive forces imaginable. Un-contained water can cause lots of damage, whether it is from a burst pipe or a flood of rainwater coming through the masonry of your foundation. Water damage can happen in stages. When water touches many building materials, it can immediately start to cause damage. Plaster and drywall, for example, can be eaten away simply by the water. Water can also cause damage over time – wood that gets wet will eventually start to rot. Even masonry will eventually be worn away by water. Water damage continues event after the water goes away (after you think you’ve cleaned it up or dried it out), because moist areas encourage mold and mildew growth, which can potentially be very dangerous. Additionally, wet materials can also attract insects and encourage bacteria growth.

The Benefits Of Basement Waterproofing

The benefits of waterproofing are pretty obvious: if you stop the water from flooding your basement or crawlspace, you stop the damage before it happens. This is so much better than trying to catch up to the damage and correct it once everything is wet, which can be hard, time consuming, expensive, and ultimately still might not get all of the damage. Professional waterproofing of your basement and crawlspace also can improve your home value and make it easier to sell your home. Finally, waterproofing also saves you from the stress of worrying if an impending storm is going to be the one to finally do your basement in. 

Remember It Is An Investment

Many people, especially those who have not experienced any catastrophic flooding, avoid waterproofing because of the cost, but think about what could be lost in your basement if it flooded substantially this summer. Appliances? Keepsakes and memories? The bottom line, though, is that it isn’t a cost it is an investment. You will spend more trying to repair and correct water damage overtime, plus have the added stress of fretting about the possibility of a catastrophic flood. Instead, invest in peace of mind and professionally waterproof your basement and crawlspaces so that you don’t have to worry anymore. 

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This entry was posted on Friday, June 16th, 2023 at 12:27 pm. Both comments and pings are currently closed.

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