3 Waterproof Products You Need
Keeping your home dry, damp and mould free can prevent many unfortunate events and can protect your home and your belongings for a long period of time
17:52 17 July 2019
Homeowners, contractors and investors should always consider waterproofing in coastal regions or regions with a high annual rainfall.
Neglecting to waterproof your home, office or building can be an extremely costly mistake. If you waterproof your building or belongings from early on, you can prevent damage, damp, mould and insurance claims which would otherwise happen when things get wet beyond repair.
Using Waterproof Sealants
There are many different uses for a waterproof sealant in your home or office. Just take a look around. Is there a kitchen, bathroom, windows or even cracks in the stone paving outside? Waterproof sealant or products can be used in each of these rooms or features.
Sealing basins, stovetops, baths, showers and even windows is of extreme importance to prevent damp damage, mould, and the swelling or disintegrating of structures. A very costly exercise which can be easily avoided.
Use high-quality waterproof sealants in your home and office to avoid disappointment. Keep waterproof products in your toolbox for unforeseen circumstances. You can seal or waterproof basins, windows, baths etc. yourself quickly and neatly at home. Allow the product to set and dry for at least 24-hours before using the bath, basin, shower or window again. This drying process, when done properly, will keep unwanted moisture out for a long time.
Why Use Waterproof Sealants?
A sealant blocks the passage of fluids (normally water) through the surface, joints or openings in materials. Sealants are not like glue, but some do have adhesive qualities and are called adhesive-sealants or structural sealants.
Sealants, despite not having great strength are particularly effective at keeping moisture out of the components in which they are used. You can use sealants for simple filling gaps or smoothing rough areas.
Avoid Mould And Damp
Moisture is the biggest culprit to the longevity of your home and office. Rainwater and ground seepage can ruin foundations, windows, doors, masonry, cement, siding and the roof.
Excess moisture can also create serious mould problems, which is a health hazard to those living in the vicinity. Exposure to mould or damp can cause several serious health problems. Some people are very sensitive to moulds and it can cause eye irritation, nasal stuffiness, throat irritation, wheezing, coughing, or in some cases, skin irritation. Asthmatics are especially vulnerable.
Mould and damp are quite common in basements and crawlspaces, so make sure to keep an eye on these spaces. If you find you have a moisture problem in these areas, try to treat or remedy the room as soon as possible. However, mould and damp can occur above ground as well, due to roof and gutter leaks, so do not ignore your outside spaces either.
Sealing out moisture and waterproofing your home is the most important maintenance chore you can do annually to protect your home from unwanted damp and moisture.