According to a famed waterproofing expert, “Waterproofing materials are the lifeline of concrete surfaces: These additions reinforce the entire space with strength, vitality, and toughness.” The use of different materials, such as binders, sealers, membranes (liquid or sheet), and adhesives is of prime importance for a long-lasting structure. Protect your property with water proofing roofs. Prevent water damage and ensure lasting durability.

How to Choose the Correct Water Proofing Material?

Selecting the right material for the surface is as important as providing water to a lush-green grass cover. Several factors are involved in opting for a waterproofing cover. You can hire experts for a better suggestion too.

  1. Evaluate Your Requirements

Assess your project’s requirements:

  • Is your project above-grade or below-grade?
  • What type of issues does the surface have?
  • Is the problem a major one or a minor one?
  • How much time will it take?
  1. Material Compatibility

Check whether the waterproofing material is compatible with the surface? Ensure that the connection is stable and tight. If not, then leakage may occur.

  1. High Durability

Opt for materials that render long-lasting protection. Effectiveness (durability) helps to avoid high expenditures, recurring problems, and reapplication.

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  1. Simple Application

Ensure that the application process is smooth and error-free. Some materials can be applied with DIY techniques, while others need experts of the highest caliber. Choose a suitable water proofing material for the surface.

  1. Maintenance

Search for a solution that requires low upkeep; it will save your time and effort.

Applying Waterproofing Membranes

Although the application process of each waterproofing material is different, we will explain it in a generalized form.

  1. Surface Preparation

Preparing the surface is necessary for the waterproofing membrane to adhere perfectly. Ensure that the entire area is free from debris and particulates. Also, cover the cracks with sealants or adhesives for a smooth application.

  1. Priming the Surface

Not every surface requires a primer application, but most of them do. It is applied to strengthen weak surfaces, seal porous ones, and inhibit corrosion on metal sheets or concrete (on the inside).

  1. Application

Apply the coat with a roller, brush, or spray gun. Vary the thickness of the paint according to the requirement. Paint single or double coat(s) if needed.

  1. Safety

Ensure that proper PPEs are used for the waterproofing process. Goggles, safety helmets, mask, and gloves are some examples.

Other important aspects include:

  • Well-ventilated space
  • Follow guidelines set by the manufacturer
  • Wear spiked shoes if it is liquid coating and rubber shoes for sheet coating.

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Advancements in Waterproofing Materials

According to research, scientists at Aalto University made an innovative ultra-thin material that can transfigure the waterproofing industry. It is developed by attaching water-inhibiting molecules to a silicone base, resulting in high moisture resistance at low concentrations. The researchers saw the effortless movement of the liquid molecules from the surface, irrespective of the density.

Have you heard about 3D printing for waterproofing? It is a popular method in the industry; the process entails the use of waterproofing components and materials tailored for precise requirements of clients.

Compared to two-component membranes, monolithic membranes (one-component plastic membranes) have a higher efficiency and smoothness level. It offers a strong protection against weather elements, especially rain and snow. Monolithic membranes are made from 40% recycled content. In addition, it exhibits self-healing characteristics.

Would you like a waterproofing coat on your roof? Contact Sky Chemical Services today! Our experts are proficient in waterproofing surfaces of different kinds, such as concrete, metal, and more. We have managed various projects in different cities of Pakistan: Lahore, Quetta, Islamabad, Sialkot are some examples.

To book an appointment or get a quote, call or email today!

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