A guide to waterproofing – how to protect your home in high humidity conditions

In conditions of high humidity, damage occurs to different parts of the building. Leakage of ground water in the foundation threatens the stability of the building, walls soaked with rainwater, resulting dampness and fungus harm human health, in addition to financial damage. In this blog post, we’ll look at three important parts of your home that are especially vulnerable to high humidity. We will offer you ways of waterproofing, which will prevent water leakage, dampness and fungus formation.

Wet foundation – solid foundation under threat

The foundation is the main part on which the whole structure of the house is built. High humidity, rain and ground water destroys the foundation untreated with waterproofing materials, cracks appear, the plastered surface begins to disintegrate, which can lead to corrosion of the reinforcement, and ultimately the structural strength of your home is at risk.

Waterproofing for the foundation

To avoid the harmful effects of moisture, we recommend that you keep a spare from the beginning and use a mixing waterproofing material during concrete work. This will ensure the stability of the concrete after drying, will protect against the formation of cracks and water leakage. If you skip this stage, then you can waterproof the foundation with applied waterproofing materials. Remember that for a perfect result, all the rules of waterproofing must be strictly followed. Therefore, carefully read all the information on the packaging of waterproofing materials.

Offered materials: Kalmatron-D, Kalmatron-E, Kalmatron-N

Walls that cannot dry out

You have probably seen the walls protected by tin sheets in the western regions of Georgia. The reason is high humidity – the rain-soaked walls cannot dry out and dampness, moss, and fungus appear. This is very harmful to health, and the structural integrity of the house is also at risk.

Waterproofing for walls

Waterproofing can be done both on external walls and in the interior. It is best to anticipate hazards and mix waterproofing admixture into the sand/cement solution or plaster when plastering. However, it is also possible to treat a damp wall. The damaged part should be completely removed from the wall, and then treated with waterproofing materials. As a result, you are guaranteed a healthy living environment.

Offered materials: Kalmatron-D, Kalmatron-E, Kalmatron-N

Window sills – exposed gutters

Window sills may seem insignificant, but if water finds its way around window sills, dampness and interior damage are inevitable. Gutters untreated with waterproofing materials are damaged, expand and carry more water.

Waterproofing for window sills

To prevent water leakage, the grooves around the window sills should be filled with waterproofing material. This creates a reliable barrier and protects you from the formation of moisture. At the same time, the filled grooves ensure maintaining the temperature in the interior.

Offered materials: Kalmatron-N

Proper selection and use of waterproofing materials will prevent water leakage, inflow, and moisture formation. Your health will not be at risk, and you will also avoid financial costs caused by damage to the repair. Prevention and implementation of waterproofing works from the beginning is the best solution, but it is never too late, because waterproofing materials produced with modern technologies will solve the problem even after damage and create a dry and comfortable environment for you. Remember, a well-protected house is a solid house.