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.
Waterproofing your home is incredibly important for your home to be fully functional. It seems incredibly obvious, but you’d be amazed how many homeowners ignore this key part of home ownership. All over the country, too many homes simply aren’t protected against water damage, which can be a disaster over time. With that in mind, here are some issues to keep in mind when waterproofing your home. (more…)
Basements are a vital part of many homes around the world. If your home has a basement, you know that it can add to your space like any other room. Basements can be used for any number of purposes, from storage to a guest room and more. But if you want to use your basement for anything besides a large closet, you need to finish it. Finishing your basement involves more than just bringing furniture downstairs; it involves waterproofing your space, then designing a new room that fits you. With that in mind, here are some ideas on what to do with your newly finished basement.
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.
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.
Waterproofing ponds is a crucial part of keeping it functional and looking great. Backyard ponds add a new level of enjoyment to an otherwise uninspired space. But while a functional pond is a great addition to your backyard, one that leaks can be just the opposite. Keeping water in your pond is the most important part of backyard pond ownership. If you have a pond, don’t you want it filled with water?
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.