According to Weather-and-Climate.com, Atlanta, Georgia witnessed 119 days of rain in 2022. Unfortunately, between the Peach State’s signature rolling hills and the propensity for flash flooding, flooded basements are not uncommon. While basements hold their fair share of advantages – such as more room to spread out and create additional living spaces, extra storage space, and increased resale value – the fact that they can flood (or, at the very least, leak) makes it critical to protect your investment. Basement waterproofing involves searching for and sealing any existing holes or cracks in your foundation and basement walls, then adding a protective layer of waterproof finishing products to further protect you from future leaks. Since 2006, H2O Proof & Foundation Repair has been proud to offer basement waterproofing among our services to home and business owners.
Preventing Mold Growth
With any water leak comes the growth of mold and mildew. That is particularly true given the confined space of a basement – much of which is underground – paired with Atlanta’s notoriously humid climate. If left unchecked, mold can cause allergies and infections in some people. According to Healthline, touching mold or breathing in its spores can lead to symptoms such as runny nose, congestion, eye irritation, sneezing, coughing, sore throat, skin rash, headache, lung irritation, and wheezing.
Improving Indoor Air Quality
We’ve found that one of the most common first signs of a basement leak – besides standing water – is the presence of a “musty” smell. That unpleasant odor indicates that you may have mold spores in the air. According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the air we breathe inside our homes or offices can be filled with 100 times MORE pollutants than you might find outdoors. The EPA suggests “Source Control” as one of the best ways to improve indoor air quality. By waterproofing your basement, you’ll be taking a crucial step towards increasing the quality of the air your family or staff members breathe.
Protecting Your Property Value
When it comes time to sell your home, if you haven’t remediated a basement leak and waterproofed it from additional damage, you could incur far more than mold growth and musty smells. Repeated water leaks could challenge the integrity of your home’s foundation over time. Basement waterproofing is a vital step in protecting one of the most significant investments many of us will ever make in our lifetime – a home or business.
Are you concerned about basement waterproofing costs? Not only will H2O Proof & Foundation Repair provide you with a comprehensive estimate of our services so there are no surprises, but we also offer several affordable financing solutions. It’s important to remember that doing nothing can prove a very costly decision.
If you’re considering having your basement “waterproofed,” contact the experienced team at H2O Proof & Foundation Repair for a FREE no-obligation inspection. We know you’ll be impressed with our customized solutions, financing options, and lifetime warranty. To schedule your inspection, call the H2O Proof team today at 678-426-8618, email us at email@example.com, or complete our online scheduling form. We would consider it an honor to help you protect your home and family – a task we take very seriously.