How Does Exterior Wall Waterproofing Work
The United Kingdom is infamous for its wet and moist climate. Although there are some momentary hot weather conditions, it is the dark, rainy and cold weather which runs rampage almost throughout the year. These may take a toll on the external rendering of houses, much to the discomfort of property owners.
Exterior walls of houses, especially, are often exposed to damp weather conditions, absorbing a lot of moisture. This can inevitably lead to irreparable damages and without a fool-proof setup, can succumb to the harsh weather.
Although most homeowners have waterproofing solutions to curb the problem, there might be a small segment, who don’t have it yet. So before you get going with waterproofing your home, here are few of the things you should know:
Taking care of the gutters
Adding waterproofing solutions at the time of external rendering isn’t the only way to curb dampening of the walls as things go beyond that as well. Gutters can cause dampening and result- in water seeping in through the walls.
Choosing the right waterproofing
Waterproofing can be of various types – concrete, paint and plastering.
- Concrete waterproofing solution includes a cement-like substance that is added at the time of rendering or plastering.
- Several paints have waterproofing element added to the solution. This makes the entire process easier.
- Besides adding a fine finish to the exterior walls, plastering also assists in waterproofing as it protects from moisture ingress.
External rendering is a complex home-building work and is best when left to experts. So, for any such waterproofing work or external wall installation in Birmingham, get in touch with “RendCem UK Limited”. The services extend to internal rendering, silicone texturing, acrylic paint solutions, etc. Get in touch with us, today!