Water and moisture in the wrong parts of the house make a formidable enemy. They will put your prized possession at the risk of water damage while endangering the health and well-being of your household.
If you were lounging by the pool and your novella slipped to bottom, you would be annoyed that it has now become an unreadable mess. But that is only a mild annoyance as you can pick another from the store and pick up from where you left. However, not all forms of water damage are that forgiving or affordable.
That is why it’s imperative that you use a floor sealant that meets F3010 specifications when building a house. Moisture makes a formidable enemy in the home and is perfectly capable of turning your homeownership experience into a nightmare.
Unlike in the movies where villains get up to no good in the privacy of their basements, the average homeowner often uses it as a living space. Even if you don’t need extra space, it’s important that you keep it warm and dry, especially when the basement is connected to the rest of the house through openings such as ductworks.
Without proper moisture mitigation, you’re likely to lose the use of the basement in the home. It’s likely to transform into a damp, moist, and uninhabitable space. Worst of all, the effect of the humid conditions in the basement is expected to spread to the rest of the house.
See, your home is under constant attack from groundwater, and without proper precaution, the water finds its way into the house. Poorly constructed foundations tend to crack or settle, giving the underground a path into the house. Inadequate drainage systems also cause water to pool around the foundation, making it easy for the moisture to find a way through the concrete.
Hello, water damage
The roof over your house is an excellent rainwater collection apparatus. The roof a 2,000-square-foot home can collect 1,250 gallons of water after an inch of rain. Leaving this water to pool around the house increases the risk of water damage to the home.
Some of the drain water will flow into the basement, while the rest goes into the ground, raising the water table. If your basement isn’t well waterproofed, the moisture will eventually seep into the house. As the humidity builds up, it gets into the drywall and floorboards, which causes them to rot.
Hello, health problems
In addition to wreaking havoc on the wooden structures in the home, the hot, dark, and damp conditions of the basement allow mold to grow and flourish. In addition to the hideous staining, mold and mildew pose a grave threat to your health and well-being. They release toxic spores into the air, which leads to lots of respiratory problems.
If you notice water stains on the walls or the floorboards in your home, you’re at a high risk of a mold infestation as well. You might notice that your household has suddenly developed a spate of unending chest ailments and allergies. Only by fixing the water problems will these health troubles be solved since mold can’t survive in a dry environment.
You need to insist on your contractor to use the best waterproofing products on the market when building a home. Using sealants that meet the ASMT F3010 specification helps to safeguard your investment. It makes your home impervious to water and moisture, to increase its lifespan, and to safeguard your health.