Waterproofing is a major demand for Pakistani homeowners, industrial buildings and commercial buildings. Pakistan is home to different types of climate depending on the region like in Punjab you will mostly encounter cities where there is more rainfall and then you have coastal cities like Karachi.
In areas such as mentioned above you witness a lot of water related problems in the infrastructure and buildings. Areas where there is high precipitation or the weather remains mostly humid due to sea breeze structures suffer from waterborne problems.
So many buildings are damaged due to water intrusion inside the foundation and there must be effective water proofing solution in Pakistan. This is a serious problem for homeowners and the rest of the buildings. Water intrusion not only weakens the structure but is also adverse for the health for residents with it giving birth to various types of fungus and algae.
So what can be done to stop this irritating water intrusion and what sort of water proofing should be applied to deal with this properly. To help you out we have listed below 10 different types of waterproofing methods chemicals and materials.
Tuffcrete is an acrylic copolymer emulsion which is used as a coating on cement to make it fool proof to any sort of water intrusion. This coat provides strength and longevity to the structure’s cement making it resistant to UV rays and provides excellent adhesions.
It can be used on terraces, roofs toilets, basement and water tanks. Not only that it can be used as a repairing tool for damaged cement.
This is a very popular waterproofing method used in construction and its materials are easily available. This method is used in wet areas such as toilets, swimming pool and water tanks and is quite rigid given that it is not exposed to sunlight.
It is a thin membrane of coat which is a primer coat and after its application another coat is applied through spray or rollers to complete the proofing process. It is a more flexible type of water proofing method as it is used on roofs and balconies.
Bituminous coating method
This one is also known as asphalt coating and is a great waterproofing coating. This is applied on areas beneath the screed wet and on surfaces whose foundation are concrete.
Made of bituminous materials which means it cannot withstand too much sun exposure.
Brick bat coba method
After a passage of time the RCC slabs usually gets damaged and cracks start to appear. To stop water intrusion on RCC brick bat coba method is used where the all the coating on the RCC is cleaned and then a layer of brick bat is applied which was soaked in water for the night. Bricks are laid few meters apart from each other and later a coat of cement is applied on it.
Made up of base and reactor polyurethane is sprayed on to the surface to provide water proofing to the affected area. It is widely used due to its easy application.