Waterproofing is a building technique that involves the use of materials to prevent water from penetrating walls and floors. Waterproofing concerns can include water collecting in the basement, causing mold and mildew, water damage to the foundation, and more. Waterproofing concerns can be fixed by using a waterproofing professional to install a system that will keep your home dry.

Importance of Waterproofing

Waterproofing solutions for interiors, exteriors, and roofs help make residential places free from water penetration. This is one of the most significant tasks that are usually neglected by property holders. Waterproofing is often looked at as an unnecessary and inconvenient expenditure. However, when you make your dream house or home, shouldn’t you maintain it and prevent water from destroying it? Waterproofing helps to strengthen your home from the inside-out, and also saves it from looking flaky, damp, and dull. Let’s have a look at some common concerns; how seepage occurs and damages property.

Exterior Walls

Residential exteriors such as the side walls are exposed and visible to numerous threats including damages from nature. Harmful rays from the sun, strong winds, and heavy rains can contribute to damaging the exterior walls. Other critical factors that can damage exterior walls are natural water that is present underground, leakages from water tanks, and leaky drainage pipes. Inadequate waterproofing practices like wrong choices of material, incorrect instruction methods, poor installation methodologies, and the use of generic waterproofing chemicals habitually contribute to waterproofing concerns on exterior walls of residential places. Getting a waterproofing coating for exterior walls can help with this issue. It is a simple-to-apply solution with superior crack bridging ability (CBA) and best-in-class flexibility to ensure your exterior walls can withstand the full force of nature and always make a good first impression.

Roof Waterproofing

Roof waterproofing is important in order to prevent leaks and other roof damage caused by water. Roof waterproofing methods include fluid rubberized coatings and self-adhesive membranes. Roof joints can be sealed with elastomeric sealant joints. Foundation waterproofing protects the foundation against water intrusion, which can cause structural damage to the building and mold growth in basements. The terrace or roof of any type of building is the most vulnerable section because it is exposed to the sun and heavy rains. Also, many roofs houses to many pipelines and tanks, which can act as sources of water. Water from these pipes and tanks can easily collect on the roof and seep into the building slowly if precautions are not taken, especially if the roof has got gaps or cracks. Water leakage n the roofs can be categorized into active and inactive sources. The active sources include; excessive moisture from rain, improperly sealed valleys, broken pipes, gutter blockage, and clogging, among others. Inactive sources include roof cracks created by dish antennas and the installation of pipelines and tanks.

Interior Walls

Increased dampness, seepage from adjoining exterior walls and ceilings, and moisture weaken interior walls and cause gaps cracks and flakes. Kitchens, the walls directly outside your bathrooms, and sink areas are the most common sources of water seepage inside your home. Natural movement and vibrations in the walls can cause cracks in the walls, resulting in unsightly water spots. Water seepage can also be caused by gaps between two structures, such as window/door frames, switches, and walls. Repainting is the most common solution for repairing a leak inside your home.

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