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Tip #2. Myth - Homes set on a high water table are more susceptible to leaks.
Truth - Keeping the basement or crawl space dry involves selecting the best-suited preventive measures, structural repairs, and products despite the amount of water sources surrounding a basement or foundation. Some warning signs undoubtedly indicate the need for a waterproofing professional. Many preventive measures can be tried prior to calling for an expert.
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WHY INVEST IN YOUR BASEMENT?

During these days of plummeting home sales and resale value, many homeowners are opting to remodel and stay in their current homes. Here are the national averages for project costs and the return on those investments when the house is sold about a year later.

ProjectAverage
Project Cost
Amount Recouped
Bathroom Remodel$15,782.00
65.2%
Minor Kitchen Remodel$18,527.00
75.4%
Basement Remodel$61,303.00
70.3%
Window Replacement (Vinyl)$9,770.00
71.2.0%
Deck Addition (wood)$9,327.00
77.3%
Attic Bedroom $47,919.00
72.9%
Bathroom Addition$70,969.00
56.0%
Backup Power Generator$11,410.00
52.7%
Entry Door Replacement (steel)$1,137.00
85.6%
Roof Replacement$18,488.00
62.9%
These figures are according to the National Association of Realtors.

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