Is Waterproofing your Basement Worth it?

Waterproofing your basement is something that is regularly recommended to homeowners, yet many of them decide against it because the process can be a little costly. For those homeowners who are interested in waterproofing their basement but aren’t quite sure, they’re often left asking one question, is it worth it?

Protecting Your Foundation

The foundation of your home is arguably the most important part of your home. Without a strong foundation, your home is dangerous and an accident waiting to happen. A wet foundation becomes weak. The water can seep into your walls and floors, creating weakness that eventually will lead to a collapsed foundation. Obviously, a collapsed foundation leaves your home uninhabitable and puts everyone and everything inside at risk. Repairing a foundation is very expensive in comparison to the cost of waterproofing. 

Preventing Mold

Mold thrives in damp and dark places, so a wet basement is ideal for mold growth. Mold is harmful and spreads quickly, so preventing it altogether is the best option. Mold can cause health issues in both humans and animals. Allergy and asthma sufferers are at an especially high risk of adverse effects from mold. Waterproofing your basement keeps moisture out, which makes it nearly impossible for mold to grow and thrive. Moisture acts as a food source for mold so without moisture, mold will die and will not return. 

Increase the Resale Value 

The resale value of your home is something to consider even if you don’t plan to move any time soon. Plans change and if you ever do need to sell your home, you want the value to be higher than what it was when you purchased the home. A waterproofed basement is a big selling point for potential homebuyers because they know they won’t have to worry about mold and foundation problems moving forward. Waterproofing is said to increase the value of a home by up to 27%, which is a lot more than the initial cost of the waterproofing will be! 

Even if you aren’t currently noticing signs of mold or foundation weakness in your home, waterproofing can help prevent these issues in the future. Contact a waterproofing specialist to get an estimate for waterproofing your basement. Anyone who lives in an area with moisture, rain, and water of any kind. Waterproofing your home is an investment that you make in the good times to stay protected in the bad times! 

Waterproofing Services from Bruno Guerriero Construction

If you want to keep your home safe from water damage, give the experts at Bruno Guerriero Construction a call! We can waterproof your basement, foundation, and even brick! Give us a call at 1(800) 444-5476 or fill out a contact form.