Common mistakes in waterproofing

To waterproof your home, you need to ensure that the roof, walls and windows are sealed and that water can't penetrate from any angle. If water proofing is not done properly, then dampness can enter your home, and quickly become the biggest threat to your home's strength. Let's understand a few common waterproofing mistakes to avoid during construction.

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IGNORING WATER DAMAGE

 

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IGNORING WATER DAMAGE

- If water gets accumulated and gives out an odour, then there is leakage in the home

- The leakage could be from pipes or in the gaps between windows and walls

- Ignoring leakage is like inviting dampness into your home

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INCORRECT SLOPING

 

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INCORRECT SLOPING

- If the ground's slope is towards the foundation of your home, then water will collect around it

- Similarly, water won't flow off your roof if its slope is incorrect

- This can cause water accumulation and dampness

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USE OF PLASTER AND SEALING PASTE

 

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USE OF PLASTER AND SEALING PASTE

- Dampness enters our homes through cracks in the plaster. To stop it, people often use sealing paste

- This is not a long-lasting solution as the dampness will return

- Always get your home waterproofed by experienced experts, choose the best waterproofing products and get your planning right

These were a few important things to keep in mind when you waterpoof your home.

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