The Potential Benefits of Basement Waterproofing
Many homeowners in Cedar Rapids have issues with water in the lower level of their homes. Water and moisture in the basement is particularly problematic in the spring and fall during and after heavy rains and when the snow melts. The excessive amounts of water in a basement can wreak havoc on the basement as well as the foundation walls, floors and possibly even the upper levels of your home. With basement waterproofing Cedar Rapids homeowners can take control over the risk of water damage resulting from flooding, rain and melting snow. Not sure if basement waterproofing is right for you? Here are just a few of the benefits you can expect when you invest in basement waterproofing.
Increased Living Space
Reducing the amount of moisture and water in your basement with basement waterproofing in Cedar Rapids will allow you to have more living space. Once the waterproofing has been completed you can install wall coverings, flooring and ceilings to expand your living space. The basement is a large space that you can use in other ways instead of simply storage. With a dry basement you don’t have to worry about items getting wet anymore and you will have the space to create that extra family room, game room or entertainment area you have been wanting.
Creates a Healthier Living Environment
Mold and mildew growth are common problems when there is water in your basement. Unfortunately, mold and mildew may be difficult to detect and only become noticeable when you and/or your family start to experience breathing problems and/or other health issues. When investing in basement waterproofing Cedar Rapids homes will be tested for potential problems with mold and mildew. If necessary, a mold remediation team can be brought in to rid the downstairs level of your home of this toxic hazard, ensuring your family will stay healthy. Catching a problem with mold is much easier to tackle when it is in its early stages and once the basement has been professionally waterproofed, you won’t have worry about future problems with mold and mildew.
Creates a Stronger Foundation
A leaking basement is often one of the primary causes of cracks in the foundation. When moisture is allowed to seep through the foundation and into the basement it causes the walls to shift, crumble and crack; ultimately leading to a damaged and expensive to repair foundation. Basement waterproofing in Cedar Rapids will help to prevent water seepage and in turn making your foundation stronger and less likely to cause more significant problems with the structure of your home.
Increases Resale Value
One of the best benefits with basement waterproofing Cedar Rapids homeowners can expect is an increase in the resale value of their home. Even if you aren’t considering selling your home in the near future, basement waterproofing is an investment that will increase the value of your home should you decide to sell in the future. The sooner you deal with the risk of foundation imbalances and mold, the sooner you will be investing in the value of your home.
Regardless of the age of your home, basement waterproofing is beneficial. It is important to have the service done as soon as possible, especially if you have already started to notice flaking or crumbling on the basement walls.
If you are concerned about water in your basement, contact
Kelly Concrete Co. today for an estimate and information about how we can help stop the water from doing more damage to your home.