Top Three Reasons to Waterproof Your Deck

Top Three Reasons to Waterproof Your Deck

Your deck is a valuable and enjoyable part of your property, but it’s also one of the parts of your property that’s most prone to damage when the weather turns sour and rain starts to fall. Water is not naturally a friend to most materials, so a waterproofing service from an experienced Los Angeles deck waterproofing expert can actually be a valuable investment in your home. There are several benefits to having this service done—let’s take a brief look at just a few of them.

Eliminate Moisture Problems

Remember how we said water is a mortal enemy to most deck materials? Even the toughest and most durable materials will degrade and wear out over time when exposed to moisture. Whether it’s oceanic fog and marine layer, morning dew, or even the occasional rain we do sometimes experience here in Los Angeles, water will eventually take its toll on your deck. By waterproofing your deck, you don’t have to worry about these water sources anymore for the foreseeable future, and you can live happily and comfortably with your deck for years.

Dry Rot is a Thing of the Past

Dry rot is another name for wood decay that’s caused by a species of fungus which digests the part of your wood which makes it strong and stiff. Wood that has suffered from dry rot not only looks old and unsightly, but has also been structurally compromised. Waterproofing can help keep dry rot out of your wood by preventing these fungi from penetrating into the deck. If you spot any wood that has a spongy-looking consistency, call us right away for a deck inspection!

Extend Your Service Life

Decks are an enjoyable part of a property, but they can be difficult to maintain and they cost a fortune to replace. You should re-seal your deck every three to five years, but you should be waterproofing it at least once per year to make sure it remains in peak condition. Keeping up with this maintenance helps prevent you from needing to fully replace your deck for at least several extra years, helping you save money and enjoy your deck for longer.

To find out more about the great waterproofing services we offer, call Capital Deck & Stair Waterproofing today at (310) 912-7737 and ask to receive a service quote!

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