Frequently Asked Questions about Waterproofing| FAQs on Waterproofing

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Frequently Asked Questions about Waterproofing: 

 

There are many aspects of waterproofing that people don’t know about and they have alot of questions regarding the same. We got many questions from various people so we have answered those which were frequently asked.  We have provided the best possible information in these answers, have a look, you will find answers for your queries.

 

FAQs on Waterproofing
 

  • What are the common signs of water damage?

    Common signs of water damage include damp or musty odors, mold or mildew growth, peeling or bubbling paint, stains or discoloration on walls or ceilings, warping or buckling of wooden surfaces, and water pooling or dripping.

     

  • How can I identify if a surface needs waterproofing?

    Surfaces that are regularly exposed to water or prone to moisture intrusion should be considered for waterproofing. Look for signs such as water stains, efflorescence (white powdery substance), or visible cracks on the surface. If there is a risk of water damage or if the area is open to water infiltration, it is advisable to apply waterproofing measures.
     

  • Is waterproofing suitable for both interior and exterior surfaces?

    Yes, waterproofing is suitable for both interior and exterior surfaces. Interior surfaces such as basements, bathrooms, and kitchens benefit from waterproofing to prevent water damage and mold growth. Exterior surfaces like roofs, balconies, facade, podium and foundations also require waterproofing to protect against weather elements and ensure structural integrity.

     

  • Can waterproofing be left exposed? 

     Depending on the type of waterproofing, some systems can be left exposed while others require additional protection. For example, liquid-applied or sheet-applied membranes are typically covered with additional layers such as tiles, coatings, or finishes. 

     

  • Are waterproofing abrasion resistant?

     Abrasion resistance in waterproofing systems can vary in strength. Some systems, like polyurea or polyurethane coatings, offer excellent abrasion resistance, making them suitable for high-traffic areas. However, it's important to consider the specific requirements of the project and consult with waterproofing professionals to select a system that meets the desired level of abrasion resistance.

     

  • Can cementitious waterproofing be left exposed? 

    Cementitious waterproofing can be left exposed in certain cases. However, it is generally recommended to cover cementitious waterproofing with additional layers such as tiles, coatings, or finishes for added protection against external factors like UV radiation and physical damage.

     

  • Why waterproofing fails? 

    Waterproofing can fail due to various reasons, including poor surface preparation, incorrect application techniques, inadequate product selection for specific conditions, improper integration of waterproofing components, structural movement or settling, and lack of regular maintenance. It is crucial to follow proper installation procedures and use high-quality materials to ensure the long-term effectiveness of waterproofing systems.
     

  • Why do we have different types of waterproofing? 

    Different types of waterproofing exist to cater to the diverse requirements and conditions encountered in various construction projects. Factors such as the type of surface, water exposure levels, climate conditions, and project specifications influence the choice of waterproofing method. Having different types of waterproofing allows for customization and ensures that the most appropriate solution is used to achieve optimal water resistance and protection in different scenarios.

 

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