Many homeowners live with damp or leaky basements because they fear the expense of waterproofing. While it is true that waterproofing your basement represents a significant expense, it is money well spent. A moldy basement with moisture seeping through the walls or collecting in pools on the floor is a major drawback for presenting a home to prospective buyers, not to mention a major structural problem just waiting to happen.
According to Home Worth and House Value Source, homeowners who take on the task of basement waterproofing realize a 30% rate of return if a professional does the job. The rate of return against cost rises to 70% if the homeowner does the job herself, although the work often requires a level of expertise that is beyond the ability of most do-it-yourselfers.
Waterproofing a Basement
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