If Your Home Were a Person, You Would Waterproof the Basement

May 17, 2014

The last time your loved one was very ill, did you want him or her to get better?  Or did you simply shrug your shoulders and say, “We’ll just wait and see if your body will heal itself.  There’s no need to do anything now”?  Most likely, you were worried and wanted to make certain he or she was treated as soon as possible to avoid any further complications.  So why don’t most homeowners have that same reaction when it comes to waterproofing their basements?

In essence, a wet basement is a sign that the basement is “sick”.  Certainly, it isn’t a living being, but it does serve a purpose for the living beings residing in the property.  When the basement isn’t performing up to par, everyone ends up suffering.  It’s like living with someone who is constantly experiencing flu-like symptoms: You’re constantly reminded that the disease is hurting the individual.  A perpetually wet basement is a sign of a bigger disease, too.

Ironically, waterproofing the basement can be completed relatively quickly.  In fact, it probably takes less time for a basement waterproofing specialist from The Crack Doctor in Toronto to fix a wet basement problem than it does for a medical doctor to stop the coughs, aches and fevers associated with simple colds and more complex influenza.  Within hours, a wet basement can be made dry through proprietary waterproofing measures.

The problem, of course, is that most people don’t think of their properties as they would humans.  They ignore issues like wet basements, mould and mildew.  They somehow feel that the house will have the ability to heal itself.  Of course, that doesn’t happen.  A wet basement will continue to be wet every time water abuts the foundation until the issue has been solved once and for all.

Waterproofing practices for basements are cost-effective; they are also guaranteed to last.  (Try getting that kind of promise from a physician when you go to his or her office complaining of a raw, sore throat or a chest-heaving cough!)  In other words, there is no excuse not to take the next step.  A call to the The Crack Doctor at 1-866-788-3288 can start the process of healing your home.

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