Waterproofing

Waterproofing

How is Waterproofing applied?

Waterproofing is separated as follow:

  • Foundation
  • Terrace roof
  • Exterior walls

Foundation

Building foundations are the most important places for buildings. The foundations are constantly exposed to water leaks after it is built, so it is necessary to apply basic waterproofing.  First of all, repairs should be applied to the places that are required, then the surface should be cleaned of all kinds of dirt. The surface to be insulated must be dry. For this reason, groundwater should be lowered below ground level by various methods.

 

Terrace Roof

Terrace roofs can both be used by covering them and leaving them open. They are the parts of the building that are exposed to the effect of sun and rain when left opened and to the effect of load and icing when closed. For this reason, no matter how they are used, good insulation should be applied to terrace roofs. While the roof terrace insulation is made, starting from the lowest part,it should be applied respectively to;

  • Reinforced concrete layer
  • Slope application
  • Vapour stabilizer and cutter layer
  • Roof terrace insulation board
  • Waterproofing layer
  • Separator felt layer
  • Pebble layer.

Condensation control should be carried out by taking into account the evaporation of the water while insulating the roof terrace. In order for the waterproofing to be perfect, the joints of the waterproofing layer must be carefully adhered. In order to prevent water accumulation and facilitate water discharge, it is necessary to make another layer with a suitable slope on the concrete layer and to create a sufficient amount of water drain. The expected insulation of other layers will be provided and if applied professionally, the roof terrace insulation will continue to fulfill the expected function for years.

 

Exterior Walls

Exterior waterproofing involves the installation of a waterproof cladding or membrane covered with drainage panels, scraping to the depth of the foundation walls throughout the house.