Every drop of water hold the elements that can sink your building projects if you are not enough careful about your waterproofing.
A new roof can be one of the biggest investments you make in your home. It is important to consider waterproofing provision for the roof and other areas where you think water can seep inside your structure. Roof and outside wall is the only structure is exposed to severe weather conditions all the time. Waterproofing is one of the most crucial, yet neglected subjects because the common man is not exposed to the concrete technology. Most of the time residence owners don't think about waterproofing until water severely damaged the integrity of the foundation. Generally, common man neglect waterproofing for two major reasons one is they do not possess sufficient knowledge about waterproofing technology or waterproofing is way too much expensive for them so they avoid most important part of the foundation. The best way to prevent rising damp and other problems associated with water is to gather knowledge about waterproofing and apply your knowledge where it's needed.
People usually do not give preference to water damaged construction bodies as water has a tricky way to start contamination. Water start contaminating infrastructures by cosmetic first then every electronic application start misses behaving in the premises, we have seen an increase in the short circuit or other electrical failures where water Sep into walls. Then it goes worse by damaging structure's important parts like timber wall frames, floor timbers, this spalling. Spalling leads to complete collapse of the foundation. Every now and then people lose their precious life from collapsing building and most of the time it is done by the water itself however people barely noticed that.are the most important embodiment of structure as timbers hold the building's integrity.Rusted timbers bars expand in size rust causing them to expand in size hold so it loses the grip on the concrete in your ceiling or other places, construction engineers call it " concrete cancer or spalling". According to structural engineers, water seeping is the ultimate and most common reason for
Water actively and passively can be health hazard too. According to Water page –“Moisture promotes the growth of mold and other organisms, increasing the risk for serious health problems. Mold exposure may aggravate allergy and asthma symptoms, especially in children and people with compromised immune systems. Exposure may also increase the risk for respiratory diseases and other medical problems. Cleaning up immediately can help mitigate the health effects of water damage on everyone in a home or commercial space”.
It is not the only roof we need to waterproof we have to waterproof different parts of our household like bathroom or shower areas, corners of kitchens and outgoing drainage and the places where you can think water can ooze into your foundation.
We have discussed briefly Moisture penetration and how it can affect our construction and our livelihood. Building your home or construction site without waterproofing is very poor practice. Moisture penetrated home is a nightmare to deal with so at the Your Turn: -beginning it might seem waterproofing is an expensive choice and yes it can be a bit expensive, however, it’s a choice that you cannot take a risk with. The investment you would make in waterproofing it will come along in the near feature. So when you building your own construction site remember that “waterproofing “ is necessary that will bring you safety, security, and happiness for little bit more investment.