Will interior drain system damage resale value of home?

so we purchased a house 7 month ago and we have water leaking in our basement. The builder refuses to waterproof on the outside, and wants to do an interior drain system.
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answer by Karen Trammell    |   Visit My Website   |   Contact Me
It is always a good idea to get your home in top shape before putting it on the market , that way you will get the most money out of your investment. If you are not sure about this particular problem , It would be a good idea to reach out to a specialist to have it looked at. Fixing the problem may help you get more money in the long run.
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answer by Jim Roberts    |   Visit My Website   |   Contact Me
Do any of your neighbors have the same issue? Do they have an interior drain system? If no, try to negotiate with the builder for a different fix. Try not to be out of the ordinary for the neighborhood.
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answer by Sally McNulty    |   Visit My Website   |   Contact Me
Although I am not in your market area, I am a licensed realtor and also an owner in a home building company. The exterior of your home should have been waterproofed during construction. In many states, although not in TN, building code requires that basements are equipped with a sump pump. If don't correctly it virtually guarantees to take water away from the foundation. A french drain can also help. A lot of it depends on how and where your water is getting in. In my opinion, neither are detrimental to resale, especially if they correct the issue. I think at this point it if there are any waterproofing companies in your area it might be a good idea to have them come and assess the issue. Remember, however, that their goal is to sell you on their services.
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answer by Rachel Syska    |   Visit My Website   |   Contact Me
Is your area plagued by wet basements? If so, you need to do something. Waterproofing doesn't always fix the problem. It depends how the water is getting into the house. If the builder is suggesting a drain system, it may be because they have had problems in other homes near you as well. Best thing is to get a second opinion. Ask your Realtor for suggestions on who to use. I hope this info has helped.
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