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Finally!…..Freedom from Seepage and Leakage….

August being a freedom month, I wanted to write an article about what freedom currently means to me…. 
 
…….FREEDOM FROM SeepageSoil mechanics is a branch of soil physics and engineering mechanics that describes the behavior of soils. It differs from fluid mechanics and solid mechanics in the sense that soils consist of a heterogeneous mixture of fluids (usually air and water) and particles (usually clay, silt, sand, and gravel) but soil may also contain organic solids and other matter. View More & LEAKAGE…… 
 

We invest croresA crore (/ˈkrɔər/; abbreviated cr) denotes ten million (10,000,000; in scientific notation: 107) in the Indian numbering system. It is widely used in South Asia, and is written in these regions as 1,00,00,000 with the local style of digit group separators. View More in buying an apartment. We are also careful in choosing the vicinity, the builder, the level of luxury offered, the amenities, its proximity to our various needs etc., but how many of us think or actually question the buil der about the waterproofing methods they have used. We simply take it for granted that all builders definitely adopt the latest methods in waterproofing. Only after moving in, do we realise that the leakage or the seepage has become a perennial problem in our apartment and also in our lives. We feel embarrassed to have guests walking into our apartments which otherwise displays impeccable cleanliness but shows patches of peeled paint, leaky ceilings and an odour of dampness. We are constantly calling plumbers of various expertise levels who are not aware of what needs to be done and so either quickly open up the tiles or remove the false ceiling panels and then realise that the problem is beyond their level of solving. This only makes matters worse and builds up frustration as this problem takes precedence in our lives. Another important point we often neglect or overlook is that these seepage patches become heavily concentrated with microbes. Many of these severely affect the health of the occupants. We are often left to assume that we are allergic not knowing what is triggering it. Many people develop allergic reactions, asthma, irritations in the nose, eyes and throat, sinus indications and other respiratory ailments like bronchitis due to this very reason.

Very recently, I was introduced to waterproofing products from Dr. Fixit. Dr. Fixit is a pioneer in the construction chemical industry and retail segment over a decade and has a range of quality products and services. It is a leading brand with solutions catering to distinct surface areas, making the home completely waterproofed with a host of applications and expert solutions. I am sure most of us have heard the name and can instantly relate it to waterproofing. But what I want to elaborate today is the different products available and how they can be used diligently to reduce seepage and leakage and thus reduce other related issues. Let us take a look at this picture below which shows the different levels at which waterproofing can be done.

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As you can see, Dr. Fixit addresses waterproofing at various levels. While my work mostly focuses on Roof waterproofing and Bathroom waterproofing, I would like to focus more on these areas today.

For more information on other waterproofing problems and their solutions, please check out the happy homes blogA blog (a truncation of the expression weblog) is a discussion or informational website published on the World Wide Web consisting of discrete, often informal diary-style text entries ("posts"). Posts are typically displayed in reverse chronological order, so that the most recent post appears first, at the top of the web page. View More which is a collaboration by Dr. Fixit and Roff to address home issues and work on beautifying our homes. You can also contact the experts from Dr. Fixit in case you need any advice on waterproofing issues in your homes.

Roof Waterproofing 
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I have seen my father preparing the roofs and terraces in summer to brave the rains in monsoon. With not so many waterproofing options available earlier, this used to be an annual exercise. But today, we have waterproofing that lasts for years. Dr Fixit has developed waterproof coatings which create an impervious barrier between the concrete slab and the layer above. Dr. Fixit Waterproof coatings being elastic in nature can withstand temperature variations and can bridgeA bridge is a structure built to span physical obstacles without closing the way underneath such as a body of water, valley, or road, for the purpose of providing passage over the obstacle. There are many different designs that each serve a particular purpose and apply to different situations. View More micro-cracks thus preventing ingress of water. To read more about Roof Waterproofing and the different products available, please click here.

Bathroom Waterproofing
 
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Bathrooms are the most affected areas in most houses and apartments. While it is hard to say what exactly causes seepage or leakage in the bathrooms, Experts from Dr.Fixit point out that it could be due to the following reasons; Seepage through structural joint, leakage through porous concrete, cracks in tiles, tile de-bonding, rustCorrosion is a natural process, which converts a refined metal to a more stable form, such as its oxide, hydroxide, or sulfide. It is the gradual destruction of materials (usually metals) by chemical and/or electrochemical reaction with their environment. View More staining, leakage at pipe penetration and joints and leakage through floor traps. To address these problems, Dr. fixit offers Dr. Fixit Bathseal Tape, Dr. Fixit Bathseal Grout, Dr. Fixit Bathseal 2K, Dr. Fixit Pidicrete URP. Before designing your bathrooms or if you are already facing issues in your bathrooms, you can speak to the experts to protect your beautiful homes from horrifying leakage issues.

Another product that caught my eye is the Dr. Fixit Raincoat for waterproofing and decorative purposes. Twice as thick as normal paint and resistant to algae and fungus, it is available in more than 700 shades. They also offer free preview and site trails.

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We have made huge changes in our lifestyles, but still are lagging behind with respect to waterproofing our homes. While we are investing our savings in building our dream homes, it is only wise to understand and implement the latest technology in waterproofing. Investing money and time in studying the best ways of water proofing and speaking to your architects during the process of designing your homes is a prudent solution to seepage and leakage free homes. Read more here.
 
I simply loved this video by Dr. Fixit. Have you seen it?….. 
Next time if you are looking for any information to make your home feel happy as well as healthy do visit The Happy Homes Blog. 
 

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