Simple Step-by-Step Guide On Wall Waterproofing

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Are you tired of dealing with dampness and water seepage in your walls? This happens because of heavy rains, wind, moisture and humidity. Cracks on your wall become the gateway for leakages. We are here to help you deal with this issue. Wall waterproofing is the ultimate solution to keep your walls dry and protected against moisture damage. In this blog, we'll walk you through the process of wall waterproofing, addressing common questions and providing expert tips to protect your walls from leakage and dampness in every weather.

Why Is Wall Waterproofing Important?

During rainy and summer seasons your walls get affected by cracks and leakages which cause dampness and wet walls. Without proper wall waterproofing your walls are never safe and can result in flaking of paint and removal of putty as well as plaster. You can easily safeguard your walls with expert wall waterproofing solutions in 4 easy steps, Let’s see what are these 4 steps to proper wall waterproofing. The best time to do wall waterproofing is during the construction or renovation before finishing touches such as plastering or painting are applied.

What Are The Types Of Wall Waterproofing Solutions?

There are different types of wall waterproofing solutions formulated for specific needs, here are the types of wall waterproofing solutions explained:

1. Integral Waterproofing

For new work, Integral wall waterproofing solutions are provided by adding additives for cement mortar, concrete and plaster. Integral wall waterproofing solution like webertec mixIL is used during wall construction and provides high resistance against water and moisture on walls. Shrinkage cracks are also minimized by the usage of integral wall waterproofing. 

2. Cementitious Waterproofing

Cementitious wall waterproofing solutions are acrylic polymer modified with high-performing abilities. It forms a strong cementitious membrane coating, resulting in moisture and water resistance. Cementitious wall waterproofing solutions are also used on gypsum board walls. webertec crete blended with cement is the best cementitious waterproofing solution.

3. Acrylic Waterproofing

Acrylic wall waterproofing solutions are fibre-reinforced elastomeric, super flexible acrylic waterproof coating. Acrylic wall waterproofing like weberdry ACR Seal has high resistance abilities against water along with crack-bridging abilities which provides a perfect wall waterproofing job. 

4 Steps Of Wall Waterproofing For New Buildings

Step 1 Surface Preparation

Before applying any waterproofing materials, it's crucial to prepare the surface properly. This typically involves cleaning the surface thoroughly to remove any dirt, dust, or debris. Additionally, any loose or flaking material should be removed, and the surface should be allowed to dry completely.

Step 2 Filling Cracks

Any cracks or gaps in the surface should be identified, cut open in a V shape, and filled with weberwall crackbond to ensure a smooth and even application of the wall waterproofing material. This step helps to prevent water from seeping through cracks and causing damage to the underlying structure. Depending on the size and severity of the cracks, various filling materials could be used to seal the cracks.

Step 3 Application

Once the surface is properly prepared and any cracks are filled, the wall waterproofing process can begin. This involves applying multiple coats of wall waterproofing material to the surface such as webertec crete blended with cement. Ideally, wall waterproofing should be done before plastering to ensure comprehensive protection.

Step 4 Drying

After the wall waterproofing material has been applied, it's essential to allow sufficient time to dry properly. This ensures that the wall waterproofing barrier forms effectively and provides long-lasting protection against water damage. Depending on the type of wall waterproofing material used and environmental conditions, drying times can vary. It's important to follow the manufacturer's instructions for drying and curing times to achieve the best results.

Wall Waterproofing Steps For Existing Surface

Step 1 Identification Of Cracks & Surface Preparation

Over the existing surface, the cracks should be identified, and cut open using mechanical tools. Ensure the surface is dust-free and joints shall be filled with weberwall crackbond mixed with webertec SBR. All loose particles shall be removed and the surface should be made smooth enough for subsequent application.

Step 2 Priming The Surface

Before applying a waterproofing solution, it is essential to prepare the surface by applying a primer. Primers play a crucial role in ensuring proper adhesion between the substrate and the waterproofing material. Applying a coat of weberprimer 401 using a brush/roller will help create a uniform and stable surface and also enhance the effectiveness and longevity of the waterproofing application. 

Step 3 Waterproof Coating

Once the surface is fully prepared, the process of waterproofing can start. Apply the first coat of weberdry ACR seal and the second coat after 4-6 hours to ensure strong and durable waterproofing. Waterproof the corners with a flexible waterproofing tape webertape stickon for creating a more effective water-resistant barrier.

By following this simple step-by-step guide and addressing common questions about wall waterproofing, you can effectively protect your walls from moisture damage and enjoy a dry and comfortable living space for years to come. Remember to consult with a professional for personalized advice and recommendations for your specific needs.

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Saint-Gobain Weber's waterproofing solutions are designed to safeguard structures against the damaging effects of water ingress, ensuring longevity and structural integrity. The waterproofing range encompasses a variety of products tailored to different applications, such as basements, roofs, bathrooms, and balconies.

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