If your home and basement is suffering from peeling paint, there are a number of things you can do to fix it. However, waterproof paint isn’t one of them. Here’s why – from the basement waterproofing specialists in Bergen County, NJ.
Reasons why your home’s paint is peeling
There are several reasons why the paint in your home or on its exterior can start to peel and flake off, including:
- Your foundation is settling: When a home is built, it takes a few seasons before the ground underneath it becomes completely stable under the weight of the building. This settling process is normal, but the shifting of the foundation can cause paint to crack and peel. Small cracks can simply be painted over, but if they are bigger and located where water might seep into your walls, they will need a stronger solution.
- Moisture: There are many ways moisture can leak into your walls and floors, from cracks that allow water in from outside to leaking pipes. This seeps into your concrete and gets behind the paint, forcing in away from the walls and causing bubbling and peeling.
Why waterproof paint isn’t enough
Waterproof paint is often used to protect walls from moisture – for example, on the exterior of your home – by sealing them. However, it is not a fix for a moisture problem. If there is a leak from outside, a crack or a pipe, all the paint will do is temporarily seal the water inside the wall, where it can actually do the most damage. In order for the paint to do its job correctly and protect the structure of your home, the problem has to be fixed first and the walls have to be completely dry before it is applied. This is where basement waterproofing and repair is so important, because the underlying problem that is causing the water in the first place will be addressed.
By simply painting over it, your walls will continue to deteriorate and the paint will peel off again.
Get a free analysis and quote from Bergen County basement waterproofing pros
Bonded Waterproofing Systems is a family-run operation that has been serving the New Jersey area for more than 30 years, offering the latest in tested solutions and the industry’s best lifetime guarantee on our services. In addition to basement waterproofing, we offer mold remediation and removal, sump pump and French drain installation and basement repair services.
If you do choose us to manage your home’s waterproofing solution or sump pump installation but are concerned about the cost involved, we’re also happy to offer interest-free financing and a lifetime warranty along with the fairest pricing model in the industry.
For more information on our basement waterproofing services in Bergen County, NJ, please contact us or visit our website at http://bondedwaterproofing.com/ today.