Types Of Waterproofing Materials
Waterproofing materials are used in the construction, mining and engineering industries to protect the leakage of liquids through weak spots in the containers or structures that hold it. There are many different types of waterproofing materials and each has its own set of properties and benefits. Some of the types of waterproofing materials include APP Modified Bitumen, Acrylates, Epoxy and Polyurethane.
The purpose and manner in which waterproofing is applied, will determine which materials have to be used. The uses of waterproofing materials include:
- Containers which hold dangerous liquids, such as radioactive liquid or toxic chemicals, need to be reinforced with waterproofing materials. A mine or manufacturing plant’s greatest fear is to have their dangerous chemical storage facility leak harmful liquids into the environment. Fortunately, with the correct types of waterproofing materials, this scenario can be avoided.
- Waterproofing materials are used in the construction industry to safeguard the building’s structure and to prevent any water damage from occurring. Waterproofing techniques are applied on roof tops, parking lots and more. This is critical to the life and safety of a building.
- Some waterproofing materials need to have extra strength to withstand the corrosive effects of moving water, such as in pipes and water pumps. Waterproofing may also help to prevent water from coming into contact with certain materials and which may cause reactions such as rust forming.
If you would like more information on the types of waterproofing materials available, feel free to speak with one of our consultants at Gast. Our extensive experience in South Africa and internationally ensures that we can provide you with the best solution for your waterproofing project. Please contact us for more information on our range of waterproofing materials and products, engineering solutions and our mining and construction expertise.