Is your house ready for the rain?
Summer is coming to an end and, as we prepare to say goodbye to the hot days, we are also preparing for the return of the rain. But is our house ready? Read on to find out if your house is ready for the change of season.
Check the foundations
In the event that the foundations of your home are directly in contact with the ground (ground floor), it is necessary to pay attention to the moisture coming from the water sheets created by the soil, which can be more or less soaked, depending on the intensity of the precipitation. For this reason, it is essential that there is a waterproofing barrier between the bottom of the building and the ground, in order to prevent the entry of this moisture into the structures of the house.
Don’t forget to check your floor for any infiltration and repair it as soon as possible, in order to avoid further damage.
See Prudêncio’s solution for draining floors here.
If you have a yard, also check that the drained water is not forming puddles on the foundation of the house. Efficient water drainage is important to prevent moisture problems.
Special attention to the roofs
Roofs are one of the most important components of a building, with regard to its safety and protection against weather phenomena, since they are the most exposed areas.
Thus, it can be said that the roofs are the first defense of your home against rain. For this reason, they must also be the first areas to be checked during preventive maintenance. It is in the roofs that the rainwater drainage system should be considered, in order to prevent water from entering the building.
Watch for water stains in the attic or discoloration at the bottom of the roof. Make sure that the areas around the ventilation and the chimneys are carefully inspected by professionals.
At Prudêncio, we offer efficient and comprehensive solutions for the rehabilitation of all types of roofs. Find out more here.
Koster’s TPO membranes are our bet of excellence in waterproofing. We are the recommended applicators of the brand and exclusive representatives in Portugal of these products. Environmental responsibility, sustainability, safety, durability, and technical superiority are some of the reasons for choosing these membranes.
Moisture in the walls
In addition to rainwater, the moisture that is carried by the capillaries of materials in contact with the soil can cause significant damage to the walls of your home.
Problems related to moisture can be a danger to you and your home. Neglecting them can lead to serious consequences from the monetary point of view (damage to the property), but also from the point of view of your health, due to the appearance of fungi and harmful environments. For these reasons, it is essential to be able to identify and resolve them at an early stage.
KÖSTER Crisin 76 Concentrate is Prudêncio’s solution for the treatment of rising damp. The first buildings that were treated with this solution (over 30 years ago), keep the horizontal barriers intact and functioning at 100%.
Trust us to waterproof your home
At Prudêncio, we have over 40 years of finding the best waterproofing solutions.
We develop and apply innovative solutions for roofs, floors, water tanks, swimming pools, rising damp and complex finishes.
Get in touch with us and let us help protect your home.