How to ensure your garage is watertight

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Most of us use our garage spaces to store items in. Whether this is a car or garden furniture, it is important that this is a space that is safe from water damage. In some cases you might be using your garage as a space where you can work out or perhaps as a home office. This makes it even more important that your garage is kept watertight. Here are some ways you can achieve this.

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Door – the door to your garage helps to keep out any water that might find its way inside from your driveway or from driving wind and rain. It is important you regularly check your door to ensure that it is working correctly and that it still makes a secure seal around the edges. If your garage door needs replacing you can work with a Garage Doors Cheltenham company such as to have a new one installed.

Damp-proofing – garages are more often than not single skin buildings. This means that they have no inner walls and insulation. This can mean that damp can occur. You can buy special paint that you can paint onto the outside and the interior walls to help prevent damp from coming into the space. You can also add this to your flooring.

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Gutters – make sure that you regularly check your gutters to ensure that they are not blocked as this can lead to water leaking down the side of your garage and into the building space.

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