Waterproofing Your Walls: All You Need to Know

Waterproofing. We’ve heard it so many times when it comes down to it, but most of us are yet to know what exactly its function is, where it should be done, and what are the best options available. That’s why in this article we’re going to cover all essential points you need to know about waterproofing your walls.

Why is waterproofing required?

Dampness or leaking walls is a problem most of us are familiar with in Indian households. Whether its in bathroom ceilings, wall areas conjoined with the bathroom, or even some tricky spots on other walls, you must’ve seen big patches of dampness appear. Sometimes, spotted green fungus also appears, and the paint on your wall tends to peel off.

This problem is especially aggravated during the rainy season and can give a depressing look to your house. Moreover, dampness also creates the perfect environment to foster mold,fungus and bacteria, and can have detrimental effects on your health in the long run.

What are the places where it needs to be done?

The focal point of waterproofing should be your bathroom. The reason is simple. It’s the place from where most of water ingress occurs throughout the year. Any seepage from these surfaces can negatively impact your adjacent walls.

That being said however, sometimes the damage is due to outside factors like rain, or has already occurred before your bathroom was waterproofed properly. In such cases, it’s a great idea to waterproof the dampened walls in your rooms as well. Remember in such case, it is always better to get help even if it’s late than never.

Finally, we have ceilings which may leak(this usually happens in bathrooms if your roof/ the bathroom above your floor hasn’t been waterproofed properly). You can also treat these with effective proofing. This will certainly save you a lot of trouble in the long run.

What is a quick and convenient way to proof your walls?

We know a lot of hassle goes into the process of looking for reliable painters to carry out this process. You don’t want to end up having to do it all over again just a month later because the products used weren’t durable or the proofing was not done right.

This is why opting for Handyman & Associates waterproofing service can save you a lot of trouble. To cover the various problem areas in your house we offer three different solutions for your bathroom, ceiling and room respectively.

Our painting professionals also follow a thorough process. They properly remove the existing putty on your walls and smoothen out the surface with a metal brush. They then apply at least 2 coats of a waterproofing solution that bridges the cracks in the wall and creates a very thick layer that resists water and any growth of mold. Finally they top all this with a layer of putty, a layer of primer and finally two coats of your chosen wall paint.

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