Basic Guide to Rewaterproofing / Repair waterproofing

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Rewaterproofing is a process to refurbish waterproofing by installing a new waterproofing product to a surface that been waterproofed previously. Rewaterproofing is usually done when the surfaces deteriorates over the time or when there is damage to the existing waterproofing. It is a necessary process to prevent water leakages and damages to the building, and protection against leaks and moisture hence increase the building durability. There are various method of rewaterproofing which usually depends on the type of surface and area.

When do you need re-waterproofing?

These are the few indications that your building need to be rewaterproofed :-

  1. Surface have water spots or damp – These are obvious indication that there’s water leakages as it these water penetrates through existing waterproofing system.
  2. Surface cracks or holes – water may penetrate through the building through these cracks or holes, and could get worst if left untreated.
  3. Wear and tear – waterproofing membrane system will be damaged over the time hence need to be replaced usually within 5 – 10 years depending on the quality.

It is advisable from time to time to inspect the surface of waterproofing areas for any signs of replacement to avoid severe problems and damages to the property.

Benefit of rewaterproofing

Rewaterproofing brings various benefit in the long run especially when it comes to protecting the value and durability of the building. Furthermore it will save money in the long run on the costly repairs and energy used.

  1. Preventing water damages – rewaterproofing will able to help prevent water damages to the structure and furnishing.
  2. Improving appearance – Waterproofed area would look better, giving the building a fresh look hence increase the building value.
  3. Energy saving – using the right waterproofing product able to reduces the property head absorption as well, hence reducing energy used to warm or cool the place.

Considerations before doing rewaterproofing

  1. Surface type – different surfaces and areas will require different waterproofing materials and installation techniques.
  2. Surface condition – if there’s any damages on the surface such as cracks and holes, it is advisable to repair the damages first before rewaterproofing.
  3. Waterproofing materials and system – many type of waterproofing available with each of it has its own advantages and disadvantages. A lot of factors need to take into consideration such as warranties, budgets and henceforth.
  4. Climate – depending on where the area location, it can affect the waterproofing material. For example, some perform better in hot weather while some are more suitable in cold weather.

In summary

Rewaterproofing is a type of method  of repairing or replacing existing waterproofing system with a newer waterproofing material. This is due to damages to the current waterproofing system which may be due to deterioration, poor installation or low quality product. Rewaterproofing is a common process as most waterproofing system have an average life span of 5 – 10 years. It is advisable to do rewaterproofing as soon as possible.

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Chemind Industries Malaysia supplies waterproofing products and offering waterproofing services with its authorized applicators to solve all sort of water leakages and specialize in balcony, reinforced concrete, flat roof leakages. Contact us for free quotation and consultation for your projects.

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