Water damage is the most common type of insidious home damage since it can be caused by various factors including seepage, rain, plumbing leaks, burst pipes, and overflows.
Your basement is especially susceptible to damage caused by water because water can penetrate its walls via cracks in the foundation. Leaks in plumbing systems located near the basement can also cause a buildup of water or moisture on the basement’s floor and walls.
Since many basements are often neglected as damp, dirty, and cold areas, they are likely to experience damage by water at some point. A report that was published by ipropertymanagement.com in 2021 indicated that 98 percent of basements experience some kind of damage by water. The damage caused by flooding in the basement or seepage of water through the basement’s walls includes the growth of mold as well as structural damage.
You can avoid these problems by letting a basement waterproofing contractor seal your basement and improve the drainage around your home’s foundation. Let’s look at some of the key benefits that you will get by waterproofing your basement.
- Prevents Basement Flooding
Basement flooding is a big problem that creates an unhealthy environment and leads to the growth of mold. A contractor can help you by applying basement waterproofing measures such as sealing foundation cracks, installation of a sump pump, and setting up a drainage system to prevent basement flooding.
- Healthier Environment
Basement waterproofing helps keep the basement dry and healthy. When the basement is dry and habitable, it creates additional space that you can put into other uses.
- Protects Your Sump Pump
Installing a sump pump is a good idea, but you cannot fully depend on the sump to remove water from the basement. The pump can fail or stop working completely due to various reasons, including a power outage. The use of other waterproofing methods will help keep water out of the basement so that you don’t necessarily have to rely on the sump pump.
- Reduced Cooling and Heating Costs
Humid air in a basement will require your HVAC system to use more energy to cool or heat your home, leading to high energy costs. Effective basement waterproofing will help you prevent this problem.
- Prevents Structural Damage
Seepage of water through your basement’s walls can lead to notable foundation damage. The structural damage may include bowing of walls, buckling and cracking of walls, and damage to the joints between the floor and walls.
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