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The 5 main types of waterproofing

How each type of waterproofing is useful for different construction projects depending on the material involved

When you work in construction, it’s possible that you will run into a waterproofing job at some point. Roofs, roads, bridges, tunnels, and other structures are all examples of things that need to be waterproof in order to function properly. Depending on the material and structure you are dealing with, there are different types of waterproofing that would make sense to apply.


The 5 methods of waterproofing materials

The main types of waterproofing to be familiar with are:


  • Cementitious waterproofing
  • Liquid membrane waterproofing
  • Bituminous coating waterproofing
  • Bituminous membrane infographic
  • Polyurethane liquid membrane waterproofing

To run a successful construction business, you should make sure that either you or your employees are familiar with these methods, to widen the amount of customers you can serve. Waterproofing comes into play in municipal and industrial construction as well as private construction – for example, bituminous coating is often used on concrete structures like roads, whereas liquid membranes are commonly applied to roofs.


Understanding when to use and how to apply these five waterproofing techniques will allow you to provide top quality service to your customers.


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