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Building Crack? Know The Solutions from Waterproofing Expert in Kolkata

It’s a common misconception that building cracks occur only on old buildings. But, based on structural design fault, improper foundation preparation, soil settlement, earthquake, weak joint, improper load distribution and several other factors, even a new building can develop crack, says a waterproofing contractor in Kolkata.

Sounds too technical, right? Well, here is a brief about the reasons of developing crack on a building and based on that your structural analysist will recommend you the most effective treatment procedure.

Structural Design Fault

We contact a building designer to get a modern looking building as per our requirement. But, there’s a vast science that works behind those beautiful buildings. Any mistake in calculation can lead to crack on building in the near future, if not even worse than that.

Improper Foundation Preparation

Foundation of a building is the most vital part for the longevity and stability of the structure. Depending upon the soil type, geographical factors and height of the building, a builder needs to prepare the foundation properly, says a waterproofing contractor in Kolkata.

Soil Settlement

It’s actually a side-effect of improper foundation preparation, especially in the soft soil areas. In this case, the soil under the foundation get sank few millimetres and the structure gets misbalanced. In most of the cases a crack on the wall is the most primary symptom. However, even more serious and worse cases can happen anytime.


It seems that there’s nothing to describe in this point. However, a properly designed building should withstand an earthquake without any issue. So, if your building has developed any hairline to fatal crack after a tremor, it’s important to get consultancy from a senior waterproofing contractor.

Weak Joints

Joints of a building creates the right bonding of the walls and keep it intact on every situation – whether it is a cyclone or an earthquake. So, make sure the joints of your building are enough strongly developed.

Improper Load Distribution

A building bears heavy weight of bricks, concrete and metals which is beyond our common assumption capacity. So, this huge load needs to be properly distributed to make sure the structure remains stout and gives you enough strength. So, if you have recently extended your building in width or height without proper load distribution plan, or it has a lopsided design, it may develop cracks easily.

So, What’s the Solution?

No, there’s no single-word solution. It needs thorough inspection of your building structure to diagnose the root cause of the crack. Often it can be a reason which is triggered by another reason and so, it becomes even critical to come to a conclusion.

Anyway, as per our senior waterproofing contractor in Kolkata, Mr. Koushik Sarker, one never should hurry or take an armature decision. In such cases always trust on an experienced builder and let them provide you an efficient treatment plan.

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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.


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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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.