Apply A Trafficable Roof Membrane Where It Matters Most

May 18, 2022

trafficable roof membranes

If you’re trying to avoid damage to the structural integrity of a trafficable surface or area, then you need to consider trafficable roof membranes in Sydney. Although seemingly harmless in the jug you have in your refrigerator, water can cause significant damage in high volumes, especially to permeable surfaces such as concrete. 

For example, a cement slab driveway that experiences pooling water will absorb the moisture through hydrostatic pressure, slowly weakening the structure, causing it to become brittle and prone to cracking. In addition, with pedestrian and vehicle traffic daily, the damage already caused by long-term moisture absorption is sped up, significantly reducing the surface's lifespan.  

Here at WPD Group, we specialise in trafficable roof membranes in Sydney, ensuring that commercial and residential properties alike are reinforced and protected from damage and pedestrian injury. 

Visit our website to learn more about our products and services or contact us to speak to our friendly staff. 

Why Trafficable Roof Membranes Are Essential

Imagine yourself walking on a roof after heavy rain. The surface is glistening with moisture, waiting for you to take your first steps to your ultimate demise of slipping. Along with the slippery surface, you have to dodge brittle areas that could crack under the pressure of your weight, and the space you need access to is closed off by pools of accumulated water. 

What do you do? Drainage may be the only option to rid the surface of excess water; however, it is simply not practical. The ideal solution is a rubberised, waterproof coating. 

Trafficable roof membranes for both low and high traffic areas are essential for preserving the surface's strength and integrity and in adherence to pedestrian safety guidelines and regulations. In addition, waterproofing significantly reduces the need for maintenance and therefore reduces costs.

Waterproofing Where It Matters Most

Knowing where to apply a waterproof membrane is essential for efficiency and a wise investment. You don’t need to waterproof the entire roof if only certain areas need access, for instance, to clean and maintain lights. Consider these areas for waterproofing: 

  • Areas of noticeable wear and tear which indicate high pedestrian traffic.
  • Pedestrian sites that feature an incline, such as wheelchair ramps. 
  • Entires to buildings. 
  • Areas of pedestrian travel in parking lots. 
  • Staircases. 

Not all waterproofing systems are created the same, so selecting the right product for your specific needs is essential. We know it can be challenging to choose with numerous products available, so visit us for the best trafficable roof membranes in Sydney.  

Give us a call today!

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