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How Waterproofing Your Basement Can Boost Your Home’s Value


Are you trying to decide whether you should waterproof your basement? There are many benefits to basement waterproofing. The most obvious one is that waterproofing your basement prevents water damage, but there are many other reasons why basement waterproofing is a good move. In fact, basement waterproofing does actually increase the value of your home.

More Enjoyment for You

When considering the impact of home improvements, most people only think about monetary resale value or return on investment. While cost certainly is an important consideration, it is also essential to take into account the value, comfort, and convenience you get from your home while you’re living in it. A waterproofed basement improves your quality of life while you’re in the home—you won’t have to worry about cleaning up after a flood or replacing water-damaged items. A dry basement will also help to maintain good indoor air quality and make it possible to use your basement as an extension of your living space. You can’t turn your basement into an extra bedroom, work room, or family room if you don’t waterproof it.

Increased Home Value

Most experts agree that not only will you recoup the cost of waterproofing your basement when you sell your home, but you may also profit from the investment. A waterproofed basement can count as livable space and increase the value of your home. Most people buying homes prefer to buy one with a basement that is already waterproofed and will pay for it. On the flipside, not having a waterproofed basement can force you to sell your home at a lower price. If you have water damage in your basement, you may struggle to sell your home at all.

Don’t put your home’s value on the line. Get the maximum enjoyment out of it now and the maximum resale value down the line by calling The Real Seal of Chicago. Schedule an estimate for basement waterproofing, sump pumps, and more by clicking the “Schedule an Estimate” or by calling (847) 996-9320.


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.

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