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Make The Most Of Your Home With Basement Waterproofing

Homeowners are always looking for ways to expand without having to move to a bigger property, which is why making the most of their basement could be the answer.

However, it is essential to ensure their extra space is well waterproofed, otherwise it could lead to lots of problems in the future. 

Basement tanking solutions stop the downstairs from having issues with damp, which is particularly important for houses in flood-prone areas or with poor drainage. 

Older basements also often have damp issues, although it is worth seeking expert advice whatever type of basement you have, including recently converted ones. 

If dampness is allowed to persist, this can lead to condensation, excess moisture on the walls, peeling paint, mould, leaks and even pest infestations, as the dank conditions are perfect for insects and rodents to breed. 

Therefore, having a damp basement can be very problematic, particularly as they can increase the risk of bacteria and viruses through contaminated water, mould and mildew, and pests. 

This should not put homeowners who want to add space to their properties off from using their basement though, as renovating, converting or basement tanking is far more cost-effective than buying a bigger house.

Even though house prices have stabilised recently, they are still increasing, having risen by 1.5 per cent over the last year, according to Halifax.

In addition to spending more on a property, buyers would need to consider the expenses of stamp duty, conveyancing fees, and house removals, all of which can cost tens of thousands in the end. 

Instead, making the basement usable means homeowners can add an extra bedroom or two, a study, or an additional living space to their property at the fraction of the price of moving. They will also boost the value of their home, increasing their equity in the asset.