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Keeping_Moisture_Out_Of_Your_House

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									Keeping Moisture Out Of Your House

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There are several problems that water leakage can cause for you and your
home. First, water leakage can cause the growth of fungi, mildew, and
molds in your home. This can weaken your walls and cause bigger cracks,
thus, increasing the possibility of vermin and rodent infestation.
Second, due to the fungi and the rodents, your family becomes exposed to
possible diseases. Also, stagnant water is a perfect breeding grounds for
mosquitoes which are also carriers of diseases like...


Keywords:
house maintenance, waterproofing


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There are several problems that water leakage can cause for you and your
home. First, water leakage can cause the growth of fungi, mildew, and
molds in your home. This can weaken your walls and cause bigger cracks,
thus, increasing the possibility of vermin and rodent infestation.
Second, due to the fungi and the rodents, your family becomes exposed to
possible diseases. Also, stagnant water is a perfect breeding grounds for
mosquitoes which are also carriers of diseases like dengue or malaria.
Third, water leakage limits your living space. Using your basement or
attic when it is wet or damp is out of question. Aside from being
uncomfortable and smelly, there is also a high accident risk due to
slippage. Fourth, water leakage decreases the value of your property.
Real estate agents say that to sell a property with leakage problems,
they generally have to lower prices even if the house is worth more than
the selling price. This is because more than 25% of possible clients
refuse a property with water leakage problems regardless of how minimal
the problems are. But there is a solution to all these leakage problems,
and that is making your house waterproof. With the development and
availability of a variety of waterproofing solutions, there is surely one
that can fit into your budget.

A contractor is the first option for properties with severe water leakage
problems like basement flooding. This is an expensive option and time-
consuming. However, for those who cannot afford waterproofing
contractors, there are different methods available. One is to use a sump
pump to pump water out of your house into a drainage. The equipment is
installed at the lowest part of your house with a pipe leading to the
main drainage system. This is only recommended for basement water
problems.

For condensation problem, a dehumidifier is often enough to solve it.
However, if leakage is really the problem, a waterproof coating system
would work well on any part of the house. This option is cheaper compared
to contractual work but will entail longer work hours if you opt to do it
by yourself. Builders recommend that before undertaking any waterproofing
work, clean the surrounding areas like the gutters and ventilation
systems. Consequences of these problems are usually mistaken for leakage.
This will also lead to the leakage's source. Most coating system starts
with wirebrushing walls of the room to be waterproofed like the basement.
This removes any debris that might affect the treatment. Using quick
drying cement on holes and cracks usually follow. When the cement dries,
it is followed by three coatings of waterproofing enamel. Bill Emerick, a
waterproofing specialist emphasize the importance of following indicated
spread rates on the can of the solution. Too-thin coatings undo all your
efforts to keep moisture and water out of your home.

Regardless of whatever steps you take to maintain your property, you are
making steps to ensure your family's health and the stability of your
house. You are also preserving the market value of your property,
thereby, taking care of your investment. It might be tedious work, but
waterproofing your home is an essential matter you shouldn't forget.

								
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