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Posted by AxelPrice on September 2nd, 2013

Deck waterproofing is the process of making a deck resistant to water. In many cases, terraces are built outdoors, being at the mercy of powerful winds, raindrops, sunlight, and snow. These can destroy many structures, some even more resistant than some decks, so waterproofing the decks is a must in rainy  areas with a high humidity level. To waterproof your deck, you have to start by cleaning the surface that will be protected against water in the future. This can be done by sweeping it or by eliminating all the debris by hand. There should be no dust or dirt on the surface you plan to waterproof, otherwise the deck waterproofing will not be effective. Do not wet the surface like you do when cleaning the deck; instead, let it dry.

You have to let the deck dry because you will apply a sealer onto it, which will waterproof the deck. . This sealer is usually applied from a sprayer. If you are not a specialist in this field, it is better to let someone else perform this task, because sealers contain lots of chemicals, and they could affect you. . Never spray a sealer to someone’s face.

The waterproof coating takes time to form and that is why after spraying the sealer onto the deck, you have to leave the deck as it is, without walking on it. And if you do, make sure to have some shoes, because the chemicals could give you a rash. It is preferable to avoid walking on the newly sprayed surface, because if you do, you would have to clean your shoes too, afterwards.

Giving your deck with a waterproof coating is easy and does not take a lot of time. It is more difficult to clean the deck than to waterproof it. Still, this operation presents a higher risk, because the substances contained by such sealers are more dangerous than those contained by cleaning solutions. If you have small children or pets, make sure to have them away from home when undertaking this activity.

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