How to Fix Roof Water Leaks
- Solving roof water leaks can involve not only waterproofing methods but also include solving associated structural issues.
- Being both a registered builder and a waterproofing specialist throws a different light on the complex problems of water ingress.
- Lack of understanding about roof structural construction can lead to rectification decisions that may not actually resolve water leaks.
- I have witnessed the diagnosis of roof water leaks as a waterproofing membrane issue, when in fact, it turned out to be a plumbing problem or structural design element.
- In these cases, unfortunately installing a new membrane does not solve the problem - many times you are back at the start all over again however with a financial outlay that was wasted.
Choosing the Correct Roof Waterproofing Products
- Selection of the correct waterproofing materials is a tough decision particularly as there are so many different types and broad range of products to meet market demands.
- I would not be so bold as to suggest there is any one product for roof restorations, in general they all reasonably good - otherwise they shouldn’t be on the market.
Spray-On Membranes to Over Coat Existing Concrete Roof
- Often when we are called in to rectify a leaking roof, we are dealing with older buildings with a membrane at the end of its life cycle.
- These roof membranes have been patched up over many years to stem intermittent water leaks, although eventually it becomes unviable and unmanageable to keep spending money on fix ups.
- There comes a time, when money on roof rectification must be spent and spent well.
- Liquid Waterproofing can be spray applied under, around and over existing surfaces and structures.
- This is particularly relevant with "busy roofs", such as those with mechanical installations and rooftop plant deck equipment.
- Such equipment is logistically difficult and costly to remove and re-install and will also involve intrusive down time.
Using Liquid Applied Waterproofing
- Seamless waterproof membrane which is ideal for roof applications.
- Can be applied over existing failed sheet membrane systems.
- Liquid Membranes are up to 750% elastic to expand and contract with the roof surface.
- Suited to all common types of industrial roofing: concrete, metal, corrugated iron, aluminium & timber.
- Applied directly with no priming, offers a 100% waterproofing formula and outstanding adhesion.
- Cost effective and versatility makes Liquid Applied Membranes one of the most sought after waterproofing materials in the roofing industry.