In times of rain, problems related to excess water in contact with the property are widespread. It is an inconvenience that can bring many headaches to residents, such as the appearance of mold, humidity, leaks, and even the deterioration of structures.
There is no better solution for this type of problem than prevention and hiring a specialized workforce to treat each case in particular! We have some tips on protecting your home and preventing water from entering during the rainy season. Call us for an inspection today
Think Before Building
The best way to protect the house from excessive rain is still at the design stage. Ensuring that each stage of construction has the right products to waterproof, creating barriers between the water and the structures of the house is the ideal resource.
All parts of the construction that may come into contact with moist soil or rainwater such as slab, foundation, beams, foundation, counter floor, retaining wall, external and internal walls (of areas such as bathrooms and kitchen) must be waterproofed. If the house has gardens, it is also essential to think about a drainage system to drain the rainwater properly. Even in the construction phase, a well-applied waterproofing and drainage system can avoid a subsequent expense that can reach up to 12% of the total amount spent on the work.
One of the big problems caused by excessive rain is the entry of water through the slab. The lack of or shoddy waterproofing work on the slab can cause serious infiltration problems on rainy days and the appearance of mold on the ceiling and walls. For this region of the house, it is recommended to apply the traditional asphalt blanket, prepared with a blowtorch, or asphalt emulsions, applied with a roller, which professionals and specialized companies must carry out to ensure its effectiveness the procedure.
The roof must receive special attention when it comes to excessive rain. When the roof has a correctly assembled structure, it will hardly present infiltration problems with the tiles installed respecting the proper fit. But, even so, it is recommended to carry out a roof inspection periodically or after powerful storms to check the appearance of broken, cracked, or displaced tiles and to arrange for replacement. If necessary, request the sealing of the gaps between the tiles with silicone or invest in a preventive waterproofing system. It is also good to go for repairs replacements and cleanings