We know you think it won’t happen to you. Your basement is just fine and you don’t need to consider professional waterproofing or you think you can do it yourself…or it just costs too much. The fact is that 98% of basements will experience water damage at some point in their life span. The average home insurance claim is over $10,000 for repair. That is why we are debunking the myths about basement waterproofing today. Too many believe the lies and decide against professional waterproofing. We want to save you money, time, and trouble with a clean dry basement!
Myth #1 Waterproofing does not really work.
The truth is that waterproofing done correctly does work. The source of this myth is more than likely based on a DIY approach using the wrong materials or a fix that was aimed at something other than the source of the problem. This puts your home at risk for even further damage and mold build-up.
A quality inspection by a knowledgable professional will identify the source of your water leaks and be able to remedy it in the right way…the first time. Waterproofing professionals can also identify other areas that might potentially become issues and correct those also. Anyone that tells you that waterproofing does not really work is mistaken. If you still believe this myth, take note of our Life of the Warranty details at the end of this blog.
Myth #2 What your neighbor did to fix their problem will fix yours too.
Erosion, foundation issues, and heavy rainfall can all cause water damage. It is not “a once size fits all” solution. No basement is exactly the same and of course, no foundation is exactly the same. Just because what your neighbor did seemed to work does not mean it will work for you.
Our waterproofing system solves all 5 areas that water can enter your foundation. You need a professional inspection to address the root of the problem. End of story.
Myth #3 Waterproofing costs too much!
We know money is tight and spending it on waterproofing is not high on the list. Our system at Aqua-Guard is in fact 30-50% less than other top waterproofing companies without compromising quality and performance. We use superior products with superior craftsmanship.
The fact is you may not be able to afford NOT waterproofing your basement though. Cited above the average homeowner insurance claim is over $10,000. That does not account for overages you may owe for, the time and effort in dealing with the issue and the potential health issues that stem from mold exposure. Remember that leaking basements and crawlspaces are a big NO to buyers if you are thinking of selling your house. Putting off repair work that needs to be done may cost you MUCH more in the long run.
Do not let this myth keep you from reaching out for an inspection. Even on tight budgets, waterproofing may not be as expensive as you believe.
The Myths are Debunked
Now that we have debunked the myths about basement waterproofing, you understand why having professional waterproofing work done is so important. At Aqua-Guard we also include our Life of the Structure Warranty. A warranty is a measure of the confidence a contractor has in the work they have done. After waterproofing your home, we offer our warranty for the entire LIFE of the structure. It transfers from homeowner to homeowner, staying with the property. We know our work is that good and we stand behind it.
Contact us today for your inspection. We will provide personal service with a single point of contact to keep the situation as stress-free as possible for you!