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Why basement waterproofing is a good idea

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Why basement waterproofing is a good idea

Do you have problems with a damp or leaking basement? You’re not alone. There are millions New England homeowners with the same problem. But, rather than ignore the problem and suffer the consequences, you can fix the problem, and here are three reasons why you should.

  1. Even if you don’t use your basement for anything other than storage, moisture will lead to mold and mildew. Toxic mold can create health problems and allergic reactions. Mold can also be circulated throughout your house via your HVAC system.
  2. Everyone, at some point or another, is looking for more living space within their home. Water and moisture makes space unlivable. If you fix the water problems in your basement, you are then able to finish the space making an extra room or rooms, or at the very least, the space becomes more available for storing “stuff” from around the house, making your other rooms more spacious.
  3. Which brings us to reason three. Storing items in a moist or wet basement will cause those items to be soiled, warped or smelly. Virtually anything exposed to moisture while in storage will be ruined. Fixing water or moisture in you basement is certainly a good investment.

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