What are waterproofing solutions
Waterproofing is not just an anti-leakage agent; it has a wide area of uses.
Waterproofing of a building is just like a vaccination which keeps it healthy, dry and maintains its stability.
Waterproofing is converting a surface or area from water absorbing to water resistant.
Waterproofing not only prevents water to get access into the structure / basement but also keeps it dry, thus protects the structure and enhance the life of tiles, paint, and plaster.
Waterproofing is highly recommended in the flood prone areas and areas having rainfall above the normal level.
It includes treatment relating to:
- Crack sealing,
- Moisture infiltration in areas like terrace, bathrooms / wet areas, basement, swimming pool and concrete structure,
- Ageing of structure,
- Weathering and to provide durability to the structure etc.
What are Waterproofing Materials?
Waterproofing agents commonly includes Materials such as PVC Waterproofing Membrane, Thermoplastic, EDPM Rubber, Rubberized Asphalt, Polyurethane, Bituminous Membrane and Cementitious Coating.
5 steps of waterproofing.
- Smooth the Substratum.
- Clean the Substratum.
- Preparation of sub-surface and coating of primer.
- Apply the Waterproofing Membrane.
- Test for Leaks.
There are various techniques for using the waterproofing:
- Liquid waterproofing membrane
- Cementitious coating waterproofing
- Bituminous coating waterproofing
- Bituminous Membrane waterproofing
Selection of Suitable waterproofing method for different area of structure is a wise step to protect the building from leakages and aging etc.
Quality waterproofing material gives the structure, walls and beams an additional strength and one is assured that it will last for a longer tenure for not less than 10 years. Using sub standard waterproofing material not only fail to resist water and dampness to penetrate into the structure but also weakens it further.
Which waterproofing solution is the best?
Polyurethane is the best material for waterproofing.
It can be applied on any surface evenly and seamlessly and it seals the surface from deep inside fill the cracks and keep it dry for long.
Which waterproofing solution is the best exclusively for external walls?
Isomat Flexcoat is considered to be the best waterproofing agent for external walls.
It gives complete protection from rain.
At least two coats of waterproofing material are necessary for longer protection to the structure.
It will cover all the cracks in the wall and will not let the water and dampness to penetrate and to affect the plaster and paint and will keep it dry.
What is cement based waterproofing?
This waterproofing is a type of cement-based breathable coatings that gives concrete and masonry surfaces a complete waterproofing.
This waterproofing material is selected for its hardness and strength.
This is water repellent cement.
The hydrophobic concrete is made of Portland cement and It gives extra strength to the structure as it will not give way to water seepage.
Waterproofing for roof, swimming pool and basement area.
For treatment of roof, swimming pool and basement Bitumen sheet is used for water repellent, and it make sure that no seepage of water or dampness enters in it.
It acts as a shield for water and dampness and keep the area dry for a very long time.
As we consider the life of the structure must be for our lifetime and even longer.
So Waterproofing is the essential part of the construction of a building for its long life and for lesser maintenance.