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What Is Cementitious Waterproofing?

Guide and tips for Cementitious Waterproofing Coating.

Cementitious waterproofing is a construction method used to protect surfaces from water damage. This type of waterproofing involves the application of a cement-based mixture to a surface, concrete, masonry, or brick to prevent water from entering the surface. Cementitious waterproofing is commonly used in the basement area, parking garages, tunnels, and underground canals where water intrusion can cause damage. 

The cementitious waterproofing coating can also be done in residential properties such as balconies, roofs, and terraces to protect against water damage caused by rain, snow, or maybe some different climatic conditions. One of the benefits of this is, it withstands hydrostatic pressure, which is caused by water buildup.

Cementitious waterproofing paint is a type of coating that is applied to the lower surface of the constructions for water prevention. This paint is composed of cement, sand, and other substances, such as acrylic or latex, that provide improved mixability and flexibility. Cementitious waterproofing paint is easy to apply in both and can be used for both interior and exterior use such as walls, roofs, and floors to prevent water from entering. When the paint is applied in the right quantity it tends to stay for very long and provide long-lasting protection to the property.

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What Is Cementitious Waterproofing?

Cementitious waterproofing is a type of waterproofing system that is commonly used in construction to protect structures from water damage. Cementitious waterproofing materials involve applying a cement-based mixture to the surface of the building, which acts as a barrier to prevent water from penetrating through the surface.

Cementitious waterproofing materials are composed of cement, sand, and additives such as polymer or latex. Due to this, there are flexibility, durability, and connecting properties in the cement, which make it turn more strong for water resistance.

The cementitious waterproofing coating can crack or shrink over time due to changes in temperature or the settling of the building's foundation. It is also important to properly prepare the surface to ensure proper adhesion and to apply the mixture in the right quantity to avoid cracking. 

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Benefits of waterproof cementitious coating:-

The waterproof cementitious coating  offers several benefits in order to protect building surfaces from water damage. Here are some cementitious waterproofing products

1. Durability - 

Waterproofing Cementitious Coating is also known for its durability and ability to prevent water penetration for extended periods. When the solution is applied correctly, it can provide an even more strong barrier against water.

2. Versatility -

Cementitious waterproofing can be used on various surfaces including concrete, and masonry.

3. Cost-effectiveness -

Cementitious waterproofing membranes are cost-effective membranes when it is compared to other waterproofing membranes.  

4. Reduce the risk of structural damage -

Applying a Flexible cementitious waterproofing membrane not only prevents water to penetrate from building surface but also reduces structural damage and other costs.

5. Chemical Resistance -

Cementitious membranes are also resistant to chemical damage and weather conditions. So, this becomes one of the reasons to apply these on the walls of industries and factories.

Type of Cementitious waterproofing Products:-


There are many several types of cementitious coating products available for waterproofing building surfaces. Here are some of the most common types:

Cementitious membrane:

This is a two-component waterproofing product consisting of a liquid resin and a powder hardener that are mixed to form a solution or paste. A two-component product is a type of material that consists of two separate components that are mixed to form a final product. It is applied to the surface in multiple coats, and each coat is allowed to dry before the next coat is applied. It forms a seamless, flexible cementitious waterproofing membranes that is resistant to water.

SmartCare Damp Block 2K is a high-performance, two-component waterproofing coating that offers superior waterproofing for interior walls and bathrooms. It effectively addresses common issues such as efflorescence, ensuring long-lasting protection against water damage. With SmartCare Damp Block 2K, you can enjoy a 3-year warranty on brick-level waterproofing and a 1-year warranty on plaster-level waterproofing.

Fiber-reinforced cementitious waterproofing coating:

The fiber-reinforced coating is reinforced with fibers, such as fiberglass or nylon, to improve its durability and stretchability. The fiber-reinforced coating can be applied to both horizontal and vertical surfaces and is effective at preventing water to enter the structure.

Cementitious epoxy coating: 

It is a two-component product that consists of a cementitious base and an epoxy topcoat. It is applied to the surface in multiple coats, with each coat allowed to dry before the next coat is applied. The cementitious epoxy coating forms a strong, durable coating that is resistant to water, and chemicals.


SmartCare WaterProof Wall Putty is a versatile product that can be applied to both interior and exterior concrete/mortar surfaces. Its primary benefits include providing a smooth and bright white finish, as well as prolonging the life of top coats applied over it.

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