Waterproofing your basement prevents mold and mildew that makes you sick, and it increases the value of your home because it keeps your basement dry. Instead of a damp, dark place you use for storage, you can turn a dry basement into extra living space with basement waterproofing, whether you use it for more bedrooms, an office, or a game room. And, you’ll keep your lungs free of the mold spores that thrive in damp places.
Since your home is the biggest investment you’ll make, it makes sense to take care of it. Because the basement is clean and dry, when you are read to sell it to upgrade or go smaller in later years, you’ll get more money for it, thanks to the extra living space.
Moisture and Mold Prevention with Basement Waterproofing
Using a moisture control barrier to prevent mold and moisture from entering your basement is beneficial in several ways. Because it keeps your basement dry, it increases the usable living space, which increases the value of your home.
Basement waterproofing also reduces your energy costs. Because you are reducing the amount of humidity caused from moisture, your HVAC unit doesn’t have to work as hard to cool or heat your home. In turn, your HVAC unit will last longer, since it doesn’t have to work as hard.
And, you can put away the wet-vac and the mops and all that the next time you get a good rain storm once you add a mold and moisture control barrier to your basement. Furthermore, you’ll get rid of the moisture that builds up in the walls. The dampness spreads from the basement into your home, which can make you feel cold in the winter and hot in the summer – the same things your HVAC unit feels when it’s trying to keep the temperature you want in your home.
Structural Protection and Basement Waterproofing
In addition enjoying the health benefits of basement waterproofing, the process helps to preserve the structure of your basement. Concrete is porous, which means water can seep through it to some extent. Adding a waterproof layer to it gives helps in several ways:
It keeps the water out of the cement, which means that you don’t have that damp feeling you find in most basements.
It fills in any cracks and holes in the concrete, which helps keep pests out of the basement.
It prevents water from constantly flooding your basement. When you have water in there constantly, it will eventually erode the concrete walls and floor.
It prevents toxic mold and mildew from growing. The mold spores released are what give you headaches, itchy eyes, and lung irritation. Depending on your health, the symptoms could range from mild to severe, including difficulty breathing.
Because the waterproofing material fills in cracks and small holes in the basement wall, you’ll also add to the strength of the structure of the walls and floor in your basement.
Contact H&H Pest Control and Waterproofing
If you suspect you have mold and mildew problems in your home, you are constantly having to clean up water in your basement, or the walls seem to hold moisture all the time, contact H&H Pest Control and Waterproofing for more information on basement waterproofing."Topics": ,