If you've recently purchased a new home, you might not think that you need to worry about waterproofing. However, that's not actually the case, especially if your new home has a crawlspace. If your new home does have a crawlspace, now's the perfect time to waterproof your home. That way, you can get started on a routine, which will help to provide continual protection against water damage. Here are just four of the reasons you need to waterproof the crawlspace.
Protect the Crawlspace
If your new home has a crawlspace, that's a good place to start with the waterproofing efforts. Moisture problems can actually begin under the house, especially when there's insufficient waterproofing. Before your new home develops mould damage starting at the ground level, talk to a contractor about waterproofing the crawlspace.
Save on the Energy Costs
If you're not sure that you need to waterproof the crawlspace under your new home, consider your monthly energy costs. If you're like most people, you don't add waterproofing to your list of energy-saving methods. However, you should. That's because you can lose a lot of energy through an unprotected crawlspace. In fact, if the crawlspace isn't waterproofed, you may actually need to adjust your thermostat to accommodate the energy loss. When you have the crawlspace waterproofed, the space is sealed off against the elements. That means your home will be protected against moisture damage and energy loss.
Avoid Water Damage Claims
If you've recently purchased a new home, you'll need to maintain insurance coverage for the property. Home insurance is designed to cover any damage that your home might sustain. Water damage is one type of loss that your insurance will cover. However, your insurance premiums can increase whenever you submit a claim for damage. One way to avoid claims for water damage is to have a contractor waterproof the crawlspace under your home.
Maintain Healthy Air Quality
If you're getting ready to move into your new home, and anyone in the family suffers from asthma or allergies, you need to take steps to control air quality. You might not think that moisture levels have anything to do with air quality inside your home. Unfortunately, that's not the case. Increased moisture levels in your home can likewise increase mould growth, which can also increase the risk for asthma and allergy flare-ups. To maintain proper air quality in your home, have the crawlspace waterproofed as soon as possible. That way, mould-causing moisture is locked away from your home.
To learn more, contact a waterproofing service.
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