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 Since the structure is outdated, it can lead to the rise of moisture (or rising dampness).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, at Raja & Raja Waterproofing Pvt. Ltd., help you extend their life by providing building waterproofing solutions.
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.
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