One of the most important aspects of your home’s general health is its ability to stay dry, even during periods of wet and humid weather. When your home has a basement, keeping your home dry is even more important due to your basement’s below-grade level and how close it is to the water table.

Basement Waterproofing: Why Do You Need to Keep Your Basement Dry?

With proper basement waterproofing, you can expand or even double your living space. An unfinished, dry basement or a finished basement can also elevate the value of your home and guarantee that the structure and upper floors of your home will stay in good condition.

If you plan to renovate or finish your basement, it needs to be completely dry. This is because few surfaces in a finished basement, like engineered wood flooring, carpeting, paint, and drywall, stand up well to ever-present moisture.

Even if you do not have plans to finish or remodel your basement, you still need to keep this space as dry as possible. Without basement waterproofing, moisture can rot away your home’s building materials. Additionally, mildew and mold can start to develop.

At Basement Technologies of Western NC, we want you to know that effective basement waterproofing is not a one-and-done project. Simply clearing out your gutters or coating your basement’s interior will not solve basement moisture problems. Instead, effective basement waterproofing involves a series of interlocking projects that will allow your basement to stay as dry as possible.

Do you have questions about basement waterproofing? Contact us now to talk to one of our professionals.