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Roof Waterproofing Contractor

Findlay-Evans Waterproofing offer roof restoration and waterproofing services in Melbourne. An experienced waterproofing company is critical to the success of remedial roof services. 

The Waterproofing Company needs to be able to identify the correct waterproofing product for the roof restoration project as required.  The waterproofing contractor also requires the skill and knowledge base to choose the correct roof waterproofing product and the method to apply. 

Findlay-Evans are Melbourne waterproofing contractors that are technically familiar with the many different waterproofing products used to stop roof water leaks.   

Roof Waterproofers

Difference Between Types of Roof Waterproofing Products

Waterproofing membrane for roofs come come in two distinct varieties:

The differences among roof waterproofing materials such as liquid, sheet and torch-on membranes are according to their method of applications. 

Liquid Roof Coatings  - Liquid Rubber

Liquid applied membranes, like Liquid Rubber, can be rolled, brushed or sprayed onto the surface to create a seamless, waterproofing membrane over the roof.

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    Liquid Applied Waterproofing Systems (LAWS) offer a highly durable solution for both new build
    applications and the refurbishment of existing roof, balcony and walkway systems.
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    There are many benefits which can be summarised as follows:
  • Fully bonded
  • Minimum disruption
  • Ease and speed of installation
  • Cost effective
  • Compatible with most substrates and easily detailed
  • Proven and guaranteed performance
  • Long life
  • Technologically advanced
  • Range of specifications to suit all needs
  • Availability of elastomeric systems
  • Availability of vapour permeable systems
  • Ease of maintenance

Using Sheet & Torch On Roof Waterproofing Services

Pre-formed sheets are made off-site and installed through welding and joinery or adhesives. 

Light-gauge metals are often good pre-formed sheets for adhesive metal bonding.

Waterproofing Membranes for Concrete and Metal Roofs

  • Best practice for waterproofing preparation for either concrete of metal roofs,  is to determine the slope for of the roof. 
  • High slope would mean fast flow of rainwater.
  • Low slope would mean low speed flow of water. Water may stagnate at low slope and flat roofs during heavy rains. 

Waterproofing Repairs to Flat Concrete Roof

  • Roofs – Concrete & Metal – High wind pressures can cause damage to the waterproofing membrane.  
  • Chemical compounds may be used for removal of the damaged membrane.
  • Restoration to its original installation shall be the aim of any contractor. 
  • For concrete roofs that require remedial waterproofing works, substantail amount of preparation work is often required.
  • Damaged areas of the existing roof waterproofing may need to be cut, scrape and grind by power grinding machines.
  • Cracks in the surface of the  concrete roof  must be sealed by approved sealing compounds rior to application of a roof coating. 

Metal Roof Repairs

Metal roofs will experience a cyclic pressure movement of up and down direction. Common problems may arise on the lap joints. For metal remedial works, manual removal of damaged membrane must be done.

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