Things to Consider with a Basement Waterproofing Warranty

Before hiring a contractor, an important factor to consider is the basement waterproofing warranty that you will receive when the work is completed.  No doubt, waterproofing is an investment.  You want to make sure that your basement waterproofing system continues to work for years to come.  Most companies do offer some type of a warranty.  Of course though, not all warranties are created equally.  So what should you consider before making a decision?

Questions to Ask

How long has the company been in business?  If a company offers a lifetime warranty, but has only been in business for five years, are they really going to be able to honor that warranty down the road if a problem arises?  Many contractors come and go over the years.  A warranty is only as good as the company that offers it.  It is best to choose a company with a good reputation and many years in business.

Is there an annual fee?  Some companies require a yearly inspection of the system in order to maintain the validity of a warranty.  This inspection usually also comes with an annual fee.  If the fee is not paid and the inspection is not performed, this may void the warranty.

Is the warranty transferable?  Even if you aren’t planning to sell your home right now, you may decide to in the future.  Make sure you find out whether or not the warranty is transferable to a new owner.  This may be an appealing selling point to potential buyers and add value to your home.

What does the fine print say?  A basement waterproofing warranty agreement should be clear and comprehensive and the terms should be relatively easy to understand.  If the agreement is overly vague, this gives the contractor wiggle room to refuse services at a later date.

How to Choose Wisely

Along with asking the above questions, research the contractor through various resources such as the Better Business Bureau, Angie’s List, and Home Advisor.  Also explore social media outlets as well as customer reviews.  Don’t be fooled by companies that pressure you into a sale, claiming to have the “best” warranty in the industry.  A company’s reputation often speaks for itself.  Making grand claims and using high pressure to obtain sales are tactics that are not needed by an honest company.

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At Pioneer Basement Solutions, we are happy to answer any questions that you may have about our basement waterproofing warranty.  We want our customers to clearly understand what they are getting into when they enter into a contract with us.  Pioneer has been in business since 1979 and we plan to be here for many years to come.  Learn more about us on our About page or click here to contact us.

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