The time to prevent basements from flooding is long before the storms start. When you waterproof your basement, this ensures that standing water and high moisture caused by rains or floods do not cause structural damage to your home.


Here are three reasons why is it important to waterproof your home:


1. Protect your basement from water damage

A small leak can quickly turn into a flood within seconds. In addition, moist soil can mean that your home’s foundation is prone to water seepage, affecting the joints and edges where the floor meets the wall. Your basement floor is also at risk of becoming compromised when groundwater presses up into the thin basement floor. This causes the floor to crack and allows water to seep, resulting in standing water.


Water can cause much damage even before you notice it, such as bowed walls or large foundation cracks. By taking the steps to waterproof your basement, you can prevent having to attend to a frustrating fix.


2. Reduce the chance of mold

Mold begins to grow when moisture gets into crawl spaces, behind drywall, or lingers in small cracks. Without proper waterproofing of your foundation, you inadvertently create a breeding ground for harmful mold. It is important to remember that mold can still grow and thrive even when you cannot see it. In addition, mold can cause respiratory infections, asthma, and breathing problems when left untreated.


At Dry Basement®️, we use many different tools to maintain a mold-free basement to keep you and your family safe and healthy.


3. Prevent high repair costs

Many standard home insurance policies only cover flooding that originates inside the home and not from flooding from external circumstances such as snowmelt and rain. Unfortunately, this leaves many homeowners with the repair cost for basement flooding not covered by insurance. Instead of spending thousands of dollars on repairs, it is a good idea to invest in preventative measures to waterproof your home.


Waterproofing your basement may seem more daunting and expensive than it is. Dry Basement® will evaluate your basement before deciding which type of waterproofing is best.


For more information or to schedule a basement inspection and evaluation, contact us to schedule an appointment. We have a large service area covering Kansas City, Des Moines, Columbus, and Wichita. Find out!