Waterproofing is an essential element in protecting concrete structures, against the corrosive effects of water and chemicals. It is an envelope that protects every aspect of the building and prevents corrosion.
Buildings are often exposed to water through various sources, which affects the substructure and superstructure: rising water tables, surrounding water bodies and leakages from underground drainage systems which enter the substructure through cracks that develop in the concrete over time. Weather conditions such as moisture, rain and heat cause damage to the superstructure.
Concrete decks, floors and parking structures are waterproofed using a variety of liquid applied products to stop water leakage and/or salt infiltration, each varying depending on the specific application. These concrete waterproofing systems are often elastomeric with crack bridging capabilities.