Why Is Basement Waterproofing So Important?

Waterproofing your basement is vital to protecting your home. As water can cause such a significant amount of damage you should prepare for it. As the climate changes, we are experiencing heavier rainfalls more frequently and many more homeowners are having to face their basements flooding. Not only does this destroy your basements flooring, drywall, furnishings, and electronics but it can lead to mold growth. Some types of mold are extremely dangerous to your health.  They can increase allergies and cause severe breathing difficulties. Waterproofing will also keep your basement nice and dry, so you do not have to worry about all the additional headaches and expenses of having to clean up and repair the water damage as well as replace possessions.

What are the methods of Basement Waterproofing?

There are 2 main methods to waterproof your basement: Exterior Waterproofing and Interior Waterproofing.   The exterior method involves excavating the foundation around the outside of your home.  Layers of protective coatings are applied, and new weeping tiles installed to keep the water away from the foundation.  Interior waterproofing solves the problem from the inside of the home.  A drainage system is installed around the inside walls of the basement that will collect and drain away the water before it causes any damage from even beginning.  Both of these waterproofing solutions are highly effective.

Having your home waterproofed will also increase your property value.  If you are selling your home and can show that you have fully waterproofed your basement it will give potential buyers assurance that they will not need to deal with moisture issues and flooding for many years into the future.  This is especially true if the basement is finished since it costs such a great amount of money to do.

Our professional waterproofers at Rooter-Man will assess your property and help you pick the best solution for your home.  You can rest assured that your home is safe with us!

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