Water can cause tremendous damage to a home in a short period of time, which is why stopping water in its tracks is vitally important. One of the most popular products available to stop water is DRYLOK® masonry paint.
Water can cause wood and drywall to rot, but the biggest danger comes in the form of mold. When water gets trapped inside a wall or behind wallpaper it can quickly form mold and mildew which is difficult and costly to remove, as well as dangerous for your health.
To prevent the spread of mold you first have to stop the water leaks, and that’s where DRYLOK® comes in. DRYLOK® is actually guaranteed to stop water and they have a variety of masonry paint products to do the job. Other powdered waterproof coatings are difficult to apply compared to DRYLOK®, as you don’t have to pre-wet the surface or worry about mixing anything by hand. With DRYLOK® you just apply as you would any other latex paint. Of course, read the label, but it’s not rocket science.
There’s no need to alter any of your homes color design, as DRYLOK® works great as a waterproof base coat, upon which you can paint over with what paint you desire. DRYLOK® is also available in a variety of colors, so you can use it as an all-in-one paint and primer, to save even more time.
Here’s how DRYLOK® works. It’s manufactured by United Gilsonite Laboratories in Original Latex, Extreme and Clear Floor and Wall. All the formulations of DRYLOK® Masonry Waterproofer are formulated to withstand hydrostatic pressure (PSI) which stops water that is under pressure (below grade on foundation walls). And hurricane forced wind driven rain (above grade – exterior). DRYLOK® products are used in a wide variety of residential and commercial applications including basements, living spaces, laundry rooms, dry storage, hobby corners, fish ponds, retaining walls, bird baths, and virtually any area of your home touched by water.
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This post is sponsored by DRYLOK®, but all opinions are 100% those of Timothy Dahl of Charles & Hudson.