Waterproofing is one of the most critical, yet neglected concerns, because of less exposure to concrete technology. Most of the time it is considered as an inconvenience and a grudge purchase, rather than a serious matter that can affect property values and a cause of health issues. If you avoid proper waterproofing, it will worsen existing problems, and leave your wall dampened and stained, giving an unsightly look to your home. However, now that it is winter season, the time is right to get waterproofing done in and around your home or office space.
Another benefit of waterproofing in winter is that the concrete shrinks when it becomes cold, thereby causing any cracks in the concrete to widen. Filling the cracks at their maximum width means that the resins used in crack sealing will not have to stretch.
Here are Four Important Reasons Why Waterproofing Is Essential:
1. Protects Interiors From Water Damage
The inner part of your home is usually exposed to many unpredictable weather elements like sun exposure and rain. This includes the walls, floors, the foundation and even the insulation. Although you can attempt to seal your walls with steel, concrete, etc., during the construction, they will crack and get rusted.
Waterproofing your home protects the walls from seepage. It will help prevent water damage from occurring, and giving your new home or office a healthy, strong start.
2. Prevents Onset of Health Problems
When moisture finds its way to enter your walls and ceilings, it leads to build up the growth of mould and mildew. This creates spores, which lead to many health problems. Spores get projected into the air and, when you breathe in, these spores settle in your lungs and begin to cause serious health effects. It’s always preferable to have waterproofing done in your home at the earliest possible time, to protect yourself and your family against unexpected health problems.
3. Saves You Money
Waterproofing your home can feel like a daunting task, and the cost of the process can also feel like a blow to your budget. However, prevention is always better than a late solution. It is best to think of Waterproofing as a long-term investment that saves you money during the lifetime of your building and property.
Instead of being taken aback by the costs of waterproofing your home, you need to keep in mind that proper waterproofing is a short-term solution, but a long-term assurance in the value of your property and the prevention of health risks in your home.
4. Promotes Long-Term Comfort
Waterproofing helps to seal a new construction site early – this has been found to promote long term comfort. The measures that are taken early in the process help reducing the moisture in the interior of the building. It makes it more comfortable to live in, while also providing a foundation for further work later on. Thinking about this early in your construction project can help prevent headaches and unexpected financial costs later.
“Build your houses on stone, not on sand. Build for the future, and you will be better prepared for when the rains come.”
At Roof Proof Restoration we go above and beyond to make sure that your home, office and family are protected over the long-term through our waterproofing solutions.