As snow melts and storm water drains off around the foundation of your home, excess water begins to soak into the ground, applying pressure to the foundation of your home. This makes it easy to weaken the groundwork, create cracks in the walls, and develop a leaky basement. Inadequate drainage options and damaged walls from underground tree roots or a shifting foundation can also lead to basement moisture, as well as a range of other problems.
- 1. Floods and Leaks Can Happen Without Notice
Even if you see no signs of water leakage or a compromised foundation right now, a basement leak can sprout up overnight and turn into a full-blown flood before you know it. Although South Jersey waterproofing can be performed after a water problem has already occurred, it’s better to take precautionary action and waterproof your basement for a fraction of the cost of expensive flood repair services.
- 2. Basement Moisture Can Destroy Your Foundation
You might be surprised at the little amount of moisture it takes to cause thousands of dollars’ worth of damage to your home. Water moisture can cause your walls to bow and cracks to form, cultivate mold and bacteria, and lead to substantial structural damage that’s extremely costly to repair. Once your foundation has developed cracks, pesky critters like rodents and termites can enter your home and eat away at its foundation. If not properly taken care of, your home can ultimately become unlivable.
- 3. Wet Basements are Breeding Grounds for Mildew, Mold and Bacteria
It’s no secret that mold and bacteria love damp, dark places and thrive in these types of environments – making your basement a prime breeding ground for these dangerous inhabitants. This includes deadly Black Mold, the number one threat basement moisture poses to your home. Even harmless bacteria and mildew can wreak havoc on anyone that’s sensitive to air irritants, making them susceptible to illness from even a small amount of spores. That’s why it’s so important you get a South Jersey waterproofing service to protect your home from these basement-dwelling baddies.
- 4. It Increases the Living Space in Your Home
When you have a damp basement or one that’s not structurally sound, storing household items in this extra space is no longer an option. Moisture can permanently penetrate your belongings, making them smell of mold and mildew or worse, ruin them completely. With South Jersey waterproofing, you’ll never have to worry about moisture or a leaky foundation again, giving you plenty of room for extra storage space, an extra bedroom, or a fun hangout area for the whole family.
- 5. It Increases Your Home Value
Did you know that South Jersey waterproofing is a great way to increase the value of your home? When you waterproof your basement, you not only protect your home from dangerous fungi and costly water damage, but you also increase the selling value by protecting against future damage that can significantly lower your property value.
To find out how you can get started waterproofing your basement today, contact us for a consultation or call us at 856-931-5475
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