“Waterproofing is costly but a necessary investment”
In Singapore, most buildings are made up of concrete. Even though concrete is a very solid material, however it is highly porous and it isn’t very resistant to water. That means that it does allow water and other chemicals to penetrate into it. When this is taken lightly, this could lead to the building deterioration, affecting both external and internal areas.
It is highly imperative that a building’s foundation to be kept dry at all times. When a building’s foundation isn’t waterproofed, it can easily lose its strength and start to swell due to water leakages.
Note that to reverse the effects of leakages will be expensive and time consuming. Dealing with the negative outcomes of water leakages can be very frustrating and costly. Thus, it is very important to protect a structure from rain, leaks and moisture damages.
What could possibly happen if a premise isn’t waterproof?
– Structural failures due to water leakages or poor waterproofing
– Mould growth which will be difficult to resolve in the future
– Deterioration of both external and interior furnishings
– Blistering of paint
– Possible short circuit
Benefits of having your premise waterproofed
– Having your structure in place
– Maintaining the value of the property
– Interior asset protection
– Preventing unnecessary future cost
– Preventing possible health problems
– Long-term comfort for occupants and long-term cost saving
Waterproofing is the most important part of the building construction. You should prevent water leakage at all costs. Therefore a good contractor will know which area the water may leak from, and take precaution against it before things get worst or out of hand. Let Proof-Tech Waterproofing and maintenance help you solve your issue and give you a peace of mind. Contact us now.
Waterproofing Membrane Singapore Service
A waterproofing membrane is applied by our professional waterproofing team to prevent water penetration. As a commercial grade solution, waterproofing membranes can be applied at scale and remain functional for many years. Most buildings rely on correctly applied waterproofing membrane systems to keep their foundation safe from water damage.
2 types of waterproofing membrane products are most commonly used:
- Sheet membrane systems are highly popular with regularly shaped and bigger open spaces. Stored as a roll of sheet, the sheet membrane can be quickly unrolled and led to cover the surface. After which, the sheets are bonded together and to the surface using a torch. Sheet membrane systems are favored for their quick and easy deployment.
- Liquid membrane systems are chosen for smaller or irregularly shaped spaces. Stored as a liquid, the liquid membrane is applied using roller brushes. Typically requiring multiple coats, a liquid membrane is harder to use due to the need for skilled application. Yet, it is favored on tight corners or where protrusions occur from the surface. In such areas, sheet membranes cannot be effectively applied due to the inevitable space left between the sheet and the surface.
Commonly, 2 applications of waterproofing membranes are performed by our waterproofing team:
- Above-grade waterproofing involves the application of waterproofing membrane systems to areas above the ground surface. Common examples include roofs, balconies and planter beds. These spaces are naturally exposed to wind, rain and UV rays, meaning that the membrane product used needs to be resistant to these weather elements.
- Sub-grade waterproofing is utilized in spaces below the ground level. Common examples include tunnels, retaining walls, pipes and under-slabs. While not exposed to weather elements, these surfaces are in constant contact with soil moisture. As such, the membrane product used needs to be resistant to long term exposure to moisture.