Renting a house in India can be tiresome. More often than not, in the grand scheme of things, we tend to overlook the basics. This blog will help make the process much easier altogether.

Looking for a house in India that fits your budget, requirement, location, access and proximity to schools, offices, markets and hospitals is a real struggle. The entire process of ticking all the boxes and dealing with brokers, sorting out the paperwork and building a good rapport with the landlord is harrowing. But more often than not, home renters tend to overlook some obvious details while choosing a house. One of them is home waterproofing.

It is important that proper waterproofing is done in the house to ensure the entire house is water-resistant. Lack of reliable and professional waterproofing can cause a lot of grief later since as the water begins to seep in, it can ruin your furniture, decor and cause many health issues. But for many, even the word ‘waterproofing can cause panic and confusion. To help you make more informed decisions, our waterproofing experts at Berger Homeshield have put a list of things that will save you a lot of trouble and headache when moving homes:

Let us first understand what is waterproofing.

Waterproofing is the process of minimising or completely diminishing the risk of water damage in homes, bungalows or commercial spaces by using advanced solutions at the time of construction or before repainting or repairing the structure. Taking up waterproofing as a practice assures that the structure and interiors are free from any water seepage issues. In fact, it adds value not just for tenants since it prevents leakages and protects the interiors but even the landlord/homeowners reap the benefits of waterproofing since it saves the hassles and costs of frequent repairs.

If you’re renting an apartment, it is important to have an honest conversation with your landlord about waterproofing treatment. Make sure you ask a few questions like:

  • Which waterproofing solutions have they opted for? Is it done with quality materials like Berger Wall Shield 2K?
  • Secondly, which areas of the house are waterproofed? The whole structure including external and internal walls or just the main areas like the roof, kitchen and bathroom?
  • Thirdly, leakage in the walls and ceilings is one of the most common problems home renters face in India. Check all the walls and pipes and have the landlord fix any existing water seepage and leakage issues with reliable and robust roof waterproofing and wall waterproofing solutions.
  • And lastly, all things have a life span. Check with your landlord when was the last time the house was waterproofed and how long will it last without causing any problems? Discuss responsibilities for future repairs and include it in your rental agreement to avoid any disputes.

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If you’re on a house hunt, you cannot turn a blind eye to the waterproofing problems that could be plaguing the house. Remember that some landlords or contractors might just paint over existing leakages and dampness to help sell the house quicker and cut down costs. While this might be a temporary solution, it is definitely not a reliable and long-lasting method and eventually will lead to dampness seeping through the walls and ceiling. Before you decide to move in, it is important to inspect the walls and check for any dampness, paint peeling or chipping through and through.

We hope this blog helps you understand the basics of waterproofing and how to spark a conversation with your landlord about some important waterproofing issues. For professional waterproofing solutions, contact Berger Homeshield. The waterproofing experts provide scientific solutions and services for different areas of the home, a one-stop solution for all water dampness issues. To get in touch, SMS ‘HS’ to 56767 or click here:

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