Wet basements are not a fun problem to have. They lead to a variety of health and financial issues that can cause quite the headache! But you can take preventive measures to avoid having this issue.
Here are 4 reasons you need basement waterproofing now:
- Do you want to live in a healthier home? Wet basements are notorious for having mould issues due to the increased humidity in the house. And mould has been known to cause various health ailments, such as respiratory problems, headaches, allergies, colds and skin irritation. Waterproofing your basement ensures that these fungi will not have the right environment in which to grow.
- Are you looking to save money? Excessive humid air will make the home feel warmer than it actually is. Your air conditioner will then have to work harder to cool your home, and you’ll find yourself with a higher energy bill. This can be quite expensive in the long run. With basement waterproofing, you will reduce the moisture and humidity levels, and consequently get enjoy the benefit of lowered energy bills.
- Do you want to prevent property damage? With April showers, your house may flood and leak. This is a hassle to clean up, and can ruin any belongings you have stored in the basement. Floods and leaks can also damage your structure, and cause wood to rot.
- Are you looking to sell your home? Having a dry basement increases your property value, as few people would want to purchase a home that comes with a major repair issue. Furthermore, it’s another reason for a potential buyer to reduce the selling price by more than what the cost would be to fix the underlying problem.
Take the proactive step to waterproof your basement now! The Crack Doctor has a variety of solutions to your wet basement problem. Call us for more information!