suggestion to prevent and renovate ways for sealing walls in home.

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due to sealing mostly in all walls and due to which there is corrosion in electrical outlet, Please suggest what should be keep in mind renovating such walls.

Also taps in bathroom or kitchen needs frequent care and how to prevent dripping in taps.

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I think he just means damp walls (sealan in hindi)

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Dr fixit gives in house consultation for seepages. And suggest products accordingly 

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Other chemicals too are there, but Damp proof on the external side and damp block on the internal are often used.

But from the description it seems that the property has been maintained poorly (or not maintained at all).

In multistoried apartment blocks, the sunk/recessed portions of the wash areas, bathrooms of the unit above too might be the source of the damage.

If so, then the floor tiles of the above property have to be removed, the debris underneath removed and new waterproofing mixture poured in and allowed to travel through the gaps and hope for the best.
Columns/pillars, beams getting separated (minute or major cracks/gaps) from the walls
too gives an easy passage to the moisture and water.

If electrical ducting (often concealed) too is affected or damaged (such that water or moisture has entered any of the pipes, then a more comprehensive audit might be needed.

For source of damage, seepage from sidewalls of neighbour's property or from their wash-areas.. personal relations, tacts, society common law or coercion might have to be used for sharing of the expenses.

Else might have to bear it by oneself.

If by any chance the whole (multi-storied) apartment block has not been maintained that well, then a 'structural audit' might be necessitated too.

If columns (pillars) have degraded enough to show the re-bar (metal/alloy rods) that was supposed to be inside the mortar, then all such columns would beed reinforcements.

Structural audits are not to be taken lightly and always done by sensible, experienced structural engineer's team.
Taking second opinions to help decide, too is not that costly.
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Renovating Walls:

  1. Monsoon Precautions:

    • Take into account the monsoon season, which brings heavy rains and high humidity in many parts of India. Choose materials and techniques that can withstand moisture and prevent water damage.
  2. Waterproofing:

    • Prioritize waterproofing measures, especially in bathrooms, kitchens, and other wet areas. Use waterproof coatings, membranes, or paints to protect walls from water penetration.
  3. Proper Drainage:

    • Ensure proper drainage around the exterior of the building to prevent water from seeping into walls. Keep gutters, downspouts, and drainage channels clear of debris to facilitate water flow away from the structure.
  4. Humidity Control:

    • Install exhaust fans or ventilation systems in enclosed spaces to control humidity levels and prevent moisture buildup, which can lead to mold growth and wall damage.
  5. Termite Protection:

    • Consider termite-resistant materials and treatments to protect walls from termite infestations, which are common in many parts of India.
  6. Quality Construction:

    • Hire experienced contractors or builders who are familiar with local building practices and regulations. Ensure that walls are properly constructed and sealed to prevent water infiltration.
  7. Regular Maintenance:

    • Conduct regular inspections of walls and ceilings for signs of water damage, such as stains, peeling paint, or mold growth. Address any issues promptly to prevent further damage.

Preventing Dripping Taps:

  1. Replace Washers or Cartridges:

    • Dripping taps are often caused by worn-out washers or cartridges. Replace these components regularly to maintain a proper seal and prevent leaks.
  2. Check for Leaks:

    • Inspect taps and pipes for leaks regularly. Even small leaks can lead to water wastage and damage to walls and fixtures.
  3. Use Water-Saving Fixtures:

    • Consider installing water-saving fixtures such as aerators and low-flow taps, which can help reduce water consumption and prevent dripping.
  4. Address High Water Pressure:

    • High water pressure can cause taps to drip. Install a pressure regulator or pressure-reducing valve to maintain a safe and consistent water pressure level.
  5. Regular Maintenance:

    • Clean taps and aerators regularly to remove mineral deposits and debris that can interfere with their proper functioning. This also helps prevent dripping and ensures smooth water flow.
  6. Seek Professional Help:

    • If you're unable to resolve the issue yourself, or if the problem persists despite your efforts, consider seeking assistance from a plumber or professional handyman to diagnose and repair the taps properly.

By following these guidelines, you can ensure that your walls are properly renovated to withstand moisture and prevent water damage, while also addressing dripping taps effectively to conserve water and maintain plumbing fixtures in good condition.

  1. Proper Ventilation:

    • Ensure adequate ventilation in enclosed spaces to prevent moisture buildup, which can lead to corrosion. Install ventilation fans or vents if necessary to improve air circulation.
  2. Moisture-Resistant Materials:

    • Use moisture-resistant materials such as waterproof paints, moisture-resistant drywall, or cement boards in areas prone to moisture, such as bathrooms, kitchens, and basements.
  3. Sealing Techniques:

    • Employ proper sealing techniques to prevent water infiltration into walls. Seal gaps and cracks with waterproof sealants, and use waterproof membranes or barriers behind tiles in wet areas to prevent water seepage.
  4. Electrical Outlets:

    • Install electrical outlets and switches that are specifically designed for wet or damp environments, such as waterproof or weather-resistant outlets. These outlets have protective covers to prevent corrosion and electrical hazards.
  1. Replace Washers or Seals:

    • Dripping taps are often caused by worn-out washers or seals. Replace these components regularly to maintain a proper seal and prevent leaks.
  2. Adjust Faucet Handles:

    • Sometimes, dripping can be caused by loose or improperly aligned faucet handles. Tighten or adjust the handles to ensure a snug fit and prevent leaks.
  3. Check Water Pressure:

    • High water pressure can contribute to dripping taps. Install a pressure regulator to reduce water pressure to a safe level and prevent excessive wear on faucet components.
  4. Install Drip Trays or Mats:

    • Place drip trays or mats under taps to catch any drips and prevent water damage to countertops or cabinets.
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