Creating A Functional Home

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Creating A Functional Home

Do you love being in your home? A few years ago, I realized that my home was a little lackluster, which is why I started focusing on making things right by working with a team of construction contractors. I wanted to create an absolutely beautiful home interior, so I met with a team of professionals to talk about my construction options. They were really incredible to work with, and within a few short months, my home looked brand new. I wanted to create a blog all about creating a functional, gorgeous home so that you can adore your indoors space.

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Exterior Waterproofing Options

If you are a homeowner with concerns about water damage to your basement, you may need to look into doing some exterior waterproofing. Moisture may not seem harmful, but it can really do a number on the foundation of a home. With just a small amount of seepage each year, you may develop cracks or weak parts in your foundation, which will likely be very expensive to fix. Instead of allowing damage to be done, a little preemptive work can go a long way. There are many different methods of waterproofing your home, all with different challenges and costs to factor in. In an effort to help you pinpoint exactly what to do to waterproof your home, here are a few of the options that may be available in your area.

Waterproofing Paint

A crucial step of waterproofing is attempting to figure out what may be allowing water into your home. If it is just the cement of your foundation, some waterproofing paint may help to hinder the passage of water. There are three main types of waterproofing paint: silicone-based cement sealer, a cement waterproof coating, and waterproofing paint. Which one you choose will depend on the current situation of the walls in your basement. If your basement is unsealed or unpainted, the silicone-based sealer will be preferable. A cement waterproof coating and waterproofing paint can be applied to painted walls. 

Improve Current Drainage System

If your current drainage system is older or has not been maintained as it should have been, you should start waterproofing there. Clean out your gutters, and fix any leaks that may be present. If you have a downspout, make sure that it is functioning well. 

Additional Drains

You may be getting water in your basement because you do not currently have an appropriate drainage system in place. It is very wise to install drains in your yard or driveway in order to make sure that the water goes where you want it to. This can be a hassle, but it should greatly reduce the amount of water you get in your home. 

In conclusion, it is important to figure out why you may be getting some moisture before you try to solve the problem. If you are unsure of why you are getting water in your basement, you will likely spend a bunch of money on something that does not solve your issue. If you need help, talk to professional exterior waterproofers in your area.