Basement Furniture Things

Basement waterproofing isn’t something that every Tom, Dick, and Harry in the world think about. If you grew up in a home without a basement, or you grew up in a desert, it’s non all that likely that you had to worry about waterproofing your basement. Let’s say you’ve since moved to Seattle and moved into a house with a basement in it. Guess what?

That’s right — if you don’t stop and think about basement waterproofing, you’re exposing yourself like Catherine Zeta Jones in Intolerable Cruelty. That’s because basement waterproofing is one of those tiny preventative measures that every householder should take in order to prevent themselves from incurring major expenses. Specifically, these major expenses:

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Mold Mildew Removal

Moisture gives rise to fungi and mold. Mildew removal specialists will come in and get rid of the befouling substances, but they cost real money — much more than a basic basement waterproofing costs. If you don’t have them come and do the mold/mildew removal, you’ll incur even higher costs as the gross stuff slowly eats any natural fibers they come into contact with.

And that’s if you get lucky enough to get benign molds — several types of mold will cause disastrous wellness effects that will add medical bills to your outgo as well. That’s why anytime you smell something a little funky in your basement, you need to call mold/mildew removal specialists and then call a cellar waterproofing crew.

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Basement Furniture

Basement Stairs

Furniture Replacement

Wetness power do good things to the body of a bikini model, but it does horrible things to furniture. Metal will rust, wood will warp, plastic will stain, even cement furniture can crack if it’s wet and the temperature changes too much. If your basement waterproofing isn’t up to par and water is acquiring in, you can expect to have to replace some of your basement furniture.

The insidious thing about this particular kind of damage is that it can happen so slowly that you don’t notice it until your furniture is ruined. If water coming into the cellar doesn’t cause a bad smell, it can sit under and on your furniture and cause horrible things to happen entirely below your radar — until your couch collapses.

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Basement Foundation Repair

The big baddie. It’s simple: water gets into a tiny crack in your basement walls, and then either it freezes and expands, making the crack bigger, or it flows through that crack, eroding the stone on either side until the crack gets bigger. Either way, in the long term, the crack grows and grows until the stone the crack is in settles. When that crack settles, it’s a virtual inevitableness that other cracks will form nearby, and the process begins all over again.

By then, you have a problem, because your entire house is moving, slowly but surely. You might end up with a kitchen counter that’s a half-inch lower on the west end than it is on the east end, or with a window that shatters because it’s frame is becoming diagonal. Either way, the cost of proper cellar foundation repair is astronomical, and it could have been prevented so inexpensively...

Basement Furniture

Basement Furniture

Basement Furniture

Basement Remodeling

Basement Remodeling

Basement Remodeling

Basement Remodeling

Basement Remodeling

Basement Remodeling

In short, if you haven’t done it in the last couple of years, call your local basement waterproofing experts, and have them come out and take care of your cellar today — anything less is just asking to throw a whole lot of money down the drain.