It is normal that with the passage of time and the weather, our facades and terraces seem with careless appearance, raised paint and, in some cases, with humid.
Recommendations for properly waterproofing a surface.
Waterproofing is of fundamental importance. It serves to apply a treatment to all the exterior surfaces of our house to prevent rain and dew from entering the interior of the building. It also serves to preserve in good condition and for much longer the paint that we apply afterwards.
For the higher parts of the façade, you have to carry out work in height. That is why the first thing we recommend is the installation of an approved scaffold, like those of ASC Spain, that guarantees your safety.
We should look at the type of waterproofing material that we are going to buy. Note that there are transparent waterproofing materials that do not alter the colour of the façade or the terrace floor. These are the most suitable to be applied on ancient stone surfaces or tiled floors, that we don´t want to alter their original appearance. Therefore, before buying it, we must also look at it and make sure it is permeable to water vapour to avoid problems with condensation.
Types of waterproofing products.
Not only the facades and terraces need waterproofing products. There are other types of walls in dwellings that need this type of treatment, such as basements.
Depending on the needs, there is a different type of waterproofing:
· Emulsions and Waterproofing Coatings.
Liquid-type treatments made with bituminous substances and elastic fibres. They must be applied with a roller on any surface, regardless of the material.
· Waterproofing paints.
They are acrylic paintings composed of silicates. They are usually used to decorate facades, at the same time as they are protected from rain and allow walls and walls to breathe.
Instructions for waterproofing a surface.
After the first application, we must wait for its complete drying and proceed to apply a second layer. In this way, we'll achieve uniform coverage of the treated surface and a full waterproofing effect.
Once the second layer of waterproofing is dried is when we can apply the finishing paint, the finishing product of the material or the final flooring.
If you follow this simple process, you will keep your façades, floors, roof and terraces free of humidity for a long time and with an impeccable appearance.
Your investment will have been worth it.
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