Rain – blessing or curse?
We all love rain. In the words of John Updike, “Rain is grace; rain is the sky descending to the earth; without rain, there would be no life.” If you’re having a hard day, this natural phenomenon can completely change your mood. Watching it raining through the windows with a nice cup of coffee is a great feeling. However, if your house is not prepared to withstand rain, wind and all the other things that come with it, it will not take much time to turn the beautiful feeling into a nightmare.
Damp walls can kill you
Dampened walls can kill the look of your house. Not only that it also reduces the life of walls to a greater extent. Damp walls act as a breeding ground for algae and fungus. It can also cause health problems like respiratory problems, respiratory infections, allergies and asthma. In this ongoing pandemic situation where everyone is concerned about their immunity systems, it is not a bad idea to look at your walls because damp walls can reduce your immune system.
What causes damp?
Excess moisture can cause the walls to damp. When there is unwanted moisture in the air that has no way to escape, it affects the walls. No matter how old or new a building is, it can easily get affected by moisture if the walls are not treated properly.
Treating damp walls
The easiest way to keep your house damp-free is by ensuring low moisture levels in the air through good ventilation. Small things like opening windows to allow air to circulate and even using pan lids while cooking can help reduce the moisture levels in the air.
Water-proof paints can do magic
Another great way is to protect your walls by using waterproof paints. But before using waterproofers, look for other possible issues that can cause dampness other than rain and moisture. Look for things like cracks in walls and pipe leakages. Fix them first and then you can use waterproofers for additional wall protection.
Treating roofs and exterior walls are crucial. Water can easily accumulate there and cause leakages and patches on the interior walls. Treating the exterior walls can help build a barrier to rainwater and moisture.
Painting your home with waterproof paints not only protects the wall from dampening it also keeps your personal space disease-free. Maintain the beauty of your home and ensure a safe environment for your loved ones. Since there are many waterproofers available in the market, it is very important to choose the right one. With British paints, you can be 100 per cent worry-free. Choose from Britproof Advanced, Shieldcrete Advanced, Bitcrete Advanced and Terrace master. Make your walls 100 per cent waterproof and never let moisture ruin your walls again.
British Paints offers you the most advanced waterproofing materials, besides a wide range of decorative, ancillary and industrial products.
While leakage issues are something most Indian households are familiar with, waterproofing solutions are becoming increasingly more available to the Indian Market. Nowadays, waterproofing is being adopted by many builders, as well, not as a solution but rather as a crucial preventive measure.