July 22, 2020
We’ve all been there. It’s Friday night and all of a sudden you hear a drip coming from your bathroom and see water all over your floor. You worry you won’t be able to get someone out until Monday to fix it. The water travels through the cracked grout and down further into the floor. Luckily, there is an easy one-time solution to prevent this issue.
How can I protect my home from thousands of dollars worth of damage in leaks?
Having waterproof grout is the key to preventing leaks from damaging the foundation or leaking down into the walls and floor below. Epoxy grout is mixed with a filler powder, and is waterproof and almost completely stain resistant. This makes it ideal for not only floors but also areas such as splashbacks. It’s durability makes it optimal for high-trafficked areas.
Epoxy grout can withstand harsh chemicals and holds up in wet areas such as showers and around sinks. Additionally, epoxy grout does not need to be sealed since it is non-porous.
While there are many benefits to using epoxy grout, it can be more difficult to apply than traditional grout because it must be done in stages. It is done best by someone who has used the material frequently. The employees of Clockwork Builders, LTD. have used this special kind of grout hundreds of times and are very well-versed in the practice.
What other ways can I protect my floors?
Another way to protect your high-trafficked and wet areas of your home is to use Red Guard. This method involves applying a waterproof membrane under your tiles and grout so that if there are any leaks, the Red Guard can stop the water from traveling further into the floor.
Red Guard can be used both indoors and outdoors, which makes it great for things like bathrooms, kitchens, and exterior decks. Red Guard can be used by anyone, but similar to epoxy grout it is best done by those who are familiar with the product. Clockwork Builders, LTD.’s team is equipped to handle this fast-drying product and make sure there are no cracks or pinholes left open before the grout and floor are set into place.
Interested in keeping your home leak-proof and keeping some extra money in your pocket because of it? Clockwork Builders, LTD. is able to provide the service to do just that.