If you are planning on selling your house in the future, crawlspace encapsulation or waterproofing your basement should be one of the repairs you consider. These services can increase the value of your home. Also, you or the new homeowners will save a great deal of money due to the benefits of waterproofing or encapsulation.
Signs you may need your basement waterproofed or your crawlspace encapsulated are mold growth, musty odors, damp or discolored areas, rotting wood, and bowing or cracking on wall surfaces.
Benefits of crawlspace encapsulation:
- Humidity and moisture control
- Healthier indoor air quality
- Prevents pests
- More indoor comfort
- Lower energy bills
- Reduced home maintenance
A damp or moldy crawl space will cost you more because it decreases the value of your home and you could lose potential buyers. Crawlspace encapsulation has grown in popularity in recent years and it is an attractive feature when selling a home. Investing in crawlspace encapsulation can protect your home for several decades. When you finally decide to sell your property, you will be able to show the protective measures taken to prevent moisture, allergens, and pests in the home.
Benefits of waterproofing basement:
- Prevention of basement flooding
- Lower energy bills
- Healthier environment in home
- Basement floor protection
- Prevention of structural damage
- Increased living space
A wet and damp basement will decrease the value of your home. A wet basement brings reasonable concerns of standing water and black mold, so there is a good chance your house won’t sell if that is the case. There is about a 30% return on investment for waterproofing your basement. It has even been said that, when selling your home, you could get back 150% of the money it cost you to waterproof your basement. If you do decide to waterproof your basement, have professionals (like Crawlspaces and More) do the job. A poorly waterproofed basement can cost you a lot of money in the end.
Instead of renovating your bathroom or kitchen, you should consider waterproofing or encapsulation. Both of these options improve the condition of the home and can save you money. They are also attractive features when selling a property. Crawlspaces and More is a family and veteran owned business. We believe our 5-Star Customer Care has made us successful and we would like for you to see it yourself. We even offer free inspections in Atlanta and North Georgia! For more information on our waterproofing or crawlspace encapsulation services, please contact us.