If the cracks are small and there is no problem with the structure, use a flexible crack filling compound, Dr. Fixit Crack X for filling the cracks.
This is a ready to use water based acrylic crack filler that seals the crack up to 5 mm.
If the cracks are more than 5 mm, use nonshrink crack filler Dr. Fixit Crack X Shrinkfree.
Painting is possible after 24 hours. Unlike cement that permits seepage, Dr. Fixit Crack X is waterproof and is ideal for small cracks.
Plastered surfaces develop cracks due to deterioration arising out of bad construction practices, inadequate curing, aggressive climatic conditions, etc. You need a mortar, which is dense, cohesive and has waterproofing properties.
To get good bonding between new & old plaster surface, use Dr. Fixit Pidicrete MPB, an acrylic bonding agent.
While making plaster, add Dr. Fixit Pidiproof LW+ to impart waterproofing to the plaster. It also reduces the rebounding loss which results in saving time and material.
Exterior paints available in the markets provide decoration only and has only 50 - 60 microns of thickness, which is not enough to withstand the rain water pressure. So, the paint film ruptures easily and rainwater seeps inside the wall.You need an elastomeric waterproof coating, Dr. Fixit Raincoat which builds 110 - 120 micron thick film which resists rain water. It is a UV resistant coating and does not attract dirt. Its high sheen makes it look new for years to come. The coating is available in 700+ attractive shades to add beauty to building exteriors.
Persistent dampness inside the house promotes the bacterial & fungal growth posing threat to the health of the residents. It can lead to respiratory disorders like asthama and frequent cold and cough. Damp walls can also generate a foul stench which makes living impossible in the house.
The chajja and balcony are one of the most prominent areas from where rainwater seeps inside the house ruining the interior décor.
The chajja and balcony are to be repaired with a polymer modified mortar made with Dr. Fixit Pidicrete URP.
To prevent water seepage issues from cracks as thin as hairline, you have a better option of Dr. Fixit external wall waterproofing solution. Dr. Fixit CrackX is a flexible solution that helps you fill thinner gaps. A water-based acrylic solution- CrackX can fill all the gaps up to the width of 5 mm. If you have broad gaps, you have an option of Dr. Fixit CrackX Shrinkfree. It needs 24 hours to dry it completely after which you can paint your external walls. For best results, apply Dr. Fixit Primeseal and Dr. Fixit Raincoat as top coat once the crack filling is done.
External walls of your home are one of the most exposed surfaces to the extreme weather conditions. Even small cracks in the plaster result in water leakage. To prevent this action of seepage, you need a superior waterproofing material in order to stop water ingression from the external surface of your home. Using Dr. Fixit’s external wall waterproofing services in India, you can keep your internal décor unharmed.
The balcony is the portion which stores some amount of rainwater and the improper slope of the Chajja becomes the reason for water seepage issues, ruining the home décor. You can use a polymer-based mortar- Dr. Fixit Pidicrete URP to avoid such consequences and a coating layer of Dr. Fixit New Coat Ezee.
Dampness on the walls not only disturbs the home décor but also affects the human body over a prolonged period. The dampness leads to fungus and bacteria growth, resulting in respiratory illnesses such as Asthma and cough. The stink not even lets you live in your own house over the period. This is why you need to take care of external as well as internal wall waterproofing.