Water is one of the most unassumingly destructive forces in nature. Of course, I’m not talking about rapids, tsunamis, or wild storms. The slow and steady destructive power of water really stands out when it is consistent even in small amounts. This kind of damage is most notably seen in structures that have not been correctly waterproofed.
SOME OF THE DEVASTATING WAYS, WATER CAN DAMAGE A HOME OR BUSINESS:
MOISTURE VS WOOD
Wood, by its very nature, is highly absorbent. When it comes to water, untreated wood rarely stands a chance. One of the biggest problems that even small amounts of damp can pose for wood is the risk of rot; and once it sets in, wooden structures such as roof trusses and brandering are generally in need of replacement or very expensive to repair.
MOISTURE VS STRUCTURAL CRACKS
Even the smallest cracks in a foundation can facilitate further damage from water. Cracked foundations and concrete give accumulated water a path to move easily through, therefore this type of water damage is extremely dangerous as it slowly wears away at the structure’s integrity. Water freezes and expands when cold is introduced to the mix, widening these cracks and causing further damage.
MOISTURE VS ROOFS AND CEILINGS
Without proper waterproofing and drainage from gutters, rainwater can accumulate in large quantities on roofs. This puts unnecessary pressure on the structure, and may also seep through into the ceiling, damaging interior materials and even electrics.
CONTACT UNIVERSAL ROOFING
One of the best ways to combat this problem is to ensure that your home is properly waterproofed by professional waterproofing contractors that you can rely on to get the job done correctly and thoroughly.
To take advantage of our waterproofing contractors’ expertise in Johannesburg or Pretoria, be sure to contact a representative from Universal Roofing today.
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A friendly consultant will arrange a convenient date and time for a representative to meet you on site for a free inspection. No delays – once your quotation is signed and e-mailed back to us, your order will be allocated to one of our professional maintenance teams. We have over 60 vehicles in our fleet, and approximately 2km of ladders!