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Basement Waterproofing and Selling your Home

A wet basement creates a major issue for any homeowner. Not only is it a hassle to repeatedly clean a leaking basement, but any excess moisture that remains may lead to the growth of mold and mildew. This fails to take into account the fact that a continuously wet basement reduces the amount of living space in the home, which is a problem for many families. Individuals having a problem with a wet basement need to call in a basement waterproofing contractor right away, as this not only eliminates the hassle but also helps to protect the value of the home. This is one task that a homeowner should not take on alone.

Real estate experts agree a basement that is damp or leaky needs to be fixed immediately, especially if the owner is trying to sell the home. Potential buyers turn away from those homes that have a musty smell in the basement, as they don’t want to deal with the necessary repairs. The scope of the repairs isn’t factored into this decision either, as buyers are quick to turn away from a home that only has a small puddle in one corner along with one where the basement floods regularly. A Basement Waterproofing company such as Paradigm Home Solutions addresses all issues to ensure there are no problems remaining.

The basement waterproofing company may need to install a drain tile system, and a great deal of work goes into this project, as the home may need to be tested for radon and a radon mitigation system installed. The floor will need to be broken up to allow the installation of the system. For this reason, it is best to call in a company that handles this type of project regularly to ensure no steps are overlooked.

One benefit of having the work done before the home goes on the market is the warranty will be transferable to the new owner in most cases. This provides potential buyers with peace of mind, as they know they won’t have the costs associated with this task in the future. What many don’t realize is buyers make use of the rule of five when requesting a reduction in price based on the need for repairs. This rule of five states the buyer will ask for five times what it will actually cost to make the repair when the home goes to closing. No seller wants to lose this amount of money, thus call in the professionals today. Homeowners who do so find they save money in the long run, as they get more for their home when it sells.