Have you ever wondered just what the downside to poor waterproofing is? Waterproofing might account for just 2-3% of a building’s total costs, but waterproofing defects can end up causes 80% of a building’s defects. When waterproofing fails, the implications are significant.
Poor Waterproofing can lead to:
- Mold/algae growth
- Concrete spalling
- Structural defects like concrete cancers
- Safety issues,
- Reduced property value
Poor waterproofing in buildings is not only costly but has dangerous health implications.
Poor waterproofing can cause respiratory diseases if not corrected. This can be attributed to various factors such as breathing in allergens from mold, algae and other elements in the air. As result, ailments such as colds, asthma and bronchial infections will occur for those staying in the premises in the long term.
Low indoor temperatures
When water penetrates a building’s structure, it has the effect of causing a temperature drop in the structure. The floors and walls will feel cold to the touch. Consequently, the rooms will feel colder as well. In cold months such as winter, this phenomenon can keep your indoor temperatures very low, thereby forcing you to use a lot of energy to keep your premises warm.
This happens when water seeps into the concrete frame and reaches the steel metal. As long as the property remains poorly-waterproofed, corrosion will continue to progress. Such corrosion can be diagnosed through leaking of rusted water or exposed rusted rebar frames. As part of the remediation process, the rusted metal has to be cut out and replaced entirely to restore the property’s structural integrity.
Failing to waterproof your property can have grave results, to the point of total property dilapidation. We know that your property is valuable and we are here to help protect this investment by providing you with the best solutions to your waterproofing requirements. We are waterproofing suppliers with many years’ experience in the industry. We have the solutions for your waterproofing needs. If you need a waterproofing specialist to call you, please complete the following form and we will be in contact.