The basement tends to get overlooked when it comes to home maintenance and upkeep. But it shouldn't be. You can give your basement new life by investing in waterproofing services. Here are just a few reasons to waterproof your home's basement:
Expand Your Storage Capacity
Waterproofing your home's basement will help ensure that it doesn't get damp and moldy over time, so you can be free to store your stuff down there without having to worry about anything getting ruined. A basement that is waterproof can keep everything from furniture and workout equipment to family photos and off-season clothing safe from damage.
You can clean out your home's closets and garage by storing more stuff in the basement. Turning your basement into a storage space will help make your home seem less cluttered and more comfortable too. You should even have enough extra space to make room for things like seasonal décor, holiday supplies, and camping gear that you might not have any room for now.
Better Accommodate House Guests
After investing in basement waterproofing, you can use the space to accommodate house guests who will be sticking around for more than a day. You can set the basement up like a bedroom if you tend to have guests often, or turn the space into a study or family room complete with a futon so guests can sleep there when necessary and your family can make use of the space when guests aren't around. Or if your home is on the small side, you can turn the basement into a comfortable living area to entertain your guests in, whether for dinner, game night, or movie time.
Increase the Perceived Value of Your Home
Another good reason to invest in basement waterproofing for your home is to increase the perceived value of the place overall. This can come in handy if you decide to apply for a second mortgage or if you want to sell your home altogether at some point in the future. Potential buyers will likely be willing to pay more for the property if the basement is waterproof because it will be considered a usable and livable space.
And if you decide to rent the place out for any reason, you may be able to charge a little more for rent each month because your tenants will have more square footage to live in. Or you can turn the basement into a studio apartment and sell or rent it out as two separate living spaces.
If you are interested in basement waterproofing, contact a contractor in your area.