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Benefits of Basement Waterproofing

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No homeowner wants to see that their basement has flooded. Not only can a wet basement be harmful to your family, but your possessions can be ruined and the structure of your home compromised as well. Considering that over 60% of basements in the United States have an existing moisture issue.

No homeowner wants to see that their basement has flooded. Not only can a wet basement be harmful to your family, but your possessions can be ruined and the structure of your home compromised as well. Considering that over 60% of basements in the United States have an existing moisture issue, it is crucial that each and every homeowner invests in different home waterproofing solutions to ensure their home is as dry as can be.

 
Here are five benefits that come with waterproofing your basement.
Benefits of Basement Waterproofing

Creates a healthier environment in your home

It only takes mold 24 to 48 hours to grow on a damp surface. Considering that mold can still be present even if you cannot see or smell it, this can be quite dangerous when breathing in consistently.

Keeps the cost at bay

A wet basement can be quite costly when you combine the prices of your ruined possessions and the professionals who come to clean up. Unfortunately, water damage is all too common in the United States, as 20% of all insurance claims made by homeowners are due in part to water damage. So with this in mind, your waterproofing methods are just an investment into the upkeep and maintenance of your home.

Protects your floors

A typical basement has a concrete floor that’s between two and four inches thick. This thin floor can be quite vulnerable to pressure from the ground water below it and can crack and fill the basement with water if not properly maintained.

Decreases your home’s energy costs

Humid indoor air can put a strain on your home’s HVAC system, which then causes your home’s heating and cooling bills to increase anywhere from 10% to 15%. A basement waterproof system can keep your home’s humidity levels consistent so your energy bill doesn’t go through the roof.

Increases property value

Thinking about selling your home? Water damage and mold growth can actually reduce the value of your home up to 25%. On the other hand, a fully waterproofed basement will assure buyers that their new home will be safe and dry for years!

With these benefits in mind, what’re you waiting for? Contact our professionals to get your home waterproofed today!

WRITTEN BY

Austin Werner

Austin Werner is the Owner of The Real Seal LLC, a basement waterproofing and foundation repair company. Austin believes that having a highly trained and happy team is the key to success. This is reflected through hundreds of 5 star customer reviews his company has received online.

10 Responses

  1. OMG! I never knew that 60% of basements in the United States have an existing moisture issue, it’s a good thing I’m researching about house structure and stability before buying a house.

    1. Hi William! You’re definitely doing the right thing researching well before buying a home. Keep at it and let us know if we can help at all!

  2. It got my attention when you said that your basement’s flooring is thin and can crack if it will be filled with water. With this in mind, I will be sure to hire a waterproofing contractor that can have our basement waterproofed later this week. It always gets flooded, and I don’t want to end up paying for expensive flooring repairs.

    1. Hi Shammy!

      Very good idea. We always recommend having a contractor to evaluate the issues. A flooding basement is not normal, and bigger issues can certainly arise from it. Let us know if we can be of help and have a great day!

  3. I liked learning that waterproofing your basement can prevent dangerous mold growth, which can create a healthier environment overall. My husband and I want to ensure that our house is completely safe for our family. We’ll have to look into getting our basement waterproofed so we are protected from the risk of mold.

    1. Hi Charlotte, thanks! Happy to help educate. Always a good idea to get the basement waterproofed.

  4. Thank you for mentioning that basement waterproofing can help lower your home’s energy bills. I’ve been searching for a good way to reduce my utility costs this year, so I’m thinking about hiring a professional to waterproof my basement next week. I’m going to search for a reliable basement waterproofing service in my area to employ.

    1. Always a good idea to get waterproofing work done. Not only to reduce bills, but to preserve your foundation mainly!

  5. It’s great that you mentioned how basement waterproofing could prevent your home’s humidity levels consistent so your energy bill wouldn’t go through the roof. I heard our area is really prone to floods so we’re thinking of measures on how to mitigate potential damages to our house. We should definitely hire some professionals to do a basement waterproofing for us.

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