Advantages of Basement Waterproofing

For most people, home maintenance is all about replacing kitchen tiles and doing some  landscaping. Most of the time, wet basement waterproofing is not the first thing that  comes to mind. It has never been one of those glamorous jobs that one looks forward  to, but when seepage occurs in the basement, there is no option but to look for a  reputable waterproofing contractor. Here are some of the advantages of hiring a  basement waterproofing contractor when the water problem occurs;

Home value and space

For many, the basement is that old and musty storage room in the home that they do  not give much thought to. This is the wrong way to look at it. From a square footage  point of view, the basement could account for another whole floor. Most basements are  between third and half of the entire floor space of the home. This is too much space to  take for granted. To have the basement free of mold growth, the musty smell and the  bacteria that comes from seepage means increasing the space in the house and  improving its overall value. Dealing with the mold problem once and for all protects the  investment and guarantees the long term value of the home.

Energy savings

Most of the time, the seepage is an indication of a much larger problem in the  basement, and unbelievable as it sounds, dealing with some of these problems might  result in an energy efficient house. Wet basement waterproofing might prevent cold air  from seeping into t house during the winter months. In the warmer months, seepage  might cause excess humidity in the house, requiring the air conditioning system to work  harder to have the room rid of warm air. Dealing with the seepage will therefore have a  huge effect on the energy efficiency of the home.

Health risks

That water and humidity can cause toxic mold growth is common knowledge to many  homeowners. What many people do not realize is just how quickly this can happen, and  how dangerous it can be for their homes. Toxic mold growth can happen in less than 48  hours, a scary thought especially for those that have been letting go of a mild seepage  problem for years. Exposure to mold can cause serious health problems.  For many, though, it is simply a matter of peace of mind. It helps knowing that the wet  basement waterproofing will get rid of many of the common problems one is likely to run  into with seepage in their homes.