Blog · Importance of bathroom waterproofing for your residential or commercial Building

When it comes to waterproofing the bathroom area, it is only hotels and upcoming residential buildings which give a thought about waterproofing the bathroom.

The Bathroom is the most neglected parts in terms of  maintenance. If you are planning to install a tile shower, or a shower cubicle, one of the first steps is to consider bathroom waterproofing. It is very important to waterproof your shower as your sealers, and grout are neither waterproof neither are they made from waterproofing agents.

Before you waterproof your bathroom shower, you need to be clear about why you should choose these. Due to various practical reasons, standing water remains trapped below the tile level in the shower pan. It is expected that the grout and floor tile of your shower will get dry within 24 hours. But if the shower or bathroom is not constructed properly, water will never dry. As a consequence, the shower floor tile will remain wet unless you take certain actions. This is why the bathroom waterproofing is absolutely necessary. The floor and the walls need to be completely waterproofed.

When moisture is trapped in an area with low sunlight, it prepares the breeding zone for mold. It has to the potential to cause serious health risks to you and also your dear ones. Again, moisture attracts insects like carpenter ants and termites that can cause a huge amount of damage to your home. Such miserable situation of your life could be smartly avoided by investing on shower waterproofing system.

In recent years, many new shower waterproofing methods have been introduced and most of them are effective and reliable. Some come with a drain solution while the others use roll-on products. For both the cases, you can take assistance from the qualified waterproofing professionals. When such solution is installed properly, it creates a moisture-proof and waterproof cover from the shower head to the mouth of the drain.

 

 

 

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Bathroom should be waterproofore laying tiles

Bathroom should be waterproof before laying tiles

 

Bathroom should be waterproofed

Bathroom should be waterproofed

 

Multiple benefits of bathroom waterproofing:

Having a leaking bathroom or shower could be sad and unpleasant thing for every homeowner. It can spoil the charming look of your bathroom. In addition, it can damage the finishes on the ceiling lying below( if any). A leaking shower may generate a number of issues just like the leaking basement.

With the advancement of technology, you can get numerous solutions for your leaking shower. But there are some relevant reasons for selecting the waterproofing service for your home. This will ensure that your shower remains at its best for several years. You can also enjoy your shower to relax wholeheartedly. Here is a quick list of some enefits of waterproofing your bathroom:

  • Prevent leakage:

    A leakage shower will make you uncomfortable whenever you set your foot on the floor of your bathroom. However, this leakage can be prevented forever if you can waterproof your shower.

  • Long term solution:

    Once you waterproof your shower, you do not have to face similar problems again. You can be free from leakage related problems. However, you have to avail professional service to get proper solution.

  • Repair work:

    During the process of waterproofing, the experts often repair or replace the foundation of shower if needed. Additionally, they will also repair the cracks and holes. This will increase the resale value of your home.

  • Aesthetic purpose:

    The waterproofing system will make your bathroom look more gorgeous as it will remove unpleasant effects of a leakage shower such as buildup of mold and mildew.

 

Materials Used to Waterproof the Bathroom

Most of the bathrooms usually have an already built concrete slab. So the waterproofing applications are limited to surface applications (i.e either capillary solutions or cementitious membranes).

Because most of the walls are made of masonry, we usually advocate for cementitious membranes (masterseal 599).

MasterSeal 599 part 1 is a blend of Portland cements, selected silica, micro-fibres and modifying agents. When mixed to a slurry consistency with the acrylic polymer emulsion MasterSeal 599 part 2, it can be easily applied by brush or spray equipment. It cures to give an elastomeric flexible membrane.

Walls should be waterproofed at least 105m from the floor

Walls should be waterproofed at least 1.5m from the floor