3 Common Waterproofing Systems For Your Project

Waterproofing Options

Waterproofing systems are critical to have. A simple leakage in a building roof can often result into serious problems, not only causing damage to the building’s structure but can also be very expensive to fix.  Leaks can be mended with efficient waterproofing techniques done by a professional waterproofing company.

This ensures that water cannot penetrate through the roof of the building. The best and most cost-effective solution is prevention. Through durable sealing and applying of waterproof coatings, water intrusion can be prevented, eliminating water damage.

Consult with a roof waterproofing expert who will know the most effective waterproofing method to use for each application.

Sheet membranes and Liquid membranes are mostly used for implementing water protection for roofs. Let’s take a closer look at these three waterproofing systems.

Waterproofing Options:

Sheet Membrane Waterproofing (AKA Torch On Waterproofing)

Using high quality adhesive, sheet membranes may be cold applied or with the help of a torch. When done right, sheet membrane provides a durable and long-lasting waterproofing solution. Sheet membranes are good to apply to almost all horizontal areas that require waterproofing. They are usually high performance and non-hazardous.

Liquid Membrane Waterproofing

Liquid waterproofing membranes delivers an excellent waterproofing solution that is applicable to small or very detailed areas. It is ideal for wet areas, very easy to apply, resistant to UV rays and not harmful to the environment. A great advantage of using liquid membranes is that it creates a fully bonded, protective seal, this ensures that no water will enter beneath the membrane.

Epoxy Waterproofing

Epoxy is a type of resin adhesive membrane that dries hard, shiny, and smooth. Applying several coats of this can result in a water-proof or water-resistant surface. It is designed to be used as seamless waterproof membrane to protect concrete from water damage as well as resistant to bacteria and moisture due to its seamless nature. But epoxy waterproofing is rigid (not flexible) and may break when there are movements in the building elements due to thermal expansion and contractions.

What Is Important To Note

Roof waterproofing prevents damage to the roof and structure caused by water. Little attention is paid to the waterproofing as it ends up being hidden, when it fails it results in a very expensive repair.

In order to prolong the life span of a building structure and prevent damage, waterproofing methods must be properly applied by waterproofing specialists.

 

Credit: HPD Consult