Does Basement Waterproofing Really Increase Home Value and Living Space?
Years ago, a cellar or a basement was just for storage. You put your boxes of old clothes, photo albums, and any other thing you didn’t have room for in your house. But, basements are often wet, damp and musty.
If you stored your power tools and screwdrivers down there, they would develop rust.
Sometimes the moisture would destroy power tools. And, there was not much you could do abut it except for installing a sump pump and an exhaust fan.
However, today, thanks to the techniques here at Basement Waterproofing Specialists, your basement can become part of your home’s usable living space. This can turn your basement space into a recreation room, a guest suite, home gym, home office, play room for the kids, anything thing you would like in your main home, you can have in your basement now.
But, you must get rid of the water first! If dampness remains, your new rooms will be destroyed, fast.
More Space = More Value
You decide that you need more space in your home. Your options include moving to a new house, adding an addition to your home, or waterproofing and remodeling the basement.
A smile, small addition (usually a 12 x 15ft room) will cost around $60,000. And, your property taxes will shoot up because you’ve increased the footprint of the property.
Waterproofing Your Basement to Increase Home Value
On the other hand, you can waterproof and not only save money, but, increase your house’s value. Because a basement typically offers much more space than an addition (the full length and width of the house vs 12×15), waterproofing is cheaper and gives you a much bigger area.
And, you won’t have to deal with the extra taxes.
- Plus, we offer you a fully transferable, lifetime warranty that will add thousands of dollars of value to your home. You can make use of your new living space then reap the rewards when you decide to sell.
We can waterproof your basement in all of the greater Philadelphia area, including Lansdale, York, Harrisburg, New Hope, Doylestown, Easton, and Haverford as well as all of NJ and DE.