One of the biggest concerns a deck owner needs to be aware of is water damage. Sometimes, when you are in the middle of a drought or live in an area where it hardly rains, it can be easy to forget that water damage is a problem that still needs to be addressed. Here is why getting a deck waterproofed is a must even in a drought.
Not many people are aware that waterproof sealants also often come with UV protection. If it is sunny outside, you might not have to worry about water, but you do have to worry about UV rays. The rays from the sun can definitely cause damage to your deck including causing the concrete to fade. While you do not have to worry about dry rot if you have a concrete deck, you do have still have to worry about structural damage that might occur. For example, if you happen to have any pre-existing cracks in your concrete deck, if it is not treated, the cracks can actually became larger. This is especially the case if there is a general increase in traffic. This might especially be the case if it is still warm out. If there is not any rain, it is likely that you will be using the outdoor deck for longer than expected. When you waterproof your concrete deck the sealants help to protect further damage from occurring.
While you can waterproof your deck on your own, sometimes it is best to bring in professionals. They have the knowledge, tools and resources to make sure your deck gets what it needs. When hiring a contractor, it is important to look for a company that has experience. In addition, the company should be insured so that in the event of any accidents, you won’t have to take the fall! These are just a few reasons why it is important to get your deck waterproofed even in a drought.