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The Importance of Waterproofing Your Home

Updated: Jul 12, 2022

Waterproofing is one of the most important yet neglected aspects of a residential remodel because most homeowners do not realize the preventative long-term advantages or in some cases disadvantages, as well as the unfamiliarity that some remodeling companies have with waterproofing technology and techniques.

Most of the time, whether it is the homeowner doing the work, or a professional waterproofing contractor, both are considered an inconvenience rather than a serious matter during a residential remodel.

However, avoiding it will cause more problems in the long run. It is best to sort out waterproofing early on rather than too late into the residential remodel project.

Here are a few reasons that it is important to waterproof your home during a residential remodel:

1. Protects Interiors from Water Damage

Avoiding waterproofing certain rooms in your home can increase the chances of damage being done to your interior walls and floors. Not to mention the unattractive look of water damage in your home! A residential remodel takes a lot of time, money and energy the last thing you need when starting a residential remodeling project is to have to redo work again if there is untreated waterproofing issues!

The damage that can be done by natural elements can affect the interior of your home. This includes walls, floors, the foundation and even the insulation. It does not matter how much steel or concrete you use during a residential renovation; they will get rusted without the proper waterproofing technology.

We use Schluter-KERDI products for all of our waterproofing, especially for tiled areas.

2. Prevents Onset of Health Problems

Moisture creates mold and mildew. When your walls have too much moisture, you could be exposed to dangerous particles and inhaling theses spores can lead to many health problems.

Spores get projected into the air, and when you breathe in, they will travel straight to your lungs. If you are going to waterproof your home during a residential remodel, then make sure your family is not in the house in order to reduce their exposure to what is possibly underneath the water damaged floor and in the walls.

3. Saves Your Money

The thought of waterproofing your home might feel like a daunting task and the cost of paying a residential remodeling company might feel like a blow to your budget. However, it does take a professional to work around current damage during a home renovation.

And remember— prevention is always better than a cure! It is best to think of waterproofing your home as a long-term investment that adds value to the house.

4. Promotes Long-Term Comfort

Waterproofing the foundation and interior of a building helps seal a new construction site early. The measures that are taken at the ground level will help to reduce the long-term issue of moisture down the line.

Waterproofing makes your home safer thus more comfortable to live in, whilst also providing a sturdy foundation for future residential renovations.

Tip: Build your house on stone, not on sand. Build for the future, and you will be better prepared for when the rains come—literally!

If you are along the east coast of the United States and need a professional residential remodeling company to take care of waterproofing your home, kitchen, or bathroom, then give us a call for a free quote. We are happy to assist in any way that is relevant to home renovations!

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