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Different Joints of Building & Sealing of Pipe penetration point

We have found many water leakages from joints of RCC structures.There are mainly four types of joints in RCC/Concrete structures. 1. Construction Joint 2. Connection Joint 3. Movement Joint (Expansion Joint) 4. Control Joint/Dummy or Contraction joints

CONSTRUCTION JOINTS are designed to split areas of the structure into separate concrete section for work schedule reasons or as structural measures to transfer load. The reinforcement in construction joints is therefore continuous through the joint.

CONNECTION JOINTS Connection joints are flat or indented joints which split the concrete section trough its full depth without a defined joint gap. The reinforcement in connection joints is discontinuous. Joint opening & pressure transmission is possible.

MOVEMENT JOINT (EXPANSION JOINT) Movement or expansion joints split components trough their full thickness with a designed/defined joint gap. The reinforcement in movement joints is discontinuous. Movement joint allow differential movement due to temperature variations and /or load or settlement in one or more direction of the areas, section or structures separated by joints.

CONTROL JOINT (CONTROLLED CRACK INDUCED, DUMMY OR CONTRCATION JOINTS) It is intentionally provided or created joints with specific interval of defined depth & width to create weak zone of concrete to relieve the stress due to temperature & stresses. Which thereby prevents uncontrolled cracking of structure.74People reached2Engagements–Distribution scoreBoost UnavailableLikeCommentShare

There are many types of joints sealing solutions we can provide

1. Hydrophilic (swellable)Gaskets/profiles

2. Polyurethane/Polysulphide sealant

3. Thermoplastic Waterbars.

4. Injection Hose Systems.

5. Adhesive Tape (Flexible Polyolefin /Thermoplastic Polyolefin Tape).

6. Hydrophilic PU Injection.

One of our pipe penetration detailing work at Peerless Hospital by PU foam, Collar with Hybrid silicon coating system

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Floor Tile Issues & Fixes Recommended by Waterproofing Contractor in Kolkata

Whether it is a damp on ceiling, water leakage in bathroom or saltpeter infection in your exterior wall, repairing in the ‘right process’ and ‘on time’ is highly important, says a waterproofing contractor in Kolkata.

Mostly people ignore such issues until it starts spoiling their daily life. But, it’s not only about your day-to-day life — it’s directly related to your biggest asset and safety of your family.

Well, there are serious people who spend enough money repairing their building issues. But, mostly they don’t have enough knowledge on how to save money on repairing or how it can be long lasting. As a result, they end up wasting their hard earned money and making the issue complexer.

So, what’s the solution? Here are some tips from our senior waterproofing contractor in Kolkata, Mr.Kaushik Sarker.

Broken Floor Tile

Tiles are weaker compared to marble stone and thus falling of some item on the floor or heavy weight may break the tile. Mostly it affects the adjuscent tiles also with hairline fracture which is mostly invisible on human eye, but is enough to seep water down the foundation.

In such cases, replacing the damaged tile or trying the seal the gaps using any sealant will just make your floor look ugly and let germs grow. It will also cause damping issue in the long run and will detach other tiles from the adhesive used underneath.

So, it’s always suggested to go for hiring professional and let them cut out the damaged tiles and install new ones perfectly. Make sure to choose right quality of adhesive and paste the tiles finely matching with the other tiles.

Darkened Grout

Grout is the mortar used in between tiles to seal the gap. It is a category of cement which acquires dirt and gets darkened over time. It is unhygienic and also spoils the beauty of the floor.

How to get back the original colour? First of all, you can try cleaning the grout using some herbal acid and a fibre brush. Rub the grout repeatedly and wash off using cold water. If it is a too old installation, might be this system doesn’t work. So, on that case, you have to peal off the mortar and have to re-apply it in the gaps.

Chips on Tiles

Probably a heavy item dropped on your tile and it got chipped. Though it’s not vulnerable for the health of your home, it can look ugle and mostly in case of colourful tiles, it will attract visitor’s attention.

What to do? Well, you can take out your makeup box and use any high quality nailpolish of similar colour. It’ll give you the almost same gloss and colour mostly and will recover the issue. However, it’s not a long term solution and you might have to repaint it in every fortnight (in case of high traffic areas) or litlle longer.

Conclusion

As per one of our waterproofing contractors in Kolkata, it’s always best to go for good quality marble stones instead of tiles, if you have little higher budget. It’s long lasting, cool and elegant. However, the negative side of stone is maintenance. If you have further query on that, read our other blogs.

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Better Home Space Management — Tips by Waterproofing Contractor in Kolkata

Any builder will tell you about carpet area when you are interested to purchase a new building; and that’s the parameter that buyers also pay most attention to when buying a house, says a waterproofing contractor in Kolkata.

But, does that tell you perfectly about how much space you are going to get? Mathematically, there is no conflict. But, come to real experience, you’ll find that almost 30% or even more of the carpet area on an average remains unusable just because of a wrong design.

What is called ‘unusable area’?

The name itself says the definition. However, you have to go deeper to understand the actual meaning. When a builder designs a home, he thinks about a particular type of homeowner and creates the design accordingly. But, not necessarily it will fit with your particular requirements.

Say your builder created a wide balcony to spend time looking at your garden. But, if both you and your spouse are a businessperson, probably you won’t be able to enjoy this ‘luxury’, isn’t it? Similarly, a place in your entrance designed to park your bycicle may remain unusable just because you own a car and not a bycicle. But, you paid for that space as well, right?

What’s the solution?

If you are developing a new building for your own, you are in a safe position to rectify the issue, says our waterproofing contractor in Kolkata, Mr.Kaushik Sarker. You can consider the following factors while creating your floor plan:

  • Number of members in your home
  • Furniture and fixture you are going to install
  • Your luxury preference (more spacious means more luxurious)
  • Your decoration planning (indoor garden, wall-paint, flower vase etc.)
  • Your total carpet area

Have you already purchased a ready building? Then probably you cannot apply these methods directly. As per our waterproofing contractor in Kolkata, it’s best for you to go for other techniques to ensure right space management.

Here are few of them that you can consider:

Plan Alternate Use of Space

Maybe some space in your home were designed for a specific purpose that you no longer need. So, is it possible to use the space for any other purpose? Think on the matter and you can find some great idea out of the blue.

Plan for Modifying Your Furniture

Often changing the shape and size of furniture creates new space and makes some space more usable. So, consult with some experienced carpenter or handyman and they may help you. Also, you can plan for reselling your old furniture and purchase smart furnitures that take less space and offer more features.

Restructuring Your House

Changing the house structure is one of the most effective ways to make use of all your carpet area. It is obviously the most expensive ways among the others – but the result also is highly satisfying. So, it’s up to you, what you’ll choose.

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Expert’s Tips on How to Increase Sales Price of Your House

Have planed to sell your house? Don’t make a bad deal in hurry. You deserve best price for your asset – ‘bad-time’ can’t be an excuse.

Just like a buyer puts best effort to finalize the deal at lowest price, you have to invest time, money and effort strategically to multiply your profit. And the good news is, there are pocket-friendly ways that work. You just have to act as our waterproofing contractors in Kolkata say.

Go for a Thorough Building Assessment

Until you know, what is the current condition of your building, you can’t get any estimation of what fixes you need do. While, being the building owner you may point out some issues instantly, for a complete insight, you need to contact a structural analysis engineer in Kolkata. Otherwise, if your buyer finds those, you have to compromise in the final sales price.

damp proofing contractors in kolkataDo a Deep Cleaning

Of course you clean your house; but, with time floors and walls develop some patches and marks. You can’t clean them using detergent and other domestic cleaning agents or methods. You must need to hire a professional for the same and ask them to clean both the exterior and interior of the building. It’ll give your house a fresh and lively look and obviously impact positively on your building price.

Plan for a Remodeling

It may sound little costly for you. But, when you can get double price by investing a minor amount, why you shouldn’t? We don’t say you to go for a thorough restructuring of your house. But, planning to install tiles in the kitchen and bathroom, working on space management, improving security, fixing damp issues and damp marks and so on can add high value to your house.

Improve The Exterior Look

Every person has their own fascination when it comes to look of the interior. But, for exterior, a clean appearance and good protection is mostly enough. So, leave the interior part for the buyer and invest some money on exterior painting, says a waterproofing contractor in Kolkata. It will instantly boost the price of the building by creating a solid ‘first impression’.

Fix Leakage Issues

Think as a buyer! You visited a house for buying it, and found water dripping out from taps and pipe joints. How would you evaluate the condition of the structure? So, contact any damp proofing expert in Kolkata and let them fix the issue. It won’t directly give you any benefit; but if you ignore this, definitely you’ll have to get mentally ready for a bargaining on your building price.

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Pocket-Friendly Ways to Give Your Old House a Fresh Look & Strength

Painting your home isn’t the right solution! It just covers the issues for some time and within few months they comes back again. So, it is nothing but wastage of your money, and making your home even weaker, says our senior structural engineer in Kolkata.

You must know that beauty of a home comes from its overall health. If the house has issues in its structure, you can make it attractive by covering them with another coat of paint. You need to treat the root causes first.

Most of the homeowners avoid this step just as they think it is a costly process, says our waterproofing contractors in Kolkata. Well, it’s true that both building construction materials and service charges have become costly in the last few years. But, it’s never costlier than your asset, isn’t it?

So, let’s know about some budget-friendly ways suggested by our structural engineer in Kolkata to fix your building issues and give it a fresh new look.

Repair Cracks & Damages

First thing that you must need to do is to work on the cracks and other structural damages. They are highly dangerous for your building’s safety issues. So, you need to work on that. You can go for a low cost structural assessment by experts to know the severity as well as the most affordable way to resolve the issue.

Go for Waterproofing Services

If your house has any leakage or damp issues, you must repair them on urgent basis. As per our structural engineer in Kolkata, it can rapidly damage your building and can cause further issues like concrete cancer, saltpeter infection, termite infestation and so on.

Plan a Brief Remodelling of Building Structure

If you have some budget, it’ll be a wise decision to go for small changes in your building’s design like extending your bathroom or kitchen, restructuring your living-room or bedroom, re-planning your drainage, lifting the floor height, adding a new room on the land adjacent to your building and so on. These scientific changes will make your old house more comfortable and spacious, says our waterproofing expert.

Install Tiles on Floor and Walls

It’s a common misconception that wall tilling is important only in bathroom. It not only protects your floor and wall from water damage, but also provides extra strength, improves fire resistance in your home and reduces your expenses on paint. With revolution in the ceramic and other tiles, you have wide option to choose from as per your budget and all are highly durable.

Paint The Interior and Exterior

Yes, now proceed to interior and exterior painting part. Make sure to create a good design as per structure of your building and choose your paint from reputed brands. Also, remember that exterior and interior paints have different formula and thus it’s highly recommended not to use interior paint on your exterior wall or vice versa.

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5 Investments That Might be Damaging Your Building Structure

It’s shocking; but it’s often true! People love and care for their home and invest lots of money to keep it strong and beautiful. But, as per our structural engineer in Kolkata, often they do silly mistakes unknowingly which eventually damage their building badly.

It’s true that a house is the biggest investments in a person’s life and they want to keep it fine for years. Yes, it assures a cosy and free shelter for their future generation in their absence and even in the worst case, it can provide them a big financial support – only if you keep it in healthy condition.

But, how do they damage such a strong asset? What kind of mistakes they do? Here is a quick guidance.

Installing Solar Panel & DTH

Both solar system and DTH are important investments for your home. But, they need to be installed on the roof through drilling. As said by our structural engineer, mostly the person who installs these don’t care about your building structure and focus more on the appliance. Water keeps getting into your building’s core areas through these holes and makes those parts weaker various way.

Setting Up Plumbing System

Yup, one of the most important investments that you do after developing your home. Indian home owners, mostly hire plumbers once their home development is completed and so the plumbers has to make hole through your walls to create the connection. Unfortunately, these professionals can’t seal the gaps as efficiently as home developers. So, your home becomes vulnerable to rodents, termites and other types of concrete issues due to getting the top layer of your structure opened, says a damp proofing expert at Procon Technical Services.

Installing New Bathroom Fixture

Whether it’s a new geyser, shower or any other bathroom fixture, you need to do it with top finishing. Otherwise, moist of your bathroom will get soaked through these scars of your bathroom’s wall. It can cause saltpeter infection in your bathroom wall and can spread to the nearby room walls very rapidly. So, make sure you have waterproofed your walls properly after such new installations.

Hanging a Wall Paint

So, you have just purchased a new oil-paint for your drawing room to hide the blisters on your wall paint, right? But, do you know that blisters on wall are signs of damaged paint or damping. You must hire professional damp proofing services in Kolkata to fix the damping issue or have to go for a fresh coat of paint if it’s not a damping issue. Well, you of course can hang the wall paint and compliment your house interior.

Acid Cleaning

Cleaning your bathroom is one of the common habits of Indian home owners. These hygiene conscious people get a fresh feeling by cleaning their bathroom using strong acids. But, do you know that most of your bathroom materials react badly with acid? Yes, in long run, it damages the bathroom floor and other fixtures and you may face issues like leakage — especially in the corner areas where traces of acids remains even after flushing with water. So, as per a structural engineer in Kolkata, it’s best to use some mild herbal acid or use some detergent powder. It may make your task little tougher; but after-all it’s good for your home’s health.

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