We specialise in various types of waterproofing membrane systems to suit your purpose and context.
WATERPROOFING MEMBRANE SYSTEMS
Cementitious Applied Coating Membrane
We provide professional application of cementitious waterproof system membranes that offer highly effective waterproofing resistance too many times of surfaces. Cementitious membranes are mixed with cement and other substances in order to be compatible with usage on various types of structures.
Cementitious membranes are high flexible which helps it to adhere to most surfaces. It has the ability to over hairline cracks while being highly resistant to the elements and physical abrasion. This makes it an excellent choice to waterproof floor, walls as well as structures such as planter boxes. It does not pollute drinking water, this is also suitable to be applied onto surfaces that store or come into contact with water.
Torch On Membrane Waterproofing
Torch on membranes are waterproofing membranes commonly used in exterior areas exposed to the outside such as roofs and balconies. Composed of polymers and bitumen that protects against moisture, it is a relative strong choice of waterproofing membrane. It is also adept at preventing water pooling/ponding on certain parts of a flat surface.
Torch on membrane application requires the use of a heated torch to melt the layer onto the applied surface. It is an environmentally friendly and reliable method for various types of waterproofing works.
Types of Torch On Membrane
Two common types of torch on membranes are the Atactic Polypropylene Plastic modified asphalt (APP) and Styrene Butadiene Styrene (SBS).
Benefits of Torch On Membrane Waterproofing
Torch On Membrane method is considered suitable for areas with full water immersion, such as gutters and other structures. Recently, it has also been used for waterproofing of green roofs, which promoted environmental sustainability. Due to its long usage span, it is able to provide water resistance with excellent durability. Compared to some other waterproofing methods, torch on membrane application does not create noise pollution, with minimal disturbance to any existing human activities. One other advantage is that is also provides insulation from strong sun rays as its material contains PV cells that can convert to energy. From an environmental point of view, torch on membrane waterproofing is non-toxic and non-carcinogenic in nature.
Liquid Applied Membrane
Liquid Applied Membranes are water-based liquid applied acrylic membranes of polymer gel that provides great waterproofing ability and strength. It can be reinforced with fibreglass to increase its durability and strength. Therefore, it is commonly used to waterproof new as well as existing roofs. After application and curing, it offers a polished and seamless finish, which offers old roofs enhanced aesthetical value.
Liquid applied membrane is commonly used for waterproofing and damp-proofing of concrete surfaces, such as floor slabs, retaining walls, balconies, tunnels, bathrooms and carparks. Its highly versatile nature enables it to be used for virtually any type of structure and surface.
It consists of a single component and has good elongation properties, thereby making it effective at bridging cracks. It is also highly adhesive to various types of substrate, and can adhere remarkable well to both horizontal and vertical surfaces. When applied near natural elements, it is able to resist soil conditions and contaminated ground water. Application can be by the cold applied method, directly by brush and cured on moisture.
Self Adhesive Membrane
There are two types of self adhesive membranes, namely the bitumen/asphalt compound and protective films. Bitumen/asphalt compounds are usually modified with specially formulated resins to provide ease of installation. The membrane can thus be manually adjusted on site to ensure precise installation. Protective films can be hot-laminated to the bituminous/asphalt compound and gives the membrane enhanced physical characteristics such as heat resistance.
Features & Benefits
Self adhesive membranes can be cold-applied without the use of open flames. This is an ideal method for application in confined spaces. The membrane provides strong chemical resistance due to its protective polymer film. It can therefore be exposed to acid and alkali.
The membrane has highly flexible properties, allowing it to easily adapt to irregular shapes without cracking or breaking. Once applied, it is also self-sealing to maintain water tightness. It also maintains a consistent thickness across surfaces.
PVC Sheet Membranes
PVC sheet membranes are high quality waterproofing membranes commonly used for rooftops and decks. It can be used both on exposed exterior surfaces as well as for concealed roofs. PVC sheet membranes have excellent waterproofing abilities including strong reliability and durability, in part due to its near-uniform thickness. It’s strong, lightweight qualities also allow foot traffic anti it, as it will not be easily damaged under such circumstances.
Properties of PVC Sheet Membranes
PVC sheet membranes have highly flexible and soft, allowing it to easily adapt over different types of surfaces. This provides optimum waterproofing solutions for each roof shape and application method. After application, they have a light and smooth appearance which reflects heat and also provides a clean aesthetic.
They are one of the best materials for outdoor application as they are highly resistant to damage from sun radiation. This makes them a durable choice for roofs or even under layers such as walkways. Moisture can also escape from the roof over the membrane surface when applied due to their low vapour diffusion resistance. in addition, they can be applied on green roofs without any addition protection layer. They are also perfectly compatible with bitumen and can be applied on bitumen layers and other insulation materials present.
Typical installation is quick and easy by homogenous hot air or alternatively solvent welding method for overlaps. This makes them a reliable and economical choice for newly-built projects as well as minimal disturbances for refurbishment works.
Traffic Bearing Membrane
Traffic Bearing Membranes are a highly durable waterproofing solution, consisting of several coats of urethane systems that allow for minor movement in cracks and joints. As they come in basic colours, they can provide aesthetic appeal.
The membrane comprises an elastomeric membrane and a protective top coat. It usually comprises a single type of material, such as a polyurethane or epoxy, or can be customised and made of a combination of materials depending on the particular use.
It is commonly used in areas with foot traffic such as balconies to heavy-duty vehicular traffic such as commercial garages. It is a fluid-applied waterproof membrane system that functions by preventing water from travelling horizontally in order prevent water damage to equipment below. Another function will be to prevent deterioration of the substrate onto which the membrane is being applied to.
Other typical applications of traffic bearing membrane include:
- Sidewalks & Entrances
- Pool Decks
- Mechanical Equipment Rooms, laundry rooms
- Food Service Areas
- Auto Service Areas, parking garage decks
- Concrete Roof Decks
- Industrial Service Areas, warehouses
Advantages of Traffic Bearing Membrane
During application, there is little do no disruption to the surrounding activities. Application is also quick and easy. The membrane does not harden with age and has a remarkable ability to retain its strength over time. Due to its structure, it can allow for minor movements across the floor.