Did You Know?

 

A dry basement will protect your home investment…

 

A damp or leaky basement can affect the following:

 

Your health
Reduce property value
Structural Damage
Damage of valuable and stored possessions
Loss of recreational and living space

 

1.  Moisture causes mold and mildew which can have adverse effects on your health.
 
2.  Water can be devastating to your home and personal property.
 
3  A wet or even damp basement is unsuitable for finishing.  Moisture will get into the building materials and cause mildew, mold or rot.
 
4.  Moisture causes unpleasant musty odors in floor coverings, furniture and personal possessions.
 
5.  Musty air from your basement can migrate to the upper level of your home.
 
6.  Ground water can severely damage your home’s foundation.  Hydrostatic pressure that can cause foundation cracking and bowing, and in severe cases, may cause basement walls to crumble or collapse.
 
7.  Most mortgage lenders inspect your home for water damage and will not approve a mortgage for a home with foundation or basement water problems.
 
8.  The value of your home can be reduced due to water or moisture problems in your basement.  Most realtor’s will advise their customers to fix their basement before offering their home for sale.
 
9.  Compare the price per square foot of adding an addition to your home versus finishing your entire basement into the nice comfortable living space you’ve always wanted.  Your basement can be as warm and comfortable as any room in your home.
 
10. Homes sell per square foot, so even a small increase will allow you to list your home for more money.