Waterproofing is the process of making an object or structure water-resistant so that it remains relatively unaffected by water or resisting the intrusion of water under specified conditions. Such items may be used in wet environments or underwater to specified depths.
Waterproofing is used in reference to building structures (such as basements, decks, or wet areas), watercraft, canvas, clothing (raincoats or waders), electronic devices, and paper packaging (such as cartons for liquids). In construction, a building or structure is waterproofed with the use of membranes and coatings to protect contents and structural integrity.
Waterproofing services provide a variety of products and systems to help maintain dry living and working environments. Dry basement systems have been developed for existing structures with wet or dank areas. The exterior of homes and buildings must be in a weather-tight condition to guard against the elements. Painting and roofing contractors suggest waterproofing services to keep rain and snow from damaging buildings.