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End Damp Basements Before Your Remodel – Boston, MA

Joseph Coupal - Friday, September 06, 2013

The housing market is picking up. Many people are getting ready to sell their homes and many are remodeling their homes in order to increase the value for a sale in the future. Still others have decided to stay because, while they will get a good price for their home, they still have to pay more for a new home.

For all of the above reasons basement remodeling projects are increasing. If love your home and are planning to stay, there is every reason to remodel the basement. However, if at some point you plan on reselling your home, keep in mind that few things bother buyers more than the smell of a damp basement.
 
If your home’s basement is prone to moisture, if you have basement leaks or flooding, professional waterproofing is the only way to solve the problem. The problem could have a simple solution like a new seal on your bulkhead.

While a finished basement will help sell a home, the single most important improvement you can make to your home's basement is to be sure that it is clean, dry and ready for future upgrades by preventing moisture, mold and mildew.

Creating new living space that won't encourage mold and mildew or become damaged by condensation is important for resale value, and it isn’t necessarily easy. Concrete is porous and basements are underground so they can become a path for condensation.

As a result, moist drywall and carpet can begin to grow mold and mildew. Mold and mildew cause musty odors and decay. High basement humidity can also damage electronics, furniture, woodwork, and other belongings that are stored there. Moisture causing mold and mildew can also pose a health risk for homeowners.

If you plan on remodeling your basement, or preparing your basement for a potential future remodel, contact A-1 Foundation Crack Repair.


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