To stop the penetration of water into the structure, waterproofing is done to make the structure water-resistant from the roof to the basement.
Waterproofing keeps one’s structure safe from inside damages that are caused by the ingress of water. It also keeps the structure dry and minimizes the humidity level in wet areas such as bathrooms, toilets, and kitchens.
Why waterproofing is necessary?
In the UAE waterproofing of the basement and foundation is necessary because of the high level of groundwater. The basement floor and walls are facing continuous pressure due to this high level of groundwater. If the structure does not have proper waterproofing or has cracks then this pressure forces the water through the cracks, as a result, the structure becomes damaged and fungi, mold or moisture may start appearing on the walls.
Similarly, rain or clogged water on the roof may results in leakage or seepage from the ceilings. This happens due to the inadequate installation of the roof waterproofing membrane.
What are the types of waterproofing?
The common waterproofing types that are used across UAE are
- Cementitious Waterproofing
This is the most common waterproofing method and is mostly used in wet area waterproofing. There are a lot of manufacturers in UAE who are making this cementitious compound. This type of coating is mostly used in swimming pools.
- Bituminous Waterproof Coating
It is also known as asphalt coating. It is not suitable for parts of the structure that are exposed to sunlight.
- Bituminous Membrane Waterproofing
It comes in two forms, a torch-applied membrane, and a self-adhesive membrane.
- Liquid Waterproofing
This waterproofing system has flexible elastomeric properties.
- Polyurethane Waterproofing
It is UV and weather-resistant flexing coating. Suitable for roofs.
- Epoxy Waterproofing
The final coating appears hard, smooth, and shiny with the color of the customer’s choice.
- Combo Waterproofing
It is the combination of different waterproof coatings that are mentioned in the list above. It is applied to achieve the maximum and best protection against water or humidity.
As a note, you must be careful that water can cause serious damage to your goods. If left unexamined the problem expands over time. If you are facing problems like seepage, mold, leak, and cracks talk to waterproofing experts like Salman Syed Technical Services so that we can visit your premises and evaluate the issue and make recommendations or solve the problem altogether.