Due to their practical (allowing the placement of objects like air conditioning units on them) and aesthetic advantages, flat roof structures are frequently utilized in a variety of buildings, including residential, commercial, and industrial ones. Yet, because flat roofs do not drain as rapidly as angled roofs, they are more vulnerable to water penetration and damage than pitched rooftops. Therefore, using the proper waterproofing systems is crucial to avoid water infiltration and shield the structure from moisture-related issues including mold, decay, and structural damage. Although concrete is solid and strong, it has repeatedly been shown to be a poor water insulator. Instead, some of the most popular waterproofing membranes used on flat roofs include bitumen-based, rubber, and cementitious membranes. Over the time, these materials may deteriorate and lose their effectiveness, which can lead to costly and disruptive repair.
Bitumen Waterproofing: Why does it fails?
Rubber Waterproofing: Why does it fails?
Cementitious Waterproofing: Why does it fails?
Damage resulting from waterproofing failure
What can you do?
Also, you must balance few factors when choosing a waterproofing membrane for commercial building that include:
- Cost, including striking a balance between long-term cost effectiveness and short- term capital inputs.
- Time, including the length of time needed for a particular material to cure.
- Capacity and expertise of your contractors.
- Durability of the material, including UV and impact resistance.
- How various materials adhere, along with additional elements affecting your building’s walls and roof.
Even the most durable materials can deteriorate and lose their efficiency over time as a result of exposure to environmental elements including UV radiation, temperature changes, and chemicals.
Give us a call if you are worried about where water is entering your building; our team of specialists will be happy to identify the problem and then advise you on the most effective course of action.
In Structural Repairs (M) Sdn Bhd, we will often do a site inspection to identify the leak’s main root cause prior to making a recommendation for the best course of action. Rapid action can aid in lowering the scope and expense of the required repair.
Please do not hesitate to contact us if you require more information. Our team will be happy and glad to assist you. Kindly visit to our website at https://structuralrepairs.com.my/ or contact us at Tel: +603-91731728/29 Whatsapp: +60 12-334 9113