Benefits of Waterproofing

What is waterproofing?
Waterproofing is a method which prevents water from penetrating your house. Waterproofing is very important as it helps keep your house dry. It helps reduce humidity inside the house and thereby protects things inside your house from damage caused due to humidity or water exposure. It is also important for the veracity of the building.

Advantages of waterproofing:
Variety of options
Depending on the level of water damage or owner preference, waterproofing systems can be installed indoors or outdoors.There are also DIY (Do it yourself) options available if you don’t want to spend extra on hiring a contractor.

Property value
Waterproofing increases your house’s value, which is the biggest advantage. This system prevents unwanted moisture from seeping into your walls, thereby allowing mold to grow. Mold can impact our health in a negative way. It also prevents damage caused due to water seepage which can ruin the structural integrity of your home. Moisture also causes metals to rust and wood to decay. As you know unhealthy living areas and weak foundations will affect the property value of your house. Also, waterproofing systems can open up the basement area and thereby increase the utility of your home’s square footage. This also helps in increasing the value of your house in the market.

Types of waterproofing:
Brick Bet waterproofing
Brick bet waterproofing helps seal cracks and water leakages, hides the untidy marks and also provides aesthetically appealing coverage using china mosaic tiles.
Following are a few steps for brick bet waterproofing:
Firstly, it removes the debris and cleans the whole surface.
Second, put the china mosaic tiles and fix them.

Poly Acrylic chemical coating waterproofing monsoon treatment
This is one of the superior ranges of waterproofing solutions. First, the polyacrylic chemical solution is prepared which is used to seal the breakage or leakage on the wall and terrace which will be a strong waterproof base as well as protect and preserve the strength of any structure. This is done by a highly trained professional team. You need to make sure that high-quality products are used for the procedure.
In this type of waterproofing, you need to clean the place, then close the cracks with the polyacrylic chemical coating. The final step is to put two coats of polyacrylic chemical with white cement on the surface.
Pre -Monsoon roof repairing
Pre-monsoon roof repairing is ideal for buildings and structures that are already having leakage or damage as well as for new structures to avoid leakage in future. This process helps in maintaining the life and quality of the building and ensures that there is no damage to the building because of the rains. You can try this method once in a year.

Some other benefits of waterproofing concrete.

  • It prevents mold and mildew from getting into the walls and floor. This makes waterproofing essential to structural integrity and health.
  • It reduces maintenance costs and clean-up. With waterproof structures, you have a lot less work to do when cleaning up after a heavy rainstorm or flood. Basic maintenance is much easier, the waterproof factor keeps things clean.
  • Waterproofed walls and floors increase property value. When the time comes to sell, a waterproofed basement or sub-floor is a good selling point. No one wants to buy a house with water problems.

Things to do before waterproofing concrete:

  • Make sure the surface is clean and dry. Use a scraper to remove old paint or wall/floor coverings. Sweep everything to ensure no dirt is hiding that you cannot see. If need be, use a warm water and soap mix to scrub walls or floors, making sure to rinse after you scrub. Allow drying thoroughly.
  • Patch all holes with a hydraulic expanding concrete mix. Allow the patches to dry for a minimum of 24 hours.
  • Tape off all items extending onto the floor or the walls like stairs or electrical boxes.

The importance of quality materials.

Make sure you use high-quality products to waterproof your concrete. Inferior products waste too much time and money. At Pli-Dek we have over 35 years of experience manufacturing and applying all types of waterproofing systems. When you are ready for more information on waterproofing concrete please contact us.

Process For Constructing An Outdoor Water Body / Swimming Pool

Swimming pools have always been helpful especially when children and adults desire to boost physical health. Additionally, families can always enjoy playing with their little ones, relax around the pool or attend pool parties during summer. So, if you wish to fulfill your needs and need to construct a pool, then you can consider the steps compiled below.

Create a design & Proposal
Before you start off with anything else, you should create a design that would describe the overall size of the pool. You can get in touch with reputed contractors and consultants established near your locality.

Permissions & Approvals
After the design is created, you need to seek permission and the approval from authorities or government officials. These would help get in touch with architects who are permitted to build swimming pools.

Pool Layout & Excavation
Much before the commencement of the work, make sure that the pool is outlined on the ground. Ensure that you receive the approval so that workers can start the task of excavating mud. Digging out the ground involves vertical and flat excavation. The experts can always use machines which offer a safe way to carry on with the excavation.

Installation of plumbing & Drainage system
Before the pool is filled with water, it’s essential to lay down plumbing lines, arrange for a drainage system and set up dual main drai

ns. Besides, you should confirm whether electric fittings are installed properly. If you plan to set up lights, or an electrical massager then make sure that there’s sufficient electric power. For safety, you should also check that there are no leakages when the current is supplied.

Guniting / Shotcreting
Later, it’s important to create a steel grid with rebars and move ahead with Guniting / Shotcreting. According to industry standards, you should spray concrete through a hose at a pressure of 3000 PSI. We recommend you to use Raja & Raja’s special admixture for enhancing strength and reducing waste during rebound. Even though it’s not required to waterproof dense concrete, we advise you to use Raja & Raja Base Coat SP or HPU SP as a bonding and waterproofing coat.

Laying out the deck

To enhance the appearance within the pool premises, the deck layout needs to be determined. Just take care that the deck is durable, chip resistant, and can sustain the motion of the underlying soil. You can go for varieties like a tiled deck, concrete deck, sundek, and a pea gravel deck. For stabilizing the soil, we suggest you to use Raja & Raja additive before deck fabrication.

Finally, ensure that you carry out deck pour at low temperatures so that the quality of concrete is not affected. Once again, we recommend one of our special admixtures to increase the deck’s strength. Post carrying out the aforementioned processes, the workers should clean the site thoroughly, fill the pool and inspect the outdoor water body thoroughly.

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