Buyers expect a dry basement. No one wants to buy a home with a wet basement. These days most states have disclosure forms that would require the seller to details a series of questions about the property…one of which is water in the basement. Home inspectors are trained to find this sort of defect during a standard inspection. A keen eye for moisture problems can save you time and money.
There’s simply no way to hide a wet basement. Buyers will often view a wet basement as a “Fixer-Upper” and lower their offer…sometimes up to 10%. On a $150,000 house, that’s $15,000! The moral of the story – – Fixing your wet basement is a lot cheaper than not fixing it.
Stay tuned for more information on basement waterproofing!