Regardless of whether you own a new or old home, you probably have a basement. Most basements are located at least partially underground. This means that your basement is surrounded by dirt or soil on the other side of its foundation. This certainly is not true for all basements, but it is very common for homes in the United States.
Given the condition and location of your basement, you will likely benefit from hiring basement waterproofing contractors. Here are three reasons why you should have your basement waterproofed this year.
Even the smallest of cracks in your foundation or the structure of your basement wall can contribute to a more significant issue if it’s left unrepaired. Cracks that are wider than one-eighth of an inch are especially concerning for a number of reasons. Having basement waterproofing contractors work in your basement will ensure that any significant cracks or damages will be addressed and prepared. What’s more, the waterproofing process will seal any that are too small to see and prevent more from occurring.
Mitigate Mold and Mildew
If you have a moist or damp basement, scheduling a basement waterproofing service is a great way to keep your space dry. Once your basement has been waterproofed, mold and mildew will become a much less common occurrence. Keep moisture out of your basement and make it easier to remove any humidity by hiring a basement waterproofer. You’ll be able to enjoy a cleaner, safer environment for whatever you use the space for. For example, even if you only use your basement as a storage space, you’ll be able to keep your belongings clean and clear of mold spores and mildew smell.
Some household pests, such as spiders, silverfish, and even slugs, thrive in dark, damp environments. Even for those bugs that don’t love moisture, they’ve certainly found something appealing in your basement. Maybe they crawled in through the foundation’s cracks, or maybe they’re drawn to the dampness. Whatever the reason bugs and pests have found their way into your home, you can eliminate many of them with waterproofing. By upgrading to a dry basement, you’ve made the environment inhospitable to many common pests. What’s more, the newly sealed up space will be much easier to prevent future pests and catch the ones that do venture in.
If you’re eager to transform your basement, hiring basement waterproofing contractors is a great place to start. Increase your home’s usable square footage by turning your damp basement into a dry space for storage or new living space. To learn more about our waterproofing process, call us today!