Waterproofing: costs, pros and cons

Comparing techniques and materials

Waterproofing, in the building sector, has an indispensable function and consists in preventing water infiltration inside the structures as regards foundations, terraces, roofs, balconies; or in containing water or fluids of any kind from structures such as tanks, cisterns, silos, swimming pools waterproof flooring in Fort Myers.

On this page we present the current waterproofing solutions of which we compare the cost, prices and analyze strengths and weaknesses, fields of application, pros and cons. Also answering the question of whether one type of solution is suitable or not.

Direction and effects of water pressure

Before deciding which waterproof system to use, it is necessary to have a clear understanding of what type of stresses the covering must resist, whether positive or negative. The stresses from the positive thrust, occurs when the liquid exerts pressure directly on the coating, which is then compressed on the support: (balconies, terraces, roofs) The stresses from the negative thrust, occurs when the liquid exerts pressure in correspondence of the adhesion interface of the coating by exerting pressure to detach the coating from the substrate. Once you understand the type of stresses to which the waterproof coating is subjected, it is possible to decide which solution to use.

Elimination of water infiltrations from inside the underground rooms

The technology used allows us to intervene from inside the underground compartments (garages, taverns, cellars, elevator pits) thus avoiding the costly demolition of roof gardens, floors, excavations with piling up the land, etc.

The infiltrations in the underground rooms are immediately and definitively eliminated from the inside, even in the presence of copious water flows, through the positioning of suitable injectors and subsequent injections of hydro-expansive or acrylic polyurethane resin injected at variable pressures.

Waterproofing in bituminous membranes

They are prefabricated membranes made using the industrialized process in the factory. To increase the mechanical resistance inside the sheaths, a reinforcement made of a non-woven polyester fabric is inserted, while polymers are inserted into the compound to make it more elastic than plasticity.