Choosing sustainable construction in renovations means choosing the most effective solution
Do you need to renovate a terrace? Are there leaks and the client does not want to see a drop of water or a damp spot in that area? Achieving what they ask of us is relatively simple, but what if we go one step further and turn that space into a sustainable renovation?
A renovation is a wonderful opportunity to get the building to earn points in terms of sustainability. Furthermore, waterproofing terraces and surfaces with the appropriate material represents an investment in durability and efficiency. And, as we already know from previous articles, the less waste we generate, the more grateful the environment will be.
Choose sustainable construction in renovations
Did you know that the average probability of having a leak or damp in your home is one every 8 years? It is the main cause of damage to homes. But the effects caused by poor waterproofing go beyond leaks: damp, rot… And it can even be responsible for respiratory problems.
The worst that can happen is that the roof or part of the structure collapses due to rapid wear and tear from damp damage. This entails extra costs in materials for the rebuilding of the space. Therefore, if we choose sustainable construction in renovations, it is important to use products that guarantee the durability of the terrace and also favour the environment.
Sustainable renovations with Aqua Protect
Waterproofing is, basically, protecting our building from the effects of water. The concept is very simple, the most complicated part, without a doubt, is carrying it out. Because developing a system that prevents the flow of water from the outside to the inside of our structure, having the appropriate materials is essential.
And when choosing the most appropriate materials, why not also choose the most sustainable ones? An efficient waterproofing of a terrace is not at odds with respecting the environment. This is what the Quilosa Aqua Protect range offers. It is a system of waterproofing products for the repair and protection of surfaces exposed to water, UV rays and weather.
But let’s look at it step by step. The first thing is to identify the type of problem that the structure we are going to renovate has in order to solve it with the right product. Let’s imagine that we have to waterproof a terrace through which many people pass daily. We need a resistant and flexible product that fulfils its function and offers us a guarantee of durability. Waterproofing membranes are a good option in these cases. One of the most effective models is the P4 Walkable, a product specifically recommended for waterproofing roofs and terraces that have significant traffic of people and that can be applied on any of the most common construction materials (concrete, ceramic supports, fibre cement, etc.).
But, what if the problem that we want to tackle with the renovation are cracks through which leaks and damp seep? MS liquid silicone could be the solution in this case. It is comparable to the previous product in resistance to stagnant water as well as providing high resistance to UV rays. And, the most important thing in this case, it has excellent ease of application and the capacity to fill any gap.
In addition, it can be used as an adhesive to waterproof ceramic flooring on concrete. Therefore, with the same product we can also lay tiles, saving us from buying an adhesive product.
Against our main enemy we have a specific product: anti-leak repair. A membrane resistant to stagnant water applicable on all types of surfaces and that is specially designed for the reconstruction and repair of leaks, terraces or pipes.
The importance of the materials is crucial when taking on any renovation. Choosing the most effective and durable option shows us that over time that we have chosen the right option, both for ourselves and for the environment.