Leaky Basement? Professional Basement Waterproofing will Increase Your Home’s Value and Safety
Dealing with a leaky basement can be nerve-wracking. Furthermore, if left unattended it will only serve to significantly lower the value of your biggest investment. More importantly, wet basements will create an extremely unhealthy situation for you and your family.
Unfortunately trying to deal with a leaky basement yourself rarely if ever works. In fact, any of the the DIY solutions you’ll find posted online will only serve to give you a false sense of hope and security.
So, what is a homeowner supposed to do in this situation?
Well, the only real solution to this wet basement problem is to call in professional basement waterproofing specialists to get the job done right. Not only will professionals be able to make proper repairs to your home securing it’s value, they’ll also be able to help protect the overall health of you and your family.
How can a dry basement secure the value of my home?
When a home’s basement walls get saturated with water, this causes the blocks to deteriorate and weaken the home’s foundation. As you know, your whole house upon the foundation walls. When the water has displaced enough of the concrete and mortar in your basement walls, the part of the home that sits above starts to sag.
As this sagging increases, you’ll notice the doors and windows becoming harder to open and close and not seal correctly. As you can guess, this will allow more of the outside moisture and air to infiltrate the home increasing your energy consumption, and raising your utility costs. This is a vicious cycle because as more of the outside environment creeps in, the more damage continues to occur.
A wet basement is putting the health of my family at risk?
Yes. A wet or even a damp basement promotes the growth of mold and mildew. Even though mold spores cannot be seen with the naked eye, you’ll notice a distinct odor in the air. What you are actually smelling, and breathing, are these spores.
Although you may not smell the mold and mildew spores as acutely in the upper floors of your home; make no mistake, your homes natural air circulation is bringing them to the upper most floors and in to the most remote parts of your home.
Furthermore, the raised humidity levels in your home are also promoting the growth of dust mites. It is a well known fact that dust mite fecal matter is a major contributor to human allergies and respiratory illnesses.
So how can I protect my home and my family?
The only real, long-lasting solution is to call in the professionals. These highly trained specialists can deal with this type of situation in the quickest and most cost effective way possible. If you would like to speak to one of our professionals, please contact us. We’ll be happy to answer any questions you may have and address anything that concerns you about your basement waterproofing needs.