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Do Not Save On That 1% Cost For Waterproofing

Published: 2022-02-07 10:27Views:

Don't be stingy and foolish when it comes to waterproofing your buildings. This may sound like an unnecessary and negligible task, but reports show that waterproofing is only 1% of a building's construction cost, but neglect can cause up to 90% of the cost of leak damage!



Image source from EdgeProp


When a proactive approach is not taken to address this issue early on, it will result in structural breakdowns, leaks, and mold leading to expensive rectification works. This was one of the observations during site visits for the recently concluded EdgeProp Malaysia Best Managed and Sustainable Property Awards 2020 organized by EdgeProp Malaysia in partnership with Nippon Paint Malaysia.


So what happens when leaks are left unchecked over time? Besides damaging the paint on the walls and the wall itself, it will also cause ponding on ledges and sills leading to stains, delamination, and fungi growth, thus creating health hazards for building occupants.


The hot and humid climate of Malaysia promotes the growth of water-retaining microorganisms. Airborne fungi and other invisible enemies can affect the health of those who live in buildings, as they can cause respiratory problems such as asthma attacks and other irritations and infections, especially for those who are more vulnerable, such as young children and the elderly.


This article source is from EdgeProp

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