Do you know?
That the summer is the only and last moment to fix all odds that occurred during the last monsoon such as Leakage from the terrace, choking of the rainwater pipe and malfunctioning of the rainwater harvesting system etc.
Here in this article, we will discuss all the Leakage from the terrace, Waterproofing of Terrace or waterproofing of roof in India.
With the study of the data of above 13,20,000 site inspections (sites of home, commercial premises, society buildings, warehouses, etc) and 1,29,000 clients project the following fundamental of the waterproofing are well understood and can be presented as:
Poor workmanship & non-compliance of the application procedures are the most common reason for Waterproofing failure.
Whereas the other 36% happens because of the selection of the products which are likely incorrect and poor identification of the leakage source.
To overcome the most common errors of the Waterproofing at Terraces, Raja & Raja® (Experts in Waterproofing solutions) bring you the step by step guide to do the waterproofing at existing Terrace using chemical treatment.
- Surface preparation:
The surface preparation is the key to any of the treatment process, as it shall create a strong foundation for any waterproofing systems to last longer than life expectancy.
The surface preparation needs to be in the following ways:
- Cleaning / Washing:
Clearing with a brush or washing with pressure washer shall remove all the impurities like oil or grease, loosely adhered particles and weaken or decomposed algae/fungus which might have accumulated on the surface because of weathering.
Caution: Upon cleaning with flowing water or pressure wash, adequate drying of the substrate is mandatory. If the surface remains wet, the adhesion of primer may not remain the same.
- Repair or Strengthening of Weaken substrate:
The loosen concrete or plaster to be removed and re-plastered or re-concreting is required.
Once done, the same needs curing for a sufficient period.
Remember: General curing period what we recommend is of at least 3 days.
If the surface is tiled or is with china mosaic chip then the hollow tiling part has to be treated first.
Moving forward this surfaces to be cleaned to remove any dirt or foreign particle left. The surface needs a strong investigation for any presence of the crack.
Read more about Cracks & Types of cracks
- Cleaning / Washing:
- Sealing the Outlets & projections:
Every flat roof shall have an outlet for the rainwater or overflow water to drain down off the roof.
Likewise, there’s plumbing projection with air-release & sewage projection with gas-release for any roof.
A few of the roofs also have the columns/pillar for the overhead water tank or a platform for the lift room access. The joints between the surface & floor require to be sealed. Ensure that there’s no void or opening for water to enter through it.
- Apply Primer:
The primer act as the bonding agent between the coating and the surface which ensures the better adhesion along with an increase in the coating’s durability and also helps with additional protection to the surface.
- Apply Base Coat:
Application of Base Coat is the primary, important & critical part of any coating. Base Coat straightly affects the performance & functionality of the coating system.
Waterproofing Base Coat creates a foundation for the coating to absorb the movement shocks which may be caused either by the surface or because of any external movement.
This kind of step also includes creating a coving (गोलाई in Hindi) at the junction of walls & floor.
- Apply Reinforcement:
Adding a reinforcement in the system not only adds the life to the coating system but also extends the performance level of the coating. It also helps to overcome crack bridging without coating failure.
- Apply Intermediate Coat:
Intermediate coats have different purposes like insulation, isolation of the system or even adding the additional protection level to the coating system.
- Apply Topcoat:
As the name suggests, it’s a top-level of the system. It comes with the many properties like Anti Abrasive, UV stable, Anti Static, Solar Reflective & Emitive and aesthetically pleasant.
All of the above-mentioned properties are not the part of the standard topcoat available at the Waterproofing market in India but it’s not difficult to find one!
Like!! I blog frequently and I really thank you for your content. The article has truly peaked my interest.
I’m extremely pleased to discover this website. I wanted to thank you for ones time just for this fantastic read!! I absolutely enjoyed every part of it and i also have you bookmarked to see new stuff in your site.
Definitely, what a great blog and revealing posts, I definitely will bookmark your site. Best Regards!
I got what you intend,bookmarked, very decent website.
Some really great info, I’m just saying your website is AWSOME! Thank you so much!
[…] Waterproofing terrace area is an effective way to avoid the issue of leakage. […]
Hi send details of your products & services
Muchas gracias. ?Como puedo iniciar sesion?
Need to water proof terraces of 5 buildings, including Parapet wall and chajja’s total area 13500 sqft, in Malad West Mumbai 400064
13500 sqft of terrace waterproofing in Malad west, Mumbai 400064
[…] Also read: Step by Step Waterproofing of existing terrace roof […]
I want to do water proofing on my terrace in apartment
I have an existing terrace in Behala sakherbazar . Kolkata .with tiles which I want to do waterproofing. What is approx cost per sq feet for removing tiles, doing waterproofing , making proper slope for drainage and then making surface finished. Mobile 9432015478
Wish to get my roof done with waterproofing materials
I have laid white cement concrete terrace tiles with white surface for reduction of solar heat conduction from the flat terrace. Tile size is 12’X 12″. Thickness = 16 mm. Grouting space between tiles on all sides is 5 mm. Standard grouting material used for joining the tiles.
The terrace area is about 1000 Sq ft, excluding a metal roof shed in between.
The grouting has developed hairline cracks, after some time. Rain water leaks down to the concrete roof slab and flows down along the exterior walls and cable ducts during rainy season.
The hairline cracks need to be filled in order to arrest the rainwater seepage from the terrace.
The light reflectivity is to be maintained at high level to ensure the cool roof effect.
I request a suitable solution for the same.
Thirumalai Nagar, Perungudi-PO, Chennai- 600096.
Thanks for sharing this amazing information on Waterproofing for existing Terrace roof it’s so helpful me. keep sharing.
Wind damage gets worse, if poorly installed flashing could cause blow-offs and tenting as seams can open up, allowing wind to blow underneath the shingles.
We leave in a small apartment consists of 1& flats. Planning to do waterproofing. Can you provide quote.
What the cost per square feet?
Since inception, persuading to deliver excellence through world-class technologies & practically experienced knowledge.
Please provide any article on terrace garden water proofing.
It was very useful thanks for the great article.
For open terrace water proofing, Which is best practice, whether waterproofing before plastering concrete for slops or after plastering for slops?
[…] Get the best waterproofing for terrace by Raja & Raja Waterproofing. In this article, we will examine all the leakage from the terrace, Waterproofing of the terrace, or waterproofing of the rooftop in India. A very much-arranged patio waterproofing will save you a great deal of time and cash, typically lost in fixes and support. Reach us to know more. […]
This site definitely has all of the information I needed about this subject
[…] If you are looking for a waterproofing solutiont then Raja & Raja is one of the best waterproofing for terrace leakage issues. So, without wasting time, get the expert team from Raja & Raja. […]
[…] Raja & Raja is a brand that offers building terrace waterproofing solutions, which involves applying a specialized coating or membrane to protect the terrace from water damage and leaks, ensuring durability and longevity of the structure.Contact us to know more in detail. […]
[…] Raja & Raja provides water proofing treatment for roofs, which involves a thorough inspection of the roof to identify and fix any leaks or damages, followed by the application of a specialized coating to prevent water ingress and protect the roof from moisture damage. […]
[…] Raja & Raja offer roof waterproofing services that involve the application of specialized coatings to protect the roof from water damage. This helps increase the lifespan of the roof and protects the building from structural damage caused by water ingress. […]
I enjoy the efforts you have put in this, regards for all the great blog posts.
[…] Raja & Raja is terrace waterproofing solutions offer a long-lasting and effective way to protect your terrace from water damage. Our experts use high-quality materials and advanced techniques to ensure complete waterproofing. We provide a range of customized solutions based on your specific needs and budget, ensuring your terrace remains safe and dry, no matter the weather conditions […]
[…] Raja & Raja is a leading waterproofing service provider that offers expert roof waterproofing solutions to keep your roof safe and dry. Roof waterproofing is a critical process that involves the application of waterproofing material to the surface of the roof. This helps prevent water leakage and damage caused by heavy rain or other weather conditions. […]
[…] Raja & Raja provides expert roof treatment services that can extend the lifespan of your roof. Our team of professionals applies a variety of protective coatings to your roof to prevent water penetration, leaks, and other types of damage. We use high-quality materials and techniques to ensure your roof stays in top condition. […]