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. Exterior House paint will be put to the test as water drops will soon clash with it. So how can your house be secure from all the stress?
Here are 3 tips on how to have a waterproof home
- Proper Maintenance
Add daily house maintenance to your waterproofing arsenal. 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 common to always have an annual maintenance. It’s inevitable that one’s home is subject to the ravages of time and drastic weather changes causing common damages. By maintaining your home, it will always look brand new and will prevent long-term damages. It’s better to be safe than sorry.
- Patching product is power
In the long run, patching up your house’s damages will save you time, money, and effort. Waterproofing products are keys 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 plastering and mortar aid, and tile adhesive. Hydrobond Waterproofing Underlay Membrane is a two-packed multi-purpose concrete waterproofing. It’s designed to be compounded with powder aggregate containing Portland cement giving impregnable coating layers on your house adding high tensile strength, flexibility, low shrinkage, and water tightness. Both products are ultimately handy for the rainy season.
- Stack up
Now, you shouldn’t be just readying for the rainy season. Buy helpful products like electricity saving LEDs and safeguard epoxy that can help your house withstand the whole year. By advancing 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. Stack 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 verifiable solution.