Ar Apurva Bose Dutta, Bangalore
Concrete as a material has been used since time immemorial due to its cost effectiveness and versatility. V. Jayachandran Nair, Sales Manager of Bengaluru based Bostik India Private Limited, one of the largest adhesive and sealant companies in the world cites the reasons for leakage in concrete to use of excess water, inadequate compaction, long- term drying shrinkage, thermal shrinkage, crack in transition zone, structural stresses and lime leaching.
Typically, waterproofing should be applied over all below-grade concrete surfaces. These areas would include underground structures, elevated structural slabs over underground surfaces, foundations, terraces and plazas. Internal areas that are waterproofed include bathrooms, shower recesses, laundries, and toilets.
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