Discover If You Need To Step Up Your Waterproofing Game

16 March 2022
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You want to make sure that any property you own is well protected from the damages that can be left by rain, snow, and ice. If you want to make sure that your home or commercial property has all of the best waterproofing methods in place, you will want to continue reading.

Check The Condition Of The Entry Doors To Your House

Take a little time to check out the entry doors on a rainy day. Unless you are currently experiencing an exceptionally heavy rain storm that has the rain coming in sideways, your entry doors should not be soaking wet. If there is a proper canopy or awning above the doors, they would not get wet. Remember, the shade above the entry doors is not just to help keep you dry, it's so the doors do not swell, rot, grow mold, and eventually fall apart.

Check Out The Roofing Gutters

You will need to climb up a ladder and take a good look at the condition of the gutters. Are they clogged with random debris? Are they so full and blocked that water seems to be rising up over the edges and falling straight to the ground? If so, you are putting the foundation of the home at risk. The more water seeps into the soil right against the house, the more likely it is that the blocks will eventually crack and let water inside of the house.

Clear Out The Drains

There may be drains in several spots on your property. Look for drains in your garage and basement. You might even have some french drains along the side of your house. Make sure that you are cleaning them out and cutting away any plant life that is growing excessively around the drains. If the drains appeal to be broken in any way, you will want to call for repair assistance.

If there is anything else you can do in order to make your home more waterproofed, you will want to do it. Call a contractor or a contracting company that offers waterproofing services to see if they can come over to inspect your property. They will be able to point out the areas where the past waterproofing methods are starting to fail and where there might have never been any waterproofing done. You will want to make sure that you are scheduling a date and time for them to come back so the work can get started.

For more information on Central Penn Waterproofing, contact a specialist.