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- Apply good quality water-proof paint on the walls outside the house, experts said – 19-20mm thick plaster
- If there are cracks in the joints and columns on the wall, then fill them before painting.
As much as the rainy season brings relief to the mind, the more it becomes troublesome for the house. During this time the walls of our house are the most affected. Shortly before the beautiful looking house walls start to show leakage, cracks, fungus after continuous rains. Now the question arises that we cannot stop the rain, but we can definitely take some measures to save the house.
Problem lies in the foundation of the house
According to Mayank Shrimali, a civil engineer in Bhopal, if we do not treat the walls that have fallen prey to moisture, it can reduce the life of the house. Mayank said, “I think after the rains the water level in the ground rises and the moisture comes up through the foundation. Especially around the empty areas.” He said, “In my experience so far we have seen that water comes from below in 90 percent of cases.”
Take care before building a house
Architect Sunil Manocha of Bhopal-based Design Home says that there can be three reasons for moisture coming in the walls of the house. Not having water proofing on the roof, cracks in the joints before plastering during the construction of the house and plastering is not done to the prescribed standards. He stated that the plaster should be in 1/4 ratio and should be 19-20 mm thick. While most contractors do not do this.
With the help of these measures, you can get rid of the moisture on the walls.
Is also dangerous for health
Because of the dampness in the walls, many times mold and bacteria are also prepared. This can lead to many health problems. According to the World Health Organization, excess moisture and mold can be very dangerous. People living in such homes may have health problems such as respiratory problems, respiratory infections, asthma.
Research suggests that people living in ventilated homes are less likely to go to a doctor or be admitted due to respiratory problems than people living in damp homes.