Torch On Waterproofing Specialists. We Offer Quality, Durable Torch On Systems.
As experts in torch on waterproofing systems in Johannesburg, we guarantee you long lasting waterproofing solutions.
Sandton and other parts of Gauteng can experience some severe rainstorms and hail which has caused detrimental damage to buildings in the past. Torch on waterproofing is one of the most hard-wearing, durable waterproofing systems you can install on your roof. When installed correctly and maintained well, torch on waterproofing can last up to 20 years. Therefore, making it one of the most cost-effective waterproofing systems for home and business owners.
What Is Torch On Waterproofing?
The waterproofing membrane is made up of a combination of modified bitumen layers coated with various sticky, viscous organic liquids. Bitumen, a hydrocarbon made from crude oil, is one of the primary components of this membrane. The multiple layers create a waterproof surface that is also resistant to the sun’s ultra-violet rays. The membrane is sealed onto the surface by heat fusion with a blow torch.
This innovation offers an alternative to asphalt roofing.
Non-harmful to the environment, highly effective against water and boasting a number of unique qualities, bituminous torch-on is widely considered to be one of the most reliable tools for waterproofing contractors.
Benefits of Torch On Waterproofing
Besides being resistant to the sun’s harsh UV Rays, torch on waterproofing also offers the following benefits:
- Durable, if installed correctly by professional waterproofing contractors.
- It is a green roofing solution that offers a simple way to reduce carbon footprints. Tar roofs often require people to be out of the building because of the fumes.
- Torch on waterproofing system only needs to be maintained every 3 years, minimum.
- Suitable for full water immersion and sub-soil applications. Ideal application for sealing box gutters and flower boxes.
- Non-water soluble, non-biodegradable, non-carcinogenic and non-toxic.
- Easy maintenance. Therefore, avoiding stripping the entire roof area.
- Fire resistant. Additionally, we coat our torch on waterproofing with aluminum coating, making it more fireproof.
Torch On System Installation
Torch on membrane is installed on flat roofs, retaining walls and metal roofs. Additionally, a boarded roof waterproofing system is for metal roofs. This system includes plywood as well as a few other materials so it can cost slightly more. However, our boarded roof waterproofing system comes with a 10 or 15 year guarantee.
If your roof is in good condition, the old torch on waterproofing does not need to be stripped off and we prime over the old waterproofing.
However, if it is not in good condition, all the old material will need to be stripped and carted off site.
Boarded roof waterproofing systems. Plywood makes the base of the boarded roof system. Secured with roofing screws and washers. This is the base sheet for the new torch on waterproofing membrane.
The bitumen membrane layer is rolled out onto this plywood base layer and melted with a blow torch. Mastic is formed when the torch on membrane is melted. Mastic is what seals the roof surface to ensure it is watertight.
The torch on roll must melt from side to side. And not only at the edges. We noticed this is a habit for some waterproofing contractors. This is the completely incorrect process to install the torch on waterproofing.
Once the waterproofing has been installed by our professional waterproofing team, we apply a coat of aluminum paint. Therefore, making your torch-on roof more fire resistant, UV resistant and it looks fabulous!
More About The Torch On System
Before recommending torch on waterproofing for your roof, our professional waterproofing team will conduct a roof inspection. Thereafter, if your roof is in decent working condition, the current torch on membrane can remain and we can install the new torch on waterproofing system over the old waterproofing. Thus, saving you extra money on having to tear off and cart the old waterproofing off site.
However, tearing off the old torch on waterproofing would result in extra labour, rubble removal and more materials as the roof surface needs to be clean and flat prior to the new waterproofing.
Minimal maintenance and long life span make torch on waterproofing an excellent choice for protecting flat roofs, retaining walls and other roof types. Professional installation by our expert waterproofing team will ensure you don’t have leaks.
Choose Us For Your Waterproofing Requirements
As Gauteng’s most preferred waterproofing contractor, we strive to offer customer only the latest in waterproofing technology. Call our expert waterproofing team today and take advantage of this eco-friendly, highly effective waterproofing solution by having our experienced team do the job right the first time. Get in touch with us today!