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Never Attempt to Sell a Home with a Leaky Basement and Here’s Why

A wet basement often leads to a homeowner losing thousands of dollars when they go to sell their home, possibly more. People don’t want to deal with a water issue when they move into a new home, regardless of how big or how small it is. For this reason, a homeowner needs to make repairs in a timely manner to live in a home that is not only drier, but healthier, and also to protect the resale value of the residence. In addition, making the repairs when there is no pressure to get them done rapidly allows a homeowner the time needed to compare various companies to ensure they get the right one for the job.

Basement Waterproofing is one task that the average homeowner shouldn’t take on. A basement waterproofing company understands the steps needed to not only determine where the problem lies and its extent, but also how to repair the issue and ensure it doesn’t return again. Imagine having a home put under contract only to have a home inspector come in a week later to do the inspection and find the problem has returned. This can lead to significant delays and possibly the loss of the sale.

What many homeowners fail to realize is buyers not only don’t want to deal with a basement that leaks, but they will expect the price of the home to drop significantly if a leaky basement is detected. Real estate professionals often tell home sellers that the buyer will ask for a significant discount on the home for any problems detected during the inspection, typically five times the cost of the actual repairs. Although this may seem excessive, the home buyer is only trying to protect their investment and the extra money helps to ensure the cost of any additional repairs that are discovered as the leaky basement is fixed will be covered by the seller. It only makes sense to make the repairs before this becomes an issue.

A leaking basement poses a problem in those homes that aren’t up for sale either. Moisture in the home can lead to the growth of mold and mildew, and this can then lead to health problems for the residents. Contact a basement waterproofing contractor immediately any time a problem is detected. This doesn’t even take into account the damage the water can do to other items in the home. Wet carpets, rusted appliances, rotting timber and more are all problems that may result from a basement that leaks. Contact a professional waterproofing company today to get the leak or seepage resolved promptly.

Basement Waterproofing Service Areas in PA (Philadelphia, Bucks County, Montgomery County, Chester County) and NJ (Mercer County, Burlington County, Gloucester County, Camden County)

Paradigm Home Solutions is a basement waterproofing company/contractor offering basement waterproofing services in the tri-state area, including Bucks County, Montgomery County, Mercer County, Burlington County, Gloucester County, Camden County, Delaware County, Chester County, and Philadelphia County