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Waterproofing Membrane

September 24, 2017

Waterproofing membrane in Malaysia is commonly applied for buildings, it is basically a layer of thin material that is water tight. Waterproofing membrane can be laid on top of slab before covered with any top finishes such as tiles, vinyl, decking and others. The substrate must also have some kind of slope so the water does not stay stagnant but further redirect to the drain. Any puddle must be filled before apply the membrane because no point having membrane protection, water remains at the puddle will still penetrate through the slab over some time.

Today, we want to introduce two types of waterproofing membrane, liquid and sheet based membrane. The waterproofing membrane is naturally having high elasticity, flexible, strong and resistant to tear, these properties help in crack cover and adjustable with the building movement. UV Resistant waterproofing membrane should be applied for outdoor which is exposed to sunlight. Waterproofing membrane is normally flexible enough and can be used for both wall, or any other shapes.

Liquid Waterproofing Membrane

Liquid based membrane can be brush-on, spray on or torch on, the advantage of this type of membrane is that it can be cured naturally at a proper ventilation environment. The thickness can be adjusted by applying more layer overlapping. Liquid membrane allows quick application; hence it can be completed within a day by most of the waterproofing contractor in Malaysia. Waterproofing contractor Malaysia does so also because of the cold joint avoidance, sometime the area might be too large and could not being completed in a day, then apply another new layer of overlapping membrane on top of the old membrane layer will solve the cold joint issue.

Drying is also not an issue in Malaysia, so the waterproofing contractor in Malaysia has less headache in tropical country like in Malaysia, where sunlight is always there and drying up the liquid membrane is never a problem. Adhesiveness of membrane should be good enough to make sure it would not tear off or break just like how it happens when the thickness of membrane is not sufficient.

Commonly to be seen, waterproofing contractor Malaysia will allocate sand over the membrane which is still wet and not fully dried, it is to make sure surface is rough enough where the concrete screeding can adhere to after the layer of waterproofing membrane. Liquid based membrane also a preferred type for waterproofing contractor in Malaysia who do mostly complex shape building jobs that require flexibility of application to avoid joint-leakage issue.

Sheet Based Waterproofing Membrane

The waterproofing membrane supplier can supply waterproofing membrane that comes in sheet form, also mean it is in roll form, popular type is bituminous waterproofing membrane (hot tar based adhesive), applying it using blowtorch on the substrate.

The joints of this type of membrane must be handled carefully to avoid unnecessary leakage in the future, normally melt and join these overlapped membranes by approximately 100mm on each joint is enough to settle the joint concern. Torch on membrane is also a well-accepted method for waterproofing contractor in Malaysia to carry out their waterproofing job.

Waterproofing membrane supplier in Malaysia offers wide range of options such as composite membranes, PU injection, PU membrane, PVC membrane, self-adhesive membrane. Composite membrane is made by fabric which propose high level of resistance to tear and strength.

Waterproofing Membrane Supplier in Malaysia

Most of the waterproofing membrane suppliers in Malaysia are able to provide high UV resistance membrane and whenever it is in touch with sunlight, the quality will not be degraded over time.  Furthermore, waterproofing contractor also looks for the elongation of the membrane, they prefer something that has 150%, 200% or more for their application since the flexibility of membrane move together with steel and concrete expansion or cracks are highly important.

In addition, waterproofing membrane supplier Malaysia nowadays will supply breathable membrane to waterproofing applicator in order to make sure the trapped water can escape through evaporation; of course at the same time, water cannot go through the membrane layer.

Abrasion and tear resistance are also two major points to look at, when it comes to choosing good waterproofing membrane products. Tear resistance feature is conflicting with elongation level as most of the time, when membrane can have good elongation but bad resistant to tearing. Abrasion resistance is also important; customers should always check the abrasion resistance test report from waterproofing membrane supplier in Malaysia. Construction work carried at the site might have nails, screws, steel bars that can scrap the membrane layer, and in this case, the damage created on the membrane will cause a leak later on.

Soil and rainwater also might damage the waterproofing membrane in Malaysia, therefore, the chemical resistant is important for concrete basement wall, or even food industries where the water tank normally in touch with the membrane. Waterproofing membrane supplier Malaysia supply most of the products to scope application such as slab, toilet, kitchen, water tank, basement, swimming pool, gutter, balcony, roof and so on.

Where to Buy Waterproofing Membrane Products in Malaysia

Contact us today, as we are able to do the leak inspection, repair, supply and apply, refurbish for all types of residential, commercial buildings, factory, shoplot, office, home renovation, office refurbishment as a waterproofing supplier and waterproofing contractor (applicator) in Kuala Lumpur (KL), Selangor, Klang Valley and other states in Malaysia. We are supplier for multiple waterproofing products brand such as Mapei, Sika, Forsoc, Greenseal, Pentens, BASF and many more in Malaysia. Submit your enquiry to us today at info@aathaworld.com or call (whatsapp) to +(60)11-7001 1003 (Monday to Friday) or +(60)11-1188 1003 (Saturday, Sunday & Public Holiday).

As a waterproofing supplier and waterproofing contractor in Malaysia, we are able to provide supply and apply for your requirement or projects in KL Kuala Lumpur, Selangor, Klang Valley, JB Johor Bahru, Penang, Malacca (Melaka), Seremban Negeri Sembilan, Perak, Pahang, Kuantan, Kelantan, Terengganu, Perlis, Alor Setar Kedah, as well as Sabah and Sarawak for East Malaysia; we are also able to be waterproof supplier and waterproof contractor for other countries in Southeast Asia (SEA) such as Singapore, Cambodia, Vietnam, Laos, Myanmar (Burma), Thailand, Indonesia, Philippines, Brunei.

 

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