Our real estate market is on fire right now. Homes priced under 300K are selling within 2 months! If you have or are about to put your house on the market, a waterproofed basement or crawlspace is essential to selling. If you are on the hunt for your own new home, knowing what to look for can make the buying process simpler and save you much time and money. Dealing with water damage as a home buyer or seller is never fun but we can make it a little easier.
Water Damage as a Home Buyer
Water Damage is the number 1 thing that Home Inspectors look for. Tim Buell, the President of American Society of Home Inspectors says “The three biggest things that are bad for a house are water, water, and water,” If you are a buyer, never skip on a home inspection. Even if the home looks perfect, be sure to have a professional inspector look it over for any hint of water in the basement, crawlspace, or damage to walls that could indicate a water issue.
It is easy to become enamored with a new home when you are on the hunt. Don’t be distracted by the new beautiful new flooring and paint and forget to ask about the basement or crawlspace. Ask about renovations or repairs that have occurred recently to them? Is there a history of water damage or have any waterproofing steps been taken? Chances are the answer may be yes to some of these questions but don’t lose heart. It does not mean your sale cannot happen. We can always evaluate a job for you if you would like an outside opinion.
Water Damage as a Home Seller
If you are a seller and you know you have water issues, it’s best to remedy them ASAP. It is also in your best interest to disclose any past water damage you have had and show documentation of its repair. Waiting to address water issues in your home after found by an inspection can lead to delays in closing or for a sale to fall through completely.
The good news is that if you do have current water damage in the home you are wanting to sell or suspect it could be a potential problem, we can help. Call us today for a free estimate. We will do our best to get your home waterproofed as quickly as possible so you can get on the market. Aqua-Guard’s “life of the structure” warranty is sure to be a selling point also. This warranty stays with the home no matter the owner and shows the pride and confidence we have in our work.
We Can Help
No matter the situation you are in- buying, just moved in, getting ready to sell, or already on the market, if you suspect there could be water issues in your home, give us a call. The team at Aqua-Guard will arrive on-site and give a thorough inspection with an estimate and plan for repair. Dealing with water damage as a home buyer or seller can be an added stress on top of an already tense time in life. You can rest assured with our history and experience your water problems will be solved.