Latest developments in house waterproofing systems ft. Berger Homeshield waterproofing.
So, what trends are going to rule the waterproofing industry in the coming years? If you know where to look for the right answers, you do not need a crystal ball to tell you the verdict. Based on what we are seeing in the industry coupled with our experts’ insights, we can expect these trends to play out:
Traditional waterproofing solutions like chuna, brick bat coba and bitumen coating are not proper waterproofing systems and are likely to fail in some time.
Waterproofing wet areas require a more scientific approach. Staying true to its message of ‘No Gyaan, Only Vigyaan’, Homeshield waterproofing offers science-backed solutions with the right tools, products and trained professionals.
What does this mean for our customers? No guesswork or ‘gyaan’, but only accurate and long-lasting results.
Use of advanced tech
Water can travel far within the concrete and capillaries before finally showing up. This makes it extremely difficult, if not impossible, to figure out the exact location of water damage. To address this problem, advanced tech and tools like Homeshield Moisture Meter are introduced to detect the quantum of trapped moisture inside walls!
Globalisation and increased demand for quality products has led to innovative solutions such as durable membranes based on PVC, Nano-crystals and Acrylic/PU based hi-tech coatings.
Due to this development, waterproofing contractors will get the help to ensure a faster, efficient and long-lasting solution.
Consider, for example, below-grade concrete waterproofing applications. Traditionally, waterproofing contractors were required to wait up to 15-20 days for concrete to cure out prior to the application of waterproofing systems. But today, there are several new damp-proof paints and coatings such as Homeshield Dampstop and Homeshield Wall Shield 2K- that can be applied just 7-10 days after the concrete is applied. As a result, contractors can improve their chances of staying on schedule and speed up construction sequencing across a variety of applications.
There is no one-size-fits-all approach when it comes to waterproofing. For instance, there are special products for roof waterproofing, concrete waterproofing and interior and exterior wall waterproofing. That is the thing about waterproofing- if it is not done with a special product, it is very likely to fail. This gives rise to the need for a customised solution based on multiple factors like new vs. old waterproofing, area to be treated and wall dampness reading of Homeshield Moisture Meter.
In response to climate change
Global warming is causing more heat waves, which in turn is causing an increase in evaporation from water bodies, leading to more rainfall and tropical storms. It also results in incessant rains and flooding in coastal regions like Mumbai, Chennai and Goa. Extensive waterproofing systems are required at the time of construction itself to maintain the integrity of buildings, besides reducing internal humidity and protecting interiors against moisture.
Mind your environment
A continuing trend to watch is the prevalent demand for environment-friendly products. The desire for green products is ever-growing, whether you live in an area where VOCs are ruled out or not. There is also a demand for low-odour products, especially in sensitive areas like occupied schools, hospitals and restaurants- which will also drive demand for low VOC products in the coming years.
When you consult our expert waterproofing professionals, they are trained and equipped with the necessary skills and knowledge about industry trends required for a thorough waterproofing job and interior wall painting.
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