Have you considered waterproofing your basement, but put it off because of the cost?
If so, you’re not alone – especially if you’ve not yet had problems with a leaky or flooded basement. For many homeowners, the basement is an afterthought until there’s a problem that needs fixing.
However, investing in waterproofing your basement might be one of the smartest things you could do. Why wait until a problem occurs when you can prevent it instead – all while potentially adding value to your home.
Your basement can impact the value of your home
Then there’s the question of structural integrity. A waterproofed basement protects the foundations of your home. A damaged foundation can be incredibly costly to fix and will certainly reduce the value of your home – if it doesn’t make it impossible to sell it at all.
Cracks in the walls, bowing walls, and sloping floors can all point to a problem with your foundation. A damp basement can knock as much as 10% off the value of your home. If there are structural issues, this could be even higher. Waterproofing your basement protects the value of your home and helps prevent any problems before they even start.
If you’re looking to increase the value of your home, then a finished basement that adds extra useable space to your home is a great idea. Now, more than ever, people appreciate having extra space in their homes. The lockdowns resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic have seen many people spending more time in their homes than ever.
When you’re trying to live and work at home with your entire family surrounding you 24/7, the idea of an extra room to work from or relax in is very appealing. Even just a little extra storage space can be a big selling point.
While COVID-19 lockdowns are a short-term and temporary measure, it’s forcing people to rethink precisely what they want from their dream home. Space to comfortably work from home is now high on the list for many people and is likely to remain there long after lockdowns are a distant memory.
Your basement is an investment in your health
Even if you’re unlikely to be selling your home at any point in the future, waterproofing is still a sound investment. Basement waterproofing doesn’t just protect your financial investment in your home. It’s also an investment in your family’s health.
According to a study from the National Centre for Healthy Housing, 40% of the air in the upper floors of your home comes from the basement. A waterproofed basement is less likely to be harboring mold spores that can become airborne, affecting your family’s respiratory health.
If you have a problem with mold, removal can be complicated and will require waterproofing to prevent the problem from reoccurring. Even if you don’t have any known issues now, waterproofing your basement makes the environment inhospitable for mold and proactively protects your family’s health.
We offer basement waterproofing services in New Jersey, New York, Delaware, and Southern Pennsylvania. With over 30 years of basement waterproofing experience, Affordable Waterproofing pride ourselves on our unparalleled customer service, and we even offer a lifetime guarantee.