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Renovation

Waterproofing – An Important First Step In The Home Decoration And Renovation Process

Construction materials, cement for instance, are not made the way they used to be, due to scarcity of certain raw materials.

Construction materials, cement for instance, are not made the way they used to be, due to scarcity of certain raw materials. A direct result of this is that leakage and seepage are quite common these days. This means that your beautiful wallpaper and paint jobs can get ruined. But what’s worse than this cosmetic damage is that structural damage can happen. And no home owner wants to deal with that!

No matter where you live – in an apartment, a single or multi-level home, water can cause extensive damage to your interiors, especially areas that are exposed to water such as the kitchen and bathrooms.

How water can damage your interiors
If you choose not to waterproof, there is a possibility that you will have to undertake extensive reactive work and renovations every few years. Besides structural damage, these are the possible ways your home can get damaged.

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Damp-proofing your walls is a wise thing to do in India. Rainwater or water from internal pipe leaks can seep into your walls and show up as damp spots.

Condensation
Though condensation begins much earlier, it becomes visible only when mold starts appearing on walls. While it has a distinct dank smell, if left untreated it can quickly damage the paint and the plaster leaving you with ugly, blotchy walls and peeling paint.

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Mould
The couple of months of monsoon rains in India mean that there is an excess of moisture inside homes and buildings. While this happens mostly in wet, damp areas like bathrooms, it can also happen in other parts of the home. Mould is accompanied with a musty, dank smell. Besides mould is bad for one’s health, and can cause allergies. Waterproofing the interiors can help you keep your home free of mold.

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Since water particularly seeps in through the walls in modern houses, appropriate damp proofing methods can help curb the issue to a great extent by fighting the attack.

Since modern houses and buildings are quite prone to water seepage and related problems, water-proofing your home before you begin work on the interiors is the wisest home-related decision for you, even though it is quite low on your home improvement priority. But really, you will be saving yourself a tremendous amount of money, as well as gifting yourself a great deal of peace of mind! 

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