Many people have exterior waterproofing done on their homes because they worry about things like foundation damage and structural damage that can be caused by moisture. This is a valid reason to have exterior waterproofing done on your home, and it's probably one of the main reasons why you're interested in exterior waterproofing. However, there are other benefits that you can gain from exterior waterproofing, many of which you will probably notice in your basement. These are a few examples of the benefits that you will probably be able to enjoy in your basement quite soon after having exterior waterproofing done by a team of professionals.
A Better Smell
One thing that many people notice about their basements is the fact that they tend to have a musty and unpleasant odor. This is caused by moisture, and even though you might have always thought that there was really nothing that you could do about the problem, exterior waterproofing should help a lot. After you have exterior waterproofing done and clean your basement nicely, you might find that it will smell a whole lot better. This will make spending time in your basement a lot more pleasant, and it'll help you prevent any items that you store in that area of your home from picking up a musty odor, too.
No Standing Water
During periods of heavy rain, you might have had to deal with standing water in your basement. Even with a sump pump, you might have had trouble dealing with the amount of water that found its way into your basement. This can destroy the items that are stored in your basement, can leave your basement unusable, and more. Once exterior waterproofing is done, however, you should no longer have to worry about dealing with this major problem in your basement.
No Mold Growth
If your basement has already been moist in the past due to a lack of waterproofing, then you are probably going to need to work with a mold remediation company so that you can get rid of any mold and mold spores that might be present in your basement right now. However, after you have this done, you should hopefully not have to worry about mold growing in your basement anymore, since the moisture that can be so attractive for mold growth should no longer be present in this lower area of your home.
Talk to a waterproofing contractor to learn more.