Apart from damp proofing, HydrostopSA also offers professional waterproofing services in Pretoria. We specialise in the waterproofing of concrete roofs, insulated boarded roofs tiled roofs, IBR and corrugated roofs, parapet walls and retaining walls and the waterproofing of basements. We also offer a 10 year guarantee on our waterproofing services.
What 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. Sufficient waterproofing protects the exterior and interior of your home, office, shopping center, school or industrial building.
Waterproofing Specialists In:
- Concrete roofs
- Insulated Boarded Roofs
- Tiled roofs
- IBR and corrugated roofs
- Parapet walls and retaining walls
Cleaning of the Substrate
For a liquid waterproofing membrane application to be successful, it needs superior adhesion. Which is why proper cleaning of the substrate is vital. The most common method of cleaning the surface and eliminating bond breakers is with pressure washing. Often, this process will reveal if treatment and repairs are needed that might have been overlooked in the first place.
Priming of the Surface
The substrate surface needs to be primed to enhance the adhesion of the waterproofing membrane. This process also helps to prevent bleeding of the existing roof oils through the liquid membrane. It’s important that the surface is completely dry before applying the primer.
Treatment of Details
These details include exterior and interior corners, metal flashing terminations and penetrations such as vents, pipes and drains which need to be reinforced with fabric or sealant. Once the details are treated properly, the waterproof membrane can be applied.
Application of the Liquid Membrane
The two types of liquid applied membrane applications include one that needs a suffusion of a reinforcing mat while the other doesn’t. Regardless, most require two or more layers of the membrane coating.
Don’t let anyone tell you waterproofing is a waste of money! Your property is your most valued asset and should be protected against any kind of damage, especially water damage. For more information about making your roof water-resistant or if you require a quote for waterproofing Pretoria and surrounding areas, get in touch with the team at HydroStop today!