3 Unexpected Benefits of Waterproofing

Updated: Aug 3

Waterproofing is essential to prevent water dripping that leads to damage to both the external and internal parts of a building's structure. Water leakage damage can cost up to tens of thousands of dollars if not properly repaired early on. However, there are other benefits that come from waterproofing that homeowners might not have considered.


1. Saving on Utility bills

Saving on airconditioning bills in Singapore

Proper waterproofing ensures that the internal climate is sealed off from external elements. This reduces the fluctuations in internal temperatures that would have resulted in adjusting temperatures through air-conditioning. Gaps within the building may be undetectable based on visual inspection and would require professional assessment. These small gaps will likely grow in size over time and result in cool air leaving the room and building. By ensuring that the internal and external environments are completely sealed off, you are able to reduce your residential or commercial utility bill.


2. Prevent Furniture & Appliance Damage

Prevent furniture damage from water leakage

Beyond protecting the building itself, waterproofing ensures the content of a building is kept safe and dry. In residential homes, this can mean furniture and electronic appliances in the building are kept safe from water damage due to drips and leakages. Expensive items that are often damaged due to such leaks include laptops, computers and television sets. Worse still, the water may damage priceless items such as photographs and paper documents. In commercial & industrial properties, water damage to crucial equipment or documents may result in huge financial losses. Proper waterproofing and regular checks will keep the occupants and equipment safe.


3. Improve Air Quality

Improve air quality through waterproofing

Waterproofing ensures that mould, mildew and other nasty bacteria do not grow in crevices within the building. Moisture from water can increase the humidity and provide the ideal environment for harmful bacteria and microorganisms from forming. The presence of such harmful substances will deteriorate the air quality over time. Occupants within the building may spend many hours indoors and breathe in these particles throughout the entire duration. This is especially dangerous for occupants who may have respiratory issues such as asthma. It is important to keep an eye out for mould, mildew or bacterial growth within the home or office environment to keep occupants safe.


Contact Hydro-seal Engineering

If you require a waterproofing specialist to perform an inspection on your property give us a call at 6289 6811 for a no-obligation consultation.