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How to Reclaim Your Basement

By Sylvia Lambert Subscribe to RSS | April 5th 2012 | Views:

As a homeowner, a wet basement poses multiple problems for you. Even a basement that becomes damp only occasionally cannot be used - either as a living space or for storage. A wet basement also makes it more difficult to sell your home; it takes away around 10 percent of the value of your home. Moreover, a wet basement leads to mold formation - something that further reduces the value of your home. When mold begins to form in your wet basement or damp crawl space your home can smell musty or dank. Additionally, some people develop allergies to mold and require medical treatment. All these problems can be avoided, or overcome, by hiring a contractor that specializes in basement waterproofing. Before hiring a contractor, make sure that they are reliable and have the technology and expertise to deal with the problem correctly.

Free Quote and Inspection

A reliable contractor that undertakes basement repairs in Yonkers, NY, will send a System Design Specialist to examine the wet basement and propose solutions after consulting you. Depending on the choice of products you make, you will be provided with a written, no-obligations estimate. This will help you understand the cause of your wet basement and the solutions available. The specialist should be willing to visit your home for an inspection at a time that is convenient to you - even in the evenings or weekend.

Quick and Efficient Installation

Once you approve the proposed solution, the company you hire to dry the wet basement in Westchester County, should be in a position to send certified waterproofing technicians who can work quickly and efficiently to dry the basement and install a system that keeps it dry. By choosing a basement waterproofing contractor that has technicians trained in the factory that develops basement waterproofing solutions, you can be sure the installation will be correct and deliver the expected results. Typically, basement waterproofing systems can be installed in a day or two.

Do you think that a decaying basement or the mold growing in the basement can only affect you if you go down there? Not quite. The smell and harmful effects of those molecules can permeate your entire household, lowering the quality of life, affecting your health, and undermining the value of your house.

Foundation Repair

No basement can be converted into a living space unless the foundation is strong. In fact, having a strong foundation is essential for the structural safety of your home. Signs of a damaged foundation include cracked, tilting, or bowing foundation walls, uneven floors, a sinking foundation, tilting chimneys, and doors and windows that can become jammed. Even if you spot one of these signs in your home you need to consult a foundation repair company. The contractor will examine the foundation and suggest remedial measures that are quick to install, come with a low cost, are durable, and protected by a transferable lifetime warranty. This will ensure that your home is safe and comfortable when you live in it and commands a proper value when you decide to sell this fantastic home.

Before you start a basement finishing project to increase the floor space of your home, you need to waterproof it and attend to any foundation damage that has occurred. This will ensure that the finished basement is usable for many happy years to come.

Sylvia Lambert - About Author:
Connecticut Basement Systems provides basement repair in Yonkers, NY. They provide basement waterproofing in Yonkers, White Plains, Ossining, Peekskill, New Rochelle, Port Chester, Mt Vernon, and other surrounding areas.

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