4 Crucial Benefits of Basement Waterproofing Atlanta, GA
Water damage is a very common form of damage to your home. The damage caused by water is prevalent because water comes from many sources including rain, humidity, plumbing leaks, burst pipes and overflows among others.
Your home’s basement is particularly susceptible to water damage because it is in contact with the soil that holds the foundation of the building. As a result, water can seep into the basement through cracks or pores on the walls or floor, or flow directly into the basement when it rains heavily. Studies have shown that about 98% of basements experience damage due to water intrusion at some time.
Basements that are frequently wet, humid or flooded can experience a wide range of problems including mold growth and structural damage. It is for this reason that basement waterproofing is an important activity for any home. Below are the main benefits that you get when you waterproof your basement.
- Averting Basement Flooding
Various activities are carried out as part of basement waterproofing. These include installation of sump pumps, sealing foundation and basement wall cracks, installation of drainage systems, and repair and proper installation of gutters and downspouts.
All these activities help divert water away from your basement, thus ensuring that the basement does not flood in case of events such as a heavy storm or a burst or leaking water pipe.
- Healthier Home Environment
By preventing seepage of water and moisture into your basement through waterproofing, you avoid the growth of mold and mildew and ensure that the basement is less humid. Mold is associated with health problems such as allergies and respiratory infections.
- Protection of Property
Basement waterproofing helps protect the structure of your building. When a professional contractor seals the cracks on your basement and improves the drainage around the basement, this goes a long way in protecting the building from water damage. Basement waterproofing also helps protect the floor of the basement from swelling and cracking due to pressure from groundwater.
By waterproofing your basement, you also prevent the damage caused by mold on surfaces such as walls, drywalls, carpets and wooden items.
- Reduced Heating, Cooling and Air Conditioning Costs
If the air in your basement is humid, you may have to use your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning equipment for longer durations. This translates to higher energy bills. Effective basement waterproofing helps keep humidity and temperature at acceptable levels, meaning that you will spend less to regulate your home’s indoor air quality.
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John Fahmy, President of Everdry of North Georgia / Atlanta region started at Everdry’s corporate headquarters (Ohio State Waterproofing) in 1991 as a part time customer service rep.
While working part time, John pursued his Bachelors degree in Marketing and Business Management at Cleveland State University. It was John’s mission to become the best in this industry after seeing his grandparents get scammed by a fly by night waterproofing contractor, and lose lots of money, that was not there anymore when they needed service. After only one year, John was promoted to Customer Service Manager.
After a total of 8 years in the Customer Service Department, John branched out, holding his Customer Service Manager position, while taking on new responsibilities as Assistant Marketing Director and becoming an EZ Breathe Sales rep.
In 2003, John was named Director of Shows, a job that gave him the opportunity to work directly with all of the national Everdry franchise locations nationwide, providing each office with support for their marketing efforts at trade shows.
In 2004, after 13 years with the company, John and his wife Connie took on a new challenge and took over the North Georgia / Atlanta Everdry franchise. Our goal is to provide a healthy and safe living environment in homes for the families in the North Georgia / Atlanta region.