Waterproofing Maintenance

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Waterproofing Maintenance

Waterproofing maintenance describes “regular roof maintenance” in the waterproofing industry. Regular roof maintenance prevents leaks and reduces the need for a major renovation due to damage. Because of the harsh climate and temperature extremities in South Africa, waterproofing maintenance every 2 – 3 years is a requirement.

The following roof types require regular maintenance:

  • flat concrete slab roofs
  • pitched cement tiled roofs
  • pitched clay tiled roofs
  • natural slate tiled roofs
  • bitumen torch-on roofs
  • corrugated iron roofs
  • IBR steel roofs
  • and concrete slab roofs.

Poorly maintained waterproofing

The primary cause of damp ingress and water leaks is poorly maintained waterproofing. As a result of this, it is good practice to regularly have your roof inspected by a professional roofing/waterproofing contractor. Because Universal Roofing cares about its customers, our inspections are usually done free of charge. However, detailed roof inspection reports may be charged accordingly.

Homeowners insurance 

Insurance companies often have mandatory roof maintenance clauses in their contracts. Policyholders are generally only covered against leaks, resulting from physical damage to the roof (i.e hailstones or storm damage).

Therefore, if you need any roof repair or leak detection services, contact Universal Roofing to book your free inspection/assessment today. Our years of industry experience ensures we can offer expert advice and superior workmanship.

The best time of the year for routine maintenance is winter when maintenance can be undertaken in dry conditions without afternoon thundershowers and storms hampering the process.


A friendly consultant will arrange a convenient date and time for a representative to meet you on site for a free inspection. No delays – once your quotation is signed and faxed back to us, your order will be allocated to one of our professional maintenance teams. We have over 60 vehicles in our fleet, and approximately 2km of ladders!

By | June 27th, 2020|Articles / News|Comments Off on Waterproofing Maintenance

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