When you consider exterior waterproofing, you likely consider decks and exterior walls. There are other aspects of your home that are considered exterior that may be in need of waterproofing. These waterproofing services can ensure the longevity of not only the space but also of your home as a whole. Here are a few of those spaces and what you need to know about waterproofing for each one.
Some areas of the home that are often overlooked with exterior waterproofing are the crawlspaces. The truth is these spaces can be left with no waterproofing once the building is complete. These areas are susceptible to high levels of humidity and vast changes in temperature depending on the time of the year. These changes in humidity and temperature can cause moisture to build up and wetness to build up in the crawl space. Your waterproofing contractor can go in and waterproof the entire area and seal it against these issues.
In many cases, guttering is attached directly to the wood of a roofline. Though this helps hang the guttering it does not necessarily protect the wood. In some cases, homeowners may overlook having the area attached to the guttering waterproofed. Keep in mind, the wood nearest your guttering will face severe amounts of moisture, possible rain runoff, and moisture build-up from anything such as leaves or other debris that build up in the guttering. By having the wood and surrounding area waterproof, you can reduce these chances and reduce the chances of wood rot or loosening of the gutters do roof rot.
Outdoor Wood Furniture
Outdoor wood furniture is another exterior aspect of your home that may be overlooked for waterproofing. This is especially true when you have built-in pieces of furniture such as storage or sitting on your wood deck. Though some of this furniture can be waterproofed during a deck waterproofing process, some may be overlooked. The wood of this furniture is susceptible to rain, humidity, and snow, as well as the possible cracking of the wood when the snow melts. For this reason, you should consider it as part of your exterior waterproofing process.
These are just a few of the areas you may be overlooking with your exterior waterproofing. In most cases, it is best to contact your waterproofing contractor and request a consultation. The contractor will come out and view the property and list the items that they can waterproof ahead of seasonal weather. The contractor can also advise you regarding how often you should have the waterproofing done.
For more information on exterior waterproofing, contact a local contractor.
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