Waterproofing

Waterproofing - Bathrooms & WCs

Waterproofing Water Closets And Bathrooms

 

No other They house the majority of plumbing works, showers and sinks. Naturally, these spaces stand a higher risk of floor or roof seepage or leakage. Besides, if we draw attention to the tiny cracks and openings of pipes that eventually damage the structure, it is hard to ignore the foul smells and mildew growth that accompany them.

Keeping in view this challenge, a revolutionary set of methods have been developed by our team. The goal is to move beyond generalizing waterproofing as a concept and target each waterproofing need with intensive attention.

Bathrooms And Wet Closets – The Red Zones

 

Ideally, bathroom waterproofing should be carried out parallelly with the construction of the space. This is imperative, because, if the floor tiles are not fixed correctly, there could be extra room for water to flow through. The Achilles heel in this setup is that each time the floor slabs and walls are covered in water, it could seep through and create cracks in the foundation. Hence, the need for a foolproof water-resistant solution such as seamless protective membranes.

A lack of a waterproofing course in bathrooms can potentially lead to the following:

  • Weakened structure.
  • Damaged interiors.
  • Constant damp flooring.
  • Breeding ground for mold.

 

Solutions To Combat Water-Induced Damage

 

The first step to securing your bathroom with waterproofing details should begin at the construction stage. This should be followed by a method to ensure the water is eliminated only through the pipes rather than cracks in the floor and walls. To build resilience and make the area watertight even further, laying out protective membranes, using robust bonding elements and elastic materials to prevent cracking, are a must.

A comprehensive waterproofing system serves as a long-term solution over small quick-fixes, which simply mask the underlying problem. For more details and personalized solutions on treating and maintaining your bathrooms and water closets, contact our team.

Waterproofing – Terraces

Do you love to spend your evenings or mornings enjoying the open air of your terrace? Whether you prefer the company of your friends and family, or, like spending some quiet time alone, your terrace is probably one of the favourite spaces in your home! Sadly, it is a favourable ground for water damage too. Since it is exposed to weather changes, waterproofing becomes a must.

 

Why Waterproof?

 

A home without efficient and advanced waterproofing can get damaged easily, and will cost more to repair later. So, spend a little extra on waterproofing solutions during construction to save yourself the trouble and money later.

 

Laying a waterproofing membrane over external terraces and parapets protect these spaces from water damage. It prevents water from seeping into the structural slab that causes damage. Waterproofing these areas add to the strength and durability to the entire structure.

 

Modern Methods Of Waterproofing Vs Traditional

 

Terraces were traditionally waterproofed with Brick Bat Coba, Mud Phuska Treatment, China Mosaic Treatment, sheet wrapping systems or bitumen-based coatings.

Today, other methods are also used to waterproof terraces. These include polymer-based liquid applied seamless membrane waterproofing coatings, preformed membrane-based coatings, chemical waterproofing treatment, etc.

 

Weatherproofing

 

Weatherproofing is protecting your terrace from damage caused by changes in the weather, along with damage caused by water seepage. It protects your terrace from UV rays, heat, rain, wind and cold/snow exposure, and provides it the resistance and durability to withstand these environmental changes.

Ensure your structure is water and weatherproof to avoid issues such as high heat and blistering. Check our products page for more information with regards to your specific terrace waterproofing needs!

Damp Proofing - Rising Dampness

Rising Dampness

 

Older buildings have a lot of history and character. However, they come with their own set of challenges. Since the structure is outdated, it can lead to the rise of moisture (or rising dampness). If this is left unchecked, the building will eventually become dilapidated with falling plasters and broken construction. We help you extend their life by providing building waterproofing solutions.

 

Capillary Action

 

As the building becomes older, so does the structure. The foundation becomes weaker, no longer able to shield the framework against water damage. Slowly, the groundwater begins to make its way from the base to the floors and walls through capillary action. This allows water or any other liquid to flow through small or narrow spaces, while opposing the force of gravity.

 

Damage Due To Capillary Action

 

Brick buildings are subject to a whole new set of challenges because brick is porous, making it much easier for moisture to get absorbed and rise. Here is how rising dampness damages constructions:

 

  • Decay: Any timber left in contact with water will decay. Thus, if it is left unchecked, it can cause severe damage to the entire structure/building overtime.

 

  • Stains: Brick structures are prone to stains on the walls due to mildew and mold growth.

 

 

How To Prevent It

 

Since most building materials are water absorbent and will take on the dampness quickly, the entire process of rising dampness waterproofing becomes even more necessary. The following steps prevent water damage:

 

  • Coating: Laying a seamless waterproofing membrane will help prevent the dampness from rising.

 

  • Mortar: Integrating waterproofing admixtures into the concrete preparation helps take care of the void spaces in mortar and makes it water-resistant.

 

Once you spot a crack or leakage, allow our experts to step in and solve your woes. Head to our products page to get the solution for your waterproofing problems.

Basement Waterproofing

Basements And Water Damage

 

Are you planning on revamping your basement into a store room, gym, spare bedroom, library or a mini sports room? Or is it a basement parking area connected to your office or residential building that is being renovated? Then, you may want to consider the truth about this particular space in your building or office premises.

 

Although converting the area into a room allows you to utilize the space, basements are more prone to mold, mildew and other water-based damage. Since they are located below ground level, it is imperative that you maintain them efficiently and carry out corrective measures to prevent such decay!

 

Our mission is to protect your space from water damage. Our services encompass a series of methods and procedures catered towards basement waterproofing, to guard against seepage, leakage and other causes for wear and tear in a structure.

 

Why Basements Are At A Higher Risk

 

Basements are at a higher risk for water-induced damage mainly due to two factors:

 

  • External; Earth Movements, Weather Conditions like Water Table & Relative moisture levels.

 

  • Internal; Hydrostatic pressure on the basement floor.

 

These elements can exert pressure on the walls as well as the inner structure of the basement. When moisture from the ground is trapped in the foundation of the structure, it can lead to the development of cracks. Therefore, it is important to ensure its safety and yours with waterproofing methods such as crystalline coatings, membranes, Box type waterproofing layers and more!

 

Tackling Water Damage

 

Structures such as basements provide the most favourable and ideal living conditions for bacteria and fungus to thrive. Besides, fungal growth such as mold and mildew can be a catalyst to many health problems. They begin by growing in small spaces, but are capable of multiplying rapidly. Conducting a thorough waterproofing course aims at combating the underlying dampness while rooting out any possibility of fungal and mold infestation.

 

In instances where leakage is a concern due to spillage from pipes, the sight of cracks are not uncommon. These pose a threat to the structure in the long run; however, repairing the foundation can be a costly affair. In this case, waterproofing helps restore the structure, without making you incur heavy losses, financially.

 

Interior basement waterproofing and exterior basement waterproofing are great tools that will help tackle basement leakage effectively. Get expert guidance on waterproofing your basement. Contact our waterproofing experts for details on the best products and methods to locking water out and dryness in, within your basement.

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