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Protect Your Investment With Below Grade Waterproofing

Christine Lee
May 15, 2013

A beautiful home deck can be the pride and joy of a homeowner's backyard. It is a magnificent piece of work that takes a lot of time and investment. Not only is it a beautiful site, but it is a place where families can relax, spend quality time together, have gatherings, and share special moments. Though home decks are a perfect addition to any home, without proper maintenance against weather they will not stand the test of time. Something as simple as rain and water could slowly wreck havoc on a deck because water is easily absorbed by decking systems. Places near the beach are especially vulnerable to this. Homeowners who live in the O.C. should consider a Newport Beach deck waterproofing company to waterproof their outdoor decks.

If you have a home deck, consider below grade waterproofing to protect the decking system from damage. So what exactly is waterproofing? When it comes to things like home decks, waterproofing is a system that is designed to resist hydrostatic pressure from moisture when it is in a liquid state. Below grade structures need to be able to resist hydrostatic pressure as well as soil pressure, since soil contains moisture as well. Below grade is the portion of the deck that is below ground level. It is important to have a professional when waterproofing a deck, because there are so many factors to consider. For example, the type of soil present will make a difference as to what types of pressure the waterproofing will be able to handle. If the soil is dry, the pressure the structure will have to resist will be lower than normal, moist soil. A professional will know what sort of materials to use in order to ensure the deck will be able to resist the correct amount of pressure.The number one benefit of below grade waterproofing is piece of mind. After putting  hard earned money towards your deck, you want to make sure that it lasts. There would be no point in building a beautiful deck only to have it destroyed by something like water. With below grade waterproofing, you can ensure that your investment will not go to waste. The benefit of having a professional waterproof your deck will ensure that proper materials are used for your specific situation. Finally, the cost of time spent with family is priceless. Get the most use possible out of your deck!