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The Right Stuff: Choosing Materials for Moisture-Prone Areas

The Right Stuff: Choosing Materials for Moisture-Prone Areas

Moisture is one of the most common problems in American homes, causing homeowners any number of headaches from mold and mildew issues to compromised insulation. The good news is that you can avoid spending on frequent moisture-related home repair projects by bolstering your home with the right materials. 

Materials for Moisture-Prone Areas

Here are a few essential tips on how to choose the right materials for moisture-prone areas at home:

Walls and Siding

Your walls and siding are among the most moisture-prone areas of the home because they are the barrier between your home and the elements. As such, it’s crucial for homeowners to choose wall and siding materials that resist moisture. We recommend investing in water-resistant materials such as steel with waterproof applications, decay-resistant wood, cast stone with waterproof mortar, and concrete.

Flooring

For moisture-resistant flooring, we recommend concrete tiles, pre-cast concrete, or latex. Non-porous stone, slate, or stone are also great choices when you waterproof them with mortar. While wood remains a popular choice for aesthetic reasons, it is not up to the task of resisting moisture, and will warp over time if exposed to water. Materials that feature rubber sheets or waterproof mortar and adhesives are better for flooring and basement finishing.

Furnishings

If water does enter your home, you’ll suffer a lot less if your furnishings are moisture resistant. Move any pieces of furniture that are not waterproof away from moisture-prone areas during severe weather.

From bathroom remodeling to basement maintenance, Northside Construction Services, Inc. has the solutions to keep your home dry and moisture-free. Our commitment to excellence in home remodeling is second to none. We serve Cumming, Johns Creek, and Lawrenceville, GA, as well as other nearby areas. Call us now at (678) 233-2400 and get a free quote today.