Roof – Make it Water Proof

The terrace is the most crucial segment of a building, and it is exposed to direct climatic variations, extremes of rainfall and structural movements caused thereby. So every effort should be taken at the design stage itself to ensure that a proper protection system has been incorporated. It has often been found that the economic solution is not always the best solution. So, the system, which assures maximum protection, should be selected even though it may cost little more.  



In present-day construction wherein some techniques are old and conventional but still practiced successfully and some are modern and designed taking the material and structural behavior into consideration.



There are some compounds, which are used in plastic concrete to make it less permeable to water. These compounds are known as integral waterproofing compounds. They are based on plasticizing and air-entrainment or water repellence principles. These are used as a good waterproofing precaution when other factors such as good mix-design, proper mixing/placing, compacting/curing, etc are taken care of. Similarly, there are some waterproofing techniques for vertical surfaces. These techniques are also used for preserving heritage buildings by stopping/minimizing the aging process of these buildings.

Some of the old and conventional waterproofing systems are as follows:


Brickbat Coba system or lime terracing
Bituminous treatment
Metallic sheet wrapping
Polyurethane-based waterproofing treatment
Epoxy based waterproofing treatment
Box-type waterproofing system

As we do know that a roof is exposed to severe weather conditions throughout the year. If a Roof is not waterproofed properly, it leads to damp patches on the ceiling. In the case of severe cases, water seeps down and results in leakages. That’s why we recommend roof waterproofing for new homeowners. With this solution, no more do you have to face the hassles of water dripping from your roof.  

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