Owning your home comes with the responsibility of repairs and maintenance. These repairs can often be very stressful and time-consuming especially when they involve the basement of your home. Leaking water, high humidity, bad smells, mold and fungal growth, and more are signs that you have a water problem in your basement. Proper residential basement waterproofing is essential especially if you ever intend to sell your home.
Basement Water Problems Before Listing Their Home For Sale
The Williams family in Alabaster, Al was feeling the full effects of a stressful home repair. After outgrowing their current home, they wanted to sell and find a larger and more spacious home for their growing family. They had been in this home for 3 years and like many homeowners, their basement was “out of sight and out of mind.” They had long ignored the lingering musty smells of their basement and condensation build-up on items stored there.
The reality of their water problems came full scale when discussing their desired listing price with their real estate agent. With water problems like theirs, they would never get the listing price they wanted. They needed professional help. They reached out to Aqua-Guard Waterproofing for a free consultation.
Waterproofing Home Consultation
A representative from Aqua-Guard Waterproofing arrived for their consultation. While inspecting the basement, efflorescence was noted on the walls indicating water seepage from the outside, pooling water in the far corner of the basement, as well as condensation on windows. When Mr. Williams was questioned about the humidity level in his living space above; he noted that he felt the air “was warmer and wetter than he thought it should be at times.” Mr. Williams was surprised to learn that the higher humidity levels in his home were influenced by the high condensation levels in his wet basement.
The Aqua-Guard Waterproofing representative explained the proposed plan of work to correct the water problems in the Williams’ basement and home, answered all questions, and gave them an estimate. After consulting with a couple of other waterproofing companies, the Williams scheduled work with Aqua-Guard Waterproofing citing their experience, communication, competitive pricing, and Life of the Structure Guarantee as reasons for their choice. The Life of the Structure Guarantee warranties the work done no matter the future owner of the home. This would be a major selling point when listing his home.
Residential Waterproofing Through Aqua-Guard’s Complete Basement Waterproofing System
This system waterproofed:
- all foundation cracks and mortar joints
- the porous concrete walls
- both over and under the footer in the foundation
- all cracks in the basement floor
The crew first removed any damaged concrete from around the foundation walls. They conserved as much healthy concrete as possible. Once all debris was cleared, a trench was dug and carefully graded along the footer. Weep holes were installed along the bottom of the block permanently eliminating any future water buildup. The walls were sealed with a Poly-Seal and a drain was installed directing water to the pipe beneath the poly seal with no need for any gravel additions.
Water Problems Solved and a Confidently Listed Home for Sale
The Williams basement was completed in a timely manner and cleaned up after the work was done. They were left with a dry and waterproofed basement along with their Life of the Structure Warranty to pass on to future owners of the home. There were no more musty smells coming from their basement and the possibility of finishing out the basement was added to the list of selling points when the home was listed. They also noted better air quality in their living spaces with lower humidity levels.
Basement Waterproofing is Essential Before Selling A Home
Like the Williams, many homeowners take steps to list their homes for sale only to be halted by water problems in their basements or crawlspace. These water problems can delay the sale of their home and cost them thousands of dollars from the sale price. When addressed before listing a home, waterproofing can increase the sale price, offer valuable selling points, and bring peace of mind to both buyers and sellers. Proper waterproofing is essential before selling a home.
Aqua-Guard Waterproofing is here to solve all your water problems. Contact us for a free estimate, single point of contact, competitive pricing, our Life of the Structure guarantee, and a quality job well done.