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Waterproofing Your Outdoor Planters

Jenn Tolson
January 6, 2017

Owners of outdoor decks and patios know that simply by adding some furniture and plants can greatly increase the overall look and feel of your home. One of the easiest ways to make your deck aesthetically pleasing is to add plants and flowers. Planters and planter boxes provide an easy way to keep all your plants looking great. However, not all planter boxes are the same. It may come as a surprise, but it is important to have your planters waterproofed. Here are some reasons why your planters should be waterproofed. 

One to consider waterproofing your planters is to protect the physical planter. Most modern planters come with beautiful, exterior designs that really help to add to the overall look of your deck. However, with frequent watering, planters can actually become damaged due to excess water moisture, especially those planters that are made from wood. Also, some planters do not come with lines, which leads to frustrating leaks and messes. Sometimes, roots can also get in the way of draining holes, which will lead to more leaks and can leave stains on the floor of your deck. This can also lead to too much moisture can may even rot the roots of your plants. 

Planters can also have cracks in them. If left untreated, the water will spill out and may cause damage to your plants. If left untreated, the cracks can become larger and overtime may eventually even cause the planter to break. If your planter has cracked or broken, it can be glued together again with a product such as epoxy. Not only is epoxy a strong bonding material, but it is also water resistant. Using an epoxy glue or gel over any cracks that you may have on your planters will prevent any future leaking and will keep your plants getting the moisture they need to grow and is how to protect deck from planters damage. Consider waterproofing your planters in order to prevent future leakage and to help maintain the proper amount of moisture for your plants.