When it comes to home improvement projects, we first think about those that improve the aspect of our home or give us more comfort, like painting, remodeling the kitchen, changing some of the furniture and so on. However, there are things that may not sound too glamorous, but have to be made. And, if waterproofing your basement is not very high on your list of priorities, here’s why it should be:
Look for mold growth in your basement and in its surrounding areas; if you find any signs of it, you should waterproof your basement immediately. Microorganisms and other contaminants thrive in damp area and you will soon find mold within your home, as well. As you may know, living in a mold-infested house can cause serious health issues. Even more, damp basements attract rodents and bugs.
Your basement may seem just a moderately useful addition to your home, but it is, in fact, of great structural importance. If you live in an area that has a lot of precipitations or moist soil, the danger is even greater, as your house is prone to water seepage. It usually takes a lot to notice the seepage that may lead to cracks in your foundation and, by that time, it’s usually too late. If you want to avoid spending a fortune on consolidating your foundation, basement waterproofing is your safest bet.
Whether you have a fancy wine cellar, have turned your basement into a home cinema or simply use it to store things you don’t need on a daily basis, you may not want to see everything in there destroyed. Weather is getting more unpredictable each year, so you will never know when the next heavy rain will fall. This is why waterproofing your basement is important – it’s your very own insurance policy against property loss.
Why would you want to waterproof your basement? If you have other reasons for it, we’d love to know them and so would our readers, so write them down in the comment section.