Waterproofing warranties is a deep and a confusing topic, as there are many myths and misconceptions about them. This article will help you to separate fact from fiction so that you can make an informed decision about the best waterproofing warranty for your needs.

Myths Facts
Warranty vs. Guarantee Warranties are usually more comprehensive, legally binding contracts that provide specific coverage and remedies.
Guarantees may offer performance assurances and customer satisfaction guarantees, but their enforceability may vary.
A warranty means that the waterproofing system will never leak. No waterproofing system is 100% leak-proof.
However, a good warranty will cover the cost of repairs if the system does leak.
Universal Protection Warranties and guarantees in waterproofing have limitations and may not provide complete protection against all forms of water intrusion.
Read the terms and conditions to understand the extent of coverage.
Coverage Exemptions Warranties and guarantees may have specific exclusions or limitations.
For example, they may not cover damage caused by extreme weather events or acts of nature (such as Earthquake, cyclones, storms etc.)
Review the warranty/guarantee documentation to understand the coverage details.
Misinterpretation of Duration Pay attention to the specified duration of the warranty/guarantee.
It is essential to understand how long the coverage lasts and any conditions that may affect the duration.
Neglecting Maintenance Obligations Some warranties/guarantees require regular maintenance and inspections to remain valid.
Failure to fulfill these obligations may void the warranty/guarantee. Adhere to the recommended maintenance practices outlined in the documentation.
Assumption of Wear and Tear Coverage: Normal wear and tear are typically not covered by warranties/guarantees.
Understand that routine maintenance or natural deterioration may not be included in the coverage.
Any Painter, Plumber or Civil contractor can do Waterproofing. Any individual with training in applying a waterproofing system can do the waterproofing.
It is important to have waterproofing done by a qualified professional to ensure that the job is done correctly, as experience is the only thing which counts when everything else fails.
Any painter/plumber can do Proper Installation. Correct installation by a qualified professional is crucial to ensure warranty/guarantee validity.
Improper installation may not be eligible for the warranty/guarantee, making you responsible for any future repairs or replacements.
You can only get a warranty from a reputable contractor. Many reputable contractors offer warranties.
However, some unscrupulous contractors will sell you a warranty without actually providing any protection.
Be alert, and do the background check before rewarding the work.
A warranty is just a way for contractors to sell more services. In the current era of fake, duplicate and unscrupulous contractors, Offering a Warranty/Guaranty is just a kind of confidence/assurance the solution provider passes to the potential buyer to trust them.
While some contractors may use warranties as a way to sell more of their services.
A good warranty can also be a valuable protection for homeowners.
Be alert, and do the background check before rewarding the work.
Waterproofing is only necessary in humid or coastal areas. Waterproofing is beneficial in any climate, as water damage can occur anywhere.
Waterproofing also helps you protect your structure against weathering effects such as carbonation and dust repellency.
Waterproofing is too expensive. The waterproofing cost will vary depending on the size and scope of the project, but it is often a worthwhile investment.
Waterproofing can help to protect your home from water damage, which can save you money in the long run.
Waterproofing solutions are not permanent. When done correctly, i.e. Leakages attended at Source, waterproofing can be effective and long-lasting.
No structure is permanent. If the structure remains to be permanent, Waterproofing shall also remain Permanent.

Also read: Expert Recommendations for First-Time Waterproofing Buyers

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  1. […] Warranty and Guarantees: Reputable Waterproofing product manufacturers offer warranties on their products and systems offered when applied through their authorised applicators as tri-party warranties. At the same time, some Contactors/applicators offer the warranties upfront based on their experience and use of the products/systems as a comprehensive warranty. Documentations outline the terms and conditions of these warranties and help property owners to understand their rights and the necessary maintenance requirements.Also read: Waterproofing Warranties: Separating Fact from Fiction. […]


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