Waterproofing is the process of applying a special sealant to a surface in order to stop water from penetrating the structural areas of home.
It is one of the most vital tasks needed when building or renovating a house to avoid water getting into the structure that can cause mould and mildew or
weakening and damage of the structure. Waterproofing is necessary in any area of the home that may be subjected to water or moisture like bathroom,
laundry, and kitchen.
|AREAS||COMMON PROBLEMS||RECOMMENDED SOLUTIONS|
|Walls||Leak, Seepage||Use capillary type of water proofing capable of preventing negative and positive pressure|
|Terrace / Balcony / Canopy / Roof deck||Leak||Use Bituminous waterproofing membrane, cementitious type and polyurethane type water proofing materials since they are applicable for horizontal application (positive hydro static pressure)|
|Toilet and Bath Tab||Leak||Use Bituminous waterproofing membrane, cementitious type and polyurethane type water proofing materials since they are applicable for horizontal application (positive hydro static pressure)|
|Basement / Wall and matting||Seepage and Leak||Use capillary type of water proofing capable of preventing negative and positive pressure|
|Ground Slabs||Seepage||Use capillary type of water proofing because it gives a strong and lasting water proofing against dumbness and ground water hydrostatic pressure|
|Landscape Deck||Leak||Use Bituminous water proofing membrane because it has a good dimensional stability and excellent mechanical properties for horizontal application and it is flexible|
|Tanks and Cisterns||Seepage||Use cementitious type waterproofing ideal for negative and positive hydrostatic pressure|
|Portable Water Reservoirs||Seepage||Use cementitious type waterproofing that is non-toxic capable of holding portable water|
|Swimming Pools||Leak||Use non-toxic materials or cementitious type waterproofing that has alkaline reactive property to resist positive and negative hydrostatic pressure which can withstand impact and age resistance once harden|
|Planter Box||Leak||Use Bituminous emulsion type waterproofing because it dries fast, non-toxic and retain elongation|
Floor coatings are opaque coatings applied to flooring including but not limited to rooms, parking areas, machine rooms, fire exits and utility rooms.
Floor coatings based on epoxy and polyurethane resin and now increasingly on cement modified with artificial resin are not only very practical, but provide sophisticated architectural design options in building construction.
It provides resistance to wear, slip-resistance, chemical resistance, light resistance, electrical discharge capacity, physiological safety, and crack-bridging properties.