There are more than 50,000 cooperative societies in the Mumbai Metropolitan Region. Most of these structures do not undergo structural audit although strict municipal regulations exist in this regard. Around 15,000-16,000 buildings urgently need repairs.
In an effort to encourage Cooperative Housing Society members into initiating timely structural audits and repairs, Dr. Fixit from the House of Pidilite has launched an initiative which focuses on creating awareness about the need of timely planning of repairs along with right diagnosis and solutions for dampness and leakages.
According to Ashish Prasad, Chief Operating Officer – Construction Chemicals, Pidilite Industries Limited, sub-standard construction practices, water leakage in homes and over-enthusiastic renovations by society members often lead to structural damages in a building. Water seepage causes corrosion, distress, breaks the marriage of the concrete to the steel and that weakens the structure.
Dr. Fixit uses various state-of-the-art techniques such as non-destructive tests and concrete petrography for evaluating existing concrete structures to measure the strength of concrete and if they need be replaced or rehabilitated.
The innovative products that assist in perfect waterproofing for a long-lasting structure includes Dr. Fixit Newcoat, Dampguard, Raincoat & its specialist range of Structural Repair products.