water leakage

Effective Water Leakage Solutions To Stay Dry And Protected

As stated by a renowned author, “Three Things Drive a Man Outdoors: Smoke, A Leaking Roof, and a Scolding Wife”. Water leakage is a menace for residential and commercial structures, especially if it is a major one. It leaves an unimpressive look on the walls, floors, roofs, and other surfaces. Moreover, the blemishes reduce the aesthetic appeal of the interior space.

Water Movement

  • From Below (sub-soil water transfer by capillary action)
  • From Above (external sources, such as snow or rain)
  • From Inside (inadequate water supply, drainage installations, sewerage, improper fittings, etc.)

Causes of Leaks

  1. Structural Causes
  2. Cracks (at column support, bottom of slab, top of slab)
  3. Poor quality of materials and workmanship.
  4. Honeycombing
  5. Use of improper mixing ratios
  6. Ineffective joint seals
  7. Concrete spalling
  8. Non-Structural Causes
  9. Poor workmanship
  10. Defective waterproofing
  11. Extreme Weather Conditions
  12. Substandard Work Practices
  13. Poor Quality of Materials
  14. Improper Detailing
  15. Poor Plumbing
  16. Solid Wastes in WC’s

Identifying Potential Sources of Leaks

  • Puddles of Water Near a Wall
  • Discoloration of Walls
  • Musty Odors
  • Mildew or Mold
  • Yellowish Texture on Interior Surfaces

Effective Water Leakage Solutions

Remedial waterproofing is a safe and cost-effective way to fix a damaged, bedraggled roof. Generally, waterproofing accounts for 2-3% of the building’s total cost. And waterproofing defects can cause 80% damage to the building. Following are some common waterproofing methods:

Water Seepage Treatment

Wall water seepage is treatable; all you need to do is to call up experts from Lakhwa Chemical Services, a renowned name in the waterproofing industry. Let’s discuss the treatment methods:

Seepage Treatment for Interior Walls

Normally, seepage occurs near windows, doors, or ceiling. Cracks tend to appear, which can be fixed with waterproof material and paint. Cavity walls can also be built to prevent water ingress. Opt for high-quality paint after careful researching and consultation with experts; inferior-quality coats can tarnish the image of the surface and allow seepage to reoccur in quick time. To seal cracks, mortar and white cement can be used too.

Seepage Treatment for Exterior Walls

Harsh weather, substandard raw materials, and unhygienic conditions result in water seepage. It can be treated by:

  1. Cement plaster mixed with waterproofing additives (to prevent seepage and dampness in walls).
  2. Water-resistant paints.
  3. Grunting process on waterproof pipes.
  4. Repair cracks immediately.

Reapplying water-resistant plasters is one of the best choices by homeowners or businessmen. This helps to keep the space dry if used with cement or other materials.

How to Prepare & Repair a Wall?

  1. Clean the Area
  2. Dry the Wall
  3. Stop the Leak Source
  4. Locate the Leak
  5. Turn off the Water Supply
  6. Dry & Clean Up the Space
  7. Apply a Sealant
  8. Take Professional Assistance

Tips to Prevent Seepage & Future Leaks

  • Use Exhaust Fans
  • Avoid Indoor Laundry Drying
  • Avoid Wall Painting During the Winter Season
  • Restrict Rainwater from Entering Indoors
  • Keep Houseplants like Areca Palm, Boston Fernsl, and others to reduce moisture levels in the air.
  • Comprehensive Maintenance of Plumbing
  • Appliances and Pipes are Cleaned Properly
  • High-Quality, Water-Resistant Paint and Plasters
  • Proper Ventilation

So, are you ready for a simple waterproofing application on windows, doors, or joints to prevent leakage? Connect with Lakhwa Chemical Services, the best roof waterproofing company in Karachi, Pakistan. Our experts are renowned for their services, especially roof waterproofing and heat proofing. Besides Karachi, they have worked in Lahore, Islamabad, Quetta, Sukkur, Sahiwal, and others.

To book an appointment or get a quote, call, message, or email us today! We’re available 24/7.

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