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The Ultimate Cheat Sheet On Waterproofing

Pembrook Nelson
August 3, 2018

When it comes to waterproofing, there’s often no easy solution. As a result, the process may sometimes be confusing. You might have questions such as how can I waterproof the deck or basement? When it comes to deck waterproofing and basement waterproofing, you might need a cheat sheet to make things a little more clear and easy to understand. Here’s some simple tips to guide you when it comes to waterproofing.

  1. Complete a thorough property inspection. Whether you are looking to waterproof your deck or your home, you’ll need to see if their are any problem areas that need to be addressed first. For example, are there any cracks along your walls? Do you notice any leaks when it rains? Does your deck have any cracks or panels of wood that are splintering? If you answered yes to any of these questions, these are issues that need to be addressed before thorough waterproofing can take place.
  2. Invest in professional waterproofing services. While it’s possible to do many home repairs on your own, home waterproofing should not be one of those areas. If you want long term results, it’s best to hire a contractor that has specific knowledge about waterproofing. Since every home is unique, every waterproofing project will be different as well. The best way to ensure good results is to hire a professional.
  3. Brush up on waterproofing vocabulary. When talking to a professional about the needs of your home, they might throw around professional jargon that is well known in the waterproofing world but not so well known in other fields. To ease some of the confusion you may have and to better understand what your home needs, its beneficial to know some standard waterproofing vocabulary. For example, epoxy is a commonly used material that is used to make concrete floors and decks waterproofed. Polyurethane on the other hand, is a material that is specifically injected into cracks in order to prevent and stop leaks.