How to Stop wall Dampness and Repair house walls

How to Stop wall Dampness and Repair

By reading this blog, you can protect the wall of your house from dampness. Read the blog till the end.

11 Nov 2021

do you really want to repair your house and never have to ask an expert how to stop wall dampness

Many times you have listened that your neighbor’s walls are seeping badly and they are worried about it.

And many times it would have happened with you too, you repaired your wall and get tired with the dampness in your house.

Your house smells bad, layers crumbs, walls look bad and you feel bad in such an environment.

Now you are saying that it is enough now I cannot bear this silence.

What should you do at such a time?

For the first time, you will meet people around you who will tell you many solutions.

But fast forward today all those ideas are no longer useful.

if you repair it, After a few days, your walls will start getting damp again, which is again a waste of money.

So there are two ways you can consider- contact an expert or save your house by yourself reading this blog.

So what way do you want to stop the dampness of your house?

Definitely, the suggestions we will provide you are very precious and FREE of course.

Really, we are going to benefit you from this blog, once you read it, and the truth will be seen automatically. 

Applying the ideas we are sharing here, you should think of a cheap solution or a solution that will let you live comfortably for a long time in your own house.

Before going to the solution let's know why dampness happens in your house.

The root cause of Dampness

Here are the main cause of dampness-

  • If the surface of the roof gets cracked- In the rainy season Roof leaks are a major source of water entering the walls of the house, causing dampness.
  • Groundwater table- if the GWT is high, it will affect the foundation, because the building materials used for the foundation absorb the water from the ground by capillary action.
  • House in a waterlogged area- If you build the house in an area that cannot be easily drained off, dampness will affect the building.
  • Due to the bad workmanship in constructions- when Cavities and holes kept for erection of scaffolding and later not filled properly with concrete can become a source of dampness.
  • Not plastered the outer wall- If the external walls of the building are not protected then rainwater may affect the outer walls and water gets seeped through the walls and dampness occurs in the internal walls.
  • Using Poor quality construction material- when you use low-price cement and aggregate or not good quality bricks, it often becomes a cause of dampness.
  • Leaking and clogged pipes – If your house is about to have 30-40 years old, it may cause breaking of the water pipes. Or if the pipes are made from iron, they will erode over the periods. So, due to the leakage in water pipes soil, wastewater, rainwater, or water supply pipes can all allow water to enter the wall.
  • Unplanned house design and inadequate waterproofing in the foundation-Sometimes the rear wall of your house is attached with vertically cut land or attached with backyard land without leaving any space. Not proper design of the foundation, water tank, external walls, or bathrooms for inadequate waterproofing measures can be the worst source of attracting moisture.
  • Continuously rains for 2-3 Days-In rainy season, the walls get dampened, resulting in peeling of putty and paint. If you’re staying on the second floor of a 3 story apartment and too much water dropping occurs when it rains.
  • If the bathroom has a common wall with another room-it badly damages the other inner walls room.

Effects of dampness

Here's how dampness can completely ruin your home- so let's know some things that affect your house because of dampness.

  1. Creates Unhygienic conditions- Moisture in the walls lets your family threaten many diseases and bad health.
  2. Decay and disintegration of Building materials- Moisture in your house can damage structure because it will affect the bricks, stone, steel, timber through the moss, fungus and corrosion grows and reduce the life of the structure.
  3. Efflorescence produced- Walls cracks cause due to the moisture in the brickwork which usually contains various soluble salts. These soluble salts form crystals and cause the disintegration of bricks.
  4. Damage furniture and wooden fixtures- Moisture ingress can damage your house's wooden items like the doors, windows, bed, and closet.
  5. Damage Electrical Installation- Severe damp can damage electrical installations and metal fixtures.

Dampness Remedies-

We told you that we will tell you the right ways to avoid the dampness of your house. So what are you waiting for, let's know? Keep curiosity in your heart and let's start.

1. Normal Dampness- Meaning paint and putty automatically tore out from the wall. Use Dr. Fixit Damp guard twice to avoid dampness which is a Damp wall solution. Follow the steps given below and you will get a good result.

Procedure

  • Stir the Bare and Hardener thoroughly in their Individual packs to achieve Uniform Consistency.
  • Pout the base part in the appropriate container followed by the Hardener part and mix them thoroughly to a Homogeneous Smooth paste.
  • Dilute the Mix compound with water (In Ratio of 1 part base: 1 part Hardener: 1 Part Water) By slow addition and Mixing it Thoroughly to get a Burshable consistency.
  • Remove the damaged part of the wall 2-3 feet around the affected zone. sprinkles the pressure water and let it dry for a few minutes.

  • Apply in a Horizontal direction and leave it for 6-8 hours and then apply the 2nd layer in the Vertical direction.
  • Let it dry for 24 Hours and Finally, Apply Putty and paint for aesthetics.

2. Medium Dampness- Medium means when putty and paint come out along with the plaster. 

When you rub your palm against the wall, the powder will get out from the wall. Use fixit Damp guard (430.00 For 1 Kg) for mild dampness.

Procedure-

  • Remove the plaster first on the affected area.
  • Well brushed free from the west putty.
  • Apply the first layer from the method that is used in the Normal dampness method.
  • Prepare a mix of 1 part base + 1 part Hardener + 2 part white cement or gray cement.
  • Mix it well to make the proper paste and apply the mixture on the wall in the horizontal and vertical direction in a gap of 6 hours and leave it for 24 hours to dry. 
  • After that you can apply the putty and painting.
1. Severe Dampness - Plaster comes out from the wall and you can see the bricks clearly that denote the structure have been severely attacked. 

Procedure-

a) Remove the whole plaster from the affected area.

b) Wash the area with pressurized water 

c) Mix the following- 1 lt Fixit Super Latex + 1.5 Kg Cement (PPC) and apply it in a Horizontal direction and leave it for 6 hours and then apply in the vertical direction.

 d) Now Plastering- 1 Bag Cement + 200 ml LW Fixit chemical and Left it for dry. 

 e) Putty- Mix 10 Kg Putty + 1 Kg Dr. Fixit Super Latex Chemical Mix + water in definite proportion. Make sure to apply 2 layers 

 f) Seal coat- prepares a mix of Super Latex 1 Kg + 2 Lt Water and finally applies where dampness occurs.

Note- In all methods of How to stop wall dampness after using Dr. Fixit super latex, put the Plasterwork – and Finally Cure the wall for 7 days.

Good Ways to stop wall Dampness

1. DPC-

It is applied to prevent moisture transmission up from the ground.

  • While making house keep in mind that- DPC-Damp proof course- thickness 40 mm or 2” (Minimum-25mm)
  • Mix Ratio- 1:1.5:3 (Cement: Sand: Aggregate)
  • After building this, a thin layer of seal and dry cement paste waterproof compound of Ultratech or other similar material has to apply in 2 coats perpendicular to each other with a gap of 4 hours between the coats.
  • It should be laid at least 15 cm above the Highest Ground.
  • It should cover the full width of the wall.

2. Repair the source of Incoming water

You must be well aware unless and until the source of water flow is not stopped, the dampness cannot be stopped. So how can it be stopped?

  • Repair the Water LEAKAGE or repair the source of incoming water- because without stopping the leakage source, you can't get a good result. Contact a Plumber and fix it immediately because they know to protect the wall from moisture.
  • With modern technology install an underground water tank.
  • Use waterproof cement in the kitchen and bathroom.
  • Basement Waterproofing
  • Waterproofing toilet.

3. External Wall Waterproofing

Cracks in plasters lead to water seepage from the external walls to the interiors of the building. The methods below explained using the Dr. Fixit CrackX are waterproof and is ideal for small cracks.

  • Dr. Fixit Crack X is ready to use a water-based acrylic crack filler that seals the cracks up to 5 mm.
  • If the cracks are more than 5 mm, use a nonshrink crack filler Dr. Fixit Crack X Shrinkfree (1 Liter, Rs 265 /box). Painting is possible after 24 hours.

Cost of the Materials

if you'll not know How to treat dampness in internal walls what's the price, better to go with the  DR. FIXIT Dampguard Classic Damp-Proof Coating for Internal Walls and RCC Water Tanks - 1Kg- Price varies from 400-450 Rupees. 

  • Cost- Rs 450/m2
  • Rs 130/ft2

How you can get this item

  • Amazon and Flipchart website is the best place to purchase this Item
  • India mart Website- Dr. Fixit Bathseal Kit (₹ 1,800/ Unit) is a comprehensive kit for ensuring that dampness is kept away from your bathroom for many years.
  • Local Market- You can go to the local market and buy it.
  • Use Asian Paints Damp Proof for waterproofing your terrace for 8 years money-back guarantee.
  • Meet the Expert painters- in the nearby area who knows How to protect the wall from moisture these works in the past and have good experience with the products or other methods they have used.

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Conclusion-

If there is dampness in your house and you don't know how to stop wall dampness, you must follow the above methods, Definitely, it will help you and do not let your house get damp again. 

But before that, you have to find the source of dampness and after that, you can look at effective treatment and prevention involving a combination of good ventilation, quality waterproofing, and good maintenance cost.

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How to Stop wall Dampness and Repair house walls