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Improving Your Home’s Health With Basement Waterproofing

Many of us are using this time at home to catch up on home improvement projects that we have been putting off for years. It is easy to spot the areas of our homes that are in need of updating and improving, but what about those areas that don’t stand out to us automatically? The state of our home’s basement and foundation can be easily overlooked and disregarded, but these areas of our homes are critical to keeping its structure sound and safe.

Flooding Reduction

Waterproofing your home’s basement and foundation is a home improvement that will bring you years of rewards, even if they may not be visible to the eye. Flooding is a concern that many people with basements have, as the very nature of a basement is that it is beneath ground level. The position of basements poses an intrinsic problem as groundwater and rainwater can and will find its way into cracks and crevices of almost any size.

Waterproofing the basement and foundation of your home reduces the risk of flooding as it actually reshapes the way in which the water interacts with the structure itself. Moving the rain and groundwater away from your home reduces the chances of water entering your home during storms, decreasing flooding, and keeping your home dry.

Keeping Harmful Mold and Mildew At Bay

A dry basement also means less chances of mold and mildew growth which thrives in wet, dark, and damp areas. Mold growth can be detrimental to not only the structure of your home and cause extensive damage to the contents of your basement, but it is also can cause health issues for those who occupy the home. Mold and mildew can induce asthma and increase allergies among family members as it is spread around your home through a compromised basement.

Improving Indoor Air Quality

The only way to reduce the dampness possible water seepage of a basement is through decreasing the ability of moisture to enter or develop in your home. Waterproofing your basement and foundation increases your home’s first line of defense against water entering from the outside of your home, as well as helps maintain a dryer and less humid indoor environment.

Your Foundation Will Thank You

As water evaporates upward, it can keep your foundation soaked and damp for extended periods of time which creates an environment that is difficult to control. Waterproofing helps direct that water away from your home, allowing surfaces of foundations and basements to dry quickly, giving you greater control over your indoor humidity levels. Maintaining a dry indoor environment while keeping rain water at bay will keep your structure safe and sound and free from problems with your home’s foundation.

At Laco Site Service LLC., we make waterproofing your basement and foundation an easy home improvement task for you to tackle. Call us today to find out more about our services and how we can help you keep your basement dry and your home happy.

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