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Advantages of Basement Waterproofing


For most people, home maintenance is all about replacing kitchen tiles and doing some landscaping. Most of the time, wet basement waterproofing is not the first thing that comes to mind. It has never been one of those glamorous jobs that one looks forward to. Still, when seepage occurs in the basement, there is no option but to look for a reputable waterproofing contractor. Here are some of the advantages of basement waterproofing when the water problem occurs;

Home value and space

For many, the basement is that old and musty storage room that they do not give much thought to. This is the wrong way to look at it. From a square footage point of view, the basement could account for another whole floor. Most basements are between third and half of the entire floor space of the home. This is too much space to take for granted. The musty smell and the bacteria that comes from seepage means increasing the space in the house and improving its overall value to have the basement free of mould growth. Dealing with the mould problem once and for all protects the investment and guarantees the home’s long-term value.

Energy savings

Most of the time, the seepage indicates a much larger problem in the basement, and unbelievable as it sounds, dealing with some of these problems might result in an energy-efficient house. Wet basement waterproofing might prevent cold air from seeping into t house during the winter months. In the warmer months, seepage might cause excess humidity in the house, requiring the air conditioning system to work harder to have the room rid of warm air. Therefore, dealing with seepage will have a considerable effect on the energy efficiency of the home.

Health risks

That water and humidity can cause toxic mould growth is common knowledge to many homeowners. Many people do not realize how quickly this can happen and how dangerous it can be for their homes. Toxic mould growth can happen in less than 48 hours, a scary thought, especially for those that have been letting go of a mild seepage problem for years. Mould exposure can cause serious health problems.

For many, though, it is merely a matter of peace of mind. It helps to know that the wet basement waterproofing will eliminate many of the common problems one is likely to run into with seepage in their homes.

Now that you know the main advantages of basement waterproofing, it’s clear to see why it’s so important. For a free basement waterproofing estimate, call Aquatech Waterproofing at 416-300-2191 today.