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The Importance of Home Waterproofing

Ariana Sanchez
December 28, 2012

Every homeowner has the responsibility of keeping their house in good working condition. To ensure the longevity of a home, it is a homeowner’s responsibility to fix anything that may not be working such as a sink, toilet, garage door, etc. Most of us hire a contractor, electrician, plumber, or/and expert to fix these structures. Without proper care and maintenance, a house can easily become abandoned and difficult to live in. An often neglected structure to maintain is your home’s deck, balcony, and roof. Severe weather, like heavy rainfall and snow can be very damaging to a deck, balcony, and roof which is why it is vital that we take good care of these structures through the installation of durable waterproofing systems. Waterproofing not only keeps your home protected from excessive seepage and moisture but it can also preserve the beauty of your home. Many uncontrollable environmental forces can cause some major structural damage that may be too late to repair if you are not prepared. So what is waterproofing you ask. Waterproofing prevents water from entering by sealing and coating the structures’ interior. Waterproofing can also maintain the air quality and temperature within the building’s structure. It preserves the structural integrity of your home so that wooden materials cannot rot and the foundation is strengthened from the inside. By failing to waterproof your deck, balcony, and roof you will eventually be exposed to toxic molds from the wood rotting which can potentially harm occupants inside the house.

The last thing you want to do is wait until the damage has occurred and be faced with a larger expense if the structure can no longer be repaired and needs to be completely replaced. Before hiring a waterproofing contractor make sure they have the proper license and are insured. It is recommended that you hire an expert to do the job because waterproofing isn’t about covering up a mildew stain it’s more about eliminating the problem altogether. Home waterproofing provides long-term prevention and eliminates water damage caused by harsh weather and poor maintenance. It goes far beyond just concealing the problem. Waterproofing problems is particularly common during the spring and winter months when it’s raining, hailing, or even snowing. To prevent further damage to your deck, balcony or/and roof it is recommended that you waterproof your home before these seasons begin. Installing waterproofing systems at the right time will effectively minimize serious structural damage. 

Waterproofing also saves not only your investment but also your health as it safeguards you and your family against harmful exposure to mold spores and toxic rot. Save yourself time and money in the long run by being better prepared for the rainy season. It’s recommended that you inspect your house on a regular basis to check for any water damage and to make sure that even the smallest crack is never left unfixed. So make sure to hire a reputable waterproofing contractor that will provide superior results. If you live in the greater Los Angeles area click here to request a free quote today.