Find the right solution to treat dampness in your house and get it ready for the wet months ahead.
After the torrid months of April and May, the onset of monsoon brings us much-needed relief. There is something so comforting about seeing everything bloom and green, chill in the air and endless cups of hot beverages. But with increased levels of humidity and moisture in the air, if your house is not waterproofed, it can dampen all your cosy plans. Damp rooms, mould, fungus is not a pretty sight, can ruin expensive interiors and make you and your family very sick. Now that the monsoon season is around the corner, take a note of the most dampness prone areas in the house and what you need to pay attention to.
From roof waterproofing to exterior wall waterproofing and areas that are most dampness prone, here’s everything you need to know:
As a building becomes old, with prolonged exposure to heat, sun and rains, the exteriors start developing cracks and begin loosening plaster. During the rainy season, water can seep in through these cracks and collect in the inner pores, which can find its way to interior walls, causing mould, mildew and peeling paint. The best solution for this is to waterproof your building’s exterior walls with Berger Wall Shield 2K. It is primarily used for waterproofing of parapets, external plaster surfaces, outer walls and chajjas. It is also used for damp patches in the interiors, indeed a universal solution for waterproofing both exterior and interior surfaces.
Roof, terrace and ceiling
An uncovered roof/terrace can accumulate a lot of water in the monsoon months. This can be a cause of concern if outlets are clogged with leaves and other waste, waterproof roof coating is not provided or damaged or/and the concrete texture beneath the roof is worn and distressed. Furthermore, atmospheric changes and harsh weather conditions can create deep cracks and troughs on terraces and slopes. If you notice any signs of dampness, consult Homeshield Waterproofing experts. They inspect surfaces for any damage using Moisture Meter and deploy a robust terrace waterproofing solution like Berger PU RoofKoat, used exclusively for waterproofing roofs, terraces and exterior walls. This must be done pre-monsoon since wet conditions can hamper the effectiveness of waterproofing products.
Since the bathroom is one of the main places where we use water and all water supply lines lead here, you may experience dampness around sinks, faucets and toilets. Water leak in the bathroom can also seep into the adjoining room, manifesting as ugly peeling paint and damp walls. For bath, toilet, sink slab leakage, water tanks and tiles, use Berger Tankshield PW.
Window maintenance is important to avoid the entry of rain water in your home, which can also lead to wall seepage and dampness. Remove damaged exterior caulking and clean the window frame. Check the gasket between the window frame and the glass and if you find it loose or shaky, re-seal the glass to the gasket. Pitch the sill at the bottom of the window frame to drain water outside. Secure all pipes and wiring coming from outside and ensure they have no gaps or cracks.
Water damage can be a creeping issue that you may not discover until it has grown into an expensive problem. Don’t delay waterproofing, it can damage your beloved home and also cause health effects like damp-induced asthma and allergies. Catch a problem early and stop it before it ruins your home’s foundation. For professional waterproofing advice, diagnosis and services, contact Homeshield experts, SMS ‘HS’ to 56767 or click here: https://rb.gy/o4k6cj