Homeowners are often tempted to focus on improvements that directly change their home’s appearance. Basement waterproofing, however, is a hidden fix that is one of the most important updates you can make to your home. All parts of your home are at some risk of water damage, but none more than your basement. A basement’s location is underground and surrounded by soil, making it difficult to protect moisture released from soil from entering your home. As soil releases moisture it stores after snowfall or rain, it is natural to find cracks in your basement walls to seep through. When water enters basements problems such as paint and other wall damage, mold formation, insect infestation, and in extreme cases even foundation collapses. Below are the main reasons why you need to waterproof your basement.