Waterproof Wall Panels

Waterproof wall panels can be used to prevent moisture from accumulating in your home. Because it's a common source of moisture accumulation, waterproof wall panels are often used in basements. While you can hire a contractor to install these wall panels for you, the installation process is easy enough that you will be able to do it on your own if you want.

Waterproof Wall Panel Features

In addition to preventing moisture from accumulating, which in turn will keep mold from growing in your home, this type of wall panel will also:

  • Block unwanted air from entering the space where you install it
  • Reduce the amount of noise that enters your home
  • Help keep the area where you install it warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer

Thanks to all of the benefits they offer, waterproof wall panels are an excellent investment for your home.

What to Do Before You Install Waterproof Wall Panels

These panels come in a wide range of sizes. Before you purchase any panels, measure your basement or the room where you plan on adding the panels. Once you've finished measuring, you will be able to order the right size of panels. After you receive your panels, you can install them in several simple steps. Begin by cleaning the surface of the walls where you're going to install the panels. This can be done with soap and water. You will want to thoroughly scrub to remove any soil or other residue.

Once the walls are clean, you can apply finish them. The reason this step is necessary is because it will ensure the panels properly adhere to the walls. Since you will use a waterproof mixture to coat the walls, it will also provide you with the most effective protection against moisture. After you apply this mixture to the walls, you can position the wall panels. If you're concerned about your ability to properly position them, you may want to enlist the help of a friend or professional.

How to Install Waterproof Wall Panels

After you've put the panels in their desired position, you will be able to permanently apply them to the walls. This step is done with glue. In addition to using glue, you will also want to initially support the panels with nails. This will prevent them from peeling off the wall. Once the glue has had time to fully dry and bond with the panels, you can remove the nails if you don't like the way they look.

While that's all you have to do to install waterproof wall panels, if you're doing this project so your family can use your basement as a game room, make sure you allow ample time for all the glue fumes to air out of the basement before anyone spends a significant amount of time in it. Once your basement has aired out, you will be able to do anything you want in it without worrying about moisture problems.




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