The main task of the plinth is to protect against moisture penetration into the building structure. It is an extension of the foundation and usually protrudes 50-80 cm from the ground. Also, the basement affects the appearance of the building and has some architectural significance. Since it is at the foot of the building, it is more susceptible to moisture, in the form of precipitation. With constant cycles of wetting and temperature changes, it quickly collapses.

However, this weakens the building’s overall protection against moisture and allows it to penetrate deeper into the building’s structure, which leads to negative consequences. The reason for the destruction of the basement may be the lack of adequate waterproofing. Basement Waterproofing in Melbourne is an important task, both in new construction and in the restoration of buildings and structures.

Since the plinth exposes to the maximum environmental impact, it must have high performance in comparison to other minerals (concrete, brick, and slabs) in building foundations. For the choice of the material and technical solution for basement waterproofing In Melbourne, it is necessary to consider the characteristics of the material and the technical requirements for the building. Consider the main characteristics of the material:

Water Repellent Properties

This is an indicator of the hydrophobicity of the material. This characteristic reflects the properties of the surface to repel water. Waterproofing allows absorption of moisture into the surface and the cement does not get destroy during freezing and thawing. These properties of the material will make it much easier for you to protect your building from water’s harmful effects. It is much easier to open an umbrella in the rain than to wring out frequently and dry clothes to not feel the moisture.

 

Frost Resistance

The surface must be resistant to temperature extremes. In winter and summer, the material must equally protect the building from moisture penetration.

Water Vapour Permeability

All mineral surfaces and materials (concrete, cement, mortar, brick, etc.) must breathe. The steam formed inside the base under the influence of alternating temperatures must escape freely without destroying the surface.

Low Water Suction Capillary

Otherwise, it is called the capillary water absorption coefficient. This indicator should be minimal, which ensures that moisture cannot penetrate through the base’s pores and structure.

Since, most often, the building’s basement is made of cement and mineral mortars; the optimal solution is to impart such characteristics to the material used.

Final Words

In our company’s arsenal, some materials have these properties and ensure the fulfilment of this task. Waterproof plaster intends to level and protect the surfaces of concrete, stone, and brick structures operated in conditions of high humidity and alternating temperatures. It features high water-repellent properties, frost resistance, good vapour permeability and very low capillary suction of water.

The material is used as an ordinary plaster solution without expensive equipment and highly qualified Waterproofing Contractors in Melbourne. This allows you to solve the problem of waterproofing the basement of the house without high costs. You can get technical advice from our company’s specialists on the implementation of these types of work, selection of technical solutions, materials and cost.