Does Waterproofing add Value to your home?

March 26, 2024

In home remodeling today, the focus is usually on cosmetics – designing a dream kitchen, luxury owner’s bath or ultimate entertainment room. What is often forgotten when adding value to a home is your home’s infrastructure, the bones of your home that keep it safe and livable. Your waterproofing system is an important part of this infrastructure. Improving that waterproofing system can add value to your home. Here’s why:

Increased Appeal and Livability:

  • Dry and usable space: A dry basement becomes an additional usable space, expanding your living area for potential bedrooms, family rooms, home offices, gyms, or entertainment areas. This attracts more potential buyers and increases perceived value.
  • Improved aesthetics: A damp, musty basement is unattractive. Waterproofing eliminates these issues, creating a pleasant and inviting space.
  • Peace of mind: Buyers appreciate the peace of mind knowing the basement is protected from water damage, reducing future risk and repair costs.

Enhanced Safety and Health:

  • Reduced potential for mold and mildew: Moisture leads to mold growth, harming respiratory health and property value. Waterproofing mitigates this risk, promoting a healthier environment.
  • Lower risk of structural damage: Water infiltration can crack foundations and damage floors, leading to expensive repairs. Waterproofing prevents these issues, increasing structural integrity and longevity.

Financial Benefits:

  • Potentially higher sale price: Studies suggest homes with dry, finished basements can sell for 5-10% more than comparable homes without them.
  • Reduced energy costs: Dry basements are easier to heat and cool, potentially lowering energy bills for future occupants.
  • Lower insurance premiums: Some insurance companies offer discounts for homes with basements protected from water damage.

Waterproofing your home will add value to your home whether you are looking to sell or want your basement to feel comfortable and safe again.

About the Author

Owner and founder Andrew A. Altman Sr. is an icon in the basement waterproofing industry. In a career that spans over 35 years, he has been interviewed by the news media and is considered by his peers as a leading industry expert. However, the most important matter to Mr. Altman, besides the effectiveness of his waterproofing system, is earning the trust of his customers.

About Best Buy Waterproofing

With over 35 years of experience in basement waterproofing, moisture control and structural repair, Best Buy Waterproofing founder, Andrew A. Altman Sr. is a top-rated industry veteran with a proven record of successful projects. In fact, the award winning, certified, professional staff at Best Buy Waterproofing, have a combined 70 years of experience in all aspects of the basement health industry. With A+ ratings from the BBB and Angi, and over 435 5-Star reviews from Google, Home Advisor, Yelp, and Facebook, Best Buy Waterproofing guarantees customer satisfaction.

Waterproofing Services Available Include:

Basement Waterproofing, Basement Ventilation, Mold & Mildew Remediation, Structural Repair, Crawl Space Repair, Sump Pump Systems, Moisture Control, Wet Basement Repair, Roofing Installation and Replacement, Intelligent Power Battery Backup Systems, Sub-floor Pressure Relief Systems, Basement Exterior Excavation, Basement Finishing, Concrete Lifting, Foundation Repair, Basement Door & Egress Windows, and all Concrete Work, including Concrete Stamped Stoops, Walkways, Patios, Floors, Dry Wall & Stud Replacement and more.

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