To make your house a home, the home needs to be dry at all times. When properties are not dry, they are cold and uncomfortable. And, no home in the history of homes has ever been cold or uncomfortable. So, the key is to keep the water out, but how do you achieve this goal? After all, it is winter the rain is coming down hard. The best way to waterproof your property is to take care of the problem areas. Yes, every feature of your house can let in water, but some are more vulnerable than others.
Here are the usual suspects for your information.
Apart from the roof, the basement is without a doubt the biggest problem you will face when it comes to water damage. The main issue with any basement is that it is on the ground floor and level with water. Whereas most parts of the house can drain off, the basement cannot as the water cannot go anywhere else. And, over time, it finds its way into the interior of the house and starts to cause structural damage. Once this happens, there are a couple of forms of wet basement repair techniques you can use. But, in the main, the damage is done. Your best bet is to stop it at the source and cover the basement with waterproof filler and paint.
The roof is on par with the basement because it is the first port of call for the water. As such, the roof can take some serious damage over time. In fact, the elements can easily force an opening for the water to enter you home, and you may not know until it is too late. Plus, it doesn’t take much for the water to have its opening – a misplaced roof tile, for instance, can cause a lot of issues. To avoid this scenario, you need to be proactive. Of course, you also need to install quality materials on your roof. But, you should also look out for any damage, even when everything seems fine.
Bathrooms are rooms that you would think are not open to the elements, and you would be right. For the most part, water from the outside isn’t an issue – it is water from the inside. Bathrooms are full of appliances that spurt out water on a daily basis. And, that water has the potential to cause damp and water damage. To make sure it doesn’t happen, use a protective filler to stop the water from getting into the walls. Once it is on the walls, it can cause a lot of problems from mold to structural damage. If you have ever experienced either of these issues you will know that they deserve your respect.
Because of the pipes that run through it, the kitchen also has the potential for water damage. It may not be in the same category as the bathroom, but it is still worth taking seriously. With the kitchen, you need to make sure that the drains are unblocked and that they fit together properly.