Monday, May 4, 2015

The Importance of Basement Waterproofing

Springtime rains can be troublesome when it comes to your home and most importantly your basement. Flooding and leaking can be detrimental to your basement and can cause irreparable damage from ruined belongings to a ruined foundations. Waterproofing your basement early in the season is an essential chore that will ensure that you don't suffer any damage this spring. 

 Why is Waterproofing Important?

Prevents Mold From Growing

Water that is left sitting in your basements can often cause mold to grow. This mold can lead to larger problems by spreading via mold spores that can cause the deterioration of your homes' infrastructure. Even more detrimental, these mold spores cause major health complications and are particularly problematic for those that suffer from asthma or allergies. 

Protects Your Belongings

Waterproofing helps to ensure that your belongings stored in your basement remain safe. Flooding can lead to your belongings, such as family albums or keepsakes, being ruined. Waterproofing is the only way to completely protect your belongings. 

Save You Money

Waterproofing you basement can ensure a strong and structurally sound foundation. This reduces deterioration and can save you thousands of dollars. Weak structures can shirt doors, which cause internal cracks. Leaky basements and moisture build up can decrease the value of your home, as well. Waterproofing your home is the first step to increasing your home's value before selling.

Trouble Areas to Waterproof

Making sure to fix or waterproof these areas while ensure the safety of your basement and home. Focusing on the main trouble areas will help to save you time, energy, and money. Knowing what to look for is important, as this diagram showcases there are a variety of locations that can cause flooding or lead to flooding.

About the Author: Ben is a guest contributor from StayDry Waterproofing, offering waterproofing solutions for all your homes needs.

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