Floor sealing - protection for buildings and well-being
Does your basement or your wet rooms constantly smell musty? The reasons for this are often rising soil moisture or poorly sealed rooms. However, flat roofs, terraces and balconies also offer points of attack for penetrating moisture. What helps is a reliable moisture barrier from your screed company. Read how you can benefit from our extensive experience as a screed layer.
Protective layer against water and water vapour
The floor waterproofing is a separating protective layer that keeps water, water vapor and moisture away from moisture-sensitive layers of your home. As a rule, we apply bitumen or PVC sealing membranes below the layers to be protected, which prevent soil moisture from penetrating into the interior.
As a vapor barrier or vapor retarder, waterproofing not only protects against capillary rising water, but also against moisture penetrating your floor construction via diffusion processes. Professional installation is important, because even small problem areas at the wall transitions or overlaps give the water the opportunity to overcome your protective layer.
Why waterproofing a floor is so important
Moisture in the masonry poses a risk to your building fabric. It can lead to mold growth and decompose gypsum-based or magnesia screeds. This often underestimated damage reduces the useful life and value of your building. However, the danger does not only come from outside. In new buildings, young concrete ceilings and floors need around 20 months to dry completely. In the case of constructions in contact with the ground, there is also the effect of moisture from the ground.
What is most noticeable, however, is the influence on the indoor climate. Mold growth affects your health, a damp home feels cold and clammy and your heating can be affected by damp walls and floors. Carefully applied waterproofing prevents moisture-related impairments and allows you to feel warm and comfortable in your own four walls.
properties and materials
In order for a waterproofing membrane to provide reliable protection against moisture and moisture, it must be professionally laid and have a number of basic properties. she must
- frost and temperature resistant,
- resistant to chemicals,
- aging resistant and
- tensile strength
be. PE foils (polyethylene), PVC sealing membranes (polyvinyl chloride), bitumen welding membranes and elastomeric bitumen membranes have become established in practice because, in addition to excellent product properties, they also have a good price-performance ratio.
Whether we lay the waterproofing membranes cold by gluing or by burning them depends on the material and the local conditions. Our expert staff will be happy to explain the possible variants to you.
What we as a screed company pay attention to
As a renowned screed layer, we know exactly how important it is to adhere to proven planning principles. Even before laying the first waterproofing membrane, we clarify whether your floor waterproofing should protect against water penetrating from the outside, from the inside or against water that is not pressing. This has an influence on the materials used, the design of the surfaces to be sealed, the kinks and edges as well as any necessary penetrations.
We cleverly integrate lines, ducts and cable routes into the sealing concept in order to create reliable protection even in difficult spatial situations. Our expert and experienced employees apply your seals in compliance with all applicable standards. This way you can be sure of being protected from moisture damage and health hazards for a long time.
The right partner for your dry rooms
As a specialist company, we have experience of the ways in which moisture and moisture penetrate your home. We know the materials and methods to get the best result for your floor waterproofing. Talk to us today so that you can enjoy dry living and working for a long time.