The Benefits of Waterproofing Your Bathroom

One of the most crucial elements of a home remodelling project is waterproofing your bathroom. That is because waterproofing not only shields buildings from harm but also eliminates potential health risks.

Why Should you Waterproof your Bathroom?

A poorly constructed or unwaterproofed bathroom might be a nightmare for you. In this instance, humidity, in addition to water, can damage the building elements in your bathroom. Water can seep into the crevices below these surfaces and do more than merely loosen them. As a result, it may spread and impact other areas of your house. 

Below are several justifications for waterproofing your bathroom:

Avoid Causing Structural Damage

Water leaking not only ruins the materials in your bathroom but also has an impact on the rest of your house. Water is a very mobile substance; hence this happens. Through the pores of materials, they may move as moisture or vapour and end up in a different area of your house. 

Despite being invisible, the moisture will begin to dampen and destroy wood, brick, plaster, and plywood. This weakens their structural integrity, which compromises them. As a result, your home’s surfaces gradually develop cracks, gaps, and holes that let leak into its interior spaces. Your ceiling or wall may begin to collapse and fall down in its more advanced version.

Maintain your Home’s Value

As was already said, water leaks can seriously harm your house. Your home’s worth will thereafter decline exponentially as a result. The value of your home will decrease the longer you put off fixing the leaks. If your home does truly have leaks, you can anticipate a substantially lower demand for the number of offers on the market.

Safeguard your Bathroom’s Materials

You may frequently notice the following things in your bathroom if you reside in an older home:

  • Flakes of paint are falling from your ceiling.
  • Drop marks appear on the grout between the tiles on your walls and floors.
  • Tiles that may be removed simply from the floor.

Why did this happen? The cause of all three of these issues is water getting past the bathroom’s surfaces. Water that permeates the surfaces leaves behind a moist and humid atmosphere. The absence of sunlight and other factors combine to provide the ideal conditions for mould growth.

Mould eventually destroys things like paint, tile adhesives, and grout. The loosening of these materials is the outcome that has been seen. The safety of your bathroom is jeopardized as a result of the increasing amount of damage to these materials over time.

Avoid Dangers and Indirect Damage to your Home’s Visible Places.

When leaks enter the visible areas of your home, several hazards also appear. First of all, water can harm your home’s furnishings or furniture. This is why it’s crucial that you move or cover all of the goods with a waterproof tarp. At the same time, in order to stop further dispersion, we advise you to collect any leaking water using pails.

Second, be cautious around any electrical equipment or circuits in the area. Water is a superior electrical conductor. It enables a short circuit to happen when in contact with the circuit. Your circuit breaker will trip to save the circuit in the best-case situation. An electrical fire could start, though, which is a serious threat. Your family members run the risk of getting shocked if they come in contact with the water at the same time.

How your Bathroom’s Waterproofing is Carried Out

When waterproofing your bathroom, Alpha Builders contractors use a number of measures.

They will first examine the seams between the walls of your bathroom as well as between the walls and floors. At these joints, in particular, there shouldn’t be any loose debris or sharp edges. This is due to the fact that rough edges will later inhibit the correct application of waterproofing materials. At certain joints, a polyester reinforcing mat must also be installed.

How to Apply the Waterproofing Membrane

Your bathroom receives the first coat of liquid or sheet waterproofing membrane. After that, it is allowed to cure and settle for a few hours before a second coat is applied. The process then repeats as the contractor may choose to apply additional coats. However, before applying the subsequent layer in a different direction from the previous, each layer is properly cured into the walls.

It takes many days for the waterproofing membrane layers to harden after they have all been put. As a result, you won’t be able to use the restroom for three to five days. The bathroom’s floor and walls are then covered with tiles. Grout is used to filling in the spaces between the tiles, creating the first line of defence in your bathroom.

Finally, your contractor runs a test to determine whether your bathroom is waterproof. In order to do this, you must first flood your bathroom and then keep an eye out for any drop in water level after the drainage has been plugged in. A thorough analysis and redesign of the waterproofing system will be required if the water level significantly drops.

Alpha Builders Offers Tailored Services for your Waterproofing Needs

Alpha Builders is a waterproofing business in Singapore. As one of the top waterproofing contractor companies, we use the best materials available to ensure long-lasting results. Trust us to assess, choose, and execute the finest waterproofing methods for your residential building’s needs. Please inquire right immediately about our services.

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