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- What is Waterproofing?
- Importance of Waterproofing
- Types of Waterproofing
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Period of Use/ Climate Condition
Some types of product carry a symbol of a sun or a pine-tree printed on the strip at the bottom of the packaging, to identify the period of use for which the membrane was made and in which it is advisable to use the product. It is advisable to apply membranes with the sun symbol during the summer months, and those with the pine-tree during the winter.
Failure to comply with the recommended application period does not reduce the efficiency of the finished membrane, but creates drawbacks and disadvantages when laying, such as excessive softness of the winter membrane when applied in the summer, and excessive stiffness and difficulty in unrolling the rolls of the summer product when used in the winter. The products should therefore be applied in favourable atmospheric conditions.
Rain, frost, snow and high humidity can interfere with the adhesion of the membrane to the substrate and at the overlaps. With temperatures below +5°C it is very likely that there will be ice on the surface to be covered, and the rolls will be more difficult to unroll. As a result, moisture trapped between the membrane and the substrate can give rise to the formation of bubbles. In these conditions it is better not to apply the material. In summer, in hot countries, and especially when it is being laid over thermal insulation, it is advisable to apply the material in the coolest part of the day, avoiding the hours in the middle of the day when the sun is at its hottest.
Suitable for civil building roofing, underground, bridge, parking, pool, tunnel in the line of waterproofing and damp proof, especially for the building under high temperature. According the roofing engineering stipulation, APP modified bitumen membrane could be used in the Grade I civil building and industrial building which has special waterproofing requirement.
There are 2 methods in applications
By heating and melting methodHeat the polyethylene film of the membrane and roof deck surface by heating and melting method to be nearly melted (not flowing), then install the membrane filly bonded to the roof deck with overlaps of 5-10cm.
By cold adhesive methodPour the cold adhesive homogeneously on the roof deck, then roll the membrane to install it to be fully stuck to roof deck. By heating and melting method and by the cold adhesive used in alternation in the application as requested.
- Good ability is of anti-aging, anti-alkali, resistant to high temperature. High tensile strength and elongation, which adapts to the contraction or crack of the base.
- Total impermeability for total waterproofing.
- Excellent resistance to aging and weathering.
- Outstanding bondability and seam integrity.
- Flexibility at low temperature.
- Stability at high temperature.
- Very high resistance to impact & puncture.
- Application friendly. (Labour cost saving)
- High tensile strength and tear resistance.
- Isotropic properties.