Do you want to protect your home from water damage? Maybe you’ve been hearing a lot of people talking about how important it is to waterproof your home. Or maybe you’ve been seeing a lot of headlines about how terrible the flooding in Houston has been. No matter why you’re interested in waterproofing your home, this guide from Flux will walk you through the process.

What are The Different Types of Waterproofing?

Waterproofing is a process used to protect against water damage. There are many different types of waterproofing, each with its own benefits and drawbacks.

One type of waterproofing is called liquid asphalt emulsion (LAE). LAE is a mixture of water and asphalt that forms a thick, sticky liquid when mixed together. When applied to the surface being waterproofed, LAE creates a bonding agent that seals the surface from moisture and water infiltration.

However, LAE has several drawbacks. First, it takes time to dry. Second, it can be difficult to apply evenly. Third, it can be expensive. Fourth, it can cause air bubbles if not applied properly. Fifth, LAE can crack and peel if exposed to high temperatures or UV light.

Another type of waterproofing is called tape membrane waterproofing (TMWP). TMWP uses sheets of polyethylene film coated with silicone adhesive that are bonded together using heat and pressure. The film has tiny pores that allow water vapor to escape but prevent liquid from entering the substrate beneath the film.

The main advantage of TMWP over LAE is its ease of application; no special tools or skills are required. TMWP is also less expensive and easier to apply than LAE. However, TMWP has several drawbacks. First, it can only be applied to flat surfaces. Second, it can be difficult to remove later if necessary. Third, it can cause air bubbles if not applied properly. Fourth, it can crack and peel if exposed to high temperatures or UV light.

Which type of waterproofing is the best for your home depends on a variety of factors, including the substrate being waterproofed (e.g., concrete vs. wood), the condition of the substrate, and the desired level of protection. If you are not sure which type of waterproofing is best for your home, contact a waterproofing specialist like Flux for a free consultation.

What are the Different Types of Waterproofing Services?

Waterproofing services in Singapore can be broadly classified into two categories: finished-surface waterproofing and substrate waterproofing. Finished-surface waterproofing is designed to protect the exterior finish of a building from water infiltration, such as rain water or condensation. Substrate waterproofing, on the other hand, is used to provide protection for the underlying substrate from water penetration. There are several types of substrate waterproofing available, including asphaltic concrete membrane (ACM), bituminous membrane (BM), and gypsum board sheet insulation.

The most common type of finished-surface waterproofing in Singapore is coatings and sealants. Coatings are applied to the exterior surface of a building using a spray gun or roller and then sealed with an adhesive or sealant. Sealants are similar to coatings but are applied as a liquid and hardened by ultraviolet light. They can be used to protect both wood and metal surfaces from water infiltration. Sealants also have the advantage of being able to resist staining and fading due to exposure to sunlight or weather conditions.

One disadvantage of coatings is that they do not always provide adequate protection against moisture vapor permeability (MVP). MVP is the ability of water vapor to pass through a building’s surface into the interior space. This can lead to moisture accumulation and damage to the building’s components, such as wood framing or insulation.

In contrast, sealants have good MVP performance because they bond tightly to the surface and are therefore resistant to water penetration. However, sealants can be more labor intensive to apply than coatings and may require more frequent reapplication due to weathering and wear.

There are a variety of different types of waterproofing services that you can use to protect your home from water damage.

By following these simple steps, you can waterproof your home in Singapore without any damage. Remember to contact a waterproofing specialist if you have any questions or concerns.