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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.

Earthquake

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.

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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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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