The Benefits of Basement Waterproofing
Do you want to know the best thing about your basement? It’s not the cathedral ceilings or walk-in closet, which would be attention-getters on the upper levels. Instead, the best part about your basement is how it can be transformed into any space you want.
Whether you’re looking for an extra bedroom, a playroom for your kids or just a place to get away from it all—most basements are entirely customizable in terms of how they are used, especially after professional waterproofing. For example, as seen above, our clients in Cherry Hill, NJ, utilized their newly waterproofed basement as a finished new floor after we visited them in May 2020.
A dry basement is a happy basement.
Basement waterproofing is the best way to protect your home from water damage caused by leaks and flooding. It can also help prevent mold and mildew growth in the walls of your home, which can lead to more severe problems like asthma. We all want our homes to be comfortable places for family members—and if they aren’t dry and mold-free, then everyone is sure not going to be happy.
Basement waterproofing could also help lower insurance premiums on homeowners’ policies by reducing losses caused by floods or leaks into basements that may result from broken pipes or other damage-related scenarios where excess moisture seeps into walls.
Our Cherry Hill, NJ, client was experiencing heavy water intrusion into their basement during rainfalls and snow melts, which is unfortunately very common in the New Jersey area. That is why they gave the South Jersey Waterproofing team a call.
A clean and dry basement will allow you to use the entire space for whatever you like
We performed basement waterproofing in many different ways. The most common method is to install a drainage system around the perimeter of the foundation walls. This drains water away from your home so that it doesn’t seep into your basement as easily through cracks or gaps in the concrete wall. It also prevents mold growth by keeping moisture from porous building materials such as wood studs and sheetrock. Finally, it protects your family and belongings from damage caused by water or moisture infiltration into living spaces above ground level (such as ceilings).
In the above case, we installed a new basement drain system and sump pump to resolve the issues their Cherry Hill home faced with water intrusion. After all was said and done, this service allowed them to convert the room into an extra floor, fully carpeted and full of space for multiple generations to enjoy.
Waterproofing is an investment in your home and future. So if your home is facing water intrusion from heavy rains, snow melts, or other issues – don’t hesitate to call the South Jersey Waterproofing team to have us come out and take a look.
For decades, our expert team (we don’t use contractors) has been helping families across New Jersey and Pennsylvania convert their basements into dry, safe places that the whole family can enjoy.
Call us at (856) 428-8271 or CLICK HERE TO SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT with our team today!