Waterproofing is the art of making your home resistant to water. Everything from the rain that falls from the sky to the water running in and out of your home via pipes is a threat to the dryness of your home environment. There are many benefits to having it done by a professional company, but many seem to overlook it or are not aware of why it is done. Here are three reasons why waterproofing is a must.
Damp environments are a health hazard
Having a dank, musty basement is not good for your lungs. Not only can mold and other allergens get into the air and then into your lungs, but mold could also begin to take over the walls and the foundation if it is allowed to thrive. By waterproofing the basement, you can help eliminate that threat, and keep the air breathable.
Even if you don’t choose to finish your basement, it can still be a very valuable space in your home. Homeowners often choose to store just about everything that they have down there. That is why it is so important to make sure that it is dry. You can’t risk water getting in and doing damage. Not to mention that mold and damp air can also take their toll. A damp, wet basement is a wasted space.
It saves money
Don’t think of waterproofing as an extra expense – think of it as an investment. By waterproofing your basement, you are investing in your home’s value. Not only will it increase the value of your home, but it can also save you money in the long run. You won’t have to deal with costly repairs, and you won’t have to spend extra money to heat a damp space in your home either. The costs are easily offset when you take the big picture into account.
At Renco Home Improvements, we want you to know that what we do is vital to the health of your home. These are only three of the reasons why waterproofing is a must in your home. Our team of waterproofing professionals would be happy to explain to you everything you need to know about why it is so important.