Can Waterproofing Your Basement in Maplechase & Clermont DE REALLY Increase the Value of Your House?
In Delaware, in many cities and towns like Maple Chase & Clermont waterproofing your basement is the one sure-fire way to sent the value of your home through the roof.
Waterproofing your basement is not the most fun project…it can seem expensive up front and it’s best to have a professional do the job…but, it can increase home value big time. And, when you do the math, it can actually give you 5 – 10x’s a return on your investment. How’s increasing the value of your new castle home by 25% or more sound?
But, why waterproof in New Castle County and in towns like clermont?? Well, in New Castle Co., many of the homes are either built close together or far apart with farm fields in between them. And, many are older homes that were not built to handle excessive amounts of water from rain and snow. Considering that the DE, NJ, PA area now gets hit with significantly more snow that 50+ years ago, this can spell disaster.
Studies have shown that a basement water problem can reduce the value of a home by 25% or more. The increased value resulting from waterproofing far outweighs the cost of process.
This is especially important when you are attempting to sell your home. Any signs of water damage in the basement, mold or mildew or cracks in the basement or foundation will adversely effect your selling price, big time.
You put a lot into your home, you should get a lot out of it. Waterproofing can give you a huge advantage in the housing market. Even if you plan on staying, your still increase the value of your home…
(not to mention the improved air quality and quality of life, which is immeasurable!)
Plus, basement water problems have cause many foundation failures in new castle delaware.
Water gets into the basement walls, the water lies there, slowly but surely eating away at the cement block.
This poses two problems:
One, it can cost between 40 and 100-thousand dollars to fully repair a collapsed foundation. Obviously most New Castle homeowners don’t have a spare 100 grand lying around to fix this.
Two, if you’re attempting to sell your home, any signs of structural damage will cost you big time in how much your home.