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Waterproofing of the bathroom

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Why do a waterproofing bathroom

The waterproofing of the bathroom is, first of all, the protection of walls and floor from water exposure, that is, providing conditions for comfortable use of the premises. If the porous structure of the walls absorbs moisture, this will lead to the clip of fungus and mold, which cannot but affect the health of the inhabitants of the house.

If the moisture is absorbed by the floor material, sooner or later it will certainly begin to flow to the neighbors living the floor below. Of course, nobody needs extra scandals and unplanned expenses. That is why the waterproofing of the bathroom is simply necessary. First of all, when conducting waterproofing, it should deal with the floor, after which they begin to treat walls and cracks between the bathroom and the walls.

Materials for waterproofing


Two main types of materials are most common: coating and glow. As a rule, all of them are created by the basis of bitumen. Crystalum materials are used without preliminary preparatory work and applied to almost any surface. The ease of use determined the widespread spread of these materials.

Environmental products have the form of leaf or roll materials on a bitumen basis. Unlike coating materials, gluing ones need time -consuming surfaces. Self -adhesive and floating glow materials are widespread.

Among the shortcomings of any bituminous hydro -insulation, a strong smell of bitumen and reduced adhesive properties should be mentioned.

Waterproofing floor and walls in the bathroom

After preliminary cleaning of the surfaces, it is advisable to treat them with a primer to improve adhesion with waterproofing material. Next, the joints are processed between the walls, the floor and the ceiling with waterproofing mixtures and a special sealing tape. After that, coating waterproofing is applied to all surfaces in several layers.

Waterproofing slots in the bathroom

For a complex waterproofing of the bathroom, it is necessary to take the gaps between the bathroom and the walls to process. So that the cracks do not become one of the causes of leaks, different waterproofing materials can be used. For sealing small cracks between the walls and the bathroom, special antifungal sealants are suitable, which will prevent the development of mold. For large gaps, a self -adhesive sealing tape should be used.

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