4 important tips waterproofing on walls

waterproofing on wall 4 important tips

It’s a very common occurrence where a lot of homeowners been asking this frequently. Many believe that applying the new waterproofing on top the old would enforce the old waterproofing system, such as patching up areas that shows tear and wear. In reality, it is not as simple as wear and tear and there may be other waterproofing failures from the old system that are not visible.

1. Why is it important to waterproof your walls?

When walls are exposed to humidity and water, it can go through the masonry and affect the internal walls. This result in the wall stays wet and damp for a long period, potentially lead to growth of molds , fungus and damaging the wall structure.


During the rainy seasons it will further worsen the problem, leading a high a chance of breeding mold, fungus and bacteria. In long term, this can be a health hazard to you and your family.

2. Which wall area need to be waterproofed?

The most crucial area that need to be waterproof would be the bathroom and toilet areas. This is due to the fact the bathroom area would have the most water ingress in your property most of the time. Any leakages and cracks in these areas could cause very severe damage on your walls.


Additionally, there will be other unaccounted factors such as rain which may penetrate the walls from the outside of your property. For issues like this, it would be safe to waterproof the dampened walls especially when water marks or signs of water penetrations are showing.

3. How to identify the walls that needs waterproofing

Easiest way to detect would be by searching for wet spots and water marks along the walls, especially walls that are facing outdoors and toilets or along with water pipes. Another is identifying with looking at the wall damages such as cracks within the bricks, or small holes and gaps within it.

4. Cleaning up the roof gutters

Clog up gutters in your properties may create more problem than you can imagine. Not only it causes water to spill over the edge of the gutters that leads to the wall, it also holds on to the rainwaters that are unable to flow out. Rain waters that are retain in the gutters may be leads to leakage to areas near it, causing potential damage to the structures. Therefore, it is important to clean up your gutters occasionally especially when you’ve noticed rain water spillage from the side of it.

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