Basement Creation in Old and New building

Water proofing in basement is basically a process designed to prevent water from penetrating into a structure. Typically waterproofing is done in various layers and stages to create multiple barriers so that water cannot penetrate the structure. A structure is waterproofed by the use of membranes and coatings to protect contents underneath or within as well as protecting structural integrity.

A combination of such stages is referred to as creating a “Building Envelope”. Therefore, compatibility of materials, their interactions, connections of building enclosures altogether also judges the performance of a building. And this performance is most hampered by the outdoor weathering factors, of which rain water and site drainage plays the major role. Thus, protection from weather, seepages from ground and vertical travel of water in a structure can be well protected by the correct application of waterproofing system.

Water proofing in buildings Structure is generally used.

There are some common types of waterproofing methods used in construction industry. Waterproofing in buildings / structures is generally required for:

  • Basement of structure
  • Walls
  • Bathrooms and kitchen
  • Balconies, decks
  • Terrace or roofs
  • Green roofs
  • Water tanks
  • Swimming pools

 

Conclusion

Water damage can be a serious issue in a structure. With water come moulds and a host of other problems which can undermine foundations, make conditions in the building unsafe, and damage property inside the building. Wooden buildings can suffer rapid decay from water exposure, but water penetration can also damage concrete and other building materials, especially in cold climates where water may freeze and cause cracks.

Insufficient waterproofing can be a problem year round, not just during the rainy season. Some permeability in a building is desired, not least because building occupants generate humidity which must be safely vented. The goal of building waterproofing is to prevent as much water as possible from entering the building, and to provide outlets and drainage so that if water does get inside, it is not allowed to sit.