Several benefits of liquid waterproofing membrane

by Zuerita
Several benefits of liquid waterproofing membrane

a.b.e. Construction Chemicals’ liquid abeproof liquid waterproofing system is proving to be extremely popular for a wide variety of reasons.

Glenn Bouwer, a.b.e.’s regional manager for the Western and Eastern Cape, says a.b.e. Construction Chemicals, which is part of Chryso SA, has had substantial positive feedback on the liquid waterproofing membrane that is highly elastic and durable, and requires very little maintenance.

“The product is a single-pack, solvent-borne, rubberised waterproofing membrane applied in liquid form to waterproof most building substrates, including non-porous screeds, concrete, wood, polyurethane and bituminous surfaces,” he explains. “It can also be used to refurbish existing new as well as old torch-on membranes. It is so simple to apply so that most DIY home improvers will be able to handle waterproofing projects using this product.”

The balcony of a house in Welgemoed, Cape Town, after an application of abeproof liquid membrane.

Bouwer says the abeproof liquid membrane has proved to be popular for reasons that include:

• Superior water resistance that can cope with water ponding.
• High elasticity and durability offering good tensile strength.
• Excellent thermal stability.
• Outstanding adhesion to most prepared substrates.
• Fast curing – the second coat can be applied after four hours and full curing carried out after just 24 hours.
• Not sensitive to moisture – so it can be applied in cool, warm or humid conditions.

“a.b.e.’s silvakote eco or super laycryl (emulsion based) should be used to provide ultraviolet (UV) protection to exposed areas of abeproof liquid waterproofing membrane, or the membrane can be tiled over for protection,” Bouwer concludes. “All surfaces require suitable protection from dirt and contamination between coats and until the final coating has fully cured.”

a.b.e. Construction Chemicals
Tel: 011 306 9000
Website: www.abe.co.za

Main image: abeproof liquid membrane primer being applied to the concrete substrate of a residence in Fancourt Golf Estate at George.

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