Waterproofing basically means making the home water-resistant. It is important because water can cause a lot of damage to a building, first aesthetically and then structurally. Exposure to water, high levels of humidity and water seepage can lead to mold growth which can cause serious health problems and generally results in poor air quality.
Failing to waterproof the house properly can be very costly, not only in terms of money but time, effort and the stress which comes with handling such problems. On the other hand, spending time to make the waterproofing system efficient could save lots of unnecessary stress in the future.
All the areas which get the most wet in the house should be waterproofed. So in this idea book we will guide on the basics of how to waterproof a flat terrace, sloping roof, basement, toilets and external walls. But before we get started on that, we will first introduce you to the most important principles of waterproofing.