Why Do You Waterproof Your Basement?

Why Do You Waterproof Your Basement?

You may have found your way here because like many homeowners in the Detroit Metro Area, you’re wondering whether or not it’s worth it to waterproof your basement. Maybe you already have a problem with moisture in your basement or perhaps you’re just looking to make some home improvements to increase the value of your home. We’ve compiled this list of common benefits people have found after engaging our waterproofing services over the last 40 years.

  1. Lower Risk of Catastrophic Flooding 

Sometimes a basement that has had little to no moisture problem in the past can suddenly become a major issue when there is a particularly severe storm or when landscaping changes the lay of the land around the home. There are a lot of reasons why water may suddenly pool around your home more than it has in the past, especially given the shifting weather patterns of recent years. When this happens, it means there is a higher chance of water entering your home and causing significant flooding that can be devastating.

  1. Reduced Overall Moisture

The majority of water that leaks into your home will not have the drama of a significant flood. It’s much more likely that water seeps in slowly over time, which can be difficult to spot. Nonetheless, excess moisture in your home can lead to mold growth, wood rot, rust formation and damage to your home and belongings. The longer it goes on, the greater the chance of substantial damage that can be incredibly expensive and difficult to repair. In terms of comfort, reducing moisture in your home means you have less humidity and can be more comfortable all year round.

  1. Better Value and Use of the Home

When a home has a waterproofed foundation, it leads to a distinct increase in the functionality of your home. Not only will there be less moisture overall, but it allows for things like constructing a finished basement with no worries about leaks or insects. You spend less time worrying and more time enjoying the home that you worked so hard to purchase. This doesn’t go unnoticed when the time comes that you may want to sell your home, either. A waterproofed basement can add to the overall value of your home and give prospective buyers the same peace of mind you have enjoyed before selling. Definitely a selling point!

Our Team at Tom’s Basement Waterproofing is Here to Help

If any of these benefits are of interest to you, please feel free to give Tom’s Basement Waterproofing a call at 586-949-7826 or 586-776-7270 today! We’d be happy to answer your questions or get started on putting our vast experience and knowledge to work in improving your home as soon as possible.