In the wake of latest advancements and inventions in the architectural industry, people are going for smart construction standards, which not only make the residences more attractive but also safer and comfortable than before. This is the reason that now home owners prefer constructing homes which not only are insulated but resistant to moisture and other damages too.
To make a house water and moisture proof, you not only have to consider the construction technicalities but also the type of material used in its making. While selecting the material, you better accompany a professional architect in Pakistan, who could provide you the best advice about the quality, standard, uses, benefits, and cons of particular construction stuff.
Here is what you need to consider while going for water-proof construction.
Use Moisture-Resistant Wall Materials
You can use steel with waterproof coating on it so that it could not corrode or damage. Steel studs and sill plates. A high quality wood that naturally resists decay, can be used in the construction of basic wall structure. Additionally, you can also use cement board, brick, cast stone with waterproof mortar, structural glazed clay tiles, ceramic veneers or ceramic wall tile – mortar set, porcelain glass blocks or glass panels, concrete, glass blocks or glass panels and plaster with metal lath. Besides these, there are various other materials which can be used in making a wall waterproof. The one easiest and most economical way is to paint a wall with weather sheet.
Waterproof the Floors
Floors can also be made waterproof by the usage of impermeable materials such as concrete tile, pre-cast concrete, latex or bituminous formed-in-place can be colored polished and sealed. You can also use non-porous stone, slate, or cast-stone with waterproof mortar. Use clay tile, quarry tile, terrazzo or ceramic tile and rubber sheets or tiles. If you want to go for wooden floor, as this is the prevalent flooring trend all around the Pakistan, use naturally decay-resistant wood subflooring which includes (red wood, cedar, some oaks and bald cypress. Vinyl flooring also serves a waterproof material. Use moisture-resistant mortar or adhesives, mastic or silicone, epoxy, or polyurethane formed-in-place.
Other than using water-resistant construction material, you can also use moisture-resistant paint and coatings on the walls and ceilings. Even in the market, you can find Polyester epoxy or other water-resistant coatings, which are made especially impermeable.