The process to maintain the integrity of the structure
The process of making the surface of a structure resistant to water is known as the waterproofing. While constructing a building or a structure, waterproofing is an essential procedure done, so the structure's integrity is maintained in any kind of environment. For example, in a bathroom, the process is done by applying the membrane before the room's tiling.
Once the membrane is dried up, then the tiling is done. The coating provides a physical obstacle between the floor and wall, which disallows the percolation of water or moisture penetration. Usually, two coatings of the membrane are done.
With the advancement of research, different materials are available that are used for the process of waterproofing, the latest being the waterproof cement. It is the cement to which water repellent agents are added. The greatest advantage of waterproofing is that it prevents damage to the structure due to water, which also increases the value of the structure.
It prevents the accumulation of unwanted moisture seeping into the walls, allowing the growth of mould on the rooms' surface. Moulds have a negative impact on our health. It also prevents the rusting of the metal or wood due to the accumulation of moisture.