Why Waterproof a Basement?
The basement is the most prone to flood damage because it is below ground level. Waterproofing the foundation of your basement is like adding a security blanket around your home. Water damage and active leaks also significantly reduce the value of your home, or worse, the resulting must can cause health issues for your family.
Many people, especially in drier climates, erroneously overlook renovating the basement. What they do not foresee is the damage that is caused by humidity or dampness, let alone flooding.
An insignificant amount of water can cause peeled paint, rotted wood, presence of mold and mildew, and damaged personal belongings. With constant exposure to water, building materials like plaster, drywall, and wood break down — this can place the foundation of your home at risk. Water seepage can threaten the integrity of the entire structure of your home.
Today when houses are being constructed, contractors undergo precautionary measures to waterproof the basement, but that is often not enough. The extra security of your home is worth the small additional cost of waterproofing your basement. Better that cost than the cost of renovations required after a flood.