3 most common types of waterproofing

Published 18 Feb 2019

2 mins read

Updated 29th November 2023

Once you’ve decided that you need waterproofing and you’ve hired a waterproofer, you’ll need to work with the waterproofer to determine the type of waterproofing you’ll need. Whether you’re waterproofing concrete, a balcony or a roof, there are different techniques that will work for different situations. Here are some of the more common waterproofing techniques that you’ll come across.

Torch on membrane waterproofing

Torch on membrane waterproofing, also known as torch applied membrane waterproofing, is one of the more common waterproofing techniques. This waterproofing technique can be used to provide an easy and effective waterproofing technique on many different surfaces, including roofs, wet areas and even balconies, which can be quite difficult to waterproof. The technique works by having waterproof membranes bound to a substrate by using a torch, allowing for thorough bonding between the membranes and the substrate.

Liquid membrane waterproofing

If you’re looking for a waterproofing technique that is both effective and easy-to-apply, liquid membrane waterproofing may be the technique for you. Although this technique can be used similarly to other techniques, liquid membrane waterproofing is perfect if you need to waterproof areas that are either too small or too detailed for other waterproofing techniques, such as balconies and water features. Unlike some other waterproofing techniques, liquid membranes also have the ability to adapt with any changes that may occur to the building, such as the building expanding and contracting.

Epoxy coatings

Epoxy coatings are a waterproofing resin that’s made to waterproof large surfaces, such as flooring and walkways. Unlike other waterproofing techniques, using epoxy coatings actually allows you the opportunity to customise your waterproofing, as epoxy coatings are available in a variety of colours and finishes. Some of these finishes include heavy-duty epoxy coatings, designed to sustain damage and non-slip epoxy coatings, which are perfect for plant rooms or other areas where the floors can become quite slippery.

These are just a few of the more common types of waterproofing that you can find. Whether you’re waterproofing to prevent further damage or waterproofing as a part of strata work, if you need effective and efficient waterproofing solutions, talk to Titan Waterproofing, one of Sydney’s leading waterproofers. We’ll work with you to develop a tailored waterproofing solution that works. If you want to learn more, give us a call on 1300 761 219 today.

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