Is Basement Waterproofing Worth It?

Is Basement Waterproofing Worth It?

Waterproofing your basement has obvious benefits: the process ensures your basement stays dry and free from unwanted moisture. There are several other advantages to having a watertight basement, however, that may interest you.

How Does Basement Waterproofing Work?

To understand why basement waterproofing is a worthwhile investment, it may be helpful to first be aware of how the process actually works. Depending on your home’s particular water issues, waterproofing may involve:

  • digging areas for proper drainage.
  • installing a sump pump.
  • putting in a dehumidifier.
  • replacing damaged wood.
  • sealing walls with plastic sheeting.
  • building a retaining wall.

If your basement has already suffered water damage, you might need some repairs first. Thompson Brothers will be able to assess your waterproofing and repair needs on-site and recommend solutions to ensure your basement will be completely free of leaks, moisture, or water damage moving forward.

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A Waterproofed Basement Could Save You Money

Making the initial investment to waterproof your basement can save you money in the long run. Utility costs often decrease once cracks and crevices are sealed through the waterproofing process. The sealed space will help keep warm air inside in the winter and warm air outside in the summer.

Waterproofing can also keep insurance costs down. Water damage makes up about one-fifth of all insurance claims. If your basement is water-tight, flooding and damages won’t be responsible for making your home insurance more costly.

Damp Basements Can Be a Sign of Bigger Problems

Even a small amount of moisture can become a big problem in a basement over time. Keep in mind, a basement doesn’t have to be completely flooded to need the assistance of a waterproofing service. Damp floors, high humidity, musty smells, or water stains are just a few signs that water could be creating long-term damage to your basement, or even to your home’s foundation.

It’s best to contact a professional if you see any of these tell-tale signs water could be causing issues in your home.

A Wet Basement Could Cause Health Issues

Moisture in a basement isn’t only detrimental to your home; it could be damaging to your health as well. Dampness and humidity create the ideal environment for potentially toxic mold to grow, and growth can occur very quickly. Mold can cause negative health side effects ranging from itchy eyes and sneezing to severe headaches and breathing issues, and it can be especially harmful to those with preexisting health conditions like asthma. A waterproofed basement will help create a safe, healthy, and mold-free environment for your family.

Basement Waterproofing Is an Investment in Peace of Mind

Having your basement undergo professional waterproofing will ensure your home’s foundation is solid and your basement stays watertight and comfortable. You’ll be certain your family is breathing clean air, and you won’t dread the next big rain storm. Let Thompson Brothers Exterminating and Waterproofing take care of your wet basement concerns. We feel sure you’ll realize investing in basement waterproofing is worth it.

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Sharon P, Waterproofing & Repair

We had extensive water intrusion that our inspector did not see. Thompson Brothers had to engage in grading, extensive digging, reinstallation of French drains, and install a new drainage field. The work was excellent. All personnel is polite, on time, and very professional. Highly recommend.

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