Water weakens the structure of your house

Water weakens and when water leaks into your house not only is it unattractive and a  health risk, but it weakens the structure. Waterproofing your home can be an excellent way to protect your structure and property from water damage throughout the year. Leaking roofs, unsealed balconies and rising damp are common causes. The summer season is the best time to carry out damp and waterproofing works on your property, especially if your property has suffered from damp issues during the cold and damper months. Problems such...

Planning and Executing Waterproofing

Weather is certainly an important consideration when it comes to planning and executing waterproofing. However waterproofing doesn’t only mean the roof and ceiling, it means the walls and foundation of your house too.  It is important to ensure that your interior also remains clean and dry during the heavy rainfall ahead of winter.   Winter weather is the preferred time to do polyurethane injection work, particularly in underground parking garages which become very cold, because the concrete shrinks the most during the winter, thus opening gaps to their...

Damp Proofing Paint – Moisture Protection

Damp proofing is defined as a material that resists the passage of water with no hydrostatic pressure and waterproof as a treatment that resists the passage of water under pressure. Generally, damp proofing keeps moisture out of a building where vapor barriers keep interior moisture from getting into walls. Moisture resistance is not necessarily absolute; it is usually defined by a specific test method, limits, and engineering tolerances. Damp proofing is accomplished several ways including: A damp-proof course (DPC) is a barrier through the structure designed to...

Steel Corrosion Protection

While steel is undoubtedly one of the more popular construction materials, it’s not without its shortcomings. Steel is vulnerable to corroding. Corrosion is an electro-chemical reaction that appears in several forms, such as chemical corrosion and atmospheric corrosion, the latter of which is the most common form. When acidic substances (including water) come in contact with metals, such as iron and/or steel, rust begins to form. Without protection, steel will rust due to atmospheric conditions over time. The degree of rust will depend on the environment that...

4 Effective Steps to Waterproofing Your Home

As the cold and wet season comes in, keeping the house waterproof dry and cosy is probably one of the greatest concerns of every homeowner. To guard your home against one of nature’s most damaging forces, here are a few tricks you could use: Fill Cracks and Holes in the Wall Prevents the possibility of unattended waterproof leaks within your home by sealing the joints and seams of your walls. Caulking makes your home impenetrable to moist. Experts often apply waterproofing sealant products in areas that have high...

Paint & Waterproofing Products in Cape Town

Living in Cape Town and need quality Waterproofing Products?  Waterproof Junction is your one stop destination  not only for Waterproofing Products but also for their Waterproofing Paint outlet. The best place for waterproof paint is inside the home on walls and floors. Another area where you will see waterproof paint is on the exterior of the home on the foundation. Irrespective of the product you chosen for exterior walls, you have to bring your walls in good condition first and assure you have quality waterproofing products. This...

Application quality is most pivotal in your waterproofing system!

As you look around you will find many different choices when it comes to a waterproofing system, methods and waterproofing products. Buyers beware! Following a few facts about a good waterproofing system, products and applicators: Not all waterproofing products are made equally Not all applicators are trained equally There is not one single choice of waterproofing product for all situations There are a lot of competent waterproofing contractors, best you do your homework before you say yes. Structural damage cannot be fixed with waterproofing Water flows downhill...