My husband and I wanted to add an addition to our home for years before we finally decided to act on the idea. However, we then realized that we desperately needed to update our kitchen, as well. Before we started the remodeling process, we prepared for what we expected: stress. We made sure we cleared our calendars and didn't have any other major commitments during the remodeling process. However, once we began planning the renovations, we quickly learned that we were actually having a lot of fun! The renovation process also went very smoothly and, now that the process is over, we both joke around that it feels "too quiet" in hear without the company of the contractors. I enjoyed t all so much I decided to start a blog to share my remodeling tips to help others who will soon be taking the plunge!
Does the lower area of the outer walls of your house always have mold spores, moss, and dirt on them? If you want to resolve the problem, you should start by making investments in waterproofing various areas of the exterior of your house. The key is to prevent rainwater from moving towards the exterior walls and creating a humid environment that makes it easy for things, such as mold, to grow. Exterior waterproofing is also a useful technique that can protect other aspects of your house, such as the basement and foundation. Take a look at the content below if you have an interest in learning about exterior waterproofing techniques and why they are worth considering.
Redesign the Sloped Areas of Your Landscape
Although it is possible for a landscape to be completely flat, many of them have sloped areas, even if only slightly. When you begin waterproofing the exterior of your house, pay attention to any slopes in your yard. The reason why is because even a slight slope that is positioned a certain way can help rainwater flow close to the exterior walls. A contractor can redesign the sloped areas of your yard by flattening out the ground completely or changing the direction of the slopes to control how rainwater flows off of them. If the slopes are small, you might be able to redesign them on your own.
Prevent Yard Puddles by Using French Drain Tiles
It doesn't take much rainwater for puddles to develop in a yard. The problem with puddles is that they can be large and remain in the yard for a long time if it rains all the time. Puddles can create mud that drifts towards your exterior walls with pressure that is strong enough to affect the foundation. If you have been dealing with yard puddles, French drain tile installations throughout the yard might be the most ideal way to resolve the problem. Rainwater will basically go into the drain tiles rather than accumulating in large amounts in the yard.
Buy Drainage Panels for the Perimeter of the House
One of the main focuses of many homeowners when it comes to exterior waterproofing is to prevent rainwater from entering the house via the basement or foundation. A great waterproofing technique for combating such a problem is to install drainage panels along the perimeter of the outer walls. The panels must be installed in the ground, which means that some excavation will be necessary. A contractor can install the drainage panels for you in no time.
Speak with an exterior waterproofing professional to learn more.