The roof/terrace is frequently exposed to harsh weather conditions, high humidity, dust and pollution. Over time, such climate changes usually lead to thermal expansions in the ceiling, especially for people who live on the top floor, and may cause water seepage, making it one of the most dampness prone areas.

The conventional way of waterproofing the roof like chunna, plaster, brickbat coba, or chemical may prove to be cheaper for your interior projects and work to stop leakages for a short while. These temporary solutions only add a thin film between the plaster and the paint and is not a reliable, long term solution. Sooner or later, the dampness will most definitely find a way to show up again, which will not only ruin the ceiling but also dampen the look of the stunning home interiors.

If you notice poor roof waterproofing systems in your projects, keep this handy guide in mind. Here’s the ultimate interior designers guide to waterproof concrete roofs/terraces: