Waterproofing - Nuvoco

What is Waterproofing?

Waterproofing in buildings is the formation of an impervious barrier over surfaces of roofs to prevent water penetrations. It is the most critical activity during the final finishing of the house. Waterproofing in buildings and structures is generally required for roof, bathroom, toilets, balcony, water tanks, swimming pools and any other area which will be exposed to water.

Importance

Flexible waterproofing membranes perfectly protect walls and floors in basements and bathrooms, on balconies and terraces as well as swimming pools against water and humidity. Such protection is the prerequisite for sustainable and durable construction. If waterproofing fails, then it will impact/damage other elements like painting, plastering and R.C.C. members. That’s why, you should never compromise on quality when it comes to waterproofing.

Sub-stages of Waterproofing

Waterproofing is made up of various sub-stages like:

Waterproofing in bathroom and toilets
Waterproofing on terrace

Perfect time to Start

Summer season is the best time for carrying out waterproofing on the terrace and other exterior areas as it provides ample time for drying

Waterproofing for bathroom and toilets can be done at any time of the year

Time required to complete the Substructure:

Approx. 4 days for a 750 sq. ft. home and approx. 5 days for a 1000 sq. ft. home

Waterproofing should ideally be the last activity in any building work

Challenges

The biggest challenge is to eliminate brickbat coba system of waterproofing because it is labour intensive as well as time-consuming.

Solutions by Nuvoco

Nuvoco has various products that can be used for Waterproofing. You can select any product as per your requirement.

Zero M Acrylic Power

Zero M Acrylic Power is usually recommended for roof slabs, balconies and external wall surfaces. It is ideal for all surfaces exposed to the atmosphere

Zero M Latex Expert

Zero M Latex Expert is recommended for slabs of bathroom, toilet & kitchen wash areas. It is also recommended for use in underground water tanks & septic tanks

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