A garage is a great addition to a home. It can add some much needed space, give you the room to add a unique new area to your house, and add value to the overall price of a property. However, if you want to make the best use out of your garage, you need to get the basics right, including making sure that it’s waterproof. After all, you don’t want to spend lots of time and money decorating and filling your garage with things to find that they’re all ruined shortly after.
The first phase of making sure that a garage is waterproof is starting with a blank canvas. Get everything out of the garage, and inspect the area. If there are any cracks or holes in the walls, floor or ceiling then you will need to make sure that these are repaired before you waterproof the space.
Once the room is empty and in good condition, you can start waterproofing. Use waterproof paint to paint the walls and ceiling; check the instructions, you may require more than one coat to get the best results. For the floor, scrub it thoroughly with a mix of bleach and water to remove any built-up grime, before applying a dedicated garage floor covering or waterproof paint in an even coat across the surface.
Once all of your waterproof paint has dried, you can return your belongings to the space or begin to turn it into the new room you had been planning. If you’ve gone to the effort of cleaning and waterproofing your garage, you want to make sure that it is worth it. If your garage door is old or damaged, it will undo all of your hard work. Investing in a new garage door, such as the high quality models we stock at Ace Garage Doors, can help to make sure your garage is safe, dry and secure for as long as possible.
For more information about how a new garage door could transform your garage, get in touch with us today!