Home Waterproofing: Waterproof your home for the Inside & Outside

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2-In-1 Waterproofing For The Inside & Outside

Home maintenance is a full-time, uphill task for most of us. Just adding paint to the walls without waterproofing is going to mount costs, and is not even going to be good value for money. 

To put things in perspective, the side of the house that is exposed to water is called the positive side, and the side through which water seeps out is called the negative side. By that logic, the exterior is the positive side and the interior is the negative side. Waterproofing the interiors without waterproofing the exteriors will yield sub-standard or worse, damaging results.

Exterior waterproofing

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When the exteriors of the house are exposed to rainwater and humidity, water and moisture will travel through the masonry and affect the internal walls. This means the walls will stay damp for long, leading to mold growth or worse, irreparable damage to the structure. 

Typically, the external wall is built with masonry to fill spaces in the concrete frame containing slabs, beams, and columns. The plaster in them often develops cracks, allowing for seepage of rainwater from the external to the internal wall. Cracks in plaster can lead to water seepage in the exterior foundation wall as well. It is therefore necessary to have high-performance waterproof coating that covers the surface and bridges the cracks to prevent seepage of water from the external wall to the interiors of the building.

Terrace waterproofing

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The terrace is the first point of contact with rain, and if water stays on it without draining completely, it can lead to seepage issues. It is therefore very important to provide a slope to the terrace and also sufficient number of water outlets. Apart from this, thorough waterproofing of the terrace is necessary to avoid a ton of expenses in the future.

Also, the temperature variations between seasons causes concrete to either expand and contract. These expansions and contractions may not be visible to the naked eye but they do leave small hairline cracks that are easily visible. Water seeping through these cracks can reach the interior surfaces, destroying the aesthetics, furniture etc. Mold can also grow in such damp areas, leading to multiple health hazards. To avoid these issues, it is recommended to waterproof the terrace during construction, as the materials tend to bond quickly and easily during this time. However, in the absence of waterproofing during construction, an exterior coating such as the Asian Paints SmartCare Damp Proof can also work.

Exterior walls

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After tackling terrace waterproofing, the next point of contact with water is the remainder of the exterior walls. Asian Paints SmartCare Damp Sheath Exterior can be used as coating on other exterior walls and surfaces, in addition to the terrace, and it goes without saying that well-executed exterior waterproofing can save a lot of time and money for years ahead. 

Interior waterproofing

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Once the positive side i.e. the exterior waterproofing is dealt with, it is important to reinforce the negative side, i.e. the interiors. Spending huge sums of money on exquisite painting without waterproofing will cause the work to wither away in no time. To extend the life of your interior paint and to ensure its stunning look, a coat of interior waterproofing is a must. 

Waterproofing works to provide a strong bond with the putty on the wall and it also serves as a smooth, damp-free surface for the interior painting. This is especially essential in sunken areas around the house like the kitchen and washrooms where repeated water penetration is very high. Asian Paints SmartCare Damp Sheath Interior is perfect for these interior waterproofing jobs as well.

The Asian Paints SmartCare range for interiors and exteriors

For best results, consider the combination of Asian Paints SmartCare Damp Sheath Interior and Damp Sheath Exterior for interior and exterior waterproofing. One look at its features and benefits will have you convinced.

Asian Paints SmartCare Damp Sheath Interior

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SmartCare Damp Sheath Interior - Water Leakage Solution - Asian Paints

  1. It is a specially formulated anti-damp undercoat for interior surfaces that provides 7X better waterproofing compared to ordinary water-based primers.
  2. It prevents surface dampness from manifesting on the top coat and enhances the life of the top coat too. 
  3. It provides better whiteness and hiding compared to regular primers along with high surface coverage. 
  4. It can be used on surfaces with upto 40% moisture and has a surface drying time of 60 minutes post application. 
  5. It has a short recoating time of 4 to 6 Hrs. 

Asian Paints SmartCare Damp Sheath Exterior

Damp Sheath Exterior Waterproofing - Asian Paints

Damp Sheath Exterior Base Coat for Vertical Walls - Asian Paints

  1. It is an easy-to-apply and easy-to-maintain waterproofing coating for exterior horizontal surfaces like terraces and chajjas.
  2. Best-in-class waterproofing of up to 5 bars of positive waterproofing pressure on horizontal surfaces. 
  3. Superior adhesion on all masonry and cementitious surfaces and superior crack bridging ability (CBA) of up to 0.5mm on horizontal surfaces
  4. Best-in-class flexibility with 150% elongation on horizontal surfaces.
  5. Drying time to touch is just 4 hours after application. 

Don’t just paint your home, waterproof it!


With all the above points to consider, rethink paint from a waterproofing point of view as well - reach an Asian Paints SmartCare expert to know more about waterproofing solutions & waterproofing services at Asian Paints.


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