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Why Do I Need To Waterproof My Home?

Why Do I Need To Waterproof My Home?

Water damage can be extremely harmful and costly to your home. It affects over 14,000 homeowners everyday throughout the nation.  It’s estimated that water and mold damage cost the insurance industry a staggering $2.5 billion dollars a year.  Not only taking into consideration the serious health-related issues caused by mold, excessive water and moisture inside your home can also impair the structural integrity of your dwelling. What’s more, water damage in your home, may also cause destruction to your walls, home furnishings and personal belongings, requiring the refurbishment or replacement of many of these items. The average cost to repair a home from water damage is $7,000 to $10,000. This does not even account for the reimbursement of irreplaceable valuable belongings.

Waterproofing your home is the best way to safeguard from water damage. It significantly reduces the chance of water seeping in by adding a preventive layer of protection. Although it is optimal to consider waterproofing your home during construction, many homeowners discover the need to waterproof when water leakage occurs or when telltale signs of water stains on your walls or cracks in your foundation appear.  Whether you’re in the process of building a new home or are starting to experience the signs of water damage in your existing residence, you may want to consider visiting a local home show, where you’ll meet local experts in the waterproofing industry, who can assist you with safeguarding your home.

TYPES OF WATERPROOFING FOR YOUR HOME

Interior Waterproofing
Wall cracks, improperly sealed windows, doors and entryways are some of the leading causes of water damage in a home. This is especially prevalent in older homes where the seal or membrane may have started to wear off. Waterproofing your windows simply requires caulking and sealing the window or window seal inside the home. Door thresholds and windows require the application a membrane sealant. This weather-stripping sealant also provides added protection, especially in windy areas. Additional waterproofing inside your home may also necessitate the use of sealants to fill any cracks on your walls. Before you consider waterproofing your home’s interior, you may want to consider attending a local home show to meet the experts to learn about your options.

Basement Waterproofing
Waterproofing your basement is essential, especially in colder climates, where water  from rain and snowstorms can leak through poorly sealed openings. Heavy rain and severe weather events can also tamper with your home’s drainage system, causing flooding in your basement. significant levels of water in your basement can lead to structural damage, mold, and mildew, and depending upon the circumstances, waterproofing your basement may involve installing a new drainage system, sealing cracks and/or applying waterproof coatings to your basement floor and walls. Attending a home show near you is always a good place to Learn more about how to prepare your basement.

Exterior Waterproofing
Water leaking in your home may find its way through various rooms and ultimately to the drainage system. Effective exterior waterproofing usually requires excavating the soil around your property’s foundation. This involves the use of highly specialized equipment and machinery to complete the project. Afterwards, a protective waterproof sealant can be administered for added protection. The cost to complete this project normally ranges from $3000 to $10,000, depending on the size of your home. It is highly recommended to waterproof the exterior, while your home is being constructed to avoid higher costs down the road.  

A faulty or clogged exterior drainage system may also be the culprit The drainage system of your property should slope away from your house’s foundation and your gutters should also drain water from the house. Hence, a clogged gutter could inevitably result in water cracking into your home’s foundation. Hiring a leaf gutter repair system would be a good option. Whether you’re building a new home, have existing exterior water damage in your home or require a gutter system repair, you may first consult with local experts at a home show near you

Outdoor Living Spaces
From rainstorms to snowstorms, balconies and outdoor decks are regularly exposed to extreme weather conditions throughout the year. In addition to requiring properly installed gutters and drains, outdoor living spaces also require the installation of protective waterproof sealants and materials to ensure their structural integrity.  No matter if you’re installing a new outdoor deck or have water leaking in your current outdoor space, you may first want to attend a home show near you to meet with experts in the field and learn about your options.

Whether you’re having to waterproof  a new home under construction or have water issues at your current residence, you may first want to consider attending a Nationwide Expos home show. You’ll meet many local exhibitors and national vendors, providing helpful solutions for your waterproofing needs.

Nationwide Expos is the leader in Home Improvement Trade Shows. We sponsor over 70 successful shows annually in Colorado, Utah, Georgia, Iowa, Ohio, Nebraska, South Dakota, Texas, Wyoming and more. Interested in exhibiting in our home show expos? Contact us today at 1-800-201-4663 or email us at info@nationwideexpos.com

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