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The Gift of Waterproofing

Daliah Okoro
December 7, 2018

With the holidays right around the corner, you’re probably starting to think of finding the perfect gift for everyone on your Christmas list. However, have you ever thought of adding your house to your Christmas list? This year, consider waterproof gift ideas for your home this Christmas. Finding a decks contractor or waterproof specialist can help to assess your home and determine its needs when it comes to waterproofing. Investing in your home this Christmas can be a gift to your family in the long run as you ensure the safety of your family and structural integrity of your home.

When it comes to waterproofing your home, there are a number of reasons why you would to get waterproof it. One reason is to ensure the health and safety of your family. Did you know that mold can begin to grow in just 24 to 48 hours if water has entered the home? If you leave damp areas in the home untreated, harmful mold can sprout up throughout your home, causing respiratory infections, breathing problems and even asthma. When you waterproof your home now, you’ll likely be saving money in the long run as well. This is because about 20% of all insurance claims are actually related to some kind of water damage. This includes rotted wood beams, foundation cracks, other expenses related to flooding.

When you waterproof, you also improve the structural integrity of your home. Water damage from wood rot can lead to cracks in the foundation of your home as well as bowed walls and bowed wood beams that are used for support. Not only are these problems expensive to fix, if left untreated, it can cause serious damage to the overall structure of your home. This Christmas, give the gift a healthy and safe home and consider getting your home waterproofed.