5 Reasons Why You Should Waterproof Your Basement

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Commonly used for storage purposes, the basement is often the most neglected parts of the house and homeowners usually pay little attention to it. However, any problems to the area can snowball to create more issues to other parts of the house. This is why it is important to frequently check your basement to keep a lookout for problems.

For example, if you start to notice any water damage in your basement, we recommend engaging services that provide basement waterproofing in Singapore. Moisture problems in basements are very common but are often overlooked and not properly treated. Through waterproofing, it keeps your basement dry and more importantly, it reduces the risk of further problems arising from the foundation of your home.

Take a look at what might potentially happen if you do not waterproof your basement but instead, allow the underlying problem to grow:

  • Damage to personal belongings
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For those whose sole storage point is your basement, a wet basement can damage your possessions and household items kept in it.

For those whose sole storage point is your basement, a wet basement can damage your possessions and household items kept in it.

  • Mold and mildew growth

When water starts to seep into the walls of your basement, the dark, warm and now moist environment can encourage mold growth. Apart from its musty smell, exposure to the damp, moldy environment can cause serious health issues to those who are sensitive to it. This includes sneezing, red eyes, runny nose and skin rash just from inhaling or touching the mold spores.

  • Decrease in property value

If you are intending to rent or sell it in the future, basement dampness will make your property less attractive in the market.

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  • Increased energy bill

This is something that most are unaware of, but did you know your air conditioner helps to dehumidify the air in your house? Damp basements increase the humidity in the air, and it can take a lot more energy to cool your home, ultimately increasing your energy bill overnight.

  • Structural failure

Your walls can eventually weaken and deteriorate due to the accumulation of moisture. In a long run, they might start to cave in. For the base of your home to break down, that can be abysmal as it will compromise the entire home. To make things worse, the wet structure might attract dampwood termites and ruin your walls even more at a faster rate. These termites need moisture to survive and your basement would become the perfect home for them to thrive in.

Now that you know how a wet basement will not only affect the rest of your home, but will also pose detrimental health issues to you and your family, what can you do? There can be a plethora of problems that you can face as a homeowner and this is where we come in to help limit those problems for you.

We provide a wide and comprehensive range of solutions and systems to cater to your specific needs of construction and this includes waterproofing your basement for you. Based on the conditions of your basement, some of our solutions include Polyurethane Integral Waterproofing Admixture by Crystallization (Quicseal 192) and using a Liquid Applied Elastomeric PU Waterproofing Membrane (Quicseal 102). For more information, contact our professionals at Quicseal today.

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