What are the advantages of fluid-applied waterproofing?

Fluid-applied waterproofing systems, whether hot or cold, form one single membrane which allows for the seamless protection of structures. It’s applied vertically making it far easier and quicker to install, while the liquid naturally fills any imperfections which ensures the longevity of the structure. In addition to saving you time and money, liquid waterproofing can also be used for a variety of applications and over different substrates including foam, wood, and concrete. It can be applied using a spray gun or with a brush/roller.

Where can this type of waterproofing be applied?

You can apply liquid waterproofing to several structures which is why many opt for this type of system. It can also be applied on hot and cold surfaces. Consider fluid-applied waterproofing for foundation walls, balconies and terraces, and parking structures. It’s known to be ideal for exposed roofs that include intricate details and perforations.

What is hot fluid-applied waterproofing?

Hot fluid-applied waterproofing systems combine asphalt and modified rubber polymers containing mineral stabilisers to form membranes. It’s ideal for covering large surface areas but does require more preparation time. The solution needs to be applied while still hot which typically means it’s not as safe to use. Blistering or pinholes can also develop as a result. When handled with care, it can be applied to both horizontal and vertical structures and can withstand extreme weather conditions.

What is cold fluid-applied waterproofing?

Put simply, cold fluid-applied waterproofing is a liquid solution that doesn’t require any heat. Instead, it makes use of either solvent-based or water-based adhesives to create single or multiple membranes. It’s far easier to apply than its heated counterpart and is ideal for areas with complicated shapes, intricate details, and penetrations. This waterproofing system is then far safer to use since no heat is involved and can be applied to bigger areas in less time. Cold application means no fumes are given off during installation, as no gas is used for the adhesion and it is often UV resistant.

What should I consider when choosing a liquid waterproofing solution? 

When choosing either a cold or hot fluid-applied waterproofing system – the first thing to consider is its durability. You’ll want a solution that adapts to temperature changes and one that’s long enough to prevent cracks and tears. Consider the time it takes for the waterproofing membrane to cure. The quicker it cures, the faster the job. UV stability is another important factor to consider since the quality of the membrane can be compromised when exposed to the sun.

What are the advantages of your Uni-Flexx waterproofing system?

Uni-Flexx is a cold fluid-applied solution that acts as a heat resistant coating for your roof whether for commercial or domestic developments. It’s an acrylic-based system which means it is incapable of being dissolved in water and has a great UV resistance. The formula’s expansion allowance also reduces the risk of cracking under extreme weather conditions. What’s more, there is no noise pollution during the application, nor is there any need for heat. This Uni-Flexx solution is manufactured in-house by Universal Roofing and is designed to seal potential problem areas where leaks have or may occur.