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In part one of this two-part series, we looked at some of the major reasons why waterproofing your home's foundation is so valuable in many cases. Your foundation is one of the single most important structural components of your home, and waterproofing helps protect it from one of the key risks it may face over a period of years.
At Intermountain Coatings, we're proud to offer a wide range of residential coatings, waterproofing and related services to clients throughout Utah. What are some other major reasons why waterproofing your foundation and nearby areas holds so much value for many homes? Here are several.
It's a simple reality: When homeowners are confident their basement will be dry and free of moisture, they're more likely to use it for storage and other purposes. This can result in a significant increase in available space in the home.
Waterproofing your basement or crawlspace allows you to use this area for storage, a home office, an exercise room, a playroom and more. For instance, if you have a home office in your basement, waterproofing will give you the peace of mind to know that your electronics and other important items will be safe from moisture.
Water in the basement often leads to musty smells, as well as mold and mildew growth. These in turn can cause serious air quality problems throughout the home. Waterproofing your basement helps prevent these issues, leading to better air quality for everyone in the house.
Even if mold or mildew aren't an issue, basement waterproofing can help improve air quality by preventing outside air from seeping in. This is especially important if you live in an area with high levels of pollen, dust or other airborne particles.
Another common problem associated with water in the basement is pests. Insects and rodents are attracted to moisture, and they can quickly make their way into your home if there's a water problem. waterproofing helps prevent these pests from getting in and causing problems.
When you waterproof your foundation, moisture isn't the only element that's often blocked. This kind of reinforcement to your structure also helps seal in air and heat, resulting in a home that's more energy-efficient. In fact, waterproofing is often recommended as part of a comprehensive energy-saving strategy for the home.
Think of it this way: If your basement is leaky, moisture isn't the only thing that's seeping in. So is cold air in winter and hot air in summer. This can lead to increased energy costs as your heating and cooling system works harder to maintain a comfortable temperature throughout the house. Waterproofing helps seal out the elements, making it easier and more efficient to heat and cool your home.
If you're thinking about waterproofing your foundation or taking other steps to reinforce your home's structure, the experts at Intermountain Coatings are here to help. Contact us today to learn more about any of our coating or waterproofing services throughout Utah!