For many people the spring and summer months are the ideal months to put their houses up for sale. During the spring time the “For Sale” signs sprout like tulips and people get excited to shop for a home or to upgrade to a new one. A leaky basement can be a turn off for people looking at your home no matter how pretty the upstairs is. To fix a leaky basement can be expensive if the problem has been neglected for a long time, but fixing a wet basement can be a plus if you are selling your home. Even if you are only trying to increase the value of your home by fixing and upgrading floors, carpet, or bathrooms and kitchen cabinetry, fixing a leaky basement should be your priority.
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Torontonians have had a rough year, weather-wise. First, there were the heavy snows of February and March which hung around far into April; then there was the “storm of the century” in July, and now we have unseasonably cold weather with the first snow during late Fall. The weather gods have gone crazy, clearly. And with the City’s housing market expected to grow by 1.5% in 2014, you might be thinking about selling your current home and upgrading. If that’s the case, it’s wise to make sure your basement waterproofing is adequate before putting your property on the market, so that your buyer can be sure there’ll be no after-effects of the wettest summer on record.
Developing a Leaky Basement
Toronto has the ideal conditions to create leaky basements, with its wet weather, aging foundations and the typical freeze/thaw cycle we get in winter. This causes the building and the surrounding earth to expand and contract constantly, which opens up existing cracks and joints. During winter, ice builds up in the pipes and drains, as well as on the roof. When it melts, it drains away alongside the house and often lands up in the foundations. Unless your basement waterproofing is sound, all that water ends up working its way in and causing you a huge problem in spring.
Basements might seem like locations that are normally expected to be dark and dank – after all, they’re underground? But the basement moisture is an insidious menace which can have a stable, however sluggish result on the honesty of your foundation and the air quality of your home as a whole. Contact Basement Renovations Contractors in Minneapolis today to make sure your basement is clean and dry. To keep your basement as dry as possible, you’ll should hire a good basement waterproofing contractor.
A basement waterproofing contractor, particularly one with years of experience, will have no problem identifying the cause of a wet basement. He can identify the indicators of leakage or fracturing, and he knows where black mold is most likely to grow. Exactly what’s more, a quality basement waterproofing service provider will be able to advise the best course of action to fix your leaky basement.
Basement waterproofing may sound dry but it’ll help prevent those wonderful basement floods.