Roof Waterproofing Solutions



How to Save Your Roof From Water Leaks?

Water is the basic necessity of our life, existence and it is no wonder that Earth has abundant water. But when we think of our home and water leaks - we press the panic button. Why? Because water leaks at home and elsewhere are usually not acceptable. The same is true for the most important part of your home - the roof or terrace which at any part of the year is exposed to different weather conditions and saves you from the harshness of each weather condition. But the most that matter is the monsoon or the presence of water on the roof. Roofs or terraces are more prone to water leaks and when your roof is not well prepared, we say you better be prepared for the worst.

Nonetheless, this problem can be easily avoided. Let’s discuss how you can avoid water leaks on your roofs and terraces.

Avoiding Water Leaks on Roof and Terraces

1. Identify the Problem

This is the first and the most important step. Ask your professional to do a thorough check of the leaks. Repairing the area just above the leak is usually a cost-effective way of treating leaks but it is also possible that the leak might be somewhere else. It may be a damaged pipeline or a damaged corner creating problems. It is recommended to do a complete roof check for leaks.

2. Check for Cracks

It is possible that there are cracks on your roof which is possibly letting the water in. This can damage your roof steel/metal structure and corrode it.Terrace crack fillers are used for the same purpose. Apply the filler adequately on your roof.

3. Test for Leaks

Once you have properly applied the terrace crack filler - fill the roof or terrace with water and leave it for sometime. If there are still signs of dampness inside, then you will need to do the waterproofing of the entire slab of your terrace.

4. Look for wall cracks

If there are visible cracks on your terrace walls, then it is recommended that you ask your professional to use a wall crack filler to fill the cracks so that the water doesn’t enter your structure. These fillers are designed for high weather resistance. You can even use it for internal walls. Flexible wall crack filler can be used on any type of wall - rough, smooth finished brick wall, plaster cracks and more.

5. Additional Cover

For additional safety of your roof even when the cracks are filled, a waterproofing coating can be applied on the existing roof or terrace surface to avoid water leakage. However, it is strongly recommended that when you are constructing a new home - always opt for complete waterproofing of major water exposed areas of your home. We hope that this blog helps you understand how roofs or terraces can be avoided from water leaks with some easy steps. 20mcc specializes in providing complete waterproofing solutions. We request you to get in touch with us for any help or questions you may have regarding waterproofing.