This is your home’s first defense against all things nature. Gutters, exterior drain systems, downspouts, and drain tiles are all examples of exterior waterproofing options. In one way or another, all these items are designed to collect water and move it away from your home. There is one more exterior waterproofing option that is done to houses when the foundation is installed. This is known as a waterproof membrane and it is designed to seal out moisture so that the concrete doesn’t absorb it. If the concrete absorbs it, it can crack and eventually allow water leaks.
Installing these different exterior waterproofing options can cost more than interior waterproofing, but that is because it requires more work and more materials to keep your home dry. Thinking reasonably about the price will lead you to the underlying factor of how much money you will save from not having to deal with water damage. Isn’t that nice?