Concrete crack comes as the life of the cement amalgamated mixture to come to its tendency. It is without the doubt that concrete cracks should be treated as an emergency because concrete crack means that the duration for its integrity is overdue and now the side-effects start to emerge in an unprecedented speed. And now, we are going to discuss something of even greater concern, the effect of environment on already weakening the concrete. For structure which is built near coastal areas are further affected to an accelerated rate. The moisture, content of salty and humid air blows with much more intensity means the concrete get weaken, softer from the inside after absorbing all that humid and moisture. For intense, if the structure supposedly lives for a 20 years duration, the coastal area shorter the lifespan by half. The dangers of the environment is always a concern, so what we are aiming to provide in this article is a piece of solution through the use of waterproofing in Pakistan.
How concrete cracks in the first place?
Since we briefly explained above in the introductory lines, the concrete has the tendency to absorb water to a much greater intensity. If an area sees a continuous flow of rain, there will again be a concern for the homeowner, but for coastal areas, the rain is not as much expected, but the moisture content in the air with added salty substance and humidity is considered a dangerous aspect for a concrete slab. But in truth, the concrete itself is not made to last forever, so after a certain time passes, whether it’s located at the basement, or at the roof, the crack will appear. The best thing we can do it to decrease the rate of crack formation since the renovation cost is not cheaper.
Do Coastal areas affect concrete?
Coastal areas in Pakistan, such as Karachi is quite notorious to keep the concrete in a stable state. No matter how perfect the masonry work is carried out, the moisture present in the air with a salt component will first ruin the paint job, then the seepage appearance would come into being, and lastly when a certain amount is passed, then next and more serious condition come into being, known as concrete cracks. The coastal air is unstoppable, but what we are aiming in this article is to ensure towards our readers that slowing down the rate of damage is as equal as ensuring the no damage came into being due to weather affected the behavior on concrete slabs.
Rust always gets in the way
Consider an iron, clear from any external effect and no rust element attached to it, when incorporated with air and water, you will notice rust being gathered all around into its borders like its meant to attach. That means water and air create rust, a damaging effect over iron and steel. Since our topic of consideration is cracked on concrete, how does rust plays any role for its damage? Well in practice, the iron is present almost everywhere around your structure, whether in the form of iron being used as reinforced steel, or iron bars located around the columns and pillars structure. Once there is an opening in any form, for example through the concrete crack, the steel is exposed to the outer environment, and after a certain amount of time, the iron or steel will surely catch rust. Rust weakens the steel, which is if imagine for your structural integrity is devastating, to say the least.
How to stop acceleration?
Like we have mentioned above to our readers that ensuring that the rate of change towards the negative effect over concrete slabs must be our objective, so the possibilities are clear towards us. We need to secure the concrete from exposing manner towards the salt-induced environment. Through the help of specially made chemical in the form of waterproofing in Pakistan, we can have a stronger position in protecting the concrete slab from degrading state. These chemicals are purely synthetic in nature, and perfectly environmentally friendly. If this material is avail over the concrete slab and more importantly over the effected concrete to close down the cracks, the result would be far more fruitful in the longer run.
Waterproofing is the perfect solution
Waterproofing in Pakistan is reasonable, easily available anywhere, far more effective, obtain an instant result, and has no negative implications over the environment. And if the service is availed through the waterproofing company in Pakistan, they come with added benefits, such as warranty for years, more professional service, valuable information through consultation and lastly a chance to avail a thorough inspection around your facility to gain tremendous information about the current stage of your concrete in the form of roof, basement, walls and other areas all free of cost.
Types of chemical used in Waterproofing in Pakistan
There’s no waterproofing in Pakistan without chemicals. Explaining about what types of benefits the people might get from a waterproofing application, there’s also a need to provide information about different types of chemicals used in waterproofing in Pakistan.
It’s also worthy to mention that depending on the chemical selection as well as proper treatment over the affected surface, only the claimed benefits can come into life, which is usually more directed towards the skills and ability of a dedicated company to provide waterproofing in Pakistan.
Nonetheless, below are some of the popular chemicals that are used for waterproofing in Pakistan.
The material which helps secure water or anything liquid to restraint from enforcing leakage and seepage through a concrete surface is most of the time hydrocarbon-based.
If its not a hydrocarbon, then it surely is considered as a polymer with more water content and way safer to use. Elastomeric seems to come under the very category of Elastomeric solutions.
The application of the elastomeric compound is easy and the effect is instant, making it one of the highly used chemicals for waterproofing in Pakistan.
Talking about the hydrocarbon compounds which is one of the highly used chemicals for waterproofing in Pakistan, bitumen seems to top the list.
We are more inclined towards showcasing those chemicals which are widely recognized by many professional in Pakistan as well as worldwide.
Thanks to the technical breakthrough in the world of chemicals, bitumen comes in two forms, hot and cold.
The cold one is simply chemical which is applied like paint, while hot bitumen comes in the form of a solid rock-like material. It needs to be boiled and apply over the affected surface to make it work properly.
Talking about popular chemicals used for waterproofing in Pakistan, it’s fair to say that acrylic-based chemicals seem to lead in many aspects.
Acrylic being a polymer-based chemical, it works well when it’s combined with cement because, during the application of a damaged surface, it has been observed that water damaged surfaces are badly decayed, and it’s important to repair the surface using cement.
Thanks to the acrylic chemical, we can mix the chemical with cement and apply using a brush or mop to properly cover the material all over the affected surface, whether its roof, wall located on any place of your home.
Moisture near coastal areas is certainly degrading all the concrete will is openly exposed against it. Through the use of binders and layering compounds, what we are intending to do is to ensure that surface is properly applied with an air-tight chemical that not only safeguard us from harsh coastal conditions but also for any unexpected water-based damages in the form of leakage and seepage. A well-calculated bargain in reality.