Does waterproofing your basement or crawlspace increase home value? The short answer is YES! Let’s look at how waterproofing adds value and how much return on investment you can expect.
The Dangers of a Wet Basement or Crawlspace
A home with a wet basement or crawlspace is an immediate turnoff to buyers. Not only is the foundation the home is built upon compromised, but the moisture can bring a host of other health issues ranging from a stuffy nose, wheezing, coughing, to fever and shortness of breath. Asthmatic people are particularly sensitive to mold and should avoid being exposed. Water damage to the foundation could appear as floor joist deterioration, cracks in the floors and walls, stuck windows and doors, or puddling around the basement floors. All of these things can make a potential buyer walk away no matter the condition of the home above or require remediation before selling which can slow closing time and greatly decrease your profit margin. The bottom line is if your home has a water problem or if you believe your home could have a water problem, it is best to have an inspection done and the water remedied to get the most value for your home.
Waterproofing and Possible Return on Investment
Whether you are planning on selling your home in the near future or not, waterproofing is one of the best investments you can make. Water damage is such a huge red flag to home inspectors it is the number one thing they look for when inspecting homes. Walking into a waterproofed basement or crawlspace is an instant selling point for a home. While return on investment will vary depending on the region you live in, the extent of damage, and the methods you choose to waterproof your home, the average homeowner can expect a return on investment of about 30%. Waterproofing your home will help tremendously when selling your home but also ensuring that no water damage happens that could cause unexpected costly repairs.
Ready to Waterproof?
There are several options for waterproofing your home. Our trusted professionals at Aqua-Guard can help you choose the best water problem solution whether it be our standard basement or crawlspace waterproofing or crawlspace encapsulation. We offer free estimates and provide a friendly service to make the process as stress-free as possible. Our waterproofing work covers all 5 areas that water can penetrate your home and we feel so strongly that you are getting the best service and work done that we offer a life of the structure warranty. This warranty stays with your home no matter who the future homeowner is.
Whether planning to sell, dealing with water problems, or for your own peace of mind, waterproofing can increase home value. Contact us today and let’s get your water problems solved!