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Exploring Eavestrough Materials and Installation Techniques

Hi there, my name is Darby Mitchells. I am here to talk to you about eavestrough, or gutter, installations. The roof on your home features a number of components that direct rainwater to the edges. From there, the eavestrough allow water to run straight to the downspouts. The downspouts direct water to a drain that keeps the moisture away from the house. In addition to protecting your roofing materials from damage, gutters make it comfortable to walk under your roofline during heavy downpours. Without eavestrough, a heavy stream of water would pour over the edges of your roof at all times. I will discuss the benefits of installing and maintaining gutters on my site. I will also share information about gutter materials and installation techniques. Thanks for coming to my website.

Exploring Eavestrough Materials and Installation Techniques

Use Waterproof Sealants To Keep Your Basement Dry

by Martha Soto

If your basement is leaking, that can be really frustrating. A leaky basement can do damage to your foundation, which can end up doing damage to your entire house. If you notice that you have any water in your basement, you need to immediately take care of it so that it doesn't continue to get worse and cause damage. There are things that you can do that will help you with getting your basement waterproofed

Brush On Sealant

One of the things that you can do is to use a sealant that you can just brush on to the walls and the floor of your basement. These sealants are good for concrete and other masonry. Before you do anything, you will want to make sure that you patch up any cracks that you see. If you miss any large ones, then you risk the sealant not working, so be as thorough as you can so that you can get everything patched and sealed. There are different kinds of sealant that you can use.

Concrete Waterproofing Sealant

One of the sealant products that you can use is a concrete sealant. While the sealant isn't exactly concrete, it is concrete-like when it dries. It's a very, very thick product that you can just brush on to the wall. Once you have applied it, it will be permanent and you shouldn't have to reapply it. Before you buy it, since this sealant can be expensive, make sure that it's something you can use on your walls. Some of these sealants can't be used if the wall is painted. If you are worried about it leaving an ugly finish, you can try swirling the brush around the sealant as you are finishing is so that you get a nice swirly finish. 

Silicate Based Sealants

Sometimes these sealants are also called densifiers. That's because the make the concrete of your walls or floor denser. You paint it on and it sinks into the concrete a few inches. As it dries, it fills all those holes and pores that naturally occur in concrete and forms a nice, strong, hard waterproof barrier. Generally, you are going to need to put more than one coat on the walls, so check the directions and make sure that you buy enough. You may also be able to paint over this product. 

If you have water in your basement, not only is it an inconvenience, it can be damaging. You can use waterproof sealants to keep the water out.