28 May Does Waterproofing Basements Add Value?
Are you considering waterproofing your basement to add value? If you have water damage in your basement, you may find it a challenge to sell your home. Buyers want to ensure their new home is structurally sound and free of damp, mould and structural defects. Basement waterproofing can increase your home’s value and provide a great return on investment.
If you are concerned about basement water damage, get in touch with Prokil for a free, expert survey. We offer a range of basement solutions including basement tanking and waterproofing
What Can Happen to A Home Without Basement Waterproofing?
When drainage and soil conditions are affected by adverse conditions, such as freezing temperatures in winter, it can make basements predisposed to leaks and flooding. In fact, even rainstorms in spring and summer can affect drainage and cause low-level flooding. Water damage caused by flooding can cause expensive problems including rotting to woodwork in your basement and damage to your home’s structural framing.
How Does Basement Waterproofing Add Value?
Sellers must disclose any current mould issues in the property and whether it has previously flooded. When someone is looking to buy your home, basement waterproofing can be a desirable added feature. Giving the new owner peace of mind that the structure of the property has been well maintained.
Outdated-décor and overgrown gardens may not be attractive to buyers, but a damp basement can cause genuine concern for them. When poor basement drainage is left untreated, it can cause structural defects and become susceptible to mould. Without adequate basement waterproofing, avoidable issues including flooding and mould can lower the value of a home significantly.
Tanking a cellar also gives you the flexibility to transform basements into an extension of your living space. You could consider turning your new basement into an extra bedroom an office, adding further value to your home.
To find out more about how basement waterproofing and tanking can increase your home’s value, get in contact with our friendly team of basement tanking specialists at Prokil today. We offer basement waterproofing in Poole, Bournemouth and many other locations across the UK.