Water Tanks Waterproofing FAQs
When you are building a house, it is very important to undertake the necessary steps to prevent water leakages and seepage. Dr. Fixit is India’s leading brand in waterproofing and offers a wide variety of products and solutions to meet all your waterproofing needs from foundation to roof.
Dr. Fixit protects your home from persistent problems like dampness, peeling paint, flaking etc. The innovative and holistic waterproofing solution hence guarantees leak free homes!
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Water tanks are meant to safely store water without any leakages. But here it’s not just the question of leakages. The primary problem is avoiding the growth of fungus. You’d wonder how the fungus is formed? At times, seepage and leakage from overhead and underground tanks spoil the décor. This, in turn, helps the growth of algae and fungus, which leads to weakening of the structure. For this reason, such areas should be made waterproof as well as safe for potable water. For this, you have to employ the right water tank waterproofing method using the right products—Dr Fixit Pidicrete URP & Dr Fixit Fastflex. Before using these water tank waterproofing products, make sure you keep the following things in mind:
- Surface to be treated should be clean and free from dirt, oil and other loose material
- Concrete or masonry surfaces should be fully cured before application
- All surface cracks, undulations and voids must be repaired appropriately before application
- Correctly grout all construction joints using polymer modified mortar using Dr Fixit Pidicrete URP
- Surface to be treated with Dr Fixit Fastflex must be in a saturated surface dry condition before application
To waterproof the water tank from inside, we recommend using Dr Fixit Pidifin 2K, an acrylic cementitious waterproof coating. For other water tank waterproofing, we suggest Dr Fixit Dampguard. The two-component epoxy waterproof coating can help protect the tank from forming algae and fungus or any additional bacterial growth.
Usually, the biggest concern with such water tanks waterproofing products is if they will affect the taste of the water as no one wants to mess with drinking water. Worry not. These products contain constituents that are entirely safe to use with drinking water. The products have been approved by CFTRI, Mysore for its potability and safety. Hence, Dr Fixit Pidifin 2K surely does work as effective water tanks waterproofing solution for new homes.