Why Your Home May Need Waterproofing
Water, water, everywhere. It falls from the sky, rises in the rivers, flows through the ground, it seems like it is literally everywhere on Earth. Your home is no different. It is constantly exposed to water from rain, snow and humidity. This water can eventually makes its way into your home, causing mildew and mold.
Home waterproofing in the basement can help keep it from getting moisture leak through the walls. In the summer, air conditioning and cool basement conditions can combine to create water pools on the wall. Water can also move through the ground and seep through the building materials. Waterproofing can even help prevent foundation damage in areas where rain is a very common occurrence year round. Saving money and your home from possible collapse is always a great idea. Water in basements is very common, destroying memories and keepsakes stored there. A little waterproofing today can prevent the loss of irreplaceable memories.
Water can also creep its way in through the roof. If the shingles aren’t placed properly, or if there are breaks in the frame, there could be significant water damage to the roof. Water can creep in during heavy rains or prolonged snows, weakening the roof and leading to leaks. Waterproofing can help to reduce any potential water damages to the roof, avoiding costly repairs in the future. If water gets into the roof, it can pool behind drywall and be absorbed in the insulation, helping to grow and spread types of mildew and mold.
The final place that should be waterproofed in every house is where the plumbing enters. This area is where leaks in pipes and drains can collect, breeding bacteria, mold and mildew. Water can also make its way in from the outside, making it double vulnerable to damages. Thorough waterproofing in this area can protect an area that most people never see from becoming the point of housing disaster.
Waterproofing is not just practical, its smart. A home is an investment, and you want to protect your investment for the long haul. A few dollars spent waterproofing a home from mild, mildew and water damage today can prevent costly repairs and expenses into the future. And when you have your own home, wouldn’t you do whatever it takes to protect it, for the sake of your investment and your family?
You can talk to a handyman like us if you would like and we can explore the idea together. As mentioned before this is a great way to prevent any mold or issues you can have in your home. Our team is happy to have a conversation on the topic with you even if it does not lead to a job for us. We just want to make sure that you are well educated on the topic of your home because your home is a very important part of your life. We are sure that you do not want to run into any of these issues that will cause a lot more problems in the future. Let’s come up with a plan together on what would work better for your home.