Why You Need to Waterproof Your Basement

When we think of a basement, we think of cold, humid, and damp. Water damage to a home or basement can be extremely costly to repair but a very easy thing to prevent. Continue to read why you should 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:

  • Flooring
  • Wall cracks
  • Window seals
  • Joints
  • Vents
  • Openings

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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