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Why Should I Waterproof My Deck?

Pembrook Nelson
May 25, 2016

Deck owners know the benefits of having an outdoor deck, especially during the summer months. This is the perfect time to sit outside, enjoy the weather, and spend some quality time with friends and family. In order to get the most out of your deck however, it is imperative to take good care of it. The best way to do this is by getting it waterproofed. If you have been wondering why you should secure your investment, here are three of the benefits. One of the most dangerous things that can hurt your deck is water. Rain water and even collected moisture can add up and tear away at the integrity of your deck. When you get your deck waterproofed, it means that it will be protected against moisture. Even if it doesn’t rain as much during the summer, there is still moisture in the air that can negatively affect your deck. However, once your deck is waterproofed, you no longer have to worry about moisture hurting your deck.Another bet to waterproofing is that it will protect your deck against dry rot. While dry rot can be unsightly, it can also become extremely dangerous. If there is enough dry rot, your deck can collapse causing serious damage and even death to your loved ones. In order to check for dry rot, examine the boards of your deck to see if they have a sponge-like consistency. If your deck has been properly cared for, your deck will probably not have any dry rot. The best way to maintain this is by getting your deck waterproofed.A final benefit of waterproofing your deck is that it will extend the life of your deck. Your deck should be resealed every 3-5 years but it should be waterproofed more often than that. When you waterproof your deck, it ensures that an extra layer of protection is applied to the surface of your deck, which will add to the longevity of your deck. These are just a few of the benefits of deck waterproofing.For professional waterproofing call us for a Quote today!