Waterproofing is being done to prevent the building form a potential damage caused by water or moisture. It provides longer life and a comfortable and safe environment to the building. Water ingress into the buildings reduces their load-bearing capacity by causing corrosion of the reinforcement and/or the cement. Besides, making its way into the building, water poses a risk for the development of microorganisms. What are the advantages of waterproofing? What are the different types of waterproofing materials and how are they being applied?