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An Ounce of Prevention: What You Need to Know about Waterproofing

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Sooner or later, practically every homeowner or builder has to worry about water damage.  With that, comes the foresight of waterproofing.   On the one hand, there are properties located in the middle of a flood zone.  Alternatively, a prior owner may have just neglected vulnerable parts of their homes over many years.   Waterproofing is a prophylactic means of guarding against water that has an easy way of finding its way in.

According to Home Advisor, the average cost to repair water damage can be anywhere between $2,500 and $7,000. Of course, these figures don’t take into account extreme weather conditions.  For many, the estimates may be even higher.  And, thus the need for waterproofing becomes even more evident.  The good news is that there are cost-effective ways to prevent water damage.

Identifying Areas that Need Waterproofing

More than likely, the recent onslaught of hurricanes has made more than a few people worried about water seeping into their homes or buildings.  Areas most vulnerable to water damage in buildings typically include

  • Basements and Foundations

  • Roofs

  • Landscaping Fixtures and Beds

  • Spaces between the Wall and the Floor

What can start off as a little water on the floor can quickly lead to a variety of dangerous issues, including structural deterioration and mold.  Furthermore, it is important to check roofs for holes and the prospect for leaks.

Next, it is also advisable to regularly check all appliances, like the washing machine, dishwasher, and refrigerator.  According to the Insurance Institute for Business and Home Safety, appliance malfunctions are among the most common causes of water damage. Pipes need to be checked for leaks and the potential for leaks.   Knowing where the risks are can save you thousands of dollars and considerable time in the future.

Starting the Waterproofing Process

The waterproofing process begins after you identify the areas in your home or building that may need protection.  At this point, you can choose from a number of customized coating solutions that best meet your needs and budget. For exterior or landscape waterproofing, there are multiple coating products that will repair leaks while protecting the water basins from chemical and weather-related erosion.

As far as exterior coating products, you should know what to expect.  Some of these products will also protect your patio, deck, porch and outdoor furniture from premature aging, discoloration, and breakdown.   Of course, roof damage is a major concern.  Not only do you need to find a reliable waterproof barrier, but you also need an easy seal.  Why not speak with a technical expert to learn what type of coating works best?

Interior waterproofing is one of the best investments you can make in your home’s future. Marvel Coatings is ready to aid you in this process by creating a waterproof and seamless barrier that attaches molding with a coating to the floor and walls, making your leaks much easier to seal.

Protect Your Home and Business for Years to Come

Need to know more?  Marvel Coatings is ready to help you seal off your building against any future water-related damage while helping you repair any existing problems you may have. Contact our experienced and qualified professionals today to let us know what we can do for you.