Most common types of waterproofing

Published 29 Sep 2020

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Updated 30th November 2023

Most common types of waterproofing
Most common types of waterproofing

Fixing water damage after it has infiltrated your property can be expensive and dangerous. That is why waterproofing during the early stages is important.

However, which waterproofing method is best for you?

In this article, we’ll discuss the common types of waterproofing and which one would suit your needs best.

Balcony membrane waterproofing

Most balconies are made of concrete. And over time, water can leech its way in and cause further damage.

And yours can always be exposed to constant weather changes such as rain, hail or shine. This factor is enough reason to consider waterproofing this area of your home.

Additionally, a weakened balcony is an accident waiting to happen. You can avoid this disaster through waterproofing.

By applying a liquid membrane or epoxy coating, you can have a watertight balcony that will last longer and remain safe.

Even if you aren’t too worried about your balcony, waterproofing it can help prevent water from making its way into the walls of your home, avoiding costly solutions in the future.

balcony waterproofing

Torch on membrane

This waterproofing method is simply a waterproof membrane that is welded onto the surface through the use of a torch. The process of heating the membrane to the surface ensures a strong bond which is ideal for waterproofing.

Rooftops especially benefit from torch on membrane as they have a wide area. But it can also be applied to smaller areas and are customisable, which means even if you have a uniquely shaped property, this method can work for you.

We have over 40 years of experience with torch on membrane and have found it to be a reliable method. However, our projects are carefully assessed individually to ensure you get the right solution.

Liquid membrane

Liquid membrane waterproofing can be applied anywhere sheet membranes can, as well as smaller and more intricate areas. It is an easy-to-apply solution and provides adequate protection.

Once applied, the liquid membrane forms a complete and continuous watertight seal, creating a breathable and UV-resistant area.

For balconies, bathrooms or even planter boxes, liquid membrane waterproofing is an excellent choice.

Epoxy coatings

Epoxy coatings can be provided in a variety of colours and finishes for a more attractive barrier, making it a great solution for industrial areas.

You also have the choice of water-based, heavy-duty or non-slip coatings. They are highly durable and provides a very good barrier against water.

Here at Titan Waterproofing, we take pride in our wide range of waterproofing solutions – both for commercial and residential needs.

If you require waterproofing in Sydney, then contact us at Titan Waterproofing. Call us on 1300 761 219 for more information. Whatever waterproofing problem you may have, our experts can quickly and effectively provide you with the perfect solution tailored to your needs!

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