When your home suffers damage, you need to be able to identify, diagnose and fix the problems if you want to be a good homeowner. Sometimes you need to turn to professionals for the actual work, but knowing the problems is something you can do yourself.
Firstly, having a waterproof basement can be a good security blanket. It protects against a wet basement, and waterproofing a basement is not that difficult a task to do. In addition, it can protect against costs that you would incur due to foundation repair costs. Even a slightly wet basement can be an environment in which black mold can grow freely.
Furthermore, waterproofing your basement can protect it against floods. Rather than spend weeks or months with a damp basement, a good environment for black mold growth, a waterproof basement will keep out all basement water, keeping your basement dry and black mold free.
Waterproofing basements has become more complex in the past few years, especially with the addition of polymer based waterproofing products. There are a variety of choices to choose from, so you would benefit from seeking professional advice.
Not only will a waterproof basement keep out water and make your house safer and less prone to foundation repair costs, it will keep out black mold which can cause lung problems. Waterproofing and drainage considerations are especially desired when ground water is likely to rise up and raise the water level. But with a waterproof basement, this is of no concern.
Foundation repair costs can be incredibly expensive and unnecessary. Prevent against having to pay for foundation repair by waterproofing your basement. After all, foundation repair can make you pay more for your house than it costs. Furthermore, it adds value to the house as the future owners will have to pay less for foundation repair.