There are many reasons why somebody should want to waterproof their basements, and some of the reasons may be surprising.
One of the benefits of waterproofing your basement is that it will protect the foundation of your home. To protect the foundation a special concrete barrier should be formed around your home to protect the basement from internal water torrents. This barrier will keep water from making any contact with the foundation by blocking the water. Waterproofing your basement also helps protect your foundation from cracks, leaking and erosion, as well as other foundation issues that can impact your home's safety.
Air diseases can be caused by mold and fungus, as well as allergies, respiratory problems and a whole bunch of other issues relating to air quality. As we know basements are the perfect place for mold and fungus, and it is often a problem in many basements. However, waterproofing eliminates water supplies and nutrients, thus protecting your home against mold and fungus.
A basement that is damped can cause your home to smell like stale water, mold and mildew. A lot of basements have a musty smell and the best way to prevent the smell from occurring or getting rid of the smell is by waterproofing your basement. Waterproofing your basement will help low the humidity level in your basement and will get rid of all odors permanently.
A flooded basement is never fun to encounter and can end up ruining anything that is in the basement. Many people do not know this when you waterproof your basement; you are taking an important step in stopping floods from occurring in your basement. Waterproofing your basement will protect basements from flooding, regardless of what type of weather is taking place. Weather like a snowstorm or a rainstorm will not bother and you can rest assure your basement will not be flooded, since it is waterproofed.
Also wet basement can cause an insect problem. A lot of insects can be found in a basement such as beetles, water bugs, cockroaches and other insects that like to stay in damp areas. Termites also love wet basements and can really cause a lot of damage to a home's basement, especially if there is wood in the basement. Eliminating insect growth is one of the benefits of waterproofing your basement that can save you a lot of money and headache further down the road.
Peace of mind is probably the best thing you can get when you waterproof your basement. If you have a waterproofed basement, and you want to go away for a few days or weeks, you can rest assure that your basement will remain dry while you are gone, even if there is heavy rainfall going on when you are gone.
Waterproofing your basement helps keep your home safe, dry and protects your investment (your home) and can save you're a lot of money in the future because you will not have to worry about the headaches that people have to worry about with a basement that is not waterproofed. It is a good idea to waterproof your basement.