Waterproofing is the formation of an impervious barrier, which is designed to prevent water entering or escaping from various sections of building structures, yet allowing the vapour to travel through (breathable). If water enters or escapes from building elements, it may cause immediate or long term damage, even affecting the structure itself.
Areas that commonly require waterproofing include, Internal: Bathrooms, Kitchens, Dining Rooms, Shower Recesses, Laundries, Plunge Pools, Swimming Pools, Sauna, Steam Rooms. External: Terraces, Roofs, Podium Slabs, Balconies, Retaining Walls, Plunge Pools, Swimming Pools.
- Protects the foundation of the building and prevents corrosion of steel in RCC
- Prevents cracking of cover concrete due to volume increase in reinforcing steel
- Prevents moulds and fungus
- It keeps a building dry and reduces internal humidity
- Protects walls from seepage and blistering of paints
- Forms an electrical barrier for lighting and power points
- Protects against swelling of dry wall boards that result in de-bonding of ceramic or vitrified tiles