If you have ever found water in your basement, you know it can be a real problem. It can cause damages to the foundation, to furniture or other appliances and household items there as well as mold and mildew can form. Almost everyone will experience some water and moisture in their basement. The best way to deal with it is to reduce the chances of it happening with interior and exterior waterproofing. In this write-up we will focus on the benefits of exterior waterproofing.
Exterior waterproofing stops water from entering your home. The outer walls are protected, so it can’t actually seep through. This also stops the mold or mildew from starting to grow. The roof is also very vulnerable, so stopping water from entering is key.
When the walls or your roof get wet inside, there will be a lot of damage. It can be very difficult to get in front of it once it happens. Wall, floors, ceilings can all need repairing if wet.
Mold and mildew can damage your home, your household items, and be a huge concern for your health. People in the home with respiratory concerns will be more at risk.
You may not think about all the areas that can get wet or leak. That’s why you want to hire an expert to waterproof your home. They know best where water can get in and will waterproof all possible areas where water can get in.
Some of the areas where you can get exterior waterproofing are:
- Chimney and roof
- Patio doors
Protect Your Belongings
Almost everything you own of value is going to be in your home. In particular, many of us use the attic or basement for storage. We put things there until we need the, only to find them damaged from water or mildew.
Even things you use everyday need protection. A leak in the roof can continue down to a bedroom or living room and cause a lot of water damage.
Increase Value of Your Home
Moisture causes damage. It can be nearly impossible to get rid of the smell. Plus a home known for getting wet, leaking, or having structural damage isn’t going to get you the asking price.
A potential buyer that sees a home with exterior waterproofing in all the places it needs to be will know the home has been protected. They will know they won’t need to invest in a lot of extra repairs.
A professional exterior waterproofing will protect your home for many years. It will create a barrier between the elements and the exterior of your home. Once you have it completed, you don’t have to worry about it.
If you have had water get into your attic or basement, you can’t really use that space. It’s damaged, it smells and it will make whatever you place there smell.
Protecting your home is always going to be a sound investment. Contact us here at Olson Foundation Repair for a free estimate. You owe it to yourself to do everything you can to protect your family and your home.
Don’t let the wet get the best of you and your beautiful home. Get exterior waterproofing.