Waterproofing is one of the essential processes in construction to prevent your roof from leakages and dampness. Polymer cement waterproofing is one of the most popular roof treatment methods to stop leakages from water retaining structures like terraces, walls, basements, and related areas. Thus at Jacob Engineers, the best structural engineers in Chennai use advanced techniques for waterproofing the roofs to enhance its strength and durability.
It is also essential to prepare the surface for the waterproofing membrane. Most solutions used for the surface preparation are liquid membrane polymers-based, which helps in creating an effective bonding. If the surface is not prepared correctly, it can affect the waterproofing treatment and causes leakage in buildings. Similarly, it is also important to provide the right top covering like brick tiles or Indian patent stone to increase the lifespan of proofing.
It is to be noted that top covering and surface preparation is ideal for all polymer waterproof coating. Hence, in this post, let us see various advanced techniques for waterproofing.
Metallic Floor Hardener:
A floor hardener is a composition in the form of a particle with a specific grade size. The floor hardener can be mixed with the stone chips mixture or cement to increase the hardness of the concrete floor. The metallic floor hardener is where the iron aggregate is added to the hardener composition.
It is one of the unique processes of adding a metal to the hardener composition and mainly added to the fresh concrete slabs. The metallic floor hardener provides a tough and dense surface to withstand the load capacity and abrasion. This membrane type is ideal for workshop floors, goods, and passenger floors.
Non-Oxidized heavy-duty metallic floor hardener:
In this type of hardener, a non-oxidized metal with high strength and durability is added to the floor hardener. The primary purpose of adding non-oxidized compounds to the hardener composition is to improve the abrasion resistance against water exposure and moisture in the given area. The non-oxidized metallic floor hardener is used in subway floorings, goods and passenger platforms.
Non – Metallic floor hardener:
The non-metallic floor hardener is a composition of cement, dispersants, non-ferrous aggregates, and dispersants. It contains non-metallic aggregates like quartz silica mixture and is predominantly used on exteriors and interiors. This type of waterproofing is suitable for wet floors and used in the floorings of the canteen, parking lots, and related areas.
It is one type of chemical resin with high flexibility and resistance. The polysulphide sealants are two-part sealants comprising the base compound and accelerator. The base of the polysulphide sealant is mixed with the accelerator at the right proportion, which reacts chemically to form a flexible and tough rubber seal. This sealant is applied to the joints of the construction materials like bricks, timber, stainless steel, and glass.
Hence, these are the advanced improvements in the waterproofing treatment to reduce leakages. Jacob Engineers, the best structural design consultants in Chennai, will help you in choosing ideal materials for damp proofing and water proofing and recommend the best structural solutions for your project. We do provide training on structural design engineering for the budding engineers for their future endeavours.