Main topic information
“Waterproofing” is done for preventing the possible damage of water or moisture to the building so that the buildings can have a long life and provide a healthy, comfortable and safe environment.
Water leaking into the buildings reduces the load carrying capacity of the building by eroding the armatures and the carrier systems of the buildings.
In addition, the failure of the main bearing systems of the buildings causes cracks and fractures in the slightest earthquake. Also, water permeability creates a risk for buildings and human health by causing the formation of harmful yeast, fungi, blooming, thickening and other organic substances.
Waterproofing is done by applying waterproof materials to places such as foundations and roofs where water can enter in our buildings.
Figure 1: Waterproofing application sectional view