basement encapsulation

3 Reasons You Need Basement Waterproofing


Water and basements do not mix. If you’re looking for ways to protect your basement from water damage and wondering if waterproofing is right for you, look no further! Here are three comprehensive reasons that professional basement waterproofing is the right choice for any basement!

Reason One: Basement Waterproofing Prevents Damage

The first (and most important) reason for waterproofing the basement is its ability to prevent and reduce water-related damage! The team at HS Restoration always recommends professional waterproofing for its prevention abilities. 

Prevents Flooding

Flooding, no matter the cause, is expensive and not generally covered by homeowners insurance without an extra rider. Waterproofing works during all seasons and helps keep flooding repair costs lower if a flood occurs. 

Prevents Foundation Cracks

Excessive groundwater is a common cause of foundation damage. Groundwater puts hydrostatic pressure on the concrete foundation. As a result of this pressure, cracks form in the foundation. As a result, water can invade the structure further and erode its integrity. Foundation damage is expensive to repair and usually goes undiagnosed for years. Instead of risking foundation damage, waterproof the basement to prevent it from happening! 

Prevents Water Stains & Material Damage

Flooding, groundwater, and humidity in basements are destructive. They severely damage your floors, drywall, and belongings. But by investing in waterproofing the basement, you are assured a safer space to store your belongings and you get to use all of the square footage available in your home. Basement waterproofing reduces the risk of water staining to your floors and walls, keeping your basement in good condition. 

Reason Two: Basement Waterproofing Prevents Health Problems

Equally important is the role waterproofing plays in creating a healthy home. The frequent and ongoing presence of water and humidity in the basement can cause health problems in a home’s occupants. Respiratory infections, difficulty breathing, allergies, chronic cough, and fatigue are common signs of a water problem in the basement – why? Because excess water or humidity in the basement promotes the growth of mold and mildew. 

Prevents Mold and Mildew

Mold requires moisture, heat, and organic material to grow. The modern basement often provides all three. Thus, mold spores quickly, developing into a colony. Waterproofing the basement takes away the necessary moisture mold needs to grow. 

Reduces Allergens and Humidity

Humidity promotes the spread of allergens through the home, triggering breathing problems in occupants. Additionally, humidity is well known to trigger breathing difficulties in immunocompromised individuals, children, and the elderly. Basement waterproofing can prevent that from happening. 

Reason Three: Basement Waterproofing Reduces Costs & Increases Home Value 

Basement waterproofing is an intelligent way to improve your home value while adding safety and storage to your home!

Improves Home Value

Waterproofing the basement increases your home’s usable square footage, allows you to add living space in the basement, and creates a more comfortable living environment. All of this adds thousands of dollars to your home value!

Improves Chances of Selling 

Prospective homeowners worry about moisture, humidity, and flooding. When they shop for a home, they are more likely to purchase one with few signs or reports of water damage. A waterproofed basement gives buyers extra peace of mind that your home is an excellent investment.

If you’re looking to improve your home value and create a comfortable basement space, give the team at HS Restoration a call. We’ll inspect your basement and help guide you through the waterproofing process. In addition, we will work with you to find affordable, easy solutions for all of your home restoration needs! Give us a call today at (609) 534-5874.