It has without a doubt been a very rainy start to 2022! With hailstorms and heavy rainfall, it is no surprise that your homes, offices, and businesses may be taking a beating. Now is the time to check your residential and commercial buildings for any leaks that may cause you strife in the following months to come, if they have not already!
“With more than 22 rainy days, Pietermaritzburg is an incredibly wet during January. Be sure to pack your umbrella and bring along your rubber boots to stay dry. It’s going to be raining cats and dogs this month!” – Weather 25
It is essential to protect your belongings from water exposure and the effects of humidity, the best way to ensure that your infrastructure is sealed is to make use of a good quality waterproofing solution.
The benefits of waterproofing:
- Reduces humidity in your home and/or business
- Prevents mold and mildew from getting onto your floors and walls
- Protects the integrity of the infrastructure
- Reduces your maintenance costs
- Prevents flooding
- Combats cracks and leaks in flooring
Here are a few types of waterproofing solutions you may come across:
- Cementitious Waterproofing
- Liquid Waterproofing Membrane
- Bituminous Coating Waterproofing
- Bituminous Membrane Waterproofing
- Polyurethane Liquid Membrane Waterproofing
This method of waterproofing is most seen in construction work in ‘wet’ areas of the building such as toilets and bathrooms.
Liquid Waterproofing Membrane:
A more flexible solution is applied by a roller and is made up of polymer-modified asphalt.
Bituminous Coating Waterproofing:
Also known as asphalt coating, this bitumen-based product is a good protective coating on surfaces with a concrete foundation and is NOT suitable for exposure to sunlight.
Bituminous Membrane Waterproofing:
Ideal for low-slope roofs, this waterproofing solution contains a self-adhesive compound made of natural liquids.
Polyurethane Liquid Membrane Waterproofing:
Boosting an elastic membrane, this waterproofing solution is a solvent-less, liquid system with great mechanical strength.
Our waterproofing systems include cementitious, liquid waterproofing membrane, bituminous coatings, bituminous aluminium, liquid plastic (membrane-free), bitumen torch-on, and bitumen tapes. Listed below are the waterproofing products that we stock at Hall’s Retail:
- Aluminium Waterproof Flash TapeStop A Leak Fabric - waterproof membrane
- Coprox Masonry Waterproofer
- Powafix Powa Coat Waterproofer
- Sika Lite 1Kg
- Excelsior Bonding Liquid
- Powafix Aquashield
- Flash Harry Fibre Flex
- Flash Harry Drip Stop
- Dulux Prepaint Dampshield
- Dulux Rainshield
- Flexi Mortar
- Sp1 Brick Sealer
View these on our website by clicking the link in the product name. To find out more about these products, seek advice on a specific problem that you may have, and to shop more of our waterproofing products, contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our store at 176 Victoria Road, Pietermaritzburg. 3201.