Whether you’re looking to have a house built or renovate your existing home, never overlook the waterproofing. This essential aspect of the construction is going to keep your home dry and comfortable for many years. As long as waterproofing is done properly, you won’t have to worry about leaks, flooding, or unwanted moisture and mold in your home.
Different requirements for various areas of the home
Keep in mind that specialized waterproofing is necessary in various areas of your home, and these should be approached accordingly. The requirements for waterproofing the basement, for example, are not going to be the same as those for waterproofing the kitchen or the bathroom. And simply applying waterproof paint onto any of the walls won’t cut it at all!
So, let’s have a look at those areas of the home where waterproofing is particularly critical. The details summarized below should help you to know where to focus on some of these areas.
When you think of waterproofing, the first place you think of is probably the basement. By nature, basements are already at a disadvantage because of their location, being underground. They are constantly subject to the elements, including rain, water discharging from the roof downspouts, and pressure from rising ground water. That’s why keeping the basement structure securely waterproofed is always a critical part of any house construction.
Basement waterproofing doesn’t just involve sealants and pumps in the basement. Proper downspout positioning, gutter cleaning, and yard drainage also contribute to the continued leak-free state of your basement.
Bathroom activities such as flushing toilets, bathing and showering constantly involve the inflow and outflow of a lot of water. All of one’s personal grooming morning and evening is also concentrated in this space. So, it’s not easy to keep it perfectly dry at all times. With all the plumbing and drainage required to keep all that water moving, unnoticed leaks are possible. These can result in wider problems should the water find its way into areas such as crawl spaces where electrical wiring may be present. Failure to adequately waterproof all these areas can lead to additional problems such as the growth of mold and damp.
The kitchen is where we cook meals, store our food and often sit down to eat. Because of this, it is important to keep the kitchen area free from leaks or mold growth. This means waterproofing the different structures, such as sinks, and around countertops and cabinets. Washing machines and dishwashers also require proper attention to seals and drainage. The areas under the sinks are particularly subject to dampness caused by backsplashes and dripping faucets. All of these areas involve the need for proper sealing and constant maintenance.
Windows and exterior doors
Windows and balcony doors are constantly exposed to the elements and are thus susceptible to water seepage. Without proper waterproofing, leaks could develop affects the adjacent rooms, and even structures beneath the balcony.
The above are only some of the more critical areas in a home where waterproofing has to be prioritized. Keeping these secure from water and moisture will ensure that your beloved home remains dry and comfortable throughout the year.
If you have problems, call the experts for advice
For maximum protection, you need reliable waterproofing professionals to handle the task. Don’t leave your home’s structure to inexperienced hands. Our professional and highly experienced experts know how to handle any job and are equipped to give your home the waterproofing it requires.
Contact us today for a free no-obligation assessment. We’ll answer any questions you may have, so that you’ll be assured of the dry and comfortable home you deserve.