Tips and tricks to weathershield a home
Any kind of seepage into walls or woodwork is enough to damage any kind of construction. If there is one thing that you need to take extra precautionary measures against is any kind of dampness or moisture. Potentially it can corrode the steel framework which is the backbone of any standing structure. Proper weather-proofing is the key to safeguard the strength of any construction.
Always consult a qualified engineer or architect to ensure proper proofing techniques are followed during and after the construction of the house.
While constructing a house there are 3 primary areas that need a weathershield:
Both external and internal waterproofing is essential for a basement. External waterproofing is even more advisable during the construction phase for it to be more effective. Along with some specialized compounds, Kota stone and bitumen are quiet frequently used for external waterproofing.
One of the most exposed areas is the terraces which require a lot of attention when it comes to waterproofing. Rainwater or a water tank leak not only spoils the terrace flooring but also seeps through the roof therefore it becomes even more important to weathershield this area.
Sunken areas consist of washrooms and kitchens which often has water presence due to the water pipe network beneath the floor. Any kind of seepage in this area can be harmful to the construction.