What does a perfect waterproofing checklist look like?

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If you are planning to waterproof your home on your own, more as a DIY project rather than hire a specialist, then you need to read this. While it is a good thing that you are planning to handle this as a DIY project, you also need to realize that there are a few things that you need to assess your home first and carry out the essential repairs before you move on to waterproofing the rest of your residence. Review the tips posted here as it is bound to come in handy. Check it out,

  • The building should not hold any water: When it comes to waterproofing in Auckland, one of the essential things that you need to check out happens to be the roof and the basement. You need to visually check and confirm that these parts of your residence as well as the rest of it do not hold any standing water for long periods and that the drainage system is working as it is supposed to, with the excess water draining away within minutes. Here’s a free tip: Make sure that the rest of your home is fine and if you need to, you can increase the slopes of your roof during the summer season. Just make sure that you carry out these repairs later on, during the summer when there are no water leaks to worry about. But make a note of the same, so that you do not forget it.
  • Water leaks and seepages: In case your residence already leaks at various places, especially in the roof and through cracks that were caused by installing the chimney vents or window trims, ledges, etc. You would need these repaired right away, especially if you are serious about waterproofing your residence. So call in the professionals to handle these small leaks before they readily transform into a major headache.
  • Flat terraces and flat roofs: If your building has a slope built-in, that’s better. But like most flat terraces, they are just flat, without nary a slope. And as for the roof, most would come with a slight slope and a flat part of the terrace so that the water runs off and collects on it. All these have to be repaired and fixed as soon as possible to prevent any water from collecting on the surface of the roof or the adjoining terrace.
  • Waterproofing your roof: When it comes to waterproofing your roof, the first thing that you need to do is to check and see if your roof leaks or has missing tiles, as this can cause leaks and may even have broken substrate as well. You need to get this fixed immediately and before you attempt to waterproof your whole residence, you need to repair the roof completely and ensure that the waterproof extends to the substrate so that there is no leakage. Now, you can rest easy knowing that your roof is waterproofed and your home is protected to a certain extent.

These are some of the ‘to-do’ items in your checklist that you need to complete before you attempt to waterproof your residence.

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