Why You Need to Waterproof Your Basement
Preventative Measures for Homeowners
One of the best preventative measures you can take for your home and your family’s health is to waterproof your home. Concrete is a commonly used material for homes and unfortunately, concrete is a porous material that allows water vapor to come through. As a result, these spaces are often damp and humid.
Problems You Can Have
If unchecked, your home can have problems that can affect both your family’s health and the health of your home. Black mold can form which can cause lasting effects on your family’s health. Property value can decrease due to water damage and you may even find some decay in your appliances and furnishings.
What to Look For
To make sure you don’t run into any of these problems, it is important to check the following places for water seepage:
- Wall cracks
- Window seals
When assessing these points in your home, be sure to look out for any sort of mold, rotting wood, peeling paint, or spots that are damp or moist. Also take the time to check downspouts and gutters. To ensure your home is prepared to weather all kinds of weather, check and make sure gutters and downspouts are cleared and not bringing water into your home. Poor installation can lead to water seepage as well, especially when gutters are filled with rain or melted snow.
Stay Assured with our Healthy Basement Certification
Now how do you go about waterproofing your home? We are the only local company in the Northwest Ohio and Southeast Michigan region to offer a Healthy Basement Certificate. This certificate is proof of your home meeting the requirements of a healthy space. Through our partnership with Grateproducts we are able to ensure we are taking the best preventative measures to protect the integrity of your home. We do this by inspecting the structure of the house, gutters, and foundation for any possible problems that can arise in the future, taking into consider all four seasons. Whether it be rain or snow we want to make sure no water finds its way into your home.
Contact Us Today for a Special Offer
With Toledo Basement Repair we offer a free estimate on any and all waterproofing needs. By working with us you can be confident in the health of both your family and your home. Additionally, we are offering 10% off your next service! Our company has always been dedicated to safety precautionary measures however, with the COVID-19 virus that is affecting us all, we are taking extra measures for everyone’s health and safety. Contact us today to schedule your free assessment on all your waterproofing needs!
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Kevin Oberhouse was raised in Toledo with 7 siblings. Dawn and Kevin have four kids.
The Oberhouse family lives in the house Kevin built when with his first crew. Kevin’s parents invited more than 100 foster children into their home throughout his life. Kevin believes this part of his life really helped to build empathy for others.
Kevin has a degree in civil engineering and went on to get an MBA as well as multiple other certifications in structural systems, egress systems, air quality, and commercial and residential roofing, among many others.
Toledo Basement Repairs promises to treat you and your project with respect and our best professional judgment. There is plenty of work out there and Toledo Basement Repair will not push you into a system that you do not fully understand or feel comfortable with.