When considering ways to protect your home and the valuables in it, a well waterproofed basement may be just as useful as a home security system. Every year thousands of families suffer the loss of irreplaceable family relics, heirlooms, photo albums, and other items of sentimental value due to dampness, mold, or flooding of an non-waterproofed basement. Additionally, a lack of waterproofing can be a serious risk to your home’s value, and your family’s safety.
Below we have listed just a few of the many benefits of professionally waterproofing your home.
Protecting Your Home’s Value
Most people when buying a new home look at it as an investment, the value of which will increase over time. A damp and moldy basement acts as a leach on your home’s value, ruining items in your storage spaces, degrading your foundation, and potentially causing health risks that could make your home unliveable. By properly waterproofing your home, you are safe-guarding this investment and protecting your home’s value for years to come.
Increasing your Living Space
Many homeowners disregard the potential usefulness their basement or crawlspace have to offer, choosing to leave roughly one-third of their home’s total space damp and unuseable. Effectively waterproofing these areas opens up a whole new floor of liveable space in your home, turning an area formerly reserved for laundry or junk storage into a space for relaxation, a clubhouse, or even an in-laws suite.
Creating a Healthy Home
Dampness and humidity in your home can lead to bacteria and mold growth in a matter of hours. By allowing these problems to go unaddressed, your family is exposed to a number of health risks, including respiratory problems and potentially serious illness. Even minor basement seepage can pose major health risks to your family if allowed to go on for an extended period of time. That is why it is important to tackle these issues now in order to ensure the your family’s wellness and continued happiness in your home.
Calm During the Storm
As a homeowner, your house can present you with a lot to worry about on a daily basis, let alone during a severe weather event. By properly waterproofing your basement, you can avoid a great deal of stress during the next storm by being confident your home, and its foundation are protected from flooding.
Lowering Energy Costs
Homeowners waste thousands of dollars annually on heating and cooling leaky, improperly waterproofed basements. By sealing cracks and leaks in your home’s building envelope you can cut down on your home’s heating bills in the winter by keeping more warm air in. Also, you will be giving your air conditioning a break during the summer months by limiting the amount of heavy humid air that lingers in damp basements and crawlspaces. Should you decide to sell your home, your property’s value will get a boost from overall improvements to your home’s energy efficiency which is always an attractive quality to potential homebuyers.
Services We Offer
Here at Dirt Connections our team of experienced contractors offer a wide variety of services to protect your home and your family from the problems associated with leaky basements and unwanted water. Below is a short list of what Dirt Connections can help you address:
- Exterior Waterproofing System
- Interior Water Management System
- Sump Pump Systems
- Mold Prevention
- Mold Remediation
- Interior Wall Spray
- And more…
Contact Dirt Connections Today
Our team of experts are standing by to help you with your home dampness issues. Contact us today for a free diagnosis and estimate.