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									For Basement Waterproofing, Less is Sometimes More
There are few projects that can potentially take more effort and money
than waterproofing the basement of your home, whether it's brand new or a
century old. More than a few homeowners have seen basement waterproofing
jobs that they assumed would be little balloon into fiascoes that end up
costing thousands of dollars and weeks of time. Fortunately, most of
these cases were preventable and probably could have been solved with a
vastly less extravagant solution. When it comes to protecting your home
from flooding and water damage, you might be surprised to learn that less
is sometimes more.
What exactly do we mean by "less is more?" While completing a thorough
basement waterproofing on your home that hits all possible points is a
smart idea if you have the money to fund it, there are sometimes more
affordable ways to protect your basement from flooding that aren't quite
as elaborate. No one is advocating a "quick fix" or cutting corners on
any project that involves protecting your most valuable investment, but
if you aren't able to finance a complete basement waterproofing, there is
nothing wrong with putting a patch on the problem that will last a few
years until you save more money.
Take, for instance, a typical older home that has experienced some
mainline drain backup in the basement. In this case, simply snaking the
drain or using a high-pressure jet system to clean away obstructions will
probably be all the further you need to go in order to keep your basement
dry. Some companies, however, will try to convince you that in addition
to the drain cleaning, you should do a complete basement waterproofing
including excavation, block work, and footer drain emplacement.
In most cases, this really isn't necessary at all, and could end up
costing you thousands of dollars. Now, is it wise to fully waterproof an
older basement that hasn't been properly maintained in many years? Sure,
if you have the money to do it; in fact, basement waterproofing is one of
the best ways to insure long-term security of your investment and resale
value. And due to unpredictable precipitation levels and an increase in
flooding problems in some parts of the country, you could be gambling
with your financial future by not taking the precaution.
But will your home necessarily be doomed if you fix the immediate problem
and save a thorough basement waterproofing for a time in the future when
you can afford it? Of course not. Budgeting your money wisely is just as
important to keeping your home as is insuring against any possible
emergencies. By waiting until you can really afford to waterproof your
basement, you can research local contractors more closely, plan for the
project, and stay well within your own personal budget, too.
Lorain County Sewer and Drain makes Westlake basement waterproofing easy
and affordable. Visit our site today to learn more about basement
waterproofing and Westlake drain cleaning.


								
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