How to prevent rainwater from entering your house?

We know that one of the biggest problems in houses is when there are water leaks, especially if they come from the rain, because we cannot control the weather. For this reason, it is important to take into consideration small (but fundamental) details that will help you prevent this from happening. Next we will show you how you can prevent leaks, or dampness in the walls, making your home a safe place, free of water. Keep reading below to see what these tips are.

Seal doors and windows

Seal doors and windows © homify / Pascal Arquitectos Seal doors and windows

Windows can be an easy way for water to enter, especially when they need to be sealed around the edges.

Check that they do not have any recess between the wall and the glass, or between glass and glass.

watch out for plants

watch out for plants © homify / axg architects watch out for plants

It is common to see decorations on the facade with plants, and although they should not be a big problem, it is necessary proof; remember that the earth absorbs liquids, and these could be transferred to the concrete of the balcony, filtering through the floor or walls.

Electrical channels are important

Electrical channels are important © homify / axg architects Electrical channels are important

As strange as it may seem, the water can get into the ceilings, and run towards the electrical channels, since they are a perforation in them. It is best to do a home inspection to check that everything is in order.

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Balconies and terraces

Balconies and terraces © homify / URBVEL Construction and Real Estate Balconies and terraces

Who doesn't love to have their balcony at home? These areas of the house are super comfortable to spend the afternoon. However, you must be careful if you have these types of walls. You can cover them with raincoat or plastic curtains.

waterproof roofs

waterproof roofs © homify / Loyola Architects waterproof roofs

Depending on the type of construction, the exterior paint you use, and the place where you live, it is important to consult with someone with experience what type of waterproofing they recommend, to avoid leaks.

uncovered areas

uncovered areas © homify / Sobrado + Ugalde Arquitectos uncovered areas

Any area of ​​the house that is exposed, and whose floor is part of the roof, of the rest of the house, must be properly waterproofed.

Check that all the joints are well sealed, and that none of the tile pieces are raised.

Check the balcony floor

Check the balcony floor © homify / Tectonic Check the balcony floor

If you have balconies, remember to place the appropriate drain on the floor. If it is possible that they have a channel in which the water stays, and this leads to the drain, the better.

above floor level

above floor level © homify / 21arquitectos above floor level

It is recommended that, if possible, the house be built a little above ground level, especially if it is on sloping streets, or if you have land that slopes directly into it.

Be careful with the grass on the terraces

Be careful with the grass on the terraces © homify / MONACO REAL ESTATE GROUP Be careful with the grass on the terraces

Have a garden on terrace It is a reason to be very careful, because the amount of water that the grass can absorb is immense. If it doesn't have enough coating, it could be a problem.

Inclination in the roofs

Inclination in the roofs © homify / MVarquitectos Arq. Irma Mendoza Inclination in the roofs

These types of roofs look beautiful in houses. Adding a subtle slope can help keep water from pooling between tiles, in corners, or running up walls.

Let us know if you have any other tips to prevent rainwater from getting into your home!