Exterior basement waterproofing

As there is less and less space for construction in urban areas due to the expansion of the city, it is necessary to use the potential of underground construction more and more. In addition to the basements can serve as affordable housing, they also offer the possibility of storing goods or building underground parking. Since these parts of the building are usually located very close to or below the level of rainwater, it is extremely important to choose a reliable waterproofing of the building.

Proper execution of exterior basement waterproofing

Basement waterproofing from the outside is performed on the side of the building that is in direct contact with water.
The following are the steps that will lead you to a successfully waterproofed basement:

  • use flexible polymer-cement waterproofing coating DRACO LASTIC 150 for protection and waterproofing of structures. It is used as a flexible waterproofing of concrete structures in the ground in positive and negative conditions. It is resistant to standing water, low and high temperatures and to continuous thawing and freezing cycles. It has optimal adhesion to different types of substrates and can be applied with a trowel, roller or brush. It is elastic, perfectly withstands the work of the construction, easy to apply and quick to apply. In addition, it protects against the action of salt used for thawing, chloride, sulfate and carbon dioxide.
  • apply DRACO LASTIC 150 with a roller, metal trowel, or brush. The material needs to be “felt” in order to be applied without any problems.
  • use primer DRACO PRIMO 100 which strengthens and stabilizes the substrate, promotes better adhesion of the waterproofing coating without the possibility of separation. In addition to horizontal surfaces, applying the coating is easy on vertical surfaces.
  • reinforce the coating at the positions of the expansion joints and horizontal joints with the vertical expansion joints with DRACO BAND 100 expansion joints that are immersed in the first layer and completely covered by the others.
  • There are several ways in which water destroys the concrete base. It is strange, but concrete is a material that can withstand several tons of load. But, unfortunately, no stone is able to withstand prolonged exposure to water. The penetration of water through the structure is responsible for most of the damage caused to buildings.

The value of quality waterproofing is less than 5% of the value of the total investment. Quality waterproofing not only protects the building, it protects the entire investment. For this reason, the choice of reliable and quality waterproofing is very important.

Remember to properly protect your basement from water and moisture in a timely manner. Use only quality materials and pay the waterproofing the attention it deserves. DRACO waterproofing systems are designed precisely to make your facilities safe and comfortable to live in.

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