HDB waterproofing is really important and it depends greatly on your maintenance as well as choosing a professional contractor, why? If you are in Singapore, you may be staying in a HDB flat where there is a ceiling leak issue. Ceiling leaks occur when water seepage downwards from the unit above into your ceiling through the concrete floor slab. This may happen due to the wear and tear of the waterproofing membrane and cement screed in the concrete floor slab. This phenomenon is more common in older buildings and typically occurs in wet areas such as toilets, bathrooms and balconies.
Symptoms of a water leakages in HDB
Some of the symptoms of HDB leaks include wet water mark stains. You may find discoloured patches on the ceilings which may even spread to adjoining walls. You should fix ceiling leak issues early to preserve the structural integrity of your flat and to prevent water from dripping further into your lower floor neighbour’s house as well.
Benefits of HDB waterproofing
- When it rains, the waterproof layers will prevent rainwater from entering the structure of the HBD, so it won’t make the walls wet, moldy, covered with moss, etc. of the project will always be protected for a long time.
- The materials to build the wall such as brick, mortar, paint, when finished, there are tiny holes on the surface. These small holes when encountering heavy rain or wet weather will cause water to slowly seep into the wall, making the wall easy to crack. So, with a layer of waterproofing on the outside of the wall, your HDB will be protected, increasing its solidity and certainty.
- Waterproofing not only protects the building but also helps you save more in the long run. Compared to a wall that is easily absorbed by water, mold, cracks, etc., you will have to spend money to paint over and over again to help cover up stains on the wall or repair cracks, then waterproofing helps your construction be more complete.
Our recommended waterproofing method
There are also other methods to resolve water leakages that you can explore. For example, Flood Infusion Method and injection of chemical grout (also known as the Polyurethane (PU) Injection Method or PU Grouting).
To tackle water leakage issues, Singapore Waterproofing recommends an innovative Flood Infusion Treatment (Chemical Infusion Treatment) using an advanced waterproofing chemical solution. This method solves ceiling leak issues without the need for hacking of existing tile finish and can be completed within a day.
The solution is a film forming and crystallising sealer for seepage and dampness and can migrate more than 100 mm into concrete under the influence of water. This effectively seals all leakage problems including the tininess of cracks.
Schedule your next waterproof HDB project in Singapore with our service. Our specialist in making your building safer. With our experience, we know the right waterproofing materials and how to apply them correctly. Contact us online or call us at +65 8333 7667 for a free quote.