How To Use Flex Seal Properly And Get The Most Out Of It: An Unbiased Review
Being Self-sufficient is no longer a Pipe Dream it is doable, and it is now more than ever a necessity
Today America has virtually lost its ability to support itself. The infrastructure that made America the most powerful nation on earth has been eroded away to almost nothing.
Anything built by man has problems with the elements. Water falls from the sky in the form of rain, snow, and pollution. Water and pollution combine to create Acid Rain and is the most corrosive thing in the environment today that speeds the destruction of homes, property, and the health of the environment you live in.
Even the Great Pyramid of Giza is eroding away at an unprecedented rate in the last two decades alone than from the previous 2,000 years. The monuments of Greece and Rome are dissolving away as well. It is estimated that in just a few more decades they will be no longer recognizable anymore.
Your home, its structures, and surrounding property are made of less enduring materials. Because of this, the damage caused by the elements. It can cost you untold grief, hardship, and cash if you need to repair a roof that’s leaking or other damage to the underplaying structure of your home in the form of cracks in the foundation and supporting materials that make up your walls could all render your house unlivable.
When you are out in the wild, a leaky tent can ruin a holiday outing. So, you can imagine what it would do to live in your home.
If you're trying to build a retirement home or a Prepper Shelter on a parcel of land to get away from it all, your hard work and the food, goods, and mementos you are storing away could be ruined in a short period of time if moisture is introduced into the world you are building.
Benefits of Flex Seal
Uses of Flex Seal
Below are just a few applications of Flex Seal with being roof leaks topping the list.
These are just a few of the benefits and you can see how to apply it properly to more items with this video.
Pros & Cons of the Product
- Goes on fast and easy
- Seals floors, windows, and even Bay Windows weather tight
- Prevents drafts in hard to get at places
- Planters and window boxs stop leaking where you don't want them to
- Stop up a roof leak
- Comes now it comes in a liquid form
- The tape goes on fast and hits the spot right on
- Used the liquid version on my tools and they don't slip or slide while I work.
- With the spray on version, you need to be careful with pressurized hoses, PVC, and pipes. You need to use a pressure resistance tape or Flex Seal Tape. Then you can use Flex Seal Spray on will add additional sealing
- If you see the boat demo do not fall for the hype. Use the liquid version and you can get a rubberized boat bottom that can do the job
- The liquid version has a limited number of colors is limited
- The liquid version attracts lint. But it wipes off
Who Can Use Flex Seal?
This is the perfect add-on to a homeowner's arsenal DIY home repairs. The spraying is useful for quick work and the other two products provide a more permenant solution. For the campers and hikers here you have a great solution to that leaky tent that has been driving you batty. It worked on tarps as well, so this who are minimalist who likesto rough can build any one of over 25 survival shelters with just a piece of 10 X 10 tarp material. (See our article on Tarp Tents)
So, for these people, they now have the means to be comfortable out of doors and not fear getting wet.
But, for those who are into preparedness. Flex Seal can seal the floor of an underground food cache where you have stored canned, dry, and pickled produce. It becomes a self-contained Prepper's pantry where some are even now eating from the front and stocking from the back in order to have a buffer against costs, weather, and economic hardship. Having a year or more worth of food gives peace of mind in these harsh times we are living in.
So, you see Flex Seal is many things to many people and those of you reading today are probably one of them in a number of categories.
This reviewer prefers to do thing in the old-fashioned way. Rediscovering skills like making drinking cups from leather and using Pine Tar as well as various ways to make fire are just a few of the things that we have learned along the way together.
However, this writer is no fool. If there is a solution out there, that makes sense. He is the first one to embrace it until something better comes along. Let's face it with the thousands of people who need to seal secure cases and food supplies there is only so much pitch or tar you can make in your free time.
Instead, take advantage of the current technology while it is there and use it until the SHTF. Then you are ready to fall back onto the survival skills you have learned. Flex Seal may not be everything it is hyped up to be. (Nothing ever is) Nevertheless, with proper application it can be used to fortify, simplify, and secure your family's safety, security, and comfort.
Which is all one can ask of anything.