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Keep Your House Dry

Posted by Sam Morey on

Water damage comes in many forms, and effects an average of about 14,000 people in their homes or places of business every day. Heavy rain and snow can wreak havoc on your home’s exterior, which can certainly be costly, especially when it comes to roof repair. Spills or leakage in the interior of the home can create lasting damage to the walls and floors of your house, potentially be very dangerous, and in most cases, cost around $7,000 to repair. This damage is preventable by using a silicone sealant to create watertight seals that protect your home from water damage.

Waterproofing

Silicone sealant is very commonly used to seal the floor around the bathroom and kitchen, as well as around bathtubs and sinks (surfaces that are exposed to water on a daily basis). This is because silicone sealant is very good at keeping out water. Using sealant in these places keeps water from seeping underneath the floor and weakening the structure (as well as prevents cultivating a moist environment that encourages mold growth).

However, the waterproofing qualities of silicone sealant can be utilized on the outside of your home to protect against the elements as well.

External Uses

There are many ways silicone sealant can be used to prevent water from the weather from damaging your home. Use sealant to create a waterproof seal around skylights and windows to prevent leakage, to fill potential vulnerabilities on rooftops and in between tiles. You can also use silicone sealant in your gutters to stop leakage and corrosion and extend the life of your gutter system.

Water damage can also be devastating to driveways. When water travels under a driveway it washes away the soil beneath the driveway which can make the driveway sink or slope. Water can also settle into cracks that create much larger cracks or potholes when they freeze. Filling these cracks with silicone sealant will prevent any further damage and can save you thousands of dollars in costly repairs.

Where to buy Silicone Sealant

Silicone sealant is available at Silicone Depot. There you can find a huge variety of products suitable for indoor and outdoor use, ranging from general purpose products to sealants that can withstand some of the most taxing weather. Using sealants in your home is the best and most cost-effective way to save your home from extreme water damage and costly repairs, and sealants are very easy to use. Remember that the best solution to damage is to prevent it from happening in the first place.