Many homeowners put off those home improvement projects for “another time.” Six months later, what was a simple home improvement or preventative measure, may become a pricey project.
Waterproofing is another one of those projects. Some homeowners know that they have a basement leak, but keep letting it go. Eventually, there is a heavy rain and that leak becomes a flood. You immediately reach for a phone or computer to discover a company who will come out and fix your home and, of course, prevent it from happening again.
You want someone NOW because you’re concerned about the potential for more damage, considering all of the family items that are stored in your basement. Unfortunately, this is likely what every other homeowner in your area is also doing, causing every company to be backlogged on appointments.
During heavy rains, basement waterproofing companies receive a heavy influx of calls and e-mails. There are only so many hours in the day, so you may not be able to receive an estimate from a company for a day, two, or even a week. If you talk to multiple companies, it may be even longer than that. All the while, you have water seeping into your basement.
Usually, when a homeowner finally makes a buying decision, over a week has passed since the first sign of the problem. You never want to be forced to wait when there is an emergency. Don’t put yourself in that position!
If you believe that your home has a basement water problem, or there are visible cracks in your foundation, or if you detect a dank, musty odor in your basement, you should call a professional now. Prevent a larger problem later when the next unexpected hurricane rolls through.
Harsh winters can wreak havoc on foundations. Mid-Atlantic Waterproofing has seen it all. We’ve been the experts for over 45 years. Schedule your free inspection today.
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This post was written by Jane Azzinaro