Cracks in concrete are virtually impossible to avoid. Even when concrete is poured and cured correctly, it will form imperfections over time. If ignored, these small cracks can quickly grow larger and become ten times as expensive to repair. It is essential to attack the problem before it gets to be a cost and time-consuming process. Waterproofing benefits include the prevention of mold and mildew, reduction in maintenance costs and clean-up, and increased property value.
How waterproofing prevents mold and mildew:
Mold and mildew can be a big problem when it comes to cracks in concrete, especially if you are in an area that is more susceptible to flooding, excessive precipitation, runoff, rivers, or even humidity. Once the moisture gets in, it has a hard time getting back out, which causes it to settle. Waterproofing can protect your area from unwanted leaking and the buildup of mold and mildew; this is important because, for some people, exposure to molds can lead to symptoms such as a stuffy nose, wheezing, and itchy eyes or skin.
How waterproofing reduces maintenance costs and clean-up:
American Sealants Inc. implements crack injection and cold joint repair to restore concrete’s soundness and reduce maintenance costs. The more protection you have in place, the fewer repairs you will need to make in the future, costing less money in the long run. With waterproof structures, you have a lot less work to do when cleaning up after a heavy rainstorm or flood. Basic maintenance is much easier, and the waterproof factor keeps things clean.
How waterproofing increases property value:
Whether you are selling or just using the area, waterproofing helps the value of the place. Water problems are among the most significant issues in any space because they can lead to much larger issues. When someone sees that a site has a leak or cracks, they immediately become less attracted to it. Whether it be a home, an aquarium, a fountain, or any other structure that needs to be well constructed, even a small crack can detract from its appeal.
Waterproofing has many benefits, and it all boils down to keeping people safe, costs low, and the value of your area in top shape. At American Sealants, Inc. (ASI), we specialize in acrylic and glass fabrication and supply, waterproofing, maintenance, and repair for many different custom water features, including zoological exhibits, aquariums, museums, swimming pools, fountains, and unique specialty pieces around the world. If you need some experts to waterproof your space, check us out at American Sealants Inc.