Waterproofing your home is a lot more work than what many people believe. For one reason or another, many people believe that waterproofing your home solely involves finding a waterproof paint, coating, cement, or other waterproof products, applying them to your home, and calling it done. Doing these things is almost the equivalent of putting an ace bandage on a broken bone. These are all short term fixes to waterproofing your home and eventually they will prove ineffective.
Water has its ways of sneaking into spots that it shouldn’t be at a very slow pace. All homes are build with a water table underneath the foundation that rises when the ground becomes saturated with water. When the water table is constantly pressing against the foundation of your home certain spots may become weak, which then become the spots that let water seep into your home. Flood and water damage can cause mold, mildew, attract insects, and become a hazard to your health. It is better to make sure your waterproofing needs are done right the first time.
When you call the professionals at Chester County Siding Services to waterproof your home you are calling the best in the business. Our well trained staff knows how to handle all waterproofing situations regardless of what your current water problem is. We will evaluate your home, determine where and how the water is coming through, and provide our top of the line waterproofing services so that you are problem free.
Our Philosophy on Water Management is as follows;
Quality materials, appropriate flashing, effective drainage planes, and intense supervision are the basis of our philosophy. The prevention of bulk water penetration and channeling moisture out and away from the building envelope is our primary goal. We believe and have seen first hand, that the method of cutting and patching around window and door units as an alternative to proper remediation, is not only an improper repair method, but often results in failed remediation projects in as little as 18-24 months. We disagree with those who say all windows leak. However with that said, there are preventative maintenance issues that are required but are seldom enforced in today’s practices , which would serve to make the previous statement appear to be the case. We do believe that fenestrations (the openings in walls) attract moisture. Therefore we prefer window and door systems that allow moisture to escape directly into the atmosphere, rather than relying completely on the drainage plane. Water is difficult to control. We take every precaution, consider every option, and pursue knowledge and understanding of the solution at every opportunity. Water, in its’ liquid and gaseous forms is a constant. Proper management of water is only possible through proper design, quality components with a true and understanding craftsmanship.
6 Most Common Types Of Waterproofing
1. Plastic Sheets And Panels
2. Silicate-Based Concrete Sealers
3. Exterior Bituminous Coatings
4. Waterproofing Paint
5. Interior Sub Slab Drainage
6. Concrete Waterproofing Coatings