The Major Benefits of Waterproofing Your Basement

Waterproofing your basement is something that’s an excellent investment for your home. Many homeowners don’t think about waterproofing until water damage has already occurred, but it’s time to change that! Check out these exciting benefits you can enjoy when you waterproof your basement. 

More Usable Space

Waterproofing your basement is an essential part of finishing it to create usable space. A finished, waterproofed basement has endless possibilities! Create a guest room, a theater, a man cave, or whatever else your heart desires.

It’s newfound space you couldn’t actually use before, so that’s a big win!

Fewer Health Risks

A basement that isn’t waterproofed is prone to mold growth. Mold is dangerous for the health of you, your family, and any pets in the home. Even if the mold is only in your basement, the HVAC system can circulate mold spores throughout the home. 

Waterproofing eliminates the moisture from your basement. Without moisture, mold can’t grow. This is one of the few home improvement projects that has a direct impact on your health!

A Stronger Foundation 

Waterproofing your basement creates a stronger foundation by preventing water damage that can crack and weaken the foundation. If you want your home to stand the test of time, starting with a strong, supported foundation is essential. Waterproofing acts as proactive strengthening for your foundation instead of paying for foundation repairs after damage occurs.

Less Risk of Damages

Many homeowners use their basements for storage space. That’s great until unwanted water finds its way into the basement and damages those precious belongings. Waterproofing makes the basement a safe space to store things without worrying about water damage every time it rains.

There’s also less risk of damages to the basement itself, including the foundation, flooring, and any appliances that are down there.

Increased Resale Value

People looking to buy a home love to see a waterproofed basement! It’s just one more thing they know is already done for them, so they won’t have to worry about it. It also allows them to see the basement as a usable space instead of just another nuisance. All of this creates a higher resale value for your home! If you ever decide to sell, you can enjoy a great return on investment for a waterproofed basement. The resale value increases even more if you finish the basement once it’s waterproofed.

Contact Bruno Guerriero Construction Inc. today to learn more about waterproofing your basement from the experts in basement and masonry waterproofing. Another day without waterproofing is another day your basement is at risk for water damage – what are you waiting for?! The cost of waterproofing your basement is a fraction of the cost of repairing unexpected water damage. Give us a call today or fill out our online contact form