We specialise in professional repair and waterproofing of interior and external walls leakages.
WALL SEEPAGE REPAIR
About Wall Seepages
We provide the interior with an exterior waterproofing of walls and surfaces as well as leakage repair services to prevent seepages and water intrusion to your property. Sustained intrusion caused by leakage due to structural weakness can cause damage to your property.
Also, sustained water intrusion through walls can cause severe structural issues that are difficult and costly to repair if not detected early. Therefore, regular inspection of your property to check for potential susceptibility to the elements is essential in our tropical climate. This is especially critical if you have a balcony as water seepage could threaten the integrity of your building foundations.
Common Causes and Signs of Wall Seepage
Here are the typical causes of a wall waterproofing breakdown, which could be due to poor construction or lack of maintenance over time:
- Insufficient curing time for concrete structures
- Failure to prime surfaces to protect against moisture
- Poor workmanship and installation of waterproofing systems
- Heavy rainfall that causes water to enter into the basement from the outside
- Poorly designed downspout extensions that accumulate water
- Clogged leaves and debris around drainage causing puddles
- Leaky pipes
- Insufficient slope or gradient to drain off water
- High water table forces water to accumulate between the wall and floor
Common signs of water seepage in a wall include:
- Cracks on walls and floors
- The appearance of droplets of water and moisture
- Accumulation of salt in the form of white/yellowish stains
- Bubbling or peeling paintwork
- Swollen concrete
Wall Seepage Waterproofing Repair
Water intrusion due to seepage issues is not common in homes and offices, usually manifesting in ceiling leakage and toilet leakages. These leakages might go unnoticed until the inhabitants observe water stains on ceilings or walls surfaces or the formation of moulds. As water can penetrate micro-cracks, such structural intrusion will not be easily noticeable by its users. Over time, due to corrosion, water can damage the structural integrity of the building, which is usually accompanied by the growth of fungi and other allergens that create health risks for users. That is why proper wall waterproofing is important to provide a layer of insulated from the weather.
By waterproofing the walls property, the condition will be preserved for longer period of time. The building will therefore be kept clean without any water penetrating through its surfaces. Durability will also be enhanced with proper maintenance, thereby reducing the future risk of moisture penetration. This is especially so when waterproofing membranes might wear off over time, leading to the onset of water seepage in areas most vulnerable to the elements.
Basement wall waterproofing
Water leakages commonly occurring in basements involve areas around pipe fittings and through fenestrations. Water can also penetrate through the concrete structures and enter the building foundations in severe cases.
Basement wall waterproofing techniques include applying waterproofing paint on the interior walls, which maintains the interior from water intrusion but is not a long term solution as water might still seep through the cracks into the concrete. Exterior wall waterproofing including the foundations is therefore critical for the long-term durability of the building.
Shower wall waterproofing
It is important to waterproof shower walls as grout joints are not normally water-resistant. This will help prevent leaks and lower the risk of excessive moisture through the surfaces, which causes the growth of fungi.
Foundation wall waterproofing
Any water seepage might eventually enter the foundation walls, threatening the very structural integrity of the building. This might require waterproofing the foundation wall, which in serious cases, requires some degree of excavation around the perimeter of the house.
Parapet wall waterproofing
Parapets, the areas where roofing and walls join, need to be protected from rainwater intrusion. Applications of waterproofing for parapets typically involve the installation of materials to create a waterproof membrane under the coping.
Retaining wall waterproofing
Retaining walls which are constructed to manage soil requires proper waterproofing as they are constantly subject to hydrostatic pressure due to standing water. This could lead to water seepage and dampness entering through cracks in the concrete, destabilising the wall over time.
Brick wall and concrete wall waterproofing
Concrete and brick walls require cementitious waterproofing, especially in wet areas which are constantly subject to wet conditions. It involves the application of a liquid membrane which may be flexible to act as a reliable barrier against water penetration.
Interior and External Wall Seepage Repair
Our team will be able to conduct a thorough survey to identify and underlying problems related to water infiltration and provide a long-term solution designed to keep your property safe from water intrusion. Our assessment is free for all interior and external wall waterproofing and leakage repair services. Following which, we will be able to target the causes or areas or weakness prone to water infiltration and come up with an effective solution that insulates your building against future water seepages.