Do we even need to ask why we need to waterproof our homes? Waterproofing is one of the most basic requirements that every space needs. It’s not just to prevent water from leaking into our private spaces, but also for our safety. Water leaks aren’t just annoying, they can be extremely dangerous. You might not think about it, but moisture can do a lot to an indoor space. Water can ruin your furniture, destroy property, seep into your walls and other surfaces, encourage mould or fungus growth, and even pose a threat to the foundation of your homes as well. Homes that are not or are not adequately protected from the effects of water can be irreparably damaged
Preventing leaks is easier than repairing the damage
So before you even think about constructing your new home, you should have already consulted a waterproofing specialist in Singapore to look over your construction plans and check whether you have applied the necessary waterproofing techniques and measures to protect your house from multiple sources of water leaks.
Remember, “an ounce of prevention is worth more than a pound of cure.” This is especially true when it comes to waterproofing your homes. Before water leaks weaken the foundation of your home, rusts metal, or rots the wooden beams of your house, be proactive in protecting your homes and cover all your weak spots.
Waterproofing while the project is ongoing
This means that you should already be looking at how to waterproof your spaces while the building, home, or other types of structure is being constructed. Take a look at these important steps when waterproofing your home.
Waterproofing your basements
Any self-respecting waterproofing contractor in Singapore will be able to tell you that basements are some of the moistest or dampest areas of your house, next to your bathrooms. This is because there are many potential places for water to enter or accumulate in and because of its enclosed nature. Oftentimes, the issue of damp basements is caused by pipe leakages or groundwater. Your challenge now is to figure out how to drain this water and to stop your basement walls from absorbing the water. Your best solution is to call in an expert to evaluate your space and apply waterproof paint or sealant to prevent mildew and moisture.
Sealing building cracks and gaps
Cracks and gaps are ways for water to get into your interiors. They are weaknesses in your structure that can cause further damage to your building. If you want to avoid further damage to the structure of your building, it is wise for home or building owners to seal these cracks even before construction is complete. Before the building is fully painted, apply waterproofing material.
Choosing waterproofing paints
There are many types of waterproofing paints that you can use for your building. Consult your waterproofing company for more information about the types of paints that can be used on your home’s surfaces. For example, there is epoxy waterproof paint, which is typically reserved for roof waterproofing and is highly resistant to the effects of chemicals, and there is acrylic waterproofing paint, which is used on many surfaces such as roofs and walls.
Depending on the type of paint, they may have differing requirements and applying instructions. Remember to follow them closely so the effects of the waterproofing is not diminished.
Waterproofing your roofs
One of your primary areas of interest when it comes to waterproofing your building or home should definitely be your roof. Your roof is your first defence against a major source of water leaks: the elements. The rainy or storm season is the most obvious time in which your homes will be exposed and vulnerable to water damage. If you’re going to look for any sort of reliable waterproofing, get waterproofing services done for your roof.
The waterproofing systems that you need to get for your roof may be different depending on what your roof looks like. Flat, concrete roofs will need roof membrane systems to drain the water, while cement or shingled roofs need to have roof sealants. It is also important to design your roof in such a way that it will not let water accumulate or pool in the cracks and crevices.
General Waterproofing is a company that provides services such as water leak repairs, roof waterproofing, applying water sealants, and other services. Contact us for assistance in safeguarding your homes and spaces from pesky leaks and flooding!