Most homes today are built using concrete and while it will last you a lifetime, with little or no repair work needed to be done, the one issue you can face is leakages if you do not get your home waterproofed. Not waterproofing may end up ruining the foundation of your home and also result in your basement getting flooded.

Although concrete is a strong and durable material, it is porous, which means that water and other chemicals can easily penetrate through it. When not waterproofed correctly, this can damage the structure and integrity of your home hugely. If you want to protect your home during the monsoon or from an unexpected shower or flood, waterproofing is something you should put some serious thought into.

If you live in an area that is known for heavy rainfall, you should consider waterproofing not only your home but also your basement. If your home is made of concrete then a concrete waterproofer is your best bet. You can cover it with a foundation coat since this will help protect your home and the basement and not affect the foundation of your home. You can also consider getting your home painted with masonry waterproofers. This includes the exterior of your house, the foundation, and the walls and floorings of the basement.

The reason it is so important to get waterproofing done is that it acts as a sealant and prevents any of the water from seeping into the concrete or penetrating your home. When it acts as a barrier, it protects the overall structure and helps your home look newer for longer. You won’t have to worry about unnecessary repair costs every month because of leakages.
Nowadays, materials to waterproof come in a wide array of colors so you could choose how you want to paint your home and how you want it to look. While you can call in the experts to do your waterproofing for you, you could also try to get it done on your own. If you live in areas that have extremely heavy rainfall and you would like to get your home completely waterproofed then calling in an expert will be a better solution since they won’t leave any room for error.

If you don’t waterproof your home, not only will it result in a weaker structure, but the constant moistness will leave a bad smell that will seep into all your belongings. Prolonged dampness can also result in mold which allows organisms to thrive in it. Exposure to this mold can result in respiratory problems and it is unhygienic to live in such conditions.

While you may believe that a small leakage is easy to ignore, it could eventually lead to something major and you could have cracks developing the structure of your home which would then be expensive to repair.

If you want to keep your home safe and make it a hygienic and happy place to live in, make sure you get it waterproofed as soon as possible. Check out the various options available and pick one that suits your home the best.

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Lance Davis is a third generation Concrete Contractor with over 10+ years experience in concrete repair and slabjacking. His company Davis & Sons Concrete has proudly served all of North Central Illinois, Rockford and the outer suburbs - and he would love to hear from you!

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