Reason #2: Moisture
This can be as damaging to a home as water, and you’d be surprised at how many things can cause it.
●Leaky pipes are obvious, but they aren’t always. Plumbing systems don’t consist of pipes that always go in a straight line; there are joints and connectors, and if one of these leaks or gets backed up, your walls will get moist and clammy.
●Cracks in foundations, on outside walls, on the roof or chimney (especially the flashing, which is common), if not handled, results in mold, mildew and respiratory problems.
●Condensation. Moisture depends on the change in temperature between rooms, and the outside can affect the inside. Ever notice how your windows fog up when it’s rainy out, and you’re inside cooking? Ever notice how the bath seems even steamier when the air conditioner in the adjacent bedroom is on? If there’s poor air circulation you’ll see little droplets.
●Structural dampness. Sometimes called “Rising Damp,” this is when moisture rises up and seeps into the house’s pores. If you see mold, rotting windows, or if your walls flake and peel (which means there are pockets of moisture in them) call a professional right away.
Ease of installation is one of the greatest benefits. It’s “floating,” which means it can go over most existing floors. It can either be glued, or the pieces can click and lock together like a puzzle.