Liquid Waterproofing Coatings
Liquid waterproofing is the process of making a surface or object water resistant in given conditions by applying a liquid coating to it. The liquid coatings, whether single-or multiple-component, are easy to apply and provide long-lasting protection to metals, wood, concrete and other surfaces.
Liquid waterproofing involves the application of a monolithic, fully bonded, liquid-based coating to the substrate. The coating cures to form a rubber-like elastomeric waterproof membrane, capable of stretching and returning to its original shape without damage. Such coating systems are usually reinforced with secondary materials such as glass-reinforced plastic to provide additional tensile strength.
Liquid waterproofing can be undertaken with high-performance materials. Many of the products used in the liquid waterproofing process have been independently tested and their performance verified.
The benefits of this process lie in its simplicity to apply. The joint-free process is the most important benefit as there is significantly no chances of seepage of water unlike in other waterproofing methods. Unlike the installation processes of asphalt and bitumen membranes, liquid waterproofing does not involve hot works. The coating material used in the liquid waterproofing process is applied cold, thus negating any fire risk.