Gains and Losses when Building Houses in the Rainy Season
Many of us often think that building houses in the dry season will be better than the rainy season because the construction will be less disruptive, thereby saving costs and time. However, according to the expert, the sentence above is not entirely correct, many constructions are still built in the rainy season because of its advantages. So if you want to build a house in the rainy season, you should know the following advantages and disadvantages to make the right decision for yourself.
Here are the advantages when building a house in the rainy season such as:
- The foundation is stronger: The rain will soften the soil, making it more convenient to reinforce the foundation, making your house more solid and stable.
- Concrete is firmer and less cracking: Rain reduces the air temperature and increases humidity, which is the ideal condition for stronger concrete. Meanwhile, in the dry season, the concrete dries so quickly, the glue does not adhere, so it is easy to crack and the bearing strength is not high.
- Easy to monitor & check: Wet weather is a suitable chance to check some stages such as whether the tile is leaking or not, the wall floor is waterproof or not, the drainage system is clear or choking,… thereby helping the homeowner easy to control and quickly fix it up on time.
- Saving effort and watering: When building houses in the dry season, you must regularly water on the foundation, wall, or concrete. But during the rainy season, you will not have to work hard to do these steps and you can reduce workload and save water, too.
Besides the advantages, building houses in the rainy season also has a few disadvantages such as:
- Construction time is prolonged because when it rains, workers cannot work outdoors, work is delayed and wage costs are thrown up together with other costs incurred.
- Easily dirty and damaged: In the rainy season, construction will not be as clean as the dry season. Construction materials such as cement, or wooden materials are prone to swell and deteriorate.
To be able to build a house in the rainy season and avoid the wet situation, please refer to the following methods:
- Make sure the material warehouse is clean and dry, especially the cement, and regularly check materials and construction.
- Choose paints with good waterproofing properties.
- Install corrugated iron roofs for flat roof constructions to steep water and avoid water stagnation.
In short, building a house in any season has its pros and cons. KANE hopes this article is valuable and helped you make the best decision.