The Raincoat Advantage
In heavy monsoons, would you be caught wearing a torn canvas jacket? Of course not, what a ridiculous question! You would wear a raincoat. So why not extend the same logic to the building structures you work on?
It is common for contractors to have clients repeatedly cribbing about leakage, even after waterproofing has been done a year before. It is also common knowledge that conventional methods of waterproofing like Brickbat Coba, Mud Phuska and Lime terracing for protecting building structures from leakage barely hold up for one season of rains.
So why are we still using them to waterproof crucial areas like the terrace? Why use only paints as a method of waterproofing for your exterior walls? These methods are bound to fail given the hot and humid weather and heavy monsoons in cities like Mumbai. Exposure to extreme heat and water can take its toll on a structure. It is observed that, in general, water seeps through external walls within the very first five years of a building’s completion. Seepage is also caused by high wind speeds that all high-rise buildings are exposed to. In fact, even the best skyscrapers in the plushest residential complexes have