Waterproofing Tips & Techniques

Waterproofing Tips & Techniques

Control Moisture

Maintaining low moisture around your home helps to prevent the growth of mold & mildew.


Washer and dryer

Things you can do: 

• Repair leaks from plumbing or structural damage that can cause moisture to collect indoors.

• Be sure to fix overflows from tubs, sinks, showers, washing machines, storm damage to shingles or siding, leaky windows, doors & sills, clogged gutters and downspouts.

• Airflow should be kept constant. This can be done in a variety of ways:

- Exhaust fans control moisture in high humidity spots like bathrooms.

- Replace solid wood doors with louvered doors or vents for better air circulation.

- Dehumidifiers collect excess moisture and keep wet areas dry.

Exterior  Gutter drain

Things you can do:

• Keep shrubs, plantings and mulch away from exterior walls.

• Clear gutters and drains of leaves and debris; repair any exterior leaks, as necessary.

• Redirect sprinklers and rotate hanging planters to prevent water from regularly collecting on exterior surfaces.

• Make sure rain water is not collecting near your home’s foundation.

• Extend downspouts away from the foundation.

• Fill in low spots with gravel and soil, if necessary.