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All About Building Waterproofing – Things You Must Know

Four out of ten homeowners complaint about waterproofing issue in their home. And the ratio is really very alarming because seeping of water can literally damage the core strength of a building, says our roof waterproofing expert in Kolkata Mr. Koushik Sarker.

So, when you call it a waterproofing issue?

Slight damping of a wall after a long rain is often okay. But, it should be cleared within a couple of days. Actually, concrete walls soak a very little amount of water and that may look like damp on the exterior part. However, this moist mostly can go for half to an inch deeper on the wall. If it’s even deeper, you should contact waterproofing experts in Kolkata.

However, water never should seep through your roof or floor or it may be dangerous for your roof or foundation. Never ever take them lightly.

When should you waterproof your home?

As per experts, it’s highly necessary to take measures to prevent water seepage during development of a building. Whether it is your building’s roof, wall, joints or floor, take right waterproofing method to keep it protected from water. Any leakage can be highly dangerous in long term.

What if I have missed this step?

Reputed builders never skip this step. However, if you choose any cheaper contractor or you hurry too much, they may jump the step and you’ll discover this after few years when it’s actually too late. However, you know that your house hasn’t been waterproofed, you can consult with our waterproofing expert in Kolkata for a budget friendly yet efficient solution.

What to do if water is seeping through my structure?

First of all, don’t try any DIY method – they just waste your valuable time and makes the process complexer. Instead contact any expert as soon as you discover the issue. Otherwise, you’ll have to bear the cost of damage along with waterproofing cost. They will measure the severity of the issue and provide you quotation as per that.

What steps should I take to avoid waterproofing issue?

First thing you need to do is to ensure proper sealing of every joint and apply waterproofing material on every part that may come in direct contact to water. Secondly, make reliable process to drain out water quickly from these places like roof, foundation area and so on. And thirdly inspect your home time to time to identify any issue on the earliest stage.

Which parts of building should be specially taken care of?

While every part is important, you should start it from roof, and then exterior wall and then floor of your bathroom, kitchen and rooms. Mostly, these steps vary widely depending upon the overall atmosphere of your area as well as other factors like age of your home, floor, soil quality and so on.

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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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