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March 8, 2022

There are a few property areas where protection of concrete and other substrate surfaces is extremely important, and a good example here is any deck on your property. Because decks are horizontal surfaces, they may retain water and other moisture for long periods -- and because they're exposed to sunlight regularly, this combination leads to unique forms of thermal stress that should be considered.

At Intermountain Coatings, we're here to help. We provide the very best deck waterproofing and related coating services in Salt Lake City and other parts of Utah, helping you not only protect your deck from the elements, but also make it look great and provide fantastic curb appeal. What are some of the reasons why we strongly recommend waterproofing for many decks -- both for property and personal benefits? This two-part blog series will go over several to consider.

Protection From Water Damage

The first and most well-known issue that deck waterproofing helps protect against, and with good reason, is water damage. Water that pools on the surface of a deck (or worse, seeps underneath) can cause all sorts of problems, including rotting and decay of the wood, rusting of metal fittings or nails, and mold or mildew growth.

Not only is this unsightly, it can also be dangerous to people using the deck. Slip and fall accidents are far too common, and can often be traced back to water or moisture on the deck surface.

Giving your deck a good waterproofing treatment can help avoid all of these problems, keeping your deck in great condition for years to come.

Health of the Occupants

One additional benefit of deck waterproofing that isn't considered often enough is the way it impacts the health of the occupants. Moisture and water are two of the main causes of mold and mildew growth, and both of these can cause a wide variety of respiratory problems in people. These can be especially severe in people who have conditions like asthma or allergies, and can even be deadly in some cases.

Mold and mildew can also cause damage to furniture, carpets, and other belongings on the deck, so it's important to take steps to prevent their growth. Deck waterproofing is one of the best ways to do this.

Curb Appeal and Property Value

As many homeowners know, improving the curb appeal of your home can lead to an increase in property value. And one of the best and easiest ways to do this is by adding a deck.

But what many people don't know is that a well-maintained deck with a good coat of waterproofing can add even more value. This is because it protects the underlying surface from water and moisture damage, which can be very costly to repair. A deck that's well-maintained and looks great is also more likely to sell quickly if you ever decide to put your home on the market.

For more on why deck waterproofing is beneficial to both you and your property, or to learn about any of our waterproofing, polyurethane coatings or other services in SLC or surrounding parts of Utah, speak to the staff at Intermountain Coatings today.

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