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Basement Waterproofing Increases Home Value But You Need a Home Inspection!

Basement waterproofing can increase your home value by over twenty-five percent. If you're thinking of selling your house, this can be huge! But, to make sure you don't have any unexpected surprises when potential buyers come around, you also need a home inspection done. Here's why...

Many times, when I'm presenting on basement waterproofing at home shows or street fairs in New Jersey, Delaware, and Pennsylvania I get asked questions from people who stop by our booth about buying or selling a house.

In every case I recommend the person have one of our basement waterproofing inspectors come out to their house and take a look at the basement or crawl space as well as the exterior of the home.

And, if you're on the other side of the equation as a home buyer, then it is imperative you have the basement inspected thoroughly before making any kind of commitment. Basement waterproofing cost.

If you are selling your house it is important to be pro active about having waterproofing performed and your home inspected. One sign of mold, mildew or water problems in the basement and you could lose thousands! Do not wait until the prospective buyer stops by to look at your home and notices dampness or signs of mold or mildew in the basement.

The stock of your home will plummet and you'll lose thousands of dollars. Remember, when selling a house, every little thing can add up to a lot of money. Basement waterproofing can seem like a big cost, until you see what a huge investment it can be when selling your home or just living in a home free of toxic mold.

After you have made the decision to sell your house or other property, have a qualified, certified and insured inspector stop by and determine the condition of your basement and to see if there are any potential problems that need to be addressed.

You will keep the value of the property at or near its true value.

If you watch the news, you know that many inspectors and contractors are working with out certifications and insurance... be sure that anyone you hire to do work or to inspect is fully certified and bonded. Most state agencies recommend they are covered for at least 4500,000. Anything less and you can be asking for trouble. Remember, having your basement waterproofed or any foundation work performed can be costly if messed up. To make sure you don't get taken to the cleaners, have qualified people working on your home.

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