Basements don’t have to be the dark, dank spaces of old. Now, they are a valuable part of our homes for both storage and living. Because they are below ground, our basements are vulnerable to water damage.
Flooding or excess moisture in the basement can cause a range of problems that can affect the vitality of your home. Here are the main benefits of getting your basement waterproofed as soon as possible.
Healthier Home Environment
A waterproofed basement makes for a healthier home environment in that problems like mold and mildew will be less likely to take root. Mold not only causes property damage, but negatively affects the health of inhabitants with issues like allergies and respiratory infections.
Prevention Of Structural Damage
When your basement is waterproofed by a professional, cracks are sealed and drainage systems are installed to move water away from the home. This means the structure of your home will be less likely to be damaged by water during storms or other weather events.
Reduction In Costs Of Insurance Claims
Every year, one in 50 homeowners will file water damage claims, according to Forbes. That’s 24% of all insurance claims and an average repair cost of $11,000. If you don’t do your duty of care and repair problems in your basement like cracks, your home insurance will be less likely to cover the damage.
Getting your basement waterproofed and inspected will help reduce the costs of insurance claims and repairs, saving you a lot of time, money, and energy.
Lower Utility Costs
When your basement isn’t waterproofed it can raise the humidity in your home, causing your HVAC to work harder. Waterproofing your basement can reduce the humidity in your home, helping keep your utility bills low.
Call The Professionals At Missouri Basement For All Of Your Waterproofing Needs
Missouri Basements’ basement waterproofing methods provide each homeowner with the best solution to their wet basement problem. This includes sump pump installation, and exterior and interior drainage systems.
Missouri Basement is an authorized Earth Contact Products (ECP) repair specialist and have decades of experience installing top of the line basement products. To catch problems before they start, get your basement regularly inspected by the professionals.