Buyers Want Dry Basements and Crawlspaces

Wednesday, March 14th, 2018 by Ben Bates


Advice Buying a Home with a Wet basement or crawlspaceIf you are considering selling your home in southwestern Ontario, it is a fact that buyers want a dry basement or crawlspace.

As mentioned in a previous article, a wet basement or crawlspace can affect your health, the structural integrity, energy costs and the overall enjoyment and use of your home.

An undesirable basement or crawlspace can also affect resale value, as most buyers do not want to inherit such significant issues.

Windsor – Essex Real Estate Broker, Jim Lengyel of Deerbrook Realty, agrees, “Even in a hot real estate market, buyers want dry basements and crawlspaces.”

Undesirable crawlspace or basement conditions have many consequences to sellers; “A wet basement or crawlspace can affect the list price, limits the number of people who may be interested in the home and increases the length of time on the market. Furthermore, a wet basement or crawlspace may negatively affect the final purchase price and indicate a more severe structural problem.”

It's recommended that the homeowners take care of any basement or crawlspace issues before listing their home for sale, keeping in mind that a transferable warranty for the work done is extremely valuable to a buyer. 

Consider the following:

If you’re selling or buying a home with water issues in the basement or crawlspace, choose a well established, certified basement contractor who offers a permanent solution with an after the sale service department and transferable warranties. At Advanced Basement Systems, we provide all of the above, plus a free inspection and financing options. Please reach out to us if we can help you. 1-844-320-1542



[1] http://www.basementsystems.com/company/press-release/131-buying-and-selling-a-home-with-a-wet-basement.html

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Ben Bates

Ben Bates lives in the Chatham-Kent area and has been involved in the basement, crawl space and foundation industry since 2008. He has a passion for improving homes the right way and knows what it takes to waterproof, encapsulate or stabilize homes in Ontario. He assists with over 900 projects per year.

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