Windows are the eyes to a house's soul – if your windows are big and beautiful so too is your home, but they can also include a range of challenges as well. With sub par windows, you can look forward to a drafty home with high heating bills. Similarly, there are also moisture issues – for example, if you don't seal the space between your double panes securely enough, you will get a build up of condensation. Having lived in old houses and having helped choose the windows for new houses, I'm familiar with a range of challenges associated with windows. If you want tips and ideas, you've come to the right spot. Please, explore and enjoy.
If you get a lot of rain in your area, you never know if you will get a flood. Because of this, you need to waterproof your home. There are different ways you can do this; two of which are listed below.
Waterproof Your Basement
If your home has a basement, this is one of the first things you should waterproof. An interior French drain is often used to do this. To install the drain, a contractor first digs a trench around the perimeter of the interior basement. Perforated pipes are placed in the trench and a sump pump is added as well. The trench is filled with gravel to allow for drainage and then the area is patched with concrete.
If water gets inside your basement, the sump pump will move the water out. The sump pump is set up to drain water to another area outside. You can choose this area yourself, but the contractor can suggest the best place to divert the water.
There are exterior waterproofing methods also that work like a French drain but instead of being installed inside are installed outside. A trench is dug deep enough to reach your foundation to install the drain. Large trucks will have to excavate the trench. In most cases, this type of waterproofing is installed when a home is being built but it can be installed on homes already built.
Make Home Repairs
Along with installing a French drain or exterior drain to take care of water in the basement, there are things you can do to your home to help with waterproofing. First, check your gutters to see if they are clogged up. If they are, water will back up and pool on your roof. Your roof will then be damaged and may start leaking. Clean the gutters out and make any repairs that need to be done to them. If the gutter system is old, this would be a good time to replace it.
Hire a roofing contractor to inspect your roof for you, especially if it is old. The roof may have damage that you are not aware of. If so, leaks could start to appear, which would cause water to get into your attic and inside your home. This will also cause mold to build up inside the attic which is a health hazard to you and your family. The roofing contractor may suggest installing a new roof if your roof is in very bad condition.
Talk with a contractor that provides waterproofing like one at RSCC, LLC to learn much more about how they can help you.Share
18 October 2021