How Waterproofing Solutions Protect your Home

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How Waterproofing Solutions Protect your Home (Image: Shutterstock)
How Waterproofing Solutions Protect your Home (Image: Shutterstock)

New Delhi : Consider waterproofing your property as a kind of insurance against future losses such as rot, structural deterioration, and eventual collapse. To locate and rectify any areas where moisture can enter your home, you can opt for Berger Paints waterproofing products. These areas include doors, windows, rooftops, gutters, ceilings, and foundations.

Here are some examples of how waterproofing solutions work wonders to protect your home. 

Preserve Structural Integrity

Waterproofing helps to prevent seepage damage, which can endanger the structure of your property. Concrete waterproofing extends the life of your building by reducing the number of sites at which water and moisture can enter via the ceiling, walls, and floor. Your home can avoid problems like rust, rotting, corrosion, and degeneration if these sections are effectively protected from water incursion. Indoor leaks can cause water to pool at the base of the wall, causing damage to your flooring as well. If your flooring is made of wood, such pools can lead to rotting and irrevocable damage.

Cementmix Plus is one such specially designed additive used to increase the integrated waterproofing of cement concrete. It reduces the permeability of water in any reinforced construction and prevents crack formation by minimising shrinkage. Cementmix Plus's plasticizing qualities help to keep the concrete more united, minimising bleeding and segregation. It renders the concrete structure's reinforcement corrosion non-reactive and passivates it.

Fight Hidden Moisture

Waterproof solutions for walls help to keep undesirable moisture out of your home. Trapped moisture can become a potential breeding ground for mold, fungi and other bacteria. The growth of such microorganisms can cause serious health issues such as allergies, asthma, and a weakened immune system. The Home Shield Moisture Meter is a Berger waterproofing tool that can detect moisture in concrete floors, walls, and ceilings. It can also detect moisture trapped beneath the surface, which is typically caused by a leaking roof, broken pipes, rainwater, or groundwater seepage. The scientific and reliable diagnosis provided by the Moisture Meter can assist you in evaluating the damage caused by dampness so that you can take the required actions to achieve moisture-free walls.

For your waterproofing needs, you can opt for  HOMESHIELD DAMPSTOP. It is a single-pack cement-based solution that coats the substrate with a durable waterproof covering. It is equipped with re-dispersible polymers that are flexible, as well as additives that function in Crystalline and Nanotechnology. Dampstop turns molecules of moisture or water into solid micro crystals when it comes into contact with them, obstructing pores in the substrate.  

Life Support For Paint

The quality and longevity of a painted wall are only as strong as its foundation. If you apply paint over unprepared or not repaired surfaces, a slew of problems such as peeling paint and fading colour emerge. Walls constitute most of the surface area in our homes and when water leaks into them, they don’t just become unsightly but can be costly to repair as well. Using the right products like waterproof putty and primers on walls before applying paint can help prevent such problems as well as any fungus-induced damage. 

A product you can consider to give extended life to your paint is the Seal-O-Prime from Berger. It is a damp-resistant undercoat with the Indian market's first ever triple booster formulation. Using the force of its Penetrative Acrylic Polymer and silicon, it creates a robust barrier with remarkable water resistance. Seal-O-Prime's function as both a sealer and an undercoat with outstanding concealing properties is attributed to Titanium DIOxide.  

Stable Roof Over Your Head

Waterproofing provides a long-term solution and not just a quick-fix repair for your problems. One small leakage can cause a lot of damage to your home interiors and structures such as floor joints, beams, floors, studs, skirting, and frames. You will have a membrane safeguarding your roof through the harshest of weather conditions if you waterproof it. This membrane provides an additional layer of protection against leaks caused by rain, snow, wind, decay, and wear. It also reflects sunlight, reducing the impact of harsh light and heat on your roof and making it more livable.

PU RoofKoat from Berger is one such product. It is an eco-friendly liquid waterproofing solution that builds a highly elastic, crack-bridging membrane on surfaces. This seamless waterproofing membrane adheres well to porous and non-porous surfaces and is UV, yellowing, and weathering resistant. It's an in-house created PU Hybrid emulsion with a 10-year performance warranty.


Waterproofing is not a one size fits all solution because damage sources, diagnosis, materials, and much more go into putting together the right treatment plan for your home. To get it right the first time, you can opt for Home Shield WaterProofing Consultation Service. They provide excellent home waterproofing solutions. Their service includes site assessment and technical evaluation using updated technology that measures the surface's moisture content. They also give an estimated cost for completing the job based on the moisture levels in your home.