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  1. Waiting too long
  • Whether it’s from severe flooding or just a little condensation, mold can start growing 24 hours after exposure to moisture.
  • Long-term water damage can lower the resale value of your home by up to 25%.

 

  1. Doing it yourself
  • About 20% of all home insurance claims are related to water damage.
  • Fortunately, 93% of all water damage can be prevented, especially when you hire the right basement waterproofing contractors.

 

  1. Relying solely on waterproof paint
  • Waterproof paint claims to withstand up to 12 pounds of pressure per square inch. However, this paint is just a coating and does not penetrate the walls deeply enough to provide a lasting bond.

A whole 98% of basements in the U.S. will experience some type of water damage. However, this can be prevented through proper waterproofing techniques.

Sources:

http://www.aaactionwaterproofing.com/4-facts-wet-basements-know/

http://underpinning-basement-lowering.com/6-important-facts-about-basement-waterproofing/

http://www.mold-answers.com/insurance-and-water-damage.html

http://www.simplyjustice.com/water-damage-statistics

http://www.basementsystems.ca/basement/waterproofing/problems/wall-leak/waterproof-paint.html

https://www.waterdamagedefense.com/pages/water-damage-by-the-numbers

 

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