Once we’ve completed a basement waterproofing job, many of our customers ask us, “How can I waterproof my basement floors?” This question is common, as homeowners want to ensure that their home is prepared for the worst possible outcome. When you’re looking to create a safe and sustainable flooring for your basement, look no further than epoxy paint.
Due to the nature of basements and their ability to lock in moisture, not all paints are suitable for extended life in a basement. In order to create an easy maintenance plan for your home, epoxy paint will do the hard work for you. As a hard, durable, and non-toxic substance, epoxy paint has become more and more popular amongst homeowners and basement renovators alike.
What is epoxy paint?
Epoxy paint is a coating that contains resin in its makeup, which allows it to hold and tack onto concrete surfaces with ease. The bond between epoxy paint and concrete basements is unbeatable as a waterproofing solution! Due to its strong durable nature, many commercial and industrial companies use this paint for their warehouse floors, before ever moving in.
While we understand that you’re looking for functionality in your waterproof flooring methods, epoxy paint comes in a variety of colors, to appeal to your home’s design. Epoxy paint has a glossy finish, and can withstand any hard surface in your home. Outside of just tackling water, epoxy paint also protects any basement floor from hazardous chemicals, and other dangerous spills.
Is your basement also your private workspace? Epoxy paint is perfect for your creative area! The epoxy solution is incredibly resilient, and also contains a non-slip/stick combination that makes it ideal for spaces that endure more wear and tear.
Epoxy paint is available in three different forms: 100% solution, solvent-based solutions, and water-based solutions. For basements and homes, we recommend water-based epoxy paints, as it is the easiest and safest to apply on your own. If you’re looking for more out of your epoxy paint and want a stronger hold, call Tom’s Basement Waterproofing, and we’ll be happy to professionally install a more durable epoxy paint.
If you chose to use epoxy paint on your basement floors, make sure to work slowly and carefully. The epoxy takes a few days to set and cure on your concrete floor, so it is best to remove anything valuable or necessary out of your basement for this project.
Epoxy is an environmentally conscious way of waterproofing your basement floor, ensuring that your home is ready for any water dangers in the future. For more information on epoxy paints, call Tom’s Basement Waterproofing today! (586) 772-7670