Does Basement Waterproofing Increase your Home Value?
Water damage is a major concern to all home owners as well as potential buyers. Unfortunately this is a potential problem that comes with having a basement. Surrounded by wet earth, basements are susceptible to leakage. Winter’s freezing and thawing can affect soil conditions and drainage. Summer’s rainstorms can flood lower levels of a structure. Its evident that the potential for water damage is everywhere. Along with the potential for structural damage, leaky basements can also acquire mold if left untreated. Water leakage and mold growth can lessen the value of a property up to 25%.
This is why it’s so important to address the warning signs of a leaky basement. With all of these opportunities for water to get inside, a leaky basement can be a headache to deal with. On top of that, it will lower the value of a home considerably.
There were many different methods of basement waterproofing available. However, it boils down to two different methods, interior basement waterproofing or exterior waterproofing. We would certainly like the opportunity to tell you a little more about our system. We have a very economical approach that carries an outstanding warranty making it much easier for a homeowner to recoup the cost of a basement waterproofing installation.
Without Basement Waterproofing, what is likely to happen to your home?
You may believe that waterproofing your basement is a costly process, but it will pay off during the resale of your home. Houses with finished, waterproofed basements are more likely to sell quickly and for a higher price than those with unfinished basements. A house with a leaking or water-damaged basement can even sit on the market for a much longer time, while buyers look elsewhere for basements whose problems have already been fixed.
Imagine walking into a house as a prospective buyer and seeing water pooling on the floor, or mold growing in the corners where water seepage is prevalent. You’re not likely to be interested in buying a place with such obvious issues. This will drive down the price. Waterproofing is a great investment not only for improving your home while you live there, but also for when you decide to sell. You will stand a better chance of selling a home, at a higher home value, that is waterproofed rather than leaking.
With this information at hand, don’t hesitate to check! Do routine checks of the most water-susceptible places in your home, especially your basement. If you see signs of mold, moisture, cracking, or any other concerns, pick up the phone. Give Basement Solutions a call at (610) 495-9111 and let us get you started. Your home value is as important to us as it is to you!