When homes are being built, they have to be waterproofed. Even houses in areas that are very dry have to be waterproof, just in case. If water was able to get into a person’s house (and begin affecting its structure) then it could cause some very serious issues, including mold, wood rot, and bacterial growth. If your home isn’t waterproofed, then you need to take action now.
If you are a homeowner and want to know why waterproofing is essential, then this post has you covered. Here’s everything you need to know:
A lot of properties in the United States have stucco applied to them, mainly for aesthetical purposes. A lot of people think that stucco is waterproof, but this is not true. While it does offer some protection, water can still get behind the stucco. However, it is very easy to waterproof stucco. If your home has stucco applied to it (or if you are getting stucco applied) then make sure you make clear to the contractors doing the job that you want your home thoroughly waterproofed. According to a team of expert contractors specializing in stucco installation, 5.0 Stucco, you should contact professionals to discuss your project. You can then raise concerns you have about waterproofing and explain what you want.
If water gets into your house, then it can damage your home’s structure. If your house is made from wood, then water could cause wood rot. Wood rot can be very dangerous. If your home’s walls and beams begin to root, then they could disintegrate over time. Depending on the severity of your home’s wood rot, you could stand to lose your house. If the support beams begin to rot, then your house could actually collapse. Wood rot cannot be reversed or repaired. Waterproofing your home will help to prevent wood rot from happening in the first place.
Mold can be very dangerous. If mold is allowed to grow in your house, then you and your family members could go on to develop respiratory diseases like pneumonia. While most molds are harmless and do not cause pneumonia or any respiratory conditions, some types of mold, typically called ‘toxic molds’ do. However, even the most harmless mold can be very dangerous to people with allergies. Frequent mold exposure can cause allergy symptoms to become manifest, which can make the person’s life extremely difficult.
If your home isn’t waterproofed, then water could get into the attic. If water gets into your home’s attic then sooner or later it will begin leaking through the ceiling. This could cause your home’s electrics to blow, and even your ceiling to cave in. Ceiling leaks can be very dangerous if left untreated. If your home’s ceiling caves in when you are inside, you could get seriously hurt. Water can also get into your home’s walls and cause huge patches of dampness to form. This could lead to the plaster in your home cracking and deteriorating.
Waterproofing is essential. If you own a house, then you need to ensure that it is properly waterproofed. Most people’s houses are, but some are not. Properties with stucco applied typically aren’t. If you are going to have stucco added, then make sure that you reach out to the contractors undertaking the work, and ask them to take steps to waterproof your home.