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How Waterproofing can Increase the Price of your House? Secrets Provided by our Experts

We all know how important is to have a house protected by any water intrusion. This kind of “invasion” can come from almost every part of your home, such as roof, basement or walls and can produce severe damage.

This being said, people nowadays, when buying a house are interested in the subject of waterproofing. This means that if you are a house owner you might want to waterproof your property and not only for your own comfort but also in the probability of selling the house at, as real estate agents like to call it, to increase property value.

What raises property value?

You know that when buying a new house, the client is mostly interested in the state of that property. The better it seems, the higher the price.

So let’s see the ways to increase house value when it comes to waterproofing.

These being said, if a possible customer comes to view your property and see minuses such as a sloppy yard, bad roof, and cracked walls, you will probably sell your house at a very bad price, if any.

This is particularly true when considering pool areas because people interested in buying a pool house, they especially want that part to look perfect. Another great important aspect is the basement. If your residence is up on the hill and has a basement made into the hill, it can lead to itself, which could lead to possible water damage if the water is not led away well, making that even a little crack to become a big problem over time.

This is why our experts from Tornado Plumbing, recommend you to do an inspection each year to be sure that any subterranean or surface parts well and won’t provoke any water issues. This will help you very much to increase property value.

In a free market, selling your house can be trickier than you think and getting a good price for your goods is even harder. So, if you are from Etobicoke or Mississauga, give us a call and we will be sure that your house will have everything it needs to have an increased property value.

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Exterior VS. Interior Waterproofing

As a homeowner, you definitely want your home to be safe, dry and waterproof. However, the reality is that almost all basements suffer from water damage at some point. So, it’s not about IF you need basement waterproofing, but rather WHEN you will need it, and WHAT kind of waterproofing system you should choose. Below is an overview of the two main methods: interior and exterior waterproofing.

Interior waterproofing

SBasement waterproofing Torontoince interior waterproofing system comes into play, when there’s already water getting into your basement, this is not technically a waterproofing solution, but rather a water management system. When talking about interior waterproofing, we usually mean a sump pump installation – drainage system that collects water from the weeping tiles and pushes it outside the house.

Interior waterproofing has some advantages over exterior waterproofing like:

  • the home’s exterior landscaping is not disrupted;
  • the installation can be performed no matter what the weather conditions are;
  • it is least expensive.

However, its disadvantages are much more prominent:

  • it doesn’t keep water from penetrating inside the house;
  • water penetration hampers the block walls and may cause mold development.

So, this solution can be deployed when, for instance, excavating is not possible due to accessibility cases. But whenever possible, exterior waterproofing should be considered as a priority.

Exterior waterproofing

This solution may include partially rebuilding the foundation, applying hydrostatic mastic and installing a new drainage system, if required. The method has number of important advantages:

  • that’s a truly waterproofing method since when applied properly, it stops water from entering the home;
  • the pressure on the basement walls is relieved as water in the soil along the exterior of the basement walls drains into the drain tile;
  • there is minimal to no disturbance to the interior of basement.

Unfortunately, there are also some important disadvantages to exterior waterproofing:

  • it involves excavating and hence, disruptions of exterior landscape;
  • work may take several days to complete.

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Unluckily, weather conditions in Toronto area cause basements to leak too often. With lots of rain in spring and fall, and lots of melting snow in winter, it seems that waterproofing in Etobicoke and its neighborhood is a must. However, it comes as a bonus that waterproofing is likely to increase significantly the price of your property if you decide to sell it at some point.
Every house is unique, and you should consult with a professional to design the proper waterproofing system for your particular home. Here at Tornado Plumbing we offer high-quality waterproofing service and are always happy to protect property of Toronto inhabitants from water damage. Feel free to contact us and stay dry!

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