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Wednesday, February 5th, 2020 by Kal Aldrich
The most popular kind of destruction for any home is water damage because it can occur from rain, leakage, humidity, or other uncontrollable acts of nature. Water can trickle in through small cracks in any house foundation causing walls and floors to rot and disintegrate. According to real estate sales, water seepage and mold development can reduce the value of a house by 25%, so it’s important to take care of issues like this before selling your home. Also, bad cooling or heating can cause moisture and condensation to build up. For example, in the winter when it’s very cold outside, it’s important to pay attention to the amount of heat you produce in your home. In fact, more than 60% of home basements have a moisture issue, and some people don’t realize they do until it’s too late. About 38% of those basements develop mold and fungus.
When it comes to getting your basement waterproofed, there are many advantages such as having a healthier and safe at-home environment, decrease in cooling and heating costs, avoidance of any basic damage, protection of personal property, insurance claim reduction costs, and plenty other reasons that can only benefit your home or property. With that said, in the Midwest, it’s recommended that you get your basement waterproofed in the winter because of the cold temperatures and frozen grounds. With frozen grounds, the chances of having any kind of water leakage are very slim. When the spring season rolls around, the ground starts to thaw, which can leave open gaps between your soil and foundation walls allowing water to trickle in and damage your property and belongings. Most new homes will experience a leak within the first 10-15 years.
It’s estimated that about 98% of all basements will encounter some sort of water damage, so schedule your Free Estimate with American Waterworks today! Also, take note that winter is a slower time of year for us, so beat the spring rush now!
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