NJ has always had its share of tropical storms, but residents never really thought of it as a hurricane season. Recently however, starting with hurricane Irene and continuing through hurricane Sandy, NJ residents have hurricane awareness on their minds. Hurricane Sandy was the most destructive hurricane ever recorded in NJ, causing widespread devastation and blacking out over 2 million households for days and weeks. As a result NJ residents also began to think about the importance of basement waterproofing.
The basement forms an important part of your home and will require repair services from time to time. The reason for this is because the basement is an area of the home where water is easily collected due to leaks and heavy rains. This results in water seeping through cracks and walls if not properly waterproofed.
This can result in damage the foundation of your home and may even lead to your home being deemed unsafe for habitation. When you consider these aspects, it’s clear to see why you need professional waterproofing services.
The dangers of a damp basement – and what to do
A wet basement may come in as a flood or start very small. Either way, it will cause you severe problems that you will need to remedy as soon as possible. Here are only a few of the dangers associated with a wet basement:
- Health dangers: Chronic lung infections, sinusitis, asthma and allergic reactions to your family.
- Structural dangers: Aside from the negative effects on your health, a wet basement that hasn’t been properly waterproofed can also cause structural damage to the home. If your basement has been subjected to standing water, electrical units and heating equipment may be ruined and unsafe to use.
What can you do about this? Contact Bonded Waterproofing for professional basement waterproofing and sump pump installation services. Our professionals are qualified and experienced in providing quality basement waterproofing services that will secure your basement against moisture damage.