A Waterproof Coating is a substance or material used to coat surfaces to prevent their suffering from any detrimental effects from water exposure. These are precisely designed and installed in order to handle the specific threat which water may pose to an untreated surface.
Waterproof Coatings can be categorised into four main types:
Epoxy Resin Coatings
These types of coatings contain high water, chemical and abrasive resistant qualities whilst also being a cost-effective method of application. They can guarantee protection from water below the concrete as well as internal water ingress, and can provide an easy cleaning and often decorative finish. These coatings also allow for adhesion to any surface and require little to no maintenance once applied.
Epoxy Resin Coatings are typically provided when ensuring Structural Waterproofing in:
- Basement Floors
- Internal Walls
- Industrial & Commercial Flooring
- Car Parks
- Storage Tanks
These are breathable, seamless coatings that provide a simple and convenient method of application, as they can be applied to a clean damp surface, removing the need for dry surface preparation. As this method is often used in internal, wet areas, it is not exposed to sunlight or weathering, meaning it does not go through contract and expansion processes.
Cementitious Coatings are typically provided when ensuring Structural Waterproofing in:
- Water & Sewage Treatment Plants
- Railway Systems
- Car Parks
- Marine Ports & Docks
Methyl Methacrylate Coatings (MMA)
These coatings provide a highly flexible waterproofing solution with a highly durable and selectively aesthetic finish, designed for use where rapid curing is required and/or low application temperatures exist, meaning structures can be promptly returned to service for traffic after as little as a few hours. They are additionally less weather dependant, making them more flexible in location of application as they can be utilised for open-top structures and outdoor locations.
MMA Coatings are typically provided when ensuring Structural Waterproofing in:
- Car Parks
These coatings provide chemical, abrasive, corrosion and weathering resistant properties, and are specially designed to provide UV stability. They allow for ease of application and low maintenance costs with long-term durability, as well as an excellent aesthetic appearance due to having an almost unlimited colour range.
Polyurethane Coatings are typically provided when ensuring Structural Waterproofing in:
- Floors in High-Traffic Areas
- Factories/Chemical Plants
- Roof Tops
- Underground Structures
- Bridges & Motorways
- Joints (Construction/Expansion)