Basements are a crucial component of the health and structural integrity of your home. At Kitchener Basement Contractors, we take the safety and wellbeing of our customers extremely seriously, and there’s nothing more important to us than doing everything possible to safeguard you and your properties. Water presents a possibly significant hazard to your basement, and to your home, if you don’t take it seriously. Neglectful basement owners fall prey to water related issues regularly, and if only they’d invested in some proper expertise and protection the problems they suffered from would never have happened. Read on to find out more information about water damage, and how basement waterproofing can save you a whole load of hassle.
How Does Water Damage Occur?
Water damage in basements tends to be possible because they’re built below grade, it’s somewhat inevitable that they’ll take on water. Even if your construction company is doing things properly, houses can settle, and then cracks are created in the basement wall. This is where moisture and water can seep in and start to cause problems. If this happens to your basement, you’ll probably notice moist walls, puddles smattered about, and the worst case scenario – widespread flooding. Even the less serious results of a leaking basement – rotting wood, peeling paint, mold, and more – are a hassle to deal with. So how do you prevent it?
Why To Be Wary?
On the face of it, water damage isn’t necessarily the most harmful. But the consequences of water damage in your basement can actually be quite insidious and costly if left unresolved. Once water damage begins to undermine the integrity of your foundation, basement walls, and floor, you’ll need extensive structural repairs. This is likely to be extensive and time consuming. If the damage isn’t that bad, and you’re experiencing mold growth, it will ruin any paint or wallpaper, can damage floors, and is hazardous for people’s health too.
Although water damage can be serious, if you undergo the right processes, you don’t need to worry. Our teams are experienced in the application of foundation and basement sealer. This can be applied for when you need waterproof basement flooring, or when you’re waterproofing basement walls. If you’re installing a new basement, we can also use waterproof concrete as another defense mechanism. Properly installed basements with comprehensive waterproofing stand a high chance of repelling water from causing damage to your property long term.
Long Term Value
You might be wondering whether basement waterproofing cost is prohibitively high for you – it’s something many people ask us about. The truth is, you’re far more likely to make savings across the lifespan of your property if you choose to undergo extensive waterproofing. The cost of making repairs once problems emerge, whether big or small, and the disruption and stress it causes in your life, are far more severe than any outlays you’d need to make on the sealing process. Get in touch with our customer service team today, and they’ll be able to give you a clearer picture of the prices you can expect with us.