Solutions for Leakage

Solutions for Leakage

Waterproofing is the process of making an object or structure waterproof or water-resistant so that it remains relatively unaffected by water or resisting the ingress of water under specified conditions. Such items may be used in wet environments or underwater to specified depths. It is essential to waterproof your house. Interior areas of our house must be kept dry from roof to basement. Water infiltration can lead to damages such as insect infestation, mold and in worst cases building failures. Waterproofing the house before construction will avoid these problems. If you waterproof your home, it will prevent damage later.

What is Waterproofing?

  • Waterproofing is a method which prevents water from penetrating your house. Waterproofing is very important as it helps keep your house dry. It helps reduce humidity inside the house and thereby protects things inside your house from damage caused due to humidity or water exposure. It is also important for the veracity of the building.

Benefits of waterproofing:  

1. Did you know that water damages account for 20% of all insurance claims made by homeowners? Waterproofing can prevent costly flooding repairs including basement flooding.

2. Waterproofing helps to a create a healthier home environment for your family because it only takes 24-48 hours for mold to grow on a damp surface. Prolonged exposure to mold can cause asthma, hay fever, and other medical conditions.

3. Basement waterproofing can help to lower your overall heating and cooling costs. This is because humid indoor air caused by basement leaks puts a strain on AC use and can increase your energy bills as much as 10-15%.

4. Protect your floors with waterproofing. Underneath your floor, there’s usually a 2-4 inch concrete floor. When the concrete is so thin, it can be vulnerable to pressure from the ground water beneath it, which may cause cracks and leaks.

5. Increase the property value of your home. Mold and water damage can reduce the value of your home up to 25%. A waterproofed home ensures the overall protection and value of your home.

6. Over 60% of basements in the U.S. have a moisture problem. Increase the safety and wellbeing of your home by waterproofing as this will lower your moisture problems.

Types of waterproofing:

  • “Brick Bet waterproofing”- Brick bet waterproofing helps seal cracks and water leakages, hides the untidy marks and also provides aesthetically appealing coverage using china mosaic tiles.
  • “Poly Acrylic chemical coating waterproofing Pre monsoon treatment”- This is one of the superior ranges of waterproofing solutions. First, the poly acrylic chemical solution is prepared which is used to seal the breakage or leakage on the wall and terrace which will be a strong waterproof base as well as protect and preserve the strength of any structure. This is done by a highly trained professional team. You need to make sure that high-quality products are used for the procedure.
  • “Pre-monsoon roof repairing” is ideal for buildings and structures that are already having leakage or damage as well as for new structures to avoid leakage in future. This process helps in maintaining the life and quality of the building and ensures that there is no damage to the building because of the rains. You can try this method once in a year.

Best Waterproofing materials

1. MasterSeal

MasterSeal introduced by BASF South Asia, is a range of spray applied polyurea membrane, which is a two-in-one solution that ensures high level of protection and waterproofing for industrial, commercial and residential buildings. It can be sprayed on large industrial surfaces of new or modernized buildings (also can be used for repair and rehabilitation projects), to quickly and efficiently provide a tough, long-lasting waterproofing membrane.

2. Kryptonite

In any construction, Construction Joints always need extra attention. Construction joints must allow horizontal displacement right-angled to the joint surface that is normally caused by thermal and shrinkage movement. These joints are at the highest risk of water seepage and if not treated correctly during the construction phase can lead to costly rounds of repairs, especially once the structure is ready and it is next to impossible to isolate the leakage point.

3. Dr Fixit LEC

With the intent to provide products not only to serve the purpose of waterproofing purpose but also provide insulation, Pidilite has come up with products like Dr.Fixit LEC (Low Energy Consumption).

4. Newcoat and Newcoat Coool

Terrace waterproofing has been seen as the growing concern area for consumers and hence our new innovative products have now been specifically developed to deal with terrace leakage issues. In order to solve these issues, Pidilite has protective top coats like Newcoat, Newcoat Coool and Newcoat Ezee.

5. Bridge Deck waterproofing

Bridges are one of the major life lines in connecting civilizations. They need to be protected from one of their major silent enemy- water. STP Ltd has been associated with Bridge deck waterproofing using Superthermolay APP membrane. These membranes prevent the ingress of water into the Bridge concrete, thus preventing harmful ingredients from damaging the concrete.

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