Waterproofing 101: Hire Professionals to Protect Your Home from Water Damage

Waterproofing is a crucial part of any structure, building, and home. During the building process, it is essential that the waterproofing is performed as per the architectural plan. Otherwise, damaging outcomes arise that may lead to the destruction of the building, structure and personal belongings. The roof covering components, siding, foundations, and various penetrations within these surfaces has to be water-resistant.

What is Waterproofing?

It is a method of making a physical object or structure waterproof or water-resistant, so it can stay reasonably unaffected by water or combating the ingress of water under particular circumstances.

Water-resistant and waterproof frequently reference penetration of water in its liquid form and perhaps pressurized, as opposed to damp proof, which is the term for resistance to humidity or dampness.

Determining the origin of the water ingress and selecting the right system and solution is crucial when properly waterproofing your investment with durable and long-lasting results. There are various systems and solution’s available, but you will need a professional to figure out which one will work the best, in addition to being the most affordable.

Using the most current waterproofing knowledge and technology, we have produced acrylic, polyurethane, and bitumen-based treatments for all industrial applications. This high-tech, affordable sealant is 100 % water dissolvable and eco-friendly.

At HydroStop, we supply waterproofing and damp proofing services to the following industries in Johannesburg and Pretoria:

  • Office blocks & apartment buildings
  • Retail malls and centres
  • Schools
  • Factories
  • Hospitals
  • Hotels
  • Retirement villages
  • Private & guest homes

We diligently inspect every surface before any strategy is decided on and any tasks are performed.

Waterproofing Benefits

  • Waterproofing won’t crack or become brittle when cured due to the tensile strength of the versatile sealant.
  • It’s economical since the waterproofing would only need to be applied once.
  • Waterproofing is straightforward to apply as well as an eco-friendly material.
  • As soon as the substance is applied, it takes only 4 hours to dry. Although it takes four hours to dry, it’s water-soluble and can be washed with water right after application.
  • UV-resistant
  • All work undertaken comes with a guarantee which ranges from 5-10 years based on the surface worked on, and the application implemented.

Our objective is to develop long-term relationships with our clients by providing top quality products, exceptional workmanship and superb customer support. For more information or to request a free quote, get in touch with HydroStop today!

Good Reasons Why DIY Damp Proofing Is a Bad Idea

There are various signs to look out for when inspecting your home for damp. Flaking paint, bubbling wallpaper, water stains and mould growth. There’s also a distinct musty smell that accompanies dampness and mould — we know you know what we’re talking about!

Aside from the familiar (awful) musty smell, mould is pretty dangerous to leave untreated. You might risk your home’s structure rotting and collapsing. If that’s not enough, mould affects your health and can cause respiratory illness. The only solution is damp proofing your home.

DIY damp proofing might sound like a good idea, and there are millions of how-to videos available online. But the truth is, if this is your first damp proofing gig, chances are you won’t get the results you’re aiming for. It means you’ll probably need to hire a damp proofing specialist to redo it anyway.

On top of that, there is a 99.9% chance you’ll have to invest in the right tools for the job, costing you much more than anticipated. A professional already own all the tools needed to damp proof your home, and since it’s their day job, it will take much quicker than if you have to do it in your free time. You know what they say, time is money! So will DIY damp proofing really cost you less?

Affordable Damp Proofing in Johannesburg and Pretoria

Before you decide, why not get some quotes from professional dampproofing contractors like HydroStop SA first? You might be surprised! We know how tight the economy is right now and that repairs are not high on everyone’s priority list. This is why we provide our services are competitive prices. Our primary goal is to offer you quality damp proofing services at affordable prices because you deserve the best!

Let us take the stress off your shoulders and get rid of damp for good. For a free quote, speak to the team at HydroStop SA damp proofing Johannesburg today!