Building your house gives you very important advantages above those that you could obtain if you bought it already finished. One of those benefits, and perhaps the most important, is the freedom in the use of suitable materials to protect your property from the incontinence of weather, be it heat, cold, humidity or rain.
The materials with which you will build your property are one of the most important parts to guarantee its durability, and it is necessary that you consider them as an investment. In this article we want to tell you about the importance of waterproof or permeable materials for your home.
What are permeable materials?
Permeable materials are special construction products that are designed to receive water currents without creating floods. Most of these materials are fiber concretes developed to act similarly to natural ground, and allow water to slide through its layers until it reaches the earth under the construction, and from there to the water currents beneath.
They combine durability, solidity and resistance with practicality and respect for ecology. They’re also used mainly in floors, although there are some soffits and finishing materials designed to repel moisture and, consequently, take care of your home from unpleasant invaders such as:
- Mold stains
- Humidity stains
How to include them in your home?
When developing the construction project, it’s important that you talk to the architect/engineer in charge to tell them that you are interested in protecting your home with permeable concrete, long-lasting materials and other finishing options that can withstand sun and humidity. You must request that the project is analyzed to determine which spaces are the most vulnerable to water accumulations, that way they will know how much pervious concrete is needed.
Also ask about the finishes that are more resistant to humidity, especially if you are living in a city like Mérida, with a climate that is very humid.
Other factors that can help you keep water out of your home
Permeable materials are a great ally to prevent water accumulation on your sidewalk or patio, but by themselves they are not enough. Most of the water accumulations that are generated after heavy rains occur in the streets, where the spread of concrete does not allow the liquid to drain into the ground.
A location surrounded by green areas, expanses of grass and trees makes the difference between a neighborhood vulnerable to rain (remember that accumulations of water are harmful to the properties and health of the inhabitants, as they are favorable ecosystems for the development of pests like mosquitoes) and one capable of passing storms without flooding.
Not to mention, green areas cool the environment significantly, improve the air, and help fight heat.
Buying a residential lot in a development that has contemplated extensions of green areas and well-planned drainage systems is a good idea if you want to avoid flooding in the neighborhood.
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