Preservation of house condition It is essential for the longevity, strength, and health of its occupants. Within the framework of residential maintenance, it is necessary to protect the roof from the attacks of the elements, especially from the intensity of the rain.
You should know that there is a method of waterproofing that, in addition to being simple and economical, shows remarkable effectiveness in ensuring the water resistance and stability of the roof.
Below, we show you a detailed step-by-step guide to making your own waterproofing and preserving the structural integrity of your house.
Concrete roofs on many houses have developed cracks over time. Although at first it looks purely aesthetic, it deteriorates during storms or other periods of high humidity. The most serious problem arises when water leaks.
STEPS TO MAKE WATERPROOFING
Consider a modest 15m2 roof as a starting point. To make a waterproofing homemade, you will need 5 kilos of quicklime and 5 liters of burnt oil, that engine residue left behind by your car.
- Carefully place the quick lime in a bucket.
- Gradually pour in the burnt oil to mix it with the lime
- Stir with a recycled broomstick until the ideal paste is formed: neither too thin nor too thick. The color you should get is a chocolate tone
STEPS TO APPLY WATERPROOFING
If you have decided that you house requires a layer of waterproofing are the steps to do it right.
- Identify cracks or cracks of your concrete roof and put the homemade waterproofing in place with a brush
- If you want the application to be faster, use a broom and spread the mixture on the area you want to protect.
- After drying, this homemade waterproofing repels water