Waterproof your garage to prevent extensive water damage. If moisture keeps getting into your garage each time that it rains, chances are it is because the land isn’t level around your home. If the soil is sloping towards your garage, it can causes rainwater to pool around the walls. This can cause damage over time. Complete a few steps to protect your home from this situation.
Purchase These Items To Complete The Job
- concrete patch
- concrete sealer
- roller handle
- paint tray
- stirring stick
- garden shovel
Remove Damaged Cement And Fill In Gaps
Inspect the interior parts of each wall. If you notice that concrete is cracking in some areas, remove it with the assistance of a chisel. Once the larger pieces of concrete have been eliminated, use a paintbrush to remove any dust that is present in the cracks. Use caulk and a caulk gun to seal the smaller areas.
Do this by inserting the tube of caulk into the gun and squeezing the trigger, while applying a thin line of the product. For a larger gap, use concrete patch and a trowel. Pack the gap full of patch and use the flat part of a trowel to even the surface. Allow both of these products to dry for the amount of time listed on the containers that they came in.
Clean The Walls And Apply Concrete Sealer
Clean the walls with a soapy rag. Rinse the area with clear water. Concrete sealer can immediately be applied to the surface. Stir the sealer to eliminate bubbles and pour it into a paint tray. Attach a paint roller to a roller handle. Dip the roller into the sealer and use straight, even strokes to apply the product. Start at either the top or bottom and push the roller in the opposite direction until you reach the end of the wall. Apply a second coat after the first one has dried to ensure the proper amount of coverage.
Check The Ground Outside Of Your Garage
To prevent moisture from accumulating near the outside of your garage, smooth down the dirt in any areas that aren’t level. If you notice that the dirt is sloping towards the garage, add an additional amount of dirt to the lower areas and smooth them down with the back of a shovel. Your garage will now be in much better shape each time it rains. Knowing that your investment is protected will be something that you will be able to appreciate for years to come. If your garage seems to have more serious leakage problems, it may be best to having a waterproofing expert, such as Australian Waterproofing Company, complete this process to ensure it is done correctly.