Home Decorating Tips

3 Tips on Waterproofing Your Home

tips on how to have a waterproof home

Home Decorating Tips

3 Tips on Waterproofing Your Home

Posted on May 17, 2016

After summer, the Philippines will face the challenges of the rainy season. With the “microwave” season coming to a close, we must be prepared to face the continuous downpour by waterproofing our home.

There will be days of chipped walls and stale backyards as a result of the rainy season. Exterior house paint will meet its match in the moderate to heavy rainfall. How can you make sure that your house will be secure from all the stress?

Here are 3 tips on how to have a waterproof home:

1. Proper Maintenance

Add daily house maintenance to your waterproofing arsenal. It’s inevitable that one’s home is subject to the ravages of time and drastic weather changes, causing common damages. Inspect your house and check if it has cracks and holes that could lead to unnecessary leaks. House damages like hairline cracks and sinkholes come from material subsidence and periodical degradation, so it’s not uncommon to have an annual maintenance check. By maintaining your home, it will prevent long-term damages and assure that it will always look brand new. It’s better to be safe than sorry.

2. Patching Product is Power

Patching up your house’s damages as soon as you spot them will save you time, money, and effort in the long run. Waterproofing products are the key in surviving the rainy season. Plus, waterproofing products are easily available in today’s market. Make sure you are addressing the problem with the right waterproofing product. Concretobond from Island Paints is created with enhanced stability and adhesion for surfaces. It can also be used as a plastering and mortar aid, and is also an excellent tile adhesive. Hydrobond Waterproofing Underlay Membrane is a two-packed multi-purpose concrete waterproofing. It’s designed to be compounded with a powder aggregate containing Portland cement, giving impregnable coating layers on your house and adding high tensile strength, flexibility, low shrinkage, and water tightness. Both products are ultimately handy for the rainy season.

3. Stack Up

Now, you shouldn’t be just preparing for the rainy season. Stock up helpful products like electricity-saving LED bulbs and safeguard epoxy that can help your house withstand different weather conditions for the whole year. By stocking up and being a boy scout on your home, you will have less time worrying about possible future home problems. Get a calendar ready and plot the seasons one by one. Stock up on home remedy materials like petroleum jelly for creaks and talcum powder for small cracks. You can also get a consultation with an architect or an interior designer if you want to have a more foolhardy, long term solution.

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