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The real estate market has been improving over the past few years. However, it is still unpredictable. If you are planning to sell your home, you may be watching the market to see how you can improve the value of your home and therefore maximize on your investment.
You may have done all you can imagine to keep your home well maintained and find that there are unexpected factors reducing the value of your home. The following are some factors that may reduce the value of your home and how crawlspace waterproofing can help to solve the issues:
1. Foul odors
No one will buy a house with a foul odor. This is because foul odors are often a sign of a structural issue. Musty smells for example indicate the growth of mold and therefore a moisture problem in the home.
Installing a vapor barrier in your crawl space will help to get rid of foul odors from the crawl space. This will help to improve the value of your home.
2. Noticeable changes in temperatures around the home
Do you notice high temperature variations as you walk from room to room? Buyers often want to purchase a home that is energy efficient. A house with cold floors or wide variations in temperature as you move from one room to another is an energy sink that will cost a lot of money heating.
Crawlspace waterproofing improves the energy efficiency of the home. Buyers will appreciate the fact that they will not spend a lot of money maintaining a comfortable environment within the home.
3. Presence of mold
The sight of mold is sure to have buyers running for the door before they even make an offer on your house. Molds are often a sign of a moisture problem in the home. This is likely to deter buyers.
Waterproofing your crawl space will help to keep your home dry. This will help to reduce the chances of mold growing in the space.
4. Dirty and overgrown crawl space
Curb appeal is vital when trying to make a sale in the real estate industry. A dirty and overgrown crawl space is detrimental to your home’s curb appeal. Waterproofing the space ensures that the space is clean and neatly closed off from the external environment.
Investing in crawlspace waterproofing may be the answer you’re looking for to increase the value of your home.