Saturday, 29 October 2011

Start a Waterproofing Business

           
 (172). Start  a Waterproofing Business

Starting a waterproofing business can be a recession-proof, profitable, and easy to start business idea for construction-minded entrepreneurs. The fact is that no one can afford a leaky home, so homeowners who might not be in the market to spend for cosmetic improvements to their homes will still need to maintain the basic structure of their investments—and that’s where your business comes in. As a waterproofing business, you or your employees will assess the homeowner’s situation—usually a leaky foundation—and provide an estimate for the work needed to repair and waterproof the structure. Basic fixes include filling cracks to seal off leaks, but the repairs—and your service menu—can be much more extensive than that, especially if you’ve got the know-how and the tools to solve bigger waterproofing issues. If your price is competitive, your work guaranteed, and your company professional, you will likely sell many of the customers you provide estimates for. If you are not an expert in construction or waterproofing in particular, you can still start this business easily by recruiting skilled employees to work for or with you. In addition to getting experience and experienced workers, you will also need a reliable vehicle that can transport your tools and even do double duty as a moving advertisement for your company. Finally, you will want to have a small home office with basic equipment so that you can receive messages from potential clients while you’re out working, print service contracts on an inkjet or laser printer, and possibly even set up a website for your business. A basic financial-tracking software program will help you keep your finances organized. If this sounds like a doable business idea for you, read on to learn just what you’ll need to get your business off the ground.
                             

Customers of a waterproofing business are likely homeowners who have discovered a compromised foundation that needs repair. They may have a serious flooding situation that requires clean-up or just some cracking that needs sealing. Depending on how extensive your service menu is, you can provide basic waterproofing needs or full-service clean-up, waterproofing, and air-quality control. Of course, the more you offer the greater revenue you stand to make, though you’ll need to make sure you and your employees have the know-how to complete the job. Customers will likely be looking for a competitive price but will also want to feel they can trust your company and that you stand behind your work with a 100 percent guarantee.

How to start Waterproofing Business
  • You can begin a waterproofing business with a small investment and operate it on a part-time schedule.
  • You don’t have necessarily have to know how to do the waterproofing yourself if you hire reliable employees to do the work for your business.
  • The business is recession-proof and lucrative, especially if you offer a variety of waterproofing services.
  • Though you’ll need to do some basic advertising, much of your future work can come from referrals from satisfied customers.
  • The business is entirely scalable.

Waterproofing of Treatment for Sloping Roofs
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Waterproofing Treatment for Large Terraces


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Waterproofing of Treatment for New RCC Basements using Torchshield


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Treatment over PCC - Application

Treatment to vertical walls (external) - Application


Waterproofing Treatment For Flat Roofs


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Parapet walls
The Newcoat application must continue over the parapet wall up to the top. If desired, one can terminate the coating at 300 mm height on the vertical face of a parapet wall at the drip mould, made in plaster. In absence of any such water mould, the coating shall be extended till top of parapet wall. All rain water pipe ‘openings’ shall be coated with Newcoat from inside to a distance of 2 inches.
Termination At Expansion Joints   
In the case of large roofs with an expansion joints, the Newcoat application should be terminated at the joint. A curb wall of 4 inches thick shall be constructed on both sides of joint, which may be from 150 mm to 200 mm in height The curb wall shall be plastered smoothly and corner rounding with polymer-modified mortar shall be done before Newcoat applications starts. The joint shall be covered either with GI strip fixed on one of the curb walls while leaving other end free or by neoprene sheet (as detailed in the sketch) The expansion joint shall be filled with 2 part flexible Polysulphide Sealant from the Dr. Fixit Range in accordance with the product specifications.

Waterproofing of Treatment for Terraces Gardens

Method Statement

Application


Termination of Membranes
The membranes shall be first laid up to the parapet wall junction and then shall be overlapped with another membrane (flashing) with an overlap of 100 mm and taken upward on the parapet wall up to a distance of 300 mm. This overlap shall be firmly sealed over the corner rounding or fillet area at the junction of parapet wall and slab The rendering shall be done above this level till top of parapet wall to match the level of membrane and drip mould shall be created in the plaster at the place where membranes is terminated to drift the rainwater away from the membrane. Alternatively an aluminium or G.I. sheet flashing can also be fixed over the membrane, fixed with GI screws with the parapet wall. (Refer sketch for details)
At the opening of Rain water pipes
The places where opening are encountered for rain water down take pipes, the membranes shall be cut open by sharp knife in + sign in the center of an opening. Circular cutting shall not be done. Torching shall be done on the reverse side of these four triangular pieces. Bend all the four pieces inside and tightly pressed against pipe surface.
Termination At The Expansion Joints
The treatment shall have to terminate at the expansion joint. The curb wall of 4 inches thick shall be constructed on both sides of joint. The height of curb wall shall match the overall height after filling of soil. The curb wall shall be plastered smoothly and corner rounding with polymer-modified mortar shall be done before membrane applications starts. The final slope of screed shall be away from the joint. The joint shall be covered either with GI strip fixed on one of the curb walls while leaving other end free or by neoprene sheet.. The expansion joint shall be filled with 2 part flexible Polysulphide Sealant from the Dr. Fixit Range in accordance with the product specifications.
Protection
The Torchshield membrane shall be protected with cement sand mortar laid at 20 mm thickness. The curing of this mortar shall be done for a minimum of 7 days before filling of soil for gardening. Anti root treatment: suitable anti root treatment shall be provided over the mortar as per the consultants specification.


Water Proofing product Manufacturing Business



Head Office
Pidilite Industries Limited
Ramkrishna Mandir Road
P.O.Box No.17411
Andheri (East) Mumbai - 400059
Phone :
(022) 28357000
Fax :
(022) 28357008
E-mail :
drfixit@pidilite.com









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