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When to use Membrane and Epoxy for waterproofing your properties?

Do you have a leaking balcony, pooling water, or concrete exposed to water? If you do, you probably already know that there are specific steps and protective measures that should be taken to conserve the functionality and usage of these wet areas. The first step to getting your waterproofing right is to select the right contractor as soon as possible when you find the water leak inside your house and property. The contractor would check for faults and eliminate any other causes of structural dampness. Once the water leakage is found, they will come up with some solutions and after that, you can apply a waterproofer as a preventative measure.

But all that is just the tip of the iceberg. The real question is: between Membrane and Epoxy, what is the best way to waterproof your property, especially in Singapore? Keep reading to learn more about the best options in Singapore for your home or building.

1. Waterproofing Membrane

Torch-on waterproofing membrane

One of the most effective options is torch-on membrane. It is applied to a surface with the use of heat to ensure a strong bond to the surface. This versatile method of waterproofing is perfect for low angles roofs or areas that tend to pool water. You could even install this membrane in areas that are entirely submerged in water as it is completely waterproof.

Torch-on membranes are non-toxic and can be applied to your property’s wet areas without noise and disruption. The heat-activated waterproofing membrane is reinforced with polyester to improve its structural integrity, making it completely versatile. This method works like a puzzle, with the pieces being bonded together by heating at their edges to provide a fully customizable solution.

Sheet waterproofing membrane

For buildings with concrete areas frequently exposed to wet weather, a waterproofing membrane can be applied using an adhesive to prevent the transferring of moisture into the concrete. This waterproof layer is called a sheet membrane. It is usually used for wet areas such as pools or waterproofing roof and waterproofing ceiling.

Liquid waterproofing membrane 

Liquid membranes are complete and continuous membranes with good flexibility, UV resistance and breathability. This fluid membrane is one of the most versatile options when waterproofing various areas on your property. Its applications can range from waterproofing roof, waterproofing balcony, waterproofing ceiling, plantar boxed, detention tanks, water features, retaining walls and different wet areas. It is a perfect membrane for waterproofing balcony, as it is easy to apply and provides a completely watertight seal.

Application of 5-Layers Waterproofing System:

  • Undercoat the surface with one coat of acrylic primer (Lanko 124 or Floor Primer depending on the surface condition).
  • Apply one coat K10 Sovacryl on the surface with the help of a roll or brush after the undercoat dries.
  • Spread the glass wool net on the surface when the first coat is still wet and apply pressure on the surface with the roll and ensure that the net sinks into K10 Sovacryl.
  • Leave the surface to dry for not less than 4-8 hours depending on air temperature.
  • Complete the second coat of K10 Sovacryl so that the net on the surface will be fully covered.
  • Perform the last coat of K10 Sovacryl so that the total coating thickness will be achieved and leave the coating to dry overnight.

Application of 3-Layers Waterproofing System:

  • Apply Lanko 124 which is selected according to the surface of application and leave it to dry.
  • Apply the first coat of K10 Sovacryl on the surface by taking it directly from the bucket with the help of a roll or brush.
  • Apply the second coat after the first coat dries (after 4-8 hours) and leave the coating to dry overnight.

2. Waterproofing Epoxy

Another all-purpose option is waterproofing epoxy. With unlimited uses and excellent bonding properties, waterproofing epoxy coatings will never let you down! Epoxy is a waterproofing resin with a safe and non-slip finish. This quality makes it the best waterproofing coating for flooring, plant rooms and walkways. In addition to its functionality, waterproofing epoxy coating finishes offer a variety of grade colours and finishes, providing you with a functional and aesthetic waterproofing option.

Considered as one of the top options for building owners, Le Fong Building Services offer a wide range of services that can make your building a much safer place for everyone. With only 10 years of experience, we have managed to become the first place top business clients would go to every time their building needs repair. Aside from waterproofing, we can also work on pipelines, roofs, and electrical lines.

Our service specialize in commercial services with a team of professional technicians and specialists, together with free consultation and estimation and using quality materials for repairing and waterproofing.