Very important reasons to repair a wet basement
Most important reason is your family’s health!
Wet basements and crawlspaces are breeding ground for bugs, toxic mold bacteria, odors, air-born parasites and rodent. Hot air heating systems can transfer many of these danger directly throughout your home.
Wet basements and crawlspaces can weaken the structure of your home. It might take 20 years for a hairline crack to develop into a wall that caves in or the crack could remain harmless. At least preventative maintenance not only takes the guess work out of the equation but will give you piece of mind.
Repairing a wet basement & crawlspace will increase resale value.
Years ago, a cellar or a basement was just for storage. If it was damp and musty – if your power tools and screwdrivers developed a tinge of rust – there was not much you could do about it – besides installing a sump pump or an exhaust fan.
- But today, thanks to the techniques developed at Basement Waterproofing Specialists, your basement can become part of your home’s useable living space. You can turn your basement space into a recreation room, a guest suite or anything else you want to once you get rid of the water.
Consider the alternative, you decide that you need more space. Your options include moving to a new house, adding to your house or waterproofing and remodeling your basement. You’ll have to do the math on your own, but here’s a collection of interesting facts:
- If you add-on, you will probably add a room that is 12 feet by 15 feet, to add such a room on the side of your home it will cost you between $50,000 and $60,000. Of course, your property taxes will go up since you’ve increased the footprint of the property.
Because a basement typically offers much more spaces – since it usually extends for the full length and width of your home – waterproofing and finishing that space often makes a heck of a lot of sense – at a considerable savings to you.