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The Importance of Basement Waterproofing in Kalamazoo

Wednesday, February 1st, 2012 by Taylor Harvel


Homeowners in Kalamazoo, Michigan are no strangers to rain and snow. Living in a northern city has taught them how to prepare and protect their homes from potential damage caused by wet conditions. If you haven't yet looked into basement waterproofing in Kalamazoo, there's no better time than right now! Don't hesitate: act now and seal-up that leaky, wet basement before it's too late.

The Many Benefits of Basement Waterproofing
Waterproofing your basement is one of the best home renovations you can make. Why? For one, a wet basement poses serious health risks to the people living in the home. Wet basements are a breeding ground for mold and mildew, which can lead to allergies, asthma, skin and eye irritation, and fatigue in both humans and pets. A wet, humid basement also produces an unhealthy, musty smell that is quite unpleasant to live with.

Another benefit of basement waterproofing is that a sealed basement will be better protected from leaks and possible flooding. A waterproofed basement not only protects your wallet from potential water damages and costly repair bills, it also helps protect your home -- your investment -- from potentially serious foundation cracks and repairs.

A final reason to waterproof your Kalamazoo basement is to increase your home's overall value and usable square footage. If you're looking to sell your home in the near future, you'll have a much better chance of doing so if the home is free of mold and mildew. Why? No one wants to invest or live in a home with a musty, wet basement. Transforming a wet, neglected basement into a dry, usable space will pay dividends whether you decide to sell your home in the future or remodel your basement into a family room, home office, or kids' playroom.

Interior versus Exterior Drain Systems
Basement waterproofing technicians in Kalamazoo have a wide range of training and expertise when it comes to musty, wet basements. In some cases, they will install an interior basement drain system to help keep the basement clean and dry.

An interior basement drain system has many advantages over exterior drain systems. For starters, interior drain systems cost about half the price of exterior drain systems. That's music to the ears of many Kalamazoo homeowners. Secondly, an interior basement drain system does not require outdoor excavation and will not damage or alter your home's property or yard. And finally, interior basement drain systems take as little as one to two days to install. Continue reading to learn how an interior basement drain system can protect your home from water damage.

Types of Interior Basement Drain Systems
Interior basement drain systems can be installed underneath the perimeter of your basement floor or above the floor along the perimeter. A drain system above the floor is generally recommended for homes with a monolithic foundation (where the footing and floor were poured in a single piece), or for basements with radiant heat. Both types of interior basement drain systems (above-floor and below-floor) act as a waterproofing agent for concrete foundation walls and will not become clogged with dirt or debris. Once installed, these interior basement drain systems collect any excess water in your basement and pump it outdoors, away from the home.

To protect your home from basement flooding in Jackson, MI, call the professionals at Ayers' Basement Systems!

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