Think back to Hurricane Sandy. Most of our homes took a huge hit from the flooding, leaving us wading through our living rooms and in need of serious help getting the excess moisture out of our homes, even once the floodwaters receded.
Since New Jersey is no stranger to flooding, your home probably has a sump pump to help get water out of your basement. But what about the rest of your home? Waterproofing offers a number of benefits to keep your home safe from the effects of too much moisture.
Benefits of Waterproofing Your Home
If flooding or heavy rainwater seeps into your walls and flooring, all that moisture can weaken the integrity of your home and put you at risk of structural damage. Waterproofing keeps that water out of your structure and keeps it stronger against damaging floodwaters.
Prevents Mold Growth
One of the biggest issues that accompanies water damage is the risk of mold growth. When excess moisture stays in your home, mold has the opportunity to grow and spread throughout your structure. Since waterproofing prevents moisture from getting into your home, it also helps greatly reduce your chances of getting mold.
Keeps Appliances Safe
Think about how many appliances you have sitting in your basement. If you’re like most people, it’s probably a washer, dryer, and furnace, at least. If your basement is waterproof, your appliances will be kept safe from flooding, meaning you won’t have to shell out hundreds of dollars to replace them.
Healthier Home Environment
If excess moisture and increased humidity allow mold to grow in your home, you and your family could breathe in those mold spores and experience a number of health issues. If waterproofing prevents mold from growing in the first place, you will have a healthier, safer living environment.