Reasons Your Home Basement Needs Waterproofing
Regardless of how much you use your basement on a regular basis, it is an important part of your home. And a properly-waterproofed basement can protect your entire home from the dangerous effects of water damage. Here are a few reasons why you should strongly consider waterproofing your basement.
Waterproofing your basement is a big money-saving upgrade for your home on several levels. First, your basement is likely the draftiest part of your home; waterproofing helps insulate all of the places that leak outside air in your basement so that you will stop wasting money on your energy bills. Additionally, waterproofing your basement adds property value to your home and can also lower the cost of your insurance by protecting your home this way.
Water damage can cause a lot of problems in your home, and in your basement, especially it could lead to structural damage. Often water that leaks into the basement will seep into cracks. As the seasons change, the cooling and warming temperature will make the water expand and contract, which will make the cracks spread. This kind of damage can quickly compromise the structural integrity of your home’s foundation.
Waterproofing your basement is also a good way to prevent the spread of any health hazards in your home. Mold, in particular, thrives in moist, dark environments, which is why the basement is a target for mold growth. If left unchecked, then mold spores can spread to other parts of your house. Mold spores can cause respiratory illness and are especially dangerous to children, the elderly, or anyone that has weak immune systems. But waterproofing your basement will eliminate the health threats of mold.
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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 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.