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How Water Proofing Can Increase Your Property Value

Jenn Tolson
June 28, 2017

As a homeowner, you might have heard about the importance of waterproofing your property. As a result, you may have started to ask questions such as why should I waterproof my deck? Or should I consider waterproofing my basement? If these are questions you may have wondered about, one thing to consider is that waterproofing your property can increase your property value. Here’s how getting your property waterproofed can increase the value of your home. Getting your basement waterproofed is one of the best ways that you can increase the value of your home. When your basement is not waterproofed, you are putting your property at great risk. For example, if there is any leakage in your basement, it can often add to cracks which can negatively impact the foundation of your home. Even if there are only small cracks, these may become larger over time, which can become a costly problem to fix. Homeowners are not likely to purchase a home if there are obvious cracks in the foundation of the home. In addition, if the basement is waterproofed, it can be a great incentive to buy the home as the space can easily be turned into a den or play area. This feature alone will add value to your home. Waterproofing a basement also increases property value as it prevents the possibility of basement flooding. If a basement floods, it can do serious damage to all the items that are stored in the basement. In addition, flooding can not only damage irreplaceable items, flooding will also add extra problems such as mold or rot. In the end, not only will you have to pay to remove the water from the basement, you’ll also have to worry about costly damages. Waterproofing your property will not only protect items, it will prevent damages to your home, all of which will increase the value of your property.