Wednesday, October 7th, 2015
Making the choice to build a home can be overwhelming at times. The pressure is on to stay within your budget, but also make sure you are creating a safe and healthy environment.
One draw to new construction is the idea that there are no issues after you move in. You should be able to enjoy your new home and everything it has to offer. Many homeowners overlook their basement or crawl space when designing their home. A common issue for homes in the Delmarva area is water entering the basement. Over the years contractors and engineers have developed many methods of keeping basements dry - some more successful then others.
Installing a WaterGuard® drainage system from beginning you are eliminating the possibility of a wet basement. What makes the WaterGuard® system stand out from other methods is it’s unique system designed to keep your basement dry permanently. Most sub-floor drainage system problems include:
Making sure you have a proper drainage system is step one. Coupling a WaterGuard® system with a TripleSafeTM sump pump system will guarantee you a dry basement for years and years to come. Having a safe, mold free, and dry basement adds additional usable space in your home. You candesign your basement for additional storage, a quiet office, or that indoor entertainment space you always dreamed of. You might not be thinking resale value now, but usable basements can add value to your home as well. A WaterGaurd® sub-floor system is designed to meet the requirements of agood interior drainage system. The system is designed not to clog because it sits on top of the footing. WaterGuard® also has a built in 3/8-inch gap between the floor and wall to drain wall leaks and doesn’t rely on a filter fabric. Using a trusted and experience installer can make for various modifications to account for unusual foundation situations.
Remember it is better to do it right the first time, rather than going back to fix mistakes. Making the choice to add these features during construction can be absorbed into your construction loan, spreading out your cost over the years. However, nothing can beat the cost of having peace of mind. Speaking with a qualified dealer, like DryZone, can help you make the right choices for your family and home.