Blind area - an essential element of the exterior of the house. If it is done correctly, the next to the housing will not accumulate moisture, which means the foundation will be charged with the additional load. There is at least one way to create an affordable, yet highly reliable and durable blind area.
Blind area around the house is only two types. The first - is monolithic. Second - it is soft. The latter option can be implemented using a huge list of different tools and materials. Apply to create it can be pebbles, gravel, and even tile (provided that it will receive a "floating" basis). The main advantage of soft blind area is that it absorbs moisture, removing her from the foundation. In addition, the soft version will last much longer monolithic.
The most important in the process of creating a soft blind area - a waterproofing. It should be as strong. Otherwise, the entire structure can not withstand the final layer. Can be used for insulation materials such as cold-resistant polyethylene and roofing material. However, the best one will certainly use membranes made of polyethylene. it only has the maximum parameters resistance and durability.
In the first stage is warming. First removed ground layer to 40 cm with an inclination of 5 degrees from home. Then 10 cm is filled with sand (preferably clay). Compacted material, after which the heater is installed directly. An ideal variant is to use a polystyrene foam. Now it is possible to lay a membrane or roofing felt.
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Once the membrane is laid, it is necessary to implement all bonding joints. This is especially important when the availability of space in the building basement. The membrane itself at the same time should be fixed to the cap and insulated.
Another important step towards creating a blind area - is laying the drainage system on the border with the design. For it is necessary in advance to make a separate recess. Ready waterproofing system then filled with sand. Then, a layer of geotextile, which will not allow the sand and gravel mix (no more than 15 cm). When all this is done, it will only have to pour pebbles, gravel or other material selected.
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