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Healthy Basement Certificate

Provides homeowners with the reassurance that their basement meets the necessary requirements that promotes a healthy indoor living environment.

Moisture, dampness, and leaks in a basement can create an unhealthy environment and through a natural occurrence of stack- effect, air is constantly rising from the basement into the upper levels of the home.

  1. Mold & Mildew
  2. Radon Gas
  3. Iron Bacteria
  4. Insects & Rodents
  5. Structural Damage
  6. Energy Cost

"We received information that helped us understand the importance of a healthy basement. Once we knew, the decision was easy."

Studies have shown that people who occupy damp buildings are at an increased risk of health problems.

Improves Air Quality
 

Improves Air Quality

The world health organization published guidelines reporting that occupants of damp or moldy buildings have up to a 75% greater risk of respiratory symptoms. Studies have also established an association between indoor dampness with respiratory infections and disturbing the immune system.

 
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Reduce Mold Potential

Dampness is a problem in buildings because it provides the moisture that supports the growth of bacteria, fungi (i.e., mold), and insects. The Institute of Medicine found sufficient evidence to link exposure to damp indoor environments in general to upper respiratory tract symptoms, cough, and wheeze in otherwise healthy people and with asthma symptoms in people with asthma.

 
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Prevent Radon Gas

Americans spend approximately 90 percent of their times indoors. Studies of human exposure to air pollutants by EPA indicate that indoor levels of pollutants may be 2 to 5 times- and occasionally more than 100 times-higher than outdoor pollutant levels. Indoor air pollutants have been ranked among the top five environmental risks to public health.

 
 

National Association of Realtors: Facts & Stats

2014 Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers

65%

of recent home buyers were married couples.

92%

of buyers use the internet in some way in their home search process.

16%

bought a new home to avoid renovations or problems with plumbing or electrical.

45%

of recent sellers reported they reduced the initial asking price at least once.

 
43%

of home buyers, the first step in the home- buying process was looking online for properties and 12 percent of home buyers first looked online for information about the home buying process.

36%

of sellers offered incentives to attract buyers, most often assistance with home warranty policies and closing costs.

36%

Most Important Factor Limiting Clients- Difficulty in finding the right property.

33%

Made no compromises on Home Purchases.

 

HBC Benefits

The Healthy Basement Certificate is designed to benefit the Seller, Buyer, and the Realtor.

Seller

  • Sell Faster
  • No Discounts
  • More Marketable When Comparing
  • Limit Liability

Buyer

  • Protect Investment
  • Secure Health of Home & Family
  • Additional Usable Space
  • Peace of Mind

Realtor

  • Faster Sale
  • Show potential Sell Advantage
  • Prime Dollar
  • Speed Up Process
  • Minimize Deal Breakers
  • Referral Leads

Everyone Wins!

 

How does it work?

A Healthy Basement Certificate is a verification that a basement has met all of the requirements for each level of the HBC process. A Nationally Backed Warranty from the manufacturer can be offered to you when all the necessary level (1) requirements are fulfilled.

A GrateDrain Contractor will provide the homeowners with a written warranty. A Healthy Basement Certificate will be granted indicating enrollment in the GrateDrainTM National Limited Transferable Warranty and that the basement has met all the requirements for level (1) of the HBC Program.

Healthy Basement Certificate information can be used for promoting benefits when selling the home.

 

Healthy Basement Certificate

Our high standard of quality ensures a healthy basement with a Nationally Backed Warranty.

Healthy Basement Certificate
 

Steps towards healthy basement and a Nationally Backed Warranty.

Healthy Crawl Space Certificate

Our high standard of quality ensures a healthy crawl space with a Nationally Backed Warranty.

Healthy Crawl Space Certificate
 

Steps towards healthy crawl space and a Nationally Backed Warranty.

 

What customers typically donʼt know?

A basement is really a hole in the ground and at some point it will leak. It is like digging a hole at the beach and watching water seep inform below.

A basement is not protected by building codes. Structural problems would exist if building codes protected basements due to the pressure of the water on the outside trying to come in.

Any organic material such as cardboard, paper, and wood is a food source for mold and should not be stored in a basement that is not moisture controlled.

Thinking a sump pump, battery back up pump, dehumidifier does not need maintaining.

Over estimating the capability of a box store purchased dehumidifier. Most box store dehumidifiers (35 pint) will not protect your entire basement. They are designed for a limited area.

A lifetime warranty lasts as long as the company is in business.

The air in the basement is constantly rising into the upper levels of the home through a natural occurrence called stack effect.

If your basement is not repaired properly, it can worsen the overall health of your home by allowing soil gases and toxins to enter the indoor living environment.

 

Why a Healthy Basement Certificate?

“After 35 years in business, I have seen all the heartaches of homeowners suffering from a wet, damp, and flooded basement. Throughout the years there has been no standard for creating a healthy basement environment.”

Steve Andras, CWS, CSRS, CEO Grate Products LLC.

Grate Products LLC, a manufacturer and distributor of quality basement products, has established a standard design to protect homeowners from the dangerous conditions that can exist in their basement. The Healthy Basement Certificate is that standard for achieving a level of protection that all homeowners deserve.

Grate Products rewards customers with a Nationally Backed Warranty through the Healthy Basement Certificate process. Qualifying installations once registered with Grate Products will be backed by our National Limited Transferable Warranty.

Our high standard of quality ensures a healthy basement with a Nationally Backed Warranty.