FAQ – TT Waterproofing

“Prevent the problem instead of waiting to seek a cure for it afterwards.”

Waterproofing your bathroom, ceiling and all other structures that need water resistance is important. Water can cause a lot of damage and this includes damage to structures. This is not only dangerous but it can lead to lots of money spent to fix the problem.

How long should waterproofing last?
Quality waterproofing can last a very long time. When the membranes are engineered with quality materials, it’s bound to last 10 years and longer. Think of it as a long-term investment.

What materials are used for waterproofing?
Cementitious mortar is one of the most common materials used in waterproofing. This is, along with bituminous material, which derives from natural petroleum and asphalt. During the process, the application incorporates a liquid membrane and polyurethane membrane to seal.

What is the process of waterproofing?
Waterproofing helps to seal off areas of a structure that need to be water-resistant. Once waterproofed, water won’t be able to penetrate the area. In most cases, new materials are waterproofed by painting a water-resistant barrier of protection on it. Sometimes o-rings can also be ideal in this sealing process. Before any waterproofing work starts, the contractor will assess the areas that need sealing and revert back to the customer and or manager at HQ.

Do showers need to be waterproofed?
All areas with high levels of water flowing in and out such as a shower need to be secured against water damage through quality waterproofing. Showers are often waterproofed because of its “horizontal” surface.

Why do I need to waterproof showers before tiling?
Waterproofing the shower before tiling is highly recommended. Any chance of water leaking in behind the tile and grout will compromise the adhesive and the tiles can come loose. It can lead to double work and thus more time spent to fix this.

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