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Waterproofing Your Basement or Cellar

Basement and Cellar Conversions For Your Home - What Will You Use The Space For?

Five reasons to waterproof your basement or cellar

Your basement or cellar area can be more than just storage space; having a conversion can add another dimension to your home or office. Whether you choose to a use it as a place to keep your family treasures, or add an extra room to maximise space, waterproofing this area could protect your home and all of its valuables in the long run. Here are five of the most important reasons to keep your basement or cellar dry and well-protected from moisture.

  1. Prevent Flooding
    Groundwater flooding poses a serious threat in many boroughs across London and although it can only take a short while for water to seep into your basement or cellar, after prolonged rainfall it may cause severe damage. This can often take months to rectify and be very expensive. You can find a useful guide from the Environment Agency to reduce the risk of groundwater flooding here (click to open PDF).
  2. Prevent Mould and Mildew
    Even without flooding, basement and cellar leaks from heavy rainfall or even snow can cause a build-up of moisture. Health problems from skin allergies to asthma can be the result of mould or mildew caused by excess moisture.
  3. Prevent Cracks in Foundation
    Changes in the temperature with our erratic UK weather can cause building foundations to expand and contract when moisture gets trapped in the small porous surfaces of the basement or cellar foundation. This can lead to cracking that could be hazardous to the overall structural integrity of your house itself.
  4. Reduce Energy Costs
    Cracks in the foundations will allow the cold winter air in and this could result in higher heating bills regardless of how energy-efficient your home is. During the summer months a basement or cellar area with moisture will increase the humidity and make it more difficult to cool. Waterproofing provides better insulation for your whole home and can reduce your energy costs, whatever the weather.
  5. Increase Value
    As with any increase in space, once you have waterproofed your basement or cellar and made a useable area, you have added value to your home. With the added protection waterproofing provides, your only decision is what to do with the extra space.

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