Even if you never intend to sell your home, you should always be thinking about its value. You don’t know what tomorrow may bring. If the time comes that you suddenly have to sell your home, you’ll want to maximize the money you earn on the market. As one of the area’s leading waterproofing specialists, one question we frequently get is this: does basement waterproofing increase a home’s value? The answer is a resounding ‘yes.’ Here’s why.
The Hazards of a Wet Basement
Before we explain how exactly basement waterproofing can increase your home’s value, let’s examine the perils of contending with a wet basement. A home with a compromised waterproofing system is nothing to take lightly. In addition to the obvious concern of flooding, there are more silent, pernicious threats that will emerge in a wet basement.
Even a mild moisture problem can easily lead to the development of mold in your basement. This poses a threat to your respiratory health, and remediation can be pricy. Even worse, you may have to contend with rot. Not only does a wet basement harm your home, but your health, too.
Waterproofing Adds Value
Without a doubt, basement waterproofing adds value to your home. Few people will want to purchase a home with a waterproofing system that isn’t up to snuff. Even if your home doesn’t actively have an issue with water penetrating into its basement, waterproofing can increase its value dramatically.
Many people use their basements strictly as storage rooms rather than living spaces. If this is the case with your home, waterproofing can boost your home’s value in two ways. For one thing, it will increase the amount of livable space in your home. Additionally, it will keep your belongings safe and free from water damage for years to come.
But how much return on your investment can you expect to be from a waterproofed basement? Figures vary depending on existing damage and the quality of the waterproofing job, but generally you can expect an ROI of 30% or more.
Whether you intend to sell your home or not, basement waterproofing is one of the best investments homeowners can make. If you’re ready to say goodbye to water damage and flooding forever, All Aspects Waterproofing has your back.
Contact All Aspects Waterproofing for Basement Waterproofing Today!
If you are ready to get a professional to waterproof your home’s basement, contact All Aspects Waterproofing, a Better Business Bureau A+ rated company with over 30 years of experience in the 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 online or by calling 1-866-999-3110 or 301-766-4420. To see what we’re up to, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, YouTube, LinkedIn, and Houzz.