How can waterproofed basement improve your house safety
People know that basement waterproofing will protect the stuff in your basement from water damage. But it does a lot more than that. Let’s take a look at all the ways basement waterproofing improves your living space.
Protect Your Foundation
Water is a powerful corrupting force. If you don’t waterproof your basement, the hydrostatic pressure can cause cracks to form not only in your basement but in your house’s foundation as well. Water can find its way inside these cracks, and walls can start to bow inward and threaten your home’s integrity.
Mold growth depends on moisture. Without waterproofing protection, your basement can become the most humid place in your home. That humidity creates a high risk for mold clusters, which are more than just unsightly. If left untreated, mold can compromise the health of your home and your family.
A musty basement may not seem like the biggest problem, but odors that develop in your basement can get worse. Guests are likely to notice unpleasant smells that you’ve gotten used to. Moisture seeping into your basement brings its own odors inside and exacerbates the stink of rotting wood, dirt, or mold forming in your basement. Waterproofing prevents these odor-causing processes..
Decrease the Chance of Flooding
Waterproofing greatly reduces the chance that heavy rains will cause flooding in your basement. Flooding requires expensive treatment to remove water and protect the integrity of your house. You may need to replace carpets, floors, drywall, appliances, and furniture. Flooding can also cause electrical problems for your whole house, as well as electrocution risk.
Improve Energy Efficiency
Waterproofing is insulation that improves your home’s energy efficiency. Moisture seeping into your basement can bring in cold, and absorb heat, making your HVAC system have to work harder to maintain temperature. Sealing up your basement can also help your house retain cold air, making your AC have to work less in the summer.
Protect Your Health
Water seeping into your house can not only cause mold. It can also smuggle in allergens, toxins, and bacteria from the outside, leading to allergic reactions and illness.
Increase Living Space & Home Value
A musty basement is a less desirable space for your whole family to live, play and work in. Sometimes people don’t even realize that this is the reason they avoid the basement. This means a lot of your living space is wasted. Mustiness also makes your home less attractive to potential buyers, lowering its value.
The basement waterproofing solutions from Everdry Waterproofing keep homes in Milwaukee, WI dry starting at the foundation where most water problems begin. Keeping water out of your basement will limit the growth and spread of mold, protect your belongings, and add function to your basement. Have questions about our waterproofing techniques? Our friendly team of professionals is here to discuss all of our services and answer any questions you have. Contact us to schedule an estimate and get one step closer to having a dry basement free of mold!