How to Choose the Right Waterproofing for Your Home. 

Choosing the right waterproofing for your home – Here’s what you need to know. One of the most common problems a homeowner faces is usually water seepage and dampness in their basement, foundation, walls, or roofing, resulting from poor build quality or the use of poor building materials.  

When you think of building your dream houses, waterproofing your home with the best methods and materials must be given the highest priority. Waterproofing your house increases longevity. While some people may consider waterproofing to be a superfluous expense, investing in efficient waterproofing solutions, in the beginning, can keep damp walls, leakage, paint peeling and efflorescence away. Therefore, it is advised to prioritise waterproofing while in the planning stage of your dream home.  

Here are some types of basement waterproofing methods you can implement when you build a home

While special paints are an option to keep the water from seeping inside your home, it is not a long-term solution. Other long-term methods can be quite useful for homeowners.  

Bentonite

There is widely used and trusted in the last few years. Sodium Bentonite is a clay-based waterproofing material. It can take care of large amounts of water, almost 15 times its volume, and fill up into the cracks of the construction. In its expanded form, this material stays in place, preventing water from penetrating the walls. A combination of Sodium Bentonite sheet membrane and Butyl Rubber is used for this form of waterproofing.  

Sheet Membrane

The sheets of metal such as lead and stainless steel, Multi-layer bituminous paper combined with gravel, PVS and Neoprene rubber are some of the many types of sheet membrane that can be used for waterproofing your home. This type of material works well as insulation as well. However, the drawback of a sheet membrane is that under high temperatures, it may lead to deformities that are difficult to recover from and are relatively expensive as well.  

Liquid Membrane

A great way to waterproof your home and keep the house construction cost at a nominal rate is by using Liquid Membranes. This way of waterproofing uses a single homogenous layer, which doesn’t have the problem of overlapping.  

Cementitious waterproofing

It is probably the easiest material for waterproofing homes. It gives good coverage and durable coating compared to the other types of waterproofing. However, it is not efficient in protecting cracks and joints.  

Conclusion

The most important thing to consider for waterproofing solutions for your dream home is the cost, efficiency and durability. When we build your dream home, it is most important to spend capital on quality raw materials, sustainable design and integrated solutions. These decisions will ensure your home will last a lifetime.  

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