For a homeowner, water in your basement can be one of the worst issues to deal with. What starts out as a small puddle can be the sign of a much bigger problem. Water in your basement can cause everything from toxic molds to structural damage as well as damage to your belongings or furnishings – leading to a long list of expensive and time-consuming repairs. Unfortunately, your insurance company may not be able to replace all of your belongings if they become water damaged. Basement waterproofing is the best solution for protecting your basement from moisture, mold, and other damage. Continue reading to discover why basement waterproofing is more than worth your investment!
Waterproofing your basement is worth the investment because it strengthens your home’s foundation. The main structural support for your home is your foundation, so keeping it protected ensures the safety of your property and your family.
Without waterproofing, your foundation is constantly exposed to moisture and hydrostatic pressure from the surrounding ground, especially in areas like New Jersey that experience extreme weather conditions. This can weaken your foundation, causing major damage, including compromising the structural integrity of your home. We can’t stress enough that a protected basement has long-term benefits. Foundation failures can be devastating. Even minor foundation damage such as cracks can allow water to seep in, which can lead to mold, insects or more serious problems.
Probably the most important reason to waterproof your basement is to keep your family safe. Indoor air quality is a top concern for homeowners and their families. Waterproofing can improve the air quality of your entire home, not just in your basement, because air tends to circulate throughout.
In moist environments, mold and mildew can grow and cause numerous health risks or even exacerbate existing health issues, including respiratory issues, allergies, and more. Eliminating water issues in your basement provides the benefit of healthier air quality and your family being able to breathe more clearly. Mold can grow fast, as long as the area is moist. If your basement isn’t waterproof, you’ll spend a lot of time, energy, and money trying to maintain its dryness. Otherwise, you may need to have costly allergy treatments done instead. And, a musty basement is just off-putting – making it unbreathable and unlivable, which limits the use of your space.
An excellent reason to have basement waterproofing done is that it will increase your home’s value! If you decide to sell your home in the future, a big selling point will be that your home has no basement water issues. But an untreated basement can be a red flag for buyers – recurring water problems or flooding makes it very difficult to sell your home or you might end up having to significantly reduce the selling price.
Even if you’re not planning to sell your home anytime soon, basement waterproofing is still a sound investment to improve your family’s health, make your basement a more liveable space, and eliminate costly repairs from water damage. When you put any money towards your home and repairs, it reflects in the overall value of your home. Basement waterproofing pays for itself by increasing the value of your home by 25% or more.
If your basement is leaking, your first reaction might be to try fixing it on your own. But the fact is, you can possibly do more harm than good. It’s not really a DIY project. The best way to protect your basement and home is to have a basement waterproof system done by experts who have the proper equipment and high-quality products to produce professional results.
Forms Designs is your trusted source for exceptional waterproofing solutions. We have the proper training and experience to get the job done right. For the health and safety of your family, as well as, the value of your home – basement waterproofing is more than worth the investment. Contact us today at (908) 644 9819 to schedule an appointment for your FREE basement inspection.