The basement is inevitably the part of your home that accumulates the most moisture. Too much moisture in your home can lead to multiple problems that can be really costly to fix including mold growth and foundation damage. Waterproofing your basement is a great way to protect it from potential water damage. Here are four reasons you should waterproof your basement.
Lowered Cost Of Insurance
Surprisingly, water damage is the reason for about one fifth of all insurance claims that are made by homeowners in the United States. If your basement floods, it can cause cracks in your home foundation and other forms of structural damage. Waterproofing your basement helps to prevent floods which will save you the stress and money that comes with filing those insurance claims.
You may not always realize it, but excess moisture in your home can cause health problems. This moisture buildup can lead to mold in your home.Mold can induce allergies, breathing issues, and can even lead to a respiratory infection. Mold can grow in parts of your home that you can’t see, but it is still just as dangerous. The choice to waterproof your basement keeps mold from growing in your home.
Lower Heating/Cooling Costs
Humidity is a result of moisture in the air. When the air in your home is humid, your air conditioning or heater has to do more work to cool or heat up your home. This results in an increase in your energy bills, which is something no one wants to have to deal with. If you waterproof your basement, it keeps humidity levels at bay, as well as your energy bills.
Prevents Structural Damage
Structural damage to your home can be both costly to fix and very dangerous. The foundation of your home is what is keeping it sturdy and standing, so the last thing you want is significant foundation damage. This can be anything from cracks in your home’s foundation to walls that are starting to buckle as a result of water seeping inside. Structural damage can be easily overlooked until it’s already a serious problem. You can protect your home’s structure and decision by waterproofing your basement.
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If you are ready to get a professional to repair your home’s foundation or waterproof your home’s basement, contact All Aspects Waterproofing, a Better Business Bureau A+ rated company with over 30 years of experience in the Washington, DC./Maryland/Virginia area. We have a great deal of experience in waterproofing, mold testing, and mold remediation, and we want to make you feel at home again. Contact us onlineor by calling 1-866-999-3110 or 301-766-4420. To see what we’re up to, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Pinterest, YouTube, LinkedIn, and Houzz.