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Staying Ahead of Damage: Embracing Proactive Waterproofing Solutions

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Staying Ahead of Damage: Embracing Proactive Waterproofing Solutions Predicting the weather has never been an exact science. Mother Nature is making weather forecasting even more unpredictable with a series of odd weather events, including one of the wettest Januarys on record. Much like meteorologists aim to predict the weather, you aim to predict what measures will best safeguard the structural integrity and value of your building in the long run. Effective waterproofing prevents costly water damage by addressing potential risks before crises occur. This article will dive into the benefits of proactive waterproofing and why this investment delivers a layer of security to reduce risk against the known and the unknown. Avoid Disaster with Proactive Waterproofing A study by the EPA revealed that 85% of buildings randomly surveyed across the U.S. had past water damage. Nearly half of these buildings were still experiencing problems with water damage, and over one-third reported leaks in occupied spaces. Once water infiltrates a building and continues unmitigated, it can lead to various issues, including mold growth, structural damage, and even health hazards for occupants. The commonality of water damage and its potential to cause damage merit a proactive approach to stop water infiltration. A proactive approach creates and maintains a waterproof barrier around your building envelope. This approach differs from reactive waterproofing, which involves repairing damage after signs of water infiltration. Repairing water damage is costly, far surpassing the cost of preventative measures. In addition to cost savings, a proactive approach to waterproofing reduces…

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