Why Waterproofing is necessary? Advantages of Water proofing

Water proofing

Waterproofing is essential to any home. The inside of our home must be kept dry from the roof to the basement. Dryness is a clear sign of a well maintained home.

Why waterproofing? That is because water leaks can lead to damage, such as insect infestation, mold, and, in worst cases, structural defects. Therefore, insulating your home before construction will prevent these problems.

Waterproofing can also prevent your house from future damage. During monsoons, we all face the problem of roof water leakage or roof watering. Only experts can resolve these problems. Go ahead and read the blog to learn more about impregnation, the different types of waterproofing, and its advantages to securing your home.

What is Waterproofing?

Waterproofing is a term used to describe various techniques and materials to prevent water penetration into buildings. “Waterproofing” has been used since the late 1800s as a synonym for “water-repellent.” Waterproofing can be applied to any construction material, such as wood, concrete, brick, steel, masonry, plaster, tile, glass, or other materials. It is a solid resistance against moisture penetration and water damage.

Waterproofing can be applied by itself or in combination with other methods to achieve the desired result. Some examples include:

  1. PVC membranes that are placed over metal roofs or walls.
  2. Foil facing that is installed on metal roofs or walls.
  3. Timber treatment with chemicals or creosote that protects against rot and decay caused by fungi.
  4. Chevron and strip flashing around windows and doors to keep out water from leaking through cracks.

Types of Waterproofing:

  1. Cementitious waterproofing: Cementitious water proofers are among the most common waterproofing materials. They’re often applied to basements, bathrooms, and kitchen sinks. They’re also commonly used to protect against water damage in crawl spaces and attics. However, they aren’t very flexible; if they crack, they may leak. Good water proofer should include a vapour barrier, which prevents moisture from getting into the wall.
  2. Bituminous: A bituminous-based waterproofing membrane is considered one of the old widely-used methods. Though it is a traditional method, it is not successful because of the quality of the bituminous-based sheets and modern techniques. Like the previous one, it is not UV resistant and requires a safety screed over them. Many contractors left bituminous based sheet open (i.e. without a safety screed); hence, sheets could not bear weather changes and developed cracks after one or two years. Reasons could be a lack of knowledge or to save money. 
  3. Poly Acrylic waterproofing: It is a superior range of waterproofing options. First, the poly acrylic chemical solution is prepared, which can seal the breakages or leaks on the walls and terraces, which will be a robust waterproof base and protect the strength of any structure. A skilled professional team does this. You need to ensure that high-quality products are used for the process. In this type of waterproofing, you need to clean the area and close the cracks using a poly acrylic chemical coating. Then apply two coats of poly acrylic with white cement on the surfaces.

Advantages of Waterproofing:

  • Waterproofing during monsoon: Roofs are more susceptible to water-related damage as monsoons become increasingly unpredictable and sporadic.
  • Summer Waterproofing: Long-term exposure to heat and sun rays, not only in summer but throughout the year.
  • Cracks and holes: Long-term exposure to environmental changes can cause damages that will weaken or widen the roof’s surface. Leakage can occur if there are gaps between roof fixtures, such as concrete and door frames.

• Terrace Waterproofing:

Terrace waterproofing is the best way to protect your terrace from weather changes, particularly in rainy, humid, and moist conditions. Water droplets can enter the terrace’s surface when it is rainy or humid. The best waterproofing products will protect the structure and prevent further damage.

• Roof Waterproofing:

A roof waterproofing is much more cost-effective than a total roof replacement or the frequent repairs required when a roof leaks. Waterproofing your roof will increase the value of your home’s commercial property by inflating its durability and life expectancy. Waterproofing increases the structural significance of your house by improving its integrity.

• Waterproofing Damaged Walls:

Are your walls damaged by rain or extreme weather? Are there cracks in the bricks that allow water to seep through?

Old plastering can cause water seepage, leading to moisture build-up and dampness. It can lead to property damage that could be deadly. So waterproofing your wall at this stage is essential. You can contact experts (E3colors) to ensure your wall’s safeness.


E3colors uses top-quality paints like Asian Paints’ Damp Proof, Berger Home Shield, Dr. Fixit, etc., to offer the double benefit of waterproofing your terrace and cooling your home from within. We not only protect the exterior but also care for your interior walls. Our waterproofing techniques help reduce heat waves and alarming environmental rises.

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