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Why You Should Consider Waterproofing Before a Remodel

Pembrook Nelson
December 19, 2016

Homeowners know that sometimes, remodeling can have a number of benefits. Not only does it often add value to your home, it also helps get you closer to the house of your dreams. A popular area of remodeling is the basement. While basements can sometimes to drab and dingy, after a remodeling, basements can become an added communal space to enjoy one another’s company or a safe and dry place to store beloved memories. If you are considering getting your basement remodeled with concrete sealing or any other type of work, it is imperative that the basement is waterproofed first. Here are some reasons as to why you should consider waterproofing before a remodel.  

Aside from creating storage or extra communal space, basements also act as the support of your home even amidst heavy rains, snow, or extreme temperatures. When you get your basement waterproofed it leads to a stronger foundation as you don’t have to worry about structural damage caused by mold or dry rot. This strengthening will only add to the longevity of your basement and your home. It’s pretty common that basements can often be musty and moldy. This can lead to health concerns such as asthma, skin allergies, eye irritation, coughs, fever, headaches and more. When your basement is waterproofed, you can rest easy knowing that these safety concerns won’t be an issue and you can keep your family healthy.   

Another often overlooked benefit is the financial benefits. The truth is, when there are seepage problems in a basement, it causes your ventilation system to work even harder; especially during the warmer and colder months. When your basement is waterproofed, all leaks and cracks are patched up making your home more energy efficient, which means lower bills. In the long run, a waterproofed basement also protects your investment. Repairing mold or water damage can be costly. By preparing now, it can save you money in the long run.