This is always a touchy subject for any home or building owner. Waterproofing tends to be one of the trades that are mostly overlooked when building,
not only in the design phase, but throughout the building process resulting in a number of failures directly attributed to poor or incorrect waterproofing
detail, and (or) the incorrect choice of materials or system being used (not fit for the purpose intended). Added to these; poor workmanship and the use
of inferior products, in order to save money just make matters worse.
Trying to save money on waterproofing a roofing slab is very short sighted, considering the cost vs. the performance criteria of incorrect or inferior
waterproofing systems/products or poor workmanship or lack of detail after the building is complete, is very costly and in some instances impossible,
unless one literally starts all over again.
Waterproofing has advanced tremendously in recent years, from membranes, coating and systems. Leaving the contractor or home owner with many
different options available, ensuring a roofing slab is completed free of waterproofing defects and the ingress of water.
If you are insure of what system would be best suite your specific application, consult with architect or structural engineer or a reputable waterproofing
contractor or manufacturer for advice.
Waterproofing can be used in a number of different applications, which include vertical and horizontal surfaces.
Read more on our next blog.
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