The Four Main Types Of Bitumen Membrane Waterproofing Systems

September 29, 2021

The Four Main Types Of Bitumen Membrane Waterproofing Systems

Bitumen is a sticky semi-solid or solid form of petroleum. It has excellent waterproofing qualities, widely used for waterproofing roofs, basements, bridges, below ground structures and more. To ensure you get the most out of your waterproofing system, knowing which membrane will work best with your current setup is essential.

1- Self-Adhesive Bituminous Membranes

These products are designed to withstand exposure to the elements and usually come protected with a surface material made from mineral granules, films, coatings and other surfacing materials. They are known for having high-quality adhesion properties even at low temperatures. The main advantages of self-adhesive Bituminous membranes include: you don't need a torch or special equipment, making them perfect food wooden, small, flammable areas.

2- Polymer-Modified Bitumen Membrane

The polymer-modified bitumen membrane is the most popular choice for adding a waterproofing layer to a surface. This product provides additional flow resistance, which allows it to be used in scorching climates. They present as roll-fed sheet membranes and can withstand temperature fluctuations making them reliable and effective. This product comes as a water-based or solvent-based coating and needs no torch or fame to be applied.

3- Bituminous Membrane

Bituminous membranes are best to install in the winter season as they need to be laid during low temperatures. It is a hot melt liquid bituminous rubber blend waterproofing system and is best used for roofing or a podium deck. The installation process is safe and fast, as you don't need to use a torch to apply this product. It is a fully bonded seamless system that has the crack-bridging capability. 

 4- Polypropylene Membrane

This product comes in roll form and is also manufactured from the waterproofing material called bitumen. It is highly efficient and durable and most commonly used on concrete flat roofs. Other common areas of use are concrete gutters, retaining walls and basements. 

Waterproofing Direct Provides Safe And Trustworthy Waterproofing Solutions

If you need waterproofing products and want to receive professional advice on these systems, make sure to use Waterproofing Directly. Our products are well known for lowering repair and maintenance costs due to the quality of their bitumen waterproofing membrane solutions. Contact us at 1200 557 973 to make a booking or to receive a non-obligatory quote.

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