Here’s Why You Shouldn’t Delay Waterproofing Your Basement
DIY Projects,  Home Improvement

Here’s Why You Shouldn’t Delay Waterproofing Your Basement

Waterproofing a basement is a straightforward process that maintains the integrity of your home. Before your basement gets long-term damage, attack the cause to prevent it from happening. A wet basement is a true nightmare, and the cost to fix will far outweigh the price to prevent.


Boston basement waterproofing is not something you should judge solely on the price. When people look at home improvement projects, they are quick to dismiss the results if the price doesn’t line up with their expectations. Homeowners that shy away from waterproofing don’t factor in the cost of the after. When disaster strikes, you’ll pay for both waterproofing and to fix the damage. This will of course be much higher than the original estimate that would have prevented the original damage.


History does a good job of reminding homeowners about mother nature’s fury. But water damage happens just as frequently outside of natural disaster seasons. A malfunctioning pipe, old washing machine or even simple human error can lead to water damage. If you’re only looking at the obvious causes of water damage, then it will be a humbling surprise when the unexpected sneaks up on you. With waterproofing in place, both the unexpected and expected are handled in the best way possible.

The Point of No Return

Hearing the words ‘damage to the foundation’ is the point of no return. Every homeowner fears this since it means expensive repairs and unknown issues moving forward. Standing water caused by basement leaks and bowed basement walls are two signs of foundation damage. The eye test for visual damage on the inside and the outside won’t provide full information. In fact, if you can see the actual damage, then what you can’t see will be a lot worse. Waterproofing a basement is an effective way to stop this trivial problem from becoming a nagging financial headache.


Mold and mildew grow in damp, humid and wet places. Too much exposure to mold and mildew will cause mild allergic symptoms. If the problem isn’t resolved in a timely manner, then your basement could easily be the cause of severe allergic reactions. And depending on how your vents are set up, this can easily spread to other areas of the home. Waterproofing destroys the conditions that mold and mildew thrive in, and returns the local environment to normal.

Electrical Wiring

Water and electricity are a bad combination in any area of your home. You don’t want water problems to wreak havoc on the electrical wiring in a basement. Some homes keep the circuit breaker in the basement, so a water issue in that area will shut down the entire home. To keep your home safe, waterproofing should be mandatory in a basement where the circuit breaker is active.

A Full Solution

Half measures are one of the leading causes of major home damage. You can avoid disastrous basement damage by waterproofing the area. There are several ways to get it done, so take the first step to improving your home quality.

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