5027 S Commerce Dr
Murray, UT 84107

September 13, 2022

When it comes to varying needs for waterproofing and sealing of exterior property surfaces, there's a single culprit that's most often being combatted during these processes: Water damage. Moisture seeping into various important property areas, whether it's your foundation, your basement or any other area, can be a major issue, causing everything from inconvenience and poor odors to flooding and formation of harmful substances like mold and mildew. 

At Intermountain Coatings, we're happy to provide the very best coating and waterproofing services in Salt Lake City and nearby areas, including polyurea coatings, epoxy garage flooring and many other quality solutions. In many cases, our solutions are just one key piece of preventing water damage on any exterior area of your property -- this two-part blog series will go over a full rundown on the important tasks to cover here, all of which we're happy to offer tips and recommendations on.

Proper Sealing and Waterproofing

We're not just putting this area first because it's our specialty -- it's also a foundational element of protecting your property from water damage. Simply put, water is going to be present on your property at certain times, and having the proper seal in place is essential to ensuring that it stays where you want it and doesn't cause any damage.

The specific seal you'll need depends on the surface in question. For example, if you're looking at waterproofing your basement or crawl space, we recommend a polyurethane coating -- this creates an impenetrable barrier between the surface and the outside world, stopping water in its tracks and preventing any damage from occurring.

Other common waterproofing needs include sealing concrete surfaces like patios and driveways, which can be done with a number of different products depending on your needs. We're happy to provide recommendations on the best product for your specific situation.

Quality of the Roof

Another major factor in water damage prevention on your property is the quality of your roof. In many cases, water damage occurs because of an issue with the roof -- for example, a broken shingle or sealant that's no longer doing its job. As such, it's important to have your roof inspected regularly to ensure that there are no issues present which could cause problems down the road.

In addition, you should also be sure to clear any debris like leaves or branches from your gutters on a regular basis. Clogged gutters can cause water to back up and seep into your roof, leading to serious damage over time.

Checking Exterior Walls and Siding

As you're no doubt aware, the exterior walls and siding of your property are also key in keeping water out. Here, it's important to check for any cracks or holes which could be present -- these need to be repaired as soon as possible to prevent water from seeping in.

It's also a good idea to caulk around any openings on your exterior walls, such as windows and doors. This will help to create a seal which will keep water out. In addition, you should also check the condition of your siding on a regular basis. If it's starting to show signs of wear and tear, it may be time to replace it -- this is especially true if it's made of older materials.

In part two of our series, we'll go over some other important areas here. For more on this, or to learn about any of our waterproofing or coating services in SLC or nearby parts of Utah, speak to our team at Intermountain Coatings today.

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