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Don’t get confused between waterproofing and damp-proofing products. Use Sturdflex, the best one-stop solution for water and damp problems

When it comes to waterproofing and damp-proofing homes or other civil structures, there is a common misunderstanding among consumers that both are the same. It is because of this reason, in most cases, people looking for waterproofing or damp-proofing solution ends up purchasing the wrong product. As a result, consumers often fail to get their desired result from both the waterproofing or damp-proofing products they purchase from the open market. That is why to help customers’ Sturdflex introduces, a range of water guard products that can work wonders for both damp-proofing and waterproofing problems. Thus, eliminating the possibility of wrong choices usually made by customers when it comes to selecting either damp proofing or waterproofing products.

Before, we dive into details of how Sturdflex removes this gap between a waterproofing and damp proofing solution with their product range! Let’s walk you through what exactly damp-proofing and waterproofing solutions are and how they are different from each other.

What is damp proofing?

Damp proofing is the process of creating a barrier between the building and the ground to prevent moisture from rising up through the walls and floors. This is typically done during construction, before the building is completed. The goal of damp proofing is to prevent rising damp, which occurs when moisture from the ground seeps up through the walls and floors of a building. This can cause problems such as mold growth, rotting of structural elements, and damage to finishes.

Damp proofing is accomplished through the use of a damp proof course (DPC), which is a layer of material that is installed between the building and the ground. This can be a membrane, such as a sheet of polyethylene or asphalt, or a chemical treatment that is applied to the walls and floors. The DPC is typically installed at the base of the walls, where it forms a barrier that prevents moisture from rising up into the building.

Now that we have a clear idea of what is damp-proofing solution let’s walk you through what is a waterproofing solution.

What is waterproofing?

Waterproofing, on the other hand, is the process of creating a barrier that prevents water from entering a building. This is typically done after the exoskeleton of the building is constructed, and it is necessary when the building is at risk of water damage from sources such as rain, flooding, or ground water. Waterproofing is essential for basements, foundations, roofs, and other areas of the building that are at risk of water damage.

Waterproofing can be accomplished through the use of a variety of materials and techniques. These include the use of membranes, coatings, sealants, and injections. The choice of method depends on the specific area of the building that needs to be waterproofed, as well as the type and severity of the water problem.

Now that we have a clear idea of; what damp-proofing and waterproofing solutions are! Let’s walk you through the difference between each process.

Difference between waterproofing and damp proofing

The introspection across both these processes highlights, the key difference between damp proofing and waterproofing is the level of protection that they provide. Damp-proofing only provides protection against rising damp, while waterproofing provides protection against all forms of water intrusion. This means that waterproofing is a more comprehensive and effective solution for preventing water damage.

Another difference between damp proofing and waterproofing is the application process. Damp proofing is typically done during construction, while waterproofing is done after the exoskeleton of the building is completed. This means that waterproofing is often more time-consuming than damp proofing. However, the investment in waterproofing is worth it, as it can prevent costly water damage and structural problems in the future.

In terms of materials, damp proofing typically uses materials that are less durable and less expensive than those used for waterproofing. This is because the primary goal of damp-proofing is to prevent rising dampness, which is not as severe as other forms of water damage. Waterproofing materials, on the other hand, are designed to withstand more extreme conditions, such as heavy rain or flooding.

It is important to note that damp proofing and waterproofing are not interchangeable terms. While both methods involve creating a barrier to prevent moisture from entering a building, they are applied in different ways and serve different purposes. Damp proofing is an important part of building construction, but it does not provide comprehensive protection against water damage. Waterproofing is necessary for areas of the building that are at risk of water damage, and it provides a more thorough level of protection.

Now that we know the differences between damp-proofing and waterproofing solution let’s walk you through what is Sturdflex, and how it removes this gap between a waterproofing and damp-proofing solution with their product range!  

What is Sturdflex?

Sturdflex is one of the latest ventures of Shyam Steel industries limited. With 70+ years of experience in mega projects across the country, Shyam Steel Industries Ltd. has launched Sturdflex – a brand for a complete range of construction and waterproofing chemicals. The brand manufactures high-quality and innovative products, backed by a team of technical experts, who provides customized solutions for the entire range of waterproofing, concrete technology, and industrial coating needs – for both infrastructure projects and individual homes. 

In this segment of our blog, we will reflect in detail on waterproofing chemicals introduced by Sturdflex and how the products resolve the difference between damp-proofing and waterproofing solutions. 

How Sturdflex solves the gap between damp-proof and waterproofing solutions!

Sturdflex has been developed keeping in mind both damp proofing and waterproofing solutions, which are required to keep a home/civil structure healthy and long-lasting for generations. That is why Sturdflex always promotes the waterproofing of homes and civil structures, right when an individual constructs their homes/civil structure. 

It is because as per research conducted by Sturdflex 80-90% of new homes experience damp-related damage within the first 6-18 months. Further, waiting for water damage to occur to do waterproofing is a bad idea, because once water damage appears, the battle is already lost. Since water damage can go undetected for a long period of time. By the time water damage is visible on the surface, the internal structure may be severely damaged. And also it is impossible to identify the exact source of water penetration in a constructed building. Since the source of dampness and water damage can be different and way off from the visible surface impact. 

That is why Sturdflex features a range of waterproofing and damp-proofing products that can not only protect homes/civil structures from rising and penetrating damp, but also from extreme weather conditions, like rain, flood, sun, and more. 

Let’s walk you through the different types of products that Sturdflex has to offer:

  • Integral waterproofing admixture – CemMix/CemMix Gold (Water Proofing and Damp proofing)
  • Various layer waterproofing chemicals like Latex Pro (SBR – Styrene-butadiene latex C12H14) (Water Proofing and Damp proofing)
  • Acrylic pro (Acrylic – Poly(methyl methacrylate) (C5O2H8)n) (Water Proofing and Damp proofing)
  • Max2k (2 components liquid applied cementitious waterproofing system) (Water Proofing and Damp proofing)
  • Top coat cool (thermal insulation comes waterproofing coating with advanced pud technology C3H7NO2) (Weather Guard)
  • Rust removal (Rust Converter, Rust Protect) and preventive chemicals, for internal TMT and other steel and iron structure protection. (Water Proofing and Damp proofing)
  • Anti-saltpetre waterproofing system (No Salt), a combination of both integral and coating system ideal for protection and repair. (Water Proofing and Damp proofing)

These products manufactured by Sturdflex, provide both organic and inorganic protection against water. Where, the organic protection signifies the development of a membrane layer that prevents rising dampness, moisture, and other water formats from penetrating the civil structure, where the products of Sturdflex are applied. This, in turn, functions as a barrier that helps in providing a damp-proof solution for your homes and other civil structure.

On the other hand, the inorganic protection signifies a beta-blocking mechanism, which takes approximately 28 days to mature, since its application. Once matured, the beta-blocking structure provides a complete waterproofing solution for the walls, and other civil structures, where Sturdflex’s products are applied. This, in turn, protects your home and civil structure from water damage like; flood, heavy rain falls, etc.    

The fabrication of these two combinations of organic and inorganic solutions through every individual product developed by Sturdflex has resulted in the delivery of both waterproofing and damp-proofing solutions for all kinds of civil structures. Thus, resolving the gaps that exist between damp-proof and waterproofing products.

What makes Sturdflex standout as the best waterproofing and damp-proofing solution in India?

The availability of damp-proof and waterproofing products in the open market has made it possible for consumers to easily purchase these products based on their knowledge gathered from advertisements. It is because of this reason; the selection of waterproofing for damp-proofing requirements and vice versa is a common mistake usually made by consumers, because of their lack of technical knowledge. That is where; the majority of waterproofing and damp-proofing organizations exploit consumers by selling them products, which will not resolve their issues. Since, in most cases these products are either damp-proof or waterproof, which is usually done to cut down the cost of manufacturing. And consumers without understanding how these two systems are different; usually use the products colloquially for one another – resulting in dissatisfaction and failure to achieve desired results. 

That is where Sturdflex has stepped in with a wide range of waterproofing and damp-proofing products. Each of these products displays both organic and inorganic prevention capacity which makes them ideal for both waterproofing and damp-proofing requirement. This is done to ensure consumers don’t have to worry about selecting the right product, while they get their desired result from any product they purchase from Sturdflex. Thus, bringing down the repetitive cost of repair behind damp and water damages, while safeguarding customers from getting indirectly cheated! 

The combination of these product-level factors with certified quality assurance is what makes Sturdflex stand out as the best waterproofing and damp-proofing solution in India. So if you are an individual who is looking for a waterproofing or damp-proofing solution when planning to construct your dream home or other civil structure, you can get in touch with us.

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