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Do You Need to Waterproof Concrete?

If you’re investing a concrete project at home, you need to consider waterproofing. This isn’t something many people think about when building with concrete. If you’re using concrete for flooring, it’s something you should consider, especially with a concrete patio or basement floor. Waterproofing concrete can help alleviate buckling and cracks, giving your concrete a longer lifespan.

Should You Waterproof Concrete?

We wish the answer was easy. It all depends on the scope of your project, its size and where you’re installing it. Floors, for instance, should often be waterproofed because they’re closest to the foundation of a home and can be susceptible to flooding and ground water. Porches and patios are generally waterproofed to help them last longer since they’ll be exposed to ground water, along with rain and other weather conditions.

When taking on a concrete project, you should consult a professional. They’ll be able to go over the entire project with you, suggest waterproofing options, along with other factors you may not have considered. If you’re taking on a project yourself, you should still pay to consult with a concrete professional, because waterproofing concrete is a more advanced process than you may be familiar with or comfortable doing yourself.

Since waterproofing concrete is best done when a project is being started than going back to do it after, you want to make sure you know the pros and cons for your project before you start it. A concrete professional can help you figure that out, give you suggestions and take on the burden for you when you hire them. When it comes to waterproofing, this is the best way to get it done for the best price and right the first time.

Waterproofing concrete will depend on the project, so make sure to check with a concrete company first before getting started.


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