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Another area of your home that needs waterproofing is a plywood deck. Plywood decks are an integral part of many homes and can be found in all kinds of states. Some decks are immaculate and waterproofed while others…well, they just look awful. Exposed wood is just as bad as exposed concrete. Often, it’s even worse. While concrete will break down over time, a plywood deck will break down much quicker, causing you a headache sooner rather than later. As such, it’s a good idea to protect your deck like any other part of your home.
Letting water into your basement is a bad idea. That sounds pretty basic, but there are too many basements where this is still an issue. All over the country, flooding damages basements because of cracks, holes, and constant hydrostatic pressure. If your basement isn’t waterproofed right now, your basement could be next.
For all the accessories one can have in their backyard, none quite compare to a nice concrete fountain. Concrete fountains bring a level of class and sophistication to their surroundings while also giving you a water feature that looks amazing. By adding a fountain to your backyard, you’re getting a new aesthetic element that is also highly functional.
Your home’s foundation literally supports your home. More than any other part of your home, a strong, sturdy foundation can make all the difference in your home and make it livable. One issue every foundation faces is the threat of water damage. Foundations are at least partially underground, which means it’s constantly under threat of water encroaching. The best way to protect your foundation is to make sure it’s waterproof.
Waterproofing is a necessity for every home and business. That’s a cold, hard fact. If your building is standing, there’s something in or near it that needs protected against water damage. Driveways, garages, parking lots, interior rooms, and more, no matter what you live/work in, water presents a threat. Flooding can do untold damage and leaks just create problems more slowly. The best way to protect your building or outdoor space is to waterproof it before it’s a problem.
Radon is a colorless, odorless gas that is common and extremely hazardous to your house. Depending on where you live, Radon might be in your house right now! That’s a problem you need to handle as soon as possible. I’m not exaggerating when I say that Radon is dangerous. Studies have shown that Radon gas leads to lung cancer in both smokers and even non-smokers. If your home has Radon gas in it, you’re health could be at risk. Needless to say, it’s best to prevent Radon from getting into your home.
Industrial environments require more than many other spaces. While a decorative design may look great in commercial or residential spaces, they simply won’t do in an industrial environment. Industrial floors need to be functional, protective, and extremely durable. Because of these stringent requirements, less durable floor coatings simply will not do in an industrial environment. Knowing this, it’s a good idea to choose the best floor coating to meet your space’s requirements.
Animal shelters play a unique role in modern society. These environments are tasked with a balance of protecting the building while being comfortable for both the animals it serves and the public that visit. This is not an easy task as you’ll see in many shelter environments. Unfortunately, too many animal shelters focus more on function than on the entire package. They have floors that are strong enough to handle abuse and regular traffic, but the results are often extremely hard floors that are hazardous to the animals. The key to a truly effective animal shelter floor is having one that is functional, protective, safe, and inviting.
Garages are a vital part of many homes. Like any other room of your home, having the right floor in your garage is extremely important for the room to remain functional. Inferior floor coatings rip, tear, break down, and leave your concrete exposed. Garage floors go through a lot and having the right coating is vital for keeping it functioning under all conditions.
Industrial environments need a durable floor that can withstand all types of use. While decorative concrete looks great in homes, stores, office buildings, and schools around the world, industrial spaces need an extra layer of protection. The stylish stain or coating that is perfect for a local supermarket simply won’t cut it in an industrial environment. To effectively protect your industrial building, you need a floor that is durable, waterproof, and long lasting.