waterproofing FAQs

Waterproofing FAQ’s

When you are building or simply renovating a building or home, you will need to ensure that you include waterproofing into the project. This is probably one of the most important parts of a project and can save you a lot of misery and money due to water damage. We have listed a few popular FAQs we are asked for below, feel free to email us if you have any questions you would like to add.

Waterproofing FAQs

Should I waterproof my roof at the time of building or after?

Answer: It is suggested that it should be done at the time of construction. This will prevent leakage issues and save you money. Waterproofing is insurance protection for your valuable asset and well worth the expense. Having said that, it is not a bad idea to waterproof when renovating, this may just take longer than with a new project – but still worth the investment.

Is water damage bad for your health and should I waterproof or leave it?

Answer: Damp build-up in a building’s roof is a haven for bacterial and fungal growth. Black mold is the biggest culprit for asthma, allergies, and frequent flu-like symptoms. You should definitely waterproof.

What happens if the membrane is not laid down correctly?

Answer: Since Bitumen polymer membranes have a 50% stretching to breaking point, it is unlikely to break. However, if it was not installed correctly you will notice an end lap coming away.

What guarantees do you offer on waterproofing?

Answer: Depending on the work done, we offer a guarantee of 5 and 12 years. We use the best materials and our workmanship is thorough and experienced.

What is the best method for a flat concrete roof?

Answer: Flat roofs are a popular form of construction in the commercial and industrial sectors. The concrete may be strong but it isn’t waterproof. For this reason, we use the Bitumen torch-on method to ensure water and UV protection. Bitumen also works well on corrugated and IBR roof laps.

Do you have any waterproofing FAQs?

Have another question about waterproofing that you would like us to answer? Please email us at info@rooftiteprojects.co.za

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