Waterproofing the New Way

Our house was waterproofed last week.

Scary since we have seen some of the wettest days of the year recently.  We did get a few days of dry weather and the waterproofing was finished.  It looks very strange to see our house all black.  Our builder is trying out a new type of waterproofing which is a “paint-on” method vs. a wrap.  It’s a seamless waterproofing membrane that is painted on.  Our builder tried it out on another home and seems to be pleased with it.  It’s also supposed to be more breathable as to let some of the moisture escape.  Maybe it’s the Gore-Tex of the building industry.  Traditional methods include black tar paper or Tyvek home wrap.