A “leaky floor” is essentially a floor that appears to have leaks due to a poor drainage system through the floor or floor fractures and cracks. In terms of drainage, a pipe that does not fully descend past the floor like it should, or a drain that has not been sealed properly can lead to a “leaky floor” effect. In addition, small cracks in a floor can invite moisture which can also produce the same effect.
Effects of Leaky Floors
If water is unable to drain through the pipes leading to the floor properly, it can cause a lot of water damage to the surrounding floor and sub floor if it is not caught early. The water can also cause damage to nearby walls. If your floor contains small cracks, water can easily seep into those crevices. The water is harder to remove from these crevices due to the depth of the cracks and can cause extensive damage to the floor over time as the moisture starts to wear it down.
Repairing Leaky Floors
To repair leaky floors, some people may try to patch up leaky areas and cracks, or even replace the floor completely, believing that these solutions are suitable fixes for leaky floors. However, both options only temporarily fix the issue; a patch may not be enough to permanently prevent future leaks, and replacing a floor doesn’t necessarily make it waterproof.
Then what is the solution? You can actually solve those leaky floor problems instantly—and permanently—with an epoxy floor coating, all without having to spend extra funds for temporary fixes or a brand-new floor! An epoxy coating can completely seal the areas around leaky drains and pipes, eliminating the risk of water damage to the surrounding floor, sub floor, and walls. In addition, epoxy coatings are seamless and waterproof, meaning that you no longer have to worry about water seeping into cracks and crevices in your floor and/or causing long-term damage. An epoxy coating is a perfect solution for your leaky floor troubles!