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  • Nov 30, 2020
The Importance of Updating Your Home's Waterproofing

With heavy rain and snow lurking just around the corner, many homeowners are asking an important question: Do I need to update my home's basement waterproofing?

Excess moisture can wreak havoc throughout your house. Rain, melted snow and runoff can seep into cracks in your foundation, leading to warped floorboards, unhealthy mildew and mold growth, rusted appliances, bowed walls and many other problems.

Fortunately, with the right moisture control measures in place, you can protect your home's basement, crawl space, foundation and bathrooms from excess moisture. Waterproofing is recommended even if you live in an area with absorbent soil. After all, concrete is porous and can easily soak up water.

Vapor barriers help reduce the chance of moisture seeping in and causing damage. From rotting wood to pest infestations to less-than-pleasing odors, a moisture barrier protects your home from deterioration and harm. Read on to learn more about the importance of updating your home's waterproofing.


How Long Does Waterproofing Last?

A professionally completed basement waterproofing may last as long as 10 years. However, each home has its own unique circumstances, so there's really not a "one size fits all" estimate of how long a waterproofing treatment will last. 

A range of variables affect the lifespan of a waterproofing solution. These may include:

  • Age of home
  • Home's structural type
  • Climate conditions
  • Soil type
  • The amount of steam appliances produce
  • If basement walls are painted or unpainted
  • Foundation condition
  • Keep in mind that the type of moisture control utilized also affects how long waterproofing remains effective. For instance, many homeowners protect their homes by installing vapor barriers that prevent water from seeping into your home's walls from the outside. Some homes may also require attention to water that comes from inside, such as  from appliance steam. 

Basement Waterproofing Cost

How much does it cost to protect your home from excess moisture? While expenses vary, the average cost of basement waterproofing ranges from $3 to $9 per square foot. For a 1,000 square foot basement, that means the average price comes in at just over $4,100. 

In most cases, basement waterproofing treatment includes sealing both exterior and interior walls and creating a moisture barrier. For interior basement repairs only — without the additional cost of excavation — expect to pay from $500 to $1,500. More extensive repairs, such as fixing foundation and drainage issues, may run to more than $10,000.

Remember: updating your home's waterproofing will actually save you money over the long term. By preemptively protecting your home from water damage before a serious problem arises, you'll avoid costly repairs in the future. 

Think of waterproofing as an investment in your home's value. Updating waterproofing protects structural integrity, as well as your family's safety and health. 


Contact Clint Miller Exterminating

If you're experiencing issues such as condensation or high humidity inside your home, a wet basement or crawl space, or moisture in your home's foundation, Clint Miller Exterminating is here to help. We've been helping homeowners and business owners in and around Stanly, Cabarrus, Davidson and Rowan counties for more than three decades... and we can help you, too!

Clint Miller Exterminating is a local business that's licensed to provide services across North Carolina. We use the latest equipment and techniques to protect your home against moisture damage. For more information about how our waterproofing services can keep your home safe and dry, contact Clint Miller Exterminating today. 

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