Waterproofing vs. Painting

Paint is designed to coat and protect surfaces, and give it aesthetic appeal.

Waterproofing is applied much thicker and is designed to flex with your building.

Your building does flex and will its entire life.

Paint is not required to flex with it, and so doesn’t. This means when your painted building flexes your paint cracks. These cracks allow moisture in.

The point of waterproofing is to give a building a seamless barrier that doesn’t allow moisture in but also allows the building to breath and move.

If it can’t breathe will have serious moisture build up on the inside, causing many of the interior mold/mildew issues we see today.

Coating your building right is significantly cheaper than fixing rotting wood siding, spalling concrete, and interior mold.

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