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What exactly is waterproofing?
Waterproofing is the process of making an object or structure waterproof or water resistant, so that it remains relatively unaffected by water or resisting the ingress of water under specified conditions. In construction, a building or structure is waterproofed with the use of membranes and coatings to protect contents as well as protecting structural integrity.
How do we tackle concrete repair and crack injection?
Reinforced concrete is robust and highly durable. However, it is sensitive to faults resulting from design flaws, incorrect construction practices or both. Water takes the path of least resistance which means that if there is a crack in a wall that is where it will go. The repair of these problems is achieved through careful diagnosis, definition of repair methodology, suitable material specification, and finally, execution of the job.
What is a membrane roofing system?
Membrane roofing is a type of roofing system for buildings and tanks. It is used on flat roofs or nearly flat roofs to prevent leaks and remove water off the roof. Membrane roofs are most commonly used in commercial application, though they are becoming increasingly more common in residential application. They are generally made from synthetic rubber, thermoplastic (PVC or similar material), or modified bitumen.
How to prepare concrete for epoxy flooring?
It is important to prepare a concrete floor before applying epoxy coating to ensure that the epoxy will last longer. Inadequate preparation of the surface to be painted, water and improper mixing of the epoxy paint are the most common causes of failed epoxy flooring. There are several ways to prepare concrete for epoxy coating including shot blasting, sand blasting and simply cleaning the concrete floor.
How do we go about waterproofing underground areas?
To provide a dry environment, any structure built below ground level will require waterproofing. As such, waterproofing materials, systems and details are used instead of typical roofing details. Once a structure is underground, water may seep from above or be driven by water pressure upward towards the ground surface. Special Flashings and other procedures are necessary to produce a successful waterproofing project.