4 Common Concrete Waterproofing Techniques

Published 31 Jul 2014

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Updated 29th November 2023

Concrete is one of the most used structural component in the construction industry. However concrete is absorptive to water and if not waterproofed, it can lead to physical wear and tear caused by waterborne chemical and contaminants.

Concrete Waterproofing ensures the protection of the concrete structure, making it much more durable. It is applied in construction projects and areas that require zero water absorption such as rooftops, balconies, podiums, planter boxes, retaining walls, decorative facades and water tanks.

Sealing these areas against water penetration is an important requirement in water damage prevention. Here’s a summary of some concrete waterproofing methods that can help you with your waterproofing needs.

Torch On Membrane Waterproofing. Best applied to rooftops, balconies, planter boxes and retaining walls,Torch on membranes provides extreme performance in cold weather and flexible durability. It uses a mixture of polymers and bitumen on a reinforced base to achieve maximum resistance to tear and puncture.

Liquid Membrane Waterproofing. Liquid Membrane Waterproofing usually consist of a primer coat and two top coats and are applicable for all building details, including rooftops, balconies, terraces, planter boxes, detention tanks, water features, retaining walls, wet areas and decorative façades.

It presents more flexibility than any other type of concrete waterproofing. It provides a seamless waterproofing that has quick coverage abilities with spray application.

Sheet Membranes/TPO. Sheet Membrane is a type of waterproofing ideal for almost all horizontal areas that require water prevention, including rooftops and podiums. It is a bonded, self-adhesive type of water proofing method. It delivers a robust, controlled and thick waterproofing that is ideal for long term water proofing.

Epoxy Coatings. Epoxy coatings is the best solution for surfaces such as floors, walk ways, plant rooms and pools that require non-slip properties. Epoxy Coating Waterproofing forms an ensured durable concrete bonds making it tolerant to water or chemical damage.

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