Water Proofing

The Benefits of Waterproofing Treatments

2 May 2023
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It can be easy to overlook, but waterproofing a home is an essential maintenance task for lots of homeowners in the UK. ‘Waterproofing’ is a term that’s commonly used for damp proofing and waterproofing treatments are specifically designed to ensure your home is watertight. There are several waterproofing services available these days and regardless of what issues you’re experiencing with water penetration, there will be a suitable waterproofing solution available to help you protect your home. 

If you don’t know much about waterproofing and you’re wondering whether this type of treatment would be beneficial for your home, keep reading today. Below we have looked into some of the most sought-after waterproofing treatments and explored why they’re a key part of property care for lots of homeowners.

What Waterproofing Treatments are Available?

One of the most commonly used waterproofing treatments is structural waterproofing and this is ideal for properties with high-ground levels or below-ground rooms. Simply put, structural waterproofing involves brickwork being treated using waterproof cementitious compounds to prevent the passage of water. The compounds are either brush applied, low pressure spray coated or troweled by skilled technicians and they provide effective treatment of dampness. 

Another waterproofing treatment that is in high demand in cities like London is basement tanking. Several homes in London have basements and when they’re not properly treated, the space often isn’t habitable and can’t be utilised as an additional living space. Basement waterproofing solutions are designed to ensure a property is protected from ground water damage and basement membrane systems are used to create dry basements. 

Whilst it’s not technically a waterproofing treatment, lots of homeowners decide to invest in condensation control to help them reduce domestic damp problems as well. High-quality condensation control systems are a cost-effective way to improve the ventilation in your home and, in turn, prevent common problems caused by moisture. 

Why Should You Invest in Waterproofing Treatments?

Ultimately, waterproofing treatments are an important investment to protect your home from water damage. At Kenwood PLC, we highly recommend waterproofing treatments to any homeowners who are experiencing problems with damp and we would suggest that you consider investing in a damp proof course and/or damp proof membranes too.

We are so confident in the effectiveness of our waterproof treatments that we provide a comprehensive 10-year guarantee. So, you can have peace of mind when investing in our leading waterproof solutions. Some of the key benefits of waterproof treatments include;

  • Prevents Issues with Damp 

Waterproofing treatments provide your home with an extra layer of protection and they can help to keep moisture out of your home. When the right waterproofing materials and techniques are used, you won’t have to worry about things like mould and mildew that are caused by moisture, and your home will be more resistant to water damage. There will also be less risk of problems such as wood rot and insect infestations when you suitably protect your home. 

  • Ensures your Home Remains Safe 

When you use waterproof treatments to create a waterproof barrier between your home and the outside environment, you will be protecting your home. Water entering your home can cause severe damage and not only is there a higher chance of damp, but there is a risk of structural damage too. Waterproofing solutions will help to keep your home in good condition and there is less of a chance that you will need to make significant repairs. 

  • Reduces Maintenance Costs 

Leading on from the above, not having to make structural repairs on your home can save you a considerable amount of money. Investing in waterproof treatments is always worthwhile and a well-designed waterproofing system can help to prevent costly water damage. By protecting your home from the effects of water, you will also be extending the life of structural elements, helping you to avoid involuntary renovations in the long run. 

Searching for a Waterproofing Company in London?

If you’re considering investing in waterproofing treatments for your home, it’s fair to say that they can protect your home as well as save you money in the long run. No matter what your reasons may be for wanting to waterproof your home, our team at Kenwood PLC is here to help. We offer a range of specialist damp services to help homeowners and business owners keep their properties in good condition. 

With nearly four decades of experience behind us, you can turn to us in confidence for the assistance you need. We invite you to look at some of our previous waterproofing work on our website. We can assure you that when you turn to our specialist team for waterproofing treatments, you won’t be disappointed in the service you receive from start to finish. 

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