The Need for Basement Waterproofing
A lot of homeowners don’t think about waterproofing their basements even if it is something that is very important for the home. You can understand why basement waterproofing does not enter the mind of a homeowner. Basement waterproofing is not really a very glamorous project to do. But if you do not waterproof your basement, you end up with a damp and moldy one.
There are many benefits that you can enjoy if you have your basement professionally waterproofed. Here are some of these benefits.
The problem with most homeowners is that they look at the basement as a space for putting their junks in. There are those who use the basement to do their laundry in. This is, however, not the right way of using your basement. If you check out the space of your basement, it is actually as big as an entire floor. Measuring the basement will make you see that it makes up about a half or a third or your whole house. This huge space is wasted if it is not used properly. If you don’t use this space, then it will be inhabited by bacteria, seepage, and molds. Waterproofing your basement will make it a useable space for your home and it will increase its value. If ever you decide to sell your home in the future, then this gives you an advantage.
Waterproofing your basement can save you on energy costs. If you seal up old cracks you can increase your energy efficiency by preventing cold air from coming in during the fall and winter seasons. If you seal your old cracks, then warm moist air cannot enter the basement so moisture will not enter your home and your air conditioner will not be overworked. Humidity plays an important role in efficient air conditioning.
Mold grows where there are water and humidity. Your home can easily be the breeding ground of molds. Toxic black mold grows very fast and in a matter of a day or two, they would have increased in number greatly. If you have been ignoring seepage for years, then your home will be a breeding ground for mold. Your family is at risk of health problems if you let molds grow in your basement.
You can protect your investment by waterproofing your basement. Your investment is protected if you ensure the long term health of the foundation of your home.
Mold growing in your basement can be a cause of health issues. You can also be stressed every time you hear the claps of thunder before a heavy thunderstorm. The sign of a storm will prompt you to prepare for cleaning the basement after the storm. Waterproofing your basement will give you great peace of mind. You don’t have to worry about cleaning up after a storm.