We know it will be summer for at least a few more months but before you know it winter will be here and it will be cold and damp. Many people face damp problems in winter due to excess condensation or neglected roof leaks. And while Gauteng doesn’t receive rainfall during winter, the leak you acquired and ignored this summer will come back to haunt you.
To prevent damp issues in future, we suggest waterproofing your roof and walls. This affordable solution will save you tons of money on damp treatment and repairs in the future. So while you decide on the best time to book Hydrostop for your waterproofing, let’s look at other things you can do to prevent damp in your home.
Check Gutters and Downpipes for Blockages and Damage
Make sure that your gutters are cleaned out, connected and flowing freely. If you have a sump pump, make sure that it drains at least 3 meters away from your property. The last thing you need is for rainwater to flow right into the foundation of your home and wreak havoc.
Inspect Your Roof and Walls
Check for roof leaks, any roof damage or water buildup that could lead to bigger issues. Also, look out for cracks in your basement floors and walls. Water accumulation in the soil beneath the basement floor can create pressure, resulting in cracks. Water stains and wall/floor discolouration, as well as salt residue, are other things to check for.
The smallest leak or crack can lead to moisture problems and even structural damage, putting the lives of yourself and your loved ones in danger.
What To Do If You Find a Problem
If you find any problems, it’s best to get them checked out by a professional like HydroStop SA right away. We’ll do a thorough inspection to evaluate the extent of the problem and give you a recommendation on how to solve it for good.
HydroStop SA specialises in waterproofing any type of roof, parapet and retaining walls as well as basements. For more information or to book your waterproofing in Pretoria and surrounds, speak to the team at HydroStop today!